Upper back lift (bra line back lift)

Leading plastic surgery clinic

We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year. Around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly from the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.

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Even 68% of our patients travel to have combined surgeries due to our expertise in this field – it has been our specialisation for many years now. We performed such surgeries for more than 10.000 patients to this date. Combining surgeries allow our patients to save time, money and even health. We carefully select patients, evaluate each case individually, and only agree to combine surgeries within health & safety limits.

We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year and around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.

We are trusted by our patients and we appreciate all the reviews and feedback collected over the years. You can find lots of testimonials from our previous patients online on GoogleFacebookTrustpilot or Realself.

Already more than 30.000 of our former, current and future patients joined our online community with the aim to build a space for opinions and mutual support. Members are welcome to share experiences about their visit to the clinic and to discuss all surgery-related matters.

Our team of 12 plastic surgeons has 10-15 years of experience in the field in total performing over 3.000 different plastic surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.

Our clinic or patients are seen on different media mentions like: BBC, Forbes, Mirror, MailOnline, The Sun and others.

Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical services. We care about the safety, comfort and successful results of our patients from all over the world.

We provide customer service in 9 foreign languages including English, Swedish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish. Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including nurses, assistants and the surgeon.

Every patient has a dedicated customer service representative, helping patients plan their visit, answer all associated questions, available every working day via email/phone.

We do offer an exclusive Aftercare package in the UK and Ireland for our plastic surgery patients. With our Aftercare package, you will get extra support and help while healing and recovering back in the UK or Ireland. Our partner Hollie is a professional cosmetic nurse practitioner with 17 years of post-registration experience. Now Hollie is managing the nurse network in the UK and Ireland which is ready to help you, the patients of the Nordesthetics. 

Patients have an opportunity to stay in the apartments, supervised by our clinic. Apartments are located in the centre of Kaunas and most importantly, right next to our new clinic, in the same building (1 min by foot) and are provided with additional medical care (the nurse visits a patient at least once a day after discharge from the clinic), which is not possible while staying in a hotel or other accommodation.

All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics. Our clinic works with medical professionals of the highest education and experience level and uses the same materials as the clinics in Western Europe. More often than not, the quality of our clinic‘s facilities exceed the ones in Western European clinics. The price difference is only due to considerably lower average salaries and taxes – which is the main reason for medical travel everywhere around the world.

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Oslo (Sandefjord Torp, Gardemon), Bergen, Stavanger, Ålesund
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Berlin, Nurnberg, Cologne, Bremen, Dortmund, Munchen, Frankfurt
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Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante
Our clinic is the biggest plastic surgery center in Baltic states 
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Upper back lift

What is upper back lift surgery?

Significant weight loss in a short period of time may create effects on the skin that are cosmetically and functionally unappealing. The overall upper back deformity, which includes laxity of the skin, excess body fat accumulation and redundant lateral breast tissue can be corrected with an upper back lift, also known as bra line back lift. Upper back lift is a consistent and reliable body contouring procedure, during which both the excess skin and subcutaneous fat from the upper back are removed in order to restore natural firmness of the skin and normal waistline definition. The procedure involves making two separate horizontal incisions across the back and excising the skin as well as excess adipose tissue in-between them. Incisions are made in the upper back area which is usually covered by bra straps, therefore, a subtle post-operative scar may be easily hidden, and it does not tend to move from its original position as the wound heals. All things considered, transverse upper body lift is a powerful tool that delivers consistent and safe results. It is beneficial for both normal weight and massive weight loss patients who have experienced weight fluctuations and subsequent skin laxity. Complications related to this procedure are rare and can usually be managed by wound care or minor revision.

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Who is a proper candidate for this surgery? What are the indications?

  • A proper candidate for upper back lift is usually someone who has undergone a massive weight loss in a short period of time and struggles with notably droopy skin in the upper-middle back area and/or excess fat tissue deposits that are resistant to dietary changes or exercise.
  • In addition, one has to be in a generally good state of health in order to avoid complications and healing impairment in the post-operative period.
  • There are no strict regulations regarding candidate’s body mass index (BMI). However, for patients with BMI higher than 33-35 it is highly recommended to consider bariatric surgery as their primary option.
  • On the whole, in order to properly evaluate one’s eligibility for upper back lift a plastic surgeon should be consulted.

How upper back lift is different from lower back lift?

Compared to lower back lift, also known as buttocks lift, upper body lift is a less radical procedure which involves removing extra tissue only from the upper-middle back. In contrast, lower back lift reshapes the patient’s outer thighs, buttocks, lower back as the incisions extend above the buttocks. Lower back lift is performed for a more profound restoration of the silhouette and is recommended for patients with notably droopy skin in both the buttock area and the lower back region. However, it requires prolonged recovery time and may be associated with a greater risk of perioperative complications and post-op wound infection.

Preparation for upper back lift

In order to properly prepare for upper back lift surgery, one should follow strict pre-operative instructions:

Recovery after upper back lift

A smooth and successful recovery after upper back lift takes time and patience.

Can upper back lift be combined with other procedures?

Upper back lift may be performed together with liposuction for even more prominent results. In order to determine whether these procedures could be combined, one’s anatomical and physiological characteristics such as BMI etc. should be evaluated by a qualified plastic surgeon. It is worth noting that in order to avoid a greater risk of infection and a higher perioperative complication rate, upper back lift is not performed together with any other surgical procedures, f ex breast reduction or breast augmentation.

What to expect during perioperative period

When upper back lift is already performed, only a few more things should be taken care of for a smoother recovery:

It is absolutely normal to feel pain for up to 2 weeks after the procedure. It should be managed with prescribed medication depending on the pain intensity.

Patients are strongly discouraged from consuming alcohol and using tobacco products, especially while taking any kind of prescribed drugs after the surgery, as it may provoke some toxic side effects and complications may develop.

For the first 4 weeks after the surgery it is recommended to refrain from doing vigorous exercises. However, light physical activity has a significant positive effect on blood circulation and, therefore, induces tissue healing.

It is advised to wear loose fitting clothes they are easier to put on and take off.

Explaining aftercare and revision surgery policy

You can find more information in video format about post-op healing and revision surgery policy in the section “Explaining aftercare and revision surgery policy” here.