Back Lift

  • Massive weight loss occurs with rigorous diet and exercise, or as a result of gastric bypass surgery.
  • Severely loose and hanging skin of the upper back can interfere with comfort in wearing clothes and bras normally. 

Recommended Procedures

  • In an upper back lift, Dr. Rad removes tissue of the upper back extending to the chest or breast region.

Other Options

  • Liposuction alone is best in the presence of fatty deposits and good skin elasticity, and in the absence of loose skin.
  • There are no good non-surgical options to tighten loose skin.

How It’s Done

  • Dr. Rad places incisions in order to optimize body contour, symmetry and hiding scars.
  • Skin and fat are lifted away from the underlying muscle layer and the excess is removed using a tailoring-type method.
  • Laser Scar Therapy fades and softens scars very effectively.


  • Dr. Rad usually combines a back lift with a Chest Lift [men] or Breast Augmentation + Lift  [women]
  • Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in the top tertiary care hospital in the Washington DC and northern Virginia area.

What to Expect 

  • Surgery takes about 4 to 5 hours to perform and requires a hospital stay of 1 to 2 days.
  • Temporary moderate discomfort is common and is easily controlled with pain medications.
  • Recovery lasts about 3 to 4 weeks.

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This 38 year old man lost 220 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. He had severe laxity of skin and he desired comprehensive body contouring. Dr. Rad treated him with Upper Back Lift, Chest Lift, Arm Lift, Liposuction of the flanks, and Belt Lipectomy.

Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad's patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

*SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

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