It’s disheartening to get dressed in a new outfit, catch a look at yourself in the mirror from the side, and see unsightly rolls around your bra line. What’s especially exasperating is that these stubborn bulges seem to resist your efforts at diet and exercise. In fact, excess skin from weight loss can make them appear even worse.
But there’s a solution. An upper body lift, or bra strap excision, can remove the stubborn fat deposits and excess skin that cause these frustrating bulges. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons perform bra strap excision surgery to help patients from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Covington, Metairie, and New Orleans, LA, attain a lean, sleek back that looks great in form-fitting clothing.
Bra strap excision is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the upper to mid back around the bra strap area. If skin laxity is an issue, liposuction alone typically won’t achieve the results you want. But by combining liposuction to the back with the removal of excess skin, our surgeons can help you eliminate the bra line rolls and bulges that frustrate so many patients.
How Much Does an Upper Body Lift Cost in Baton Rouge?
The cost for bra strap excision begins at $9,600 and will vary based on the specifics of your procedure and particular needs. During your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you’ll receive a price estimate based on your customized treatment plan. To help make the procedure more affordable, Weller Plastic Surgery offers several financing options for qualified patients.
If you’re like most of our patients, you want to be rid of the excess fat and skin but are concerned about scarring. Dr. Weiler, Dr. Hogan, and Dr. Brownlee make every effort to keep scarring to a minimum, hiding the incision in the bra strap area. With time, the scar becomes very faint.
Your Surgical Experience
At Weiler Plastic Surgery, bra strap excision is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. At your preoperative appointment, we’ll review any medications you may be taking and advise if any should be discontinued before surgery. After your procedure, a surgical garment or ace wrap is applied and should be worn for 4 to 6 weeks.
Following the procedure, patients will require a ride home and someone to stay with them for a day or two. Your surgeon will provide aftercare instructions for you to follow at home. Most patients find any discomfort mild and manageable during recovery from a bra strap excision.
Are You a Good Candidate for Bra Strap Excision?
Skin laxity due to weight loss or the natural aging process
Excess fat or skin around the bra strap region
Persistent rolls or bulges that resist—or worsen with—diet and exercise
1. The Consultation Process
Dr. Weiler, Dr. Hogan, or Dr. Brownlee and their office staff will assist in making your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible. You will be able to discuss your areas of concern and goals for bra strap excision surgery. A physical exam will be performed to assess your upper and midback area, skin, and excess fat deposits. A treatment plan will be recommended to meet and exceed your expressed goals, along with alternative procedures.* At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we’d like for you to take as much time as you need to have all your questions answered. Your satisfaction, desires, and goals are our primary concerns.
2. What To Expect After Surgery
We like to see our patients back in the office one to two days after surgery. At this time, dressings are removed and incisions are assessed. Concerns are addressed, and instructions are reviewed for optimal recovery. After this visit, you will be allowed to go home and shower with your compression garment on. You should expect some swelling and bruising initially, which will subside over the next couple of weeks. Walking around after your surgery is very important to promote circulation. You will return to the office 7 days post-surgery and again at 2 weeks for your follow-up visits.
3. Post-Op Activity Restrictions
Recovery after an upper body lift varies, but most patients can return to work within 5 to 7 days and return to normal activities within 2 to 3 weeks.* Strenuous activity and weightlifting should be avoided for several weeks following the surgery.
For one full year following your surgery, we invite you to enjoy special discounts and rewards through our Post-Op Perks program.
What’s My Next Step?
If you’re interested in bra strap excision with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Weller Plastic Surgery, call our Baton Rouge, LA, office today at
(225) 399-0001 or request a consultation using our online form.
Our Talented Team of Plastic Surgeons
Our plastic surgeons bring years of experience and dedication to personalized care to the men and women of Louisiana. Founder Dr. Jonathan Weiler is known for his advanced surgical expertise, extensive knowledge, and warm demeanor. Dr. M'liss Hogan's wealth of skill and experience complement her unique understanding of her patients' needs, and Dr. Pamela Brownlee specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Together, they share a vision of enriching and improving their patients' lives.
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