About a Back Tuck
Losing weight is an amazing accomplishment that should be celebrated. However, for some women, after they lose weight, they may still have problem areas and loose skin to deal with, which can detract from all of their hard work. One of the most common places to accumulate loose skin and bulging is on the upper back above or below the bra line. If this is something that you're struggling with and feeling self-conscious about, then our board-certified plastic surgeons at Institute of Plastic Surgery can help remove and tighten this hanging skin. Our Colorado Springs, CO patients have had great success with back tuck surgeries, losing multiple inches of pesky, stubborn rolls. If you're interested in achieving that sleek, toned look on your back and desire to be able to confidently wear tight clothing again, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to learn more.
Back Tuck Ideal Candidates
The best candidates for receiving a back tuck surgery will:
- Have loose, excess skin around the bra line
- Have tried other skin tightening methods without success
- Reached a healthy weight already
- Not desire a weight loss or excessive fat removal solution
- Desire a long-term, natural-looking result
"35 years ago, I had breast implant surgery. Over the course of those years, my breasts had encapsulated causing my breasts to look totally abnormal and very hard to the touch. Fast forward, I needed them removed. Dr Jain was recommended and I couldn't be more pleased. He replaced my implants (both of which had ruptured, but I didn't know it) with the type of implant that much reduces the possibility of encapsulation and no chance of old-school rupture. The results are simply stunning. Soft, normal shaped and just the right size. The surgery was a bit complicated, but Dr. Jain's expertise was key in getting the results I wanted. Dr. Jain is gifted, and very attuned to the needs of the patient. He gave me a realistic description of what to expect and he delivered. His staff is wonderful--very attentive and supportive. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommend."- P.D. / Google / Nov 20, 2018
"Dr. Jain and his staff are very professional as well as friendly and caring. Dr. Jain listens and spends his time with his clients. My surgery for explant and lift went quite well with excellent results. I would highly recommend him for cosmetic and or reconstructive surgery. He is very responsive to questions and calls. I did call him on a Friday evening and he returned my call immediately and saw me after hours in his office. My call turned out to be an easy fix, wait a day and the discomfort will go away, sure enough that is just what happened. Thank you, Dr. Jain."- G.G. / Google / Jun 12, 2020
"Fantastic Experience and Results - Dr. Jain did an awesome job from initial consultation to surgery to follow up. I had saline implants about 14 years ago and one of them ruptured for an unknown reason. I had them replaced with silicone and couldn't be happier with the results. He takes the time to listen and talk with you and really cares about his patients. The whole office staff is wonderful, warm and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Jain and his practice!"- R. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2020
"He removed two lesions under my left eye: I Give a 10+ Recommendation for This Wonderful Plastic Surgeon and His Awesome Staff! - I had two lesions under my left eye that were highly concerning to me because of health issues. Because of the proximity to my eye, I was worried about visible permanent scars. I was referred to Dr. Jain by a well-trusted colleague. Dr. Jain was nothing short of amazing and is a genuine professional. He is very kind, understanding, listens carefully and evaluates the issues efficiently and accurately. The removal process was a pain free experience. He expertly removed the lesions in a very short amount of time and made me feel very comfortable during the entire process. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what I could expect. I was so very impressed. 7 days later, the stitches were removed. I was so delighted to see that not only was the healing complete ... I could not see any scars! He is a wonderful plastic surgeon! I am so happy that I decided to choose Dr. Jain and am so delighted with all his staff too. They are all just wonderful. I love them all - and you will too! I highly recommend Dr. Jain and his staff for any of your concerns."- L. / RealSelf / May 29, 2020
"I came in for a consultation with Dr Jain today and he spent nearly an hour with me! No it isnt because im in terrible shape :) It seems to be his approach to skin care and I really appreciate it. He did a full consult to address my long term goals and was clearly very knowledgeable, conservative and professional. On top of that he is incredibly kind and gracious as is him entire staff. I think I have found a partner to work with for years to come!"- M.P. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
Back Tuck Surgical Technique
In most cases, general anesthesia will be used, and the surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis. Incisions are typically made across the back, starting on one side and going to the other, around the bra line so they will be concealed when wearing clothing. Any excess skin remaining will be trimmed away and excised, as well as the skin above and below surgically tightened and sutured in place so as to appear taut and toned. It is common for certain major weight loss patients to lose 8 – 10 inches of loose skin on their back. The entire process can last around 1 – 2 hours.
What to Expect with Back Tuck
After your procedure, you will be sent home to recover in a compressions garment that will protect the incisions and aid in the healing process. You can expect to feel some soreness, tightness, and discomfort for a few weeks following the surgery. However, once you have healed, your back should look tighter, more toned, and have an all-around sleeker appearance free of bulging skin. Your results should be long-lasting; however, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise as you can still alter your results by weight gain and natural aging. Scarring is a part of this surgery, but our surgeons will be careful to make the incisions in places that will be concealed by your bra or bathing suit.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 - 5 Days
Free From Back Bulge
Feeling self-conscious in tight clothing and frustration from loose skin that won't go away can take a toll on your mental health and self-esteem. Our plastic surgeons are very skilled in skin removal and tightening procedures, freeing you from that stubborn back bulge and giving your body that extra contouring that you've been working so hard to achieve. Call our Colorado Springs, CO practice today to set up a consultation and learn more about a back tuck.