Can liposuction fix back rolls?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
Back rolls are a very common concern that we address in our practice. The best way to treat back rolls depends on exactly what is causing them. Specifically, are the back rolls being caused by extra fat, extra skin or a combination of the two? In the case of back rolls that are caused by extra fat in a patient with good skin tone and little to no excess skin, liposuction (more details here) can very effectively treat back rolls. For cases in which back rolls are caused by excess or loose skin alone, liposuction will not do the job: liposuction does not remove or shrink skin, it just eliminates excess fat. For cases of moderate skin excess, a minimally invasive procedure called BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin and cause it to contract and tighten (more details here). For severe cases of skin excess, surgical skin excision may be necessary with a procedure like an upper or lower body lift (more details here). For cases in which back rolls are caused by both excess fat and excess skin, a customized combination of the techniques discussed above will be designed to best meet the individual patient’s needs.