How Can Liposuction Transform the Upper Back?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Are you tired of feeling self-conscious in your favorite tight-fitting shirts or constantly adjusting your bra because of stubborn upper back fat? If so, you're not alone. Many men and women struggle with fat on the upper back, commonly referred to as a "bra roll," and despite efforts with diet and exercise, it often seems impossible to get rid of. If you are fed up with upper back rolls, liposuction could be the solution you've been searching for. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, Dr. Sean Kelishadi, a leading Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon, performs body sculpting with advanced liposuction surgery to help remove unwanted bra roll fat and help give you the smoother upper back and boosted self-esteem you deserve. Curious about how liposuction for the upper back works? Keep reading to find out.

How can I get rid of my back rolls?

The presence of upper back rolls isn't just a cosmetic concern. Upper back fat can also be a source of physical discomfort and irritation, causing chafing or even pain with certain types of clothing and activities. Despite your best efforts to shed the extra fat through conventional diet and exercise, bra roll fat often proves to be stubborn and resistant to change. If you're past the point of frustration with your upper back fat and have exhausted your efforts with diet and exercise, liposuction surgery may be an appropriate next step.

How does lipo on the upper back work?

Liposuction targets and removes unwanted fat cells directly through suction. Dr. Kelishadi begins by making small incisions in the upper back area. Through these incisions, a specialized suction device called a cannula is inserted beneath the skin to break up and remove the excess fat. Depending on your specific needs, multiple incisions may be necessary to ensure an adequate amount of fat removal. Additionally, if desired, the extracted fat can be transferred to other areas of the body to enhance volume, such as the lips, breasts, or buttocks, through a fat transfer procedure.

How do I know if I need an upper back lift vs. lipo?

While liposuction effectively removes stubborn fat, it's important to note that it won't address issues related to excess or loose skin. The best candidates for bra roll liposuction should have relatively good skin elasticity, allowing the skin to conform to the newly contoured shape. Patients with significant skin laxity, characterized by hanging skin on the back, may require skin removal surgery for optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will evaluate your specific concerns, assess your skin elasticity, and recommend the most suitable approach for achieving your desired outcome, which may involve fat removal, skin tightening, or a combination of both.

How long does upper back lipo last?

Following liposuction, you can enjoy a slimmer upper back for years to come, potentially even indefinitely. However, it's crucial to maintain a stable weight and adopt healthy lifestyle habits to preserve your results, such as:

  • Regular exercise
  • Balanced diet
  • Adequate hydration
  • Abstain from smoking
  • Keep the skin moisturized and protected

With these healthy habits and a stable weight, the results of lipo on the upper back can keep you feeling smooth and confident for years to come.

Say so long to stubborn back fat with body-sculpting liposuction in Orange County, CA

If you're tired of feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious due to bra roll fat, liposuction may be the solution you've been waiting for. Don't let stubborn upper back fat hold you back any longer. Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA today, and take the first step toward a smoother, sexier silhouette.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.