Bra-Line Back Lift

Clin Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;46(1):77-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2018.08.010. Epub 2018 Oct 22.


Upper back deformity caused by aging or fluctuations in weight are cosmetically and functionally unappealing to patients. Natural upper torso adherence zones create tether points that lead to horizontal and vertical laxity. Bra-line back lift is a versatile technique that can be used in any individual showing signs of redundant skin and adiposity. A 3-layered space-obliterating suture closure method prevents seroma and eliminates need for drain. Predictable outcomes correcting laxity from neck to lower back can be achieved. Gentle learning curve yields consistent and predictable results. Patient acceptance of the procedure, its results, and satisfactory morbidity rates have been universal.

Keywords: Back contouring; Back rolls; Bra-line back lift; Upper body lift.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Back / surgery*
  • Body Contouring / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obesity / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques*