The most common approach for treating excess back skin after weight loss is with a procedure called an upper bodylift, in which the surgeon removes the extra skin and subcutaneous tissue. An upper bodylift is usually performed after the patient has undergone other types of body contouring, such as a lower bodylift, and breast lift, or an arm lift. It may also be combined with a breast lift, in which tissue from the back can be used to augment the breasts.
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