Liposuction of the Upper Back Bra Rolls

Overview of the surgery:  

Liposuction of the Upper Back Bra Rolls, one of the most common procedures to reduce the fat along the back-bra line, improve the rolls created by the bra straps. Liposuction of the bra rolls improves the way the bra sits on the sides and back, and improves overall comfort. Sometimes the number on the bra size will be decreased by a size. Fat on the upper back is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone, liposuction can help you get a smoother and slimmer look. Dr. Theerapong always removes a large percentage of the fat from the upper back to create a sculpted and highly defined result. Dr. Theerapong specializes in liposuction body contouring. Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique that removes unwanted fat and improves body contours. Dr. Theerapong approaches liposuction as an artform to create a wonderfully sculpted body. 

Candidates for Liposuction: 

Good candidates for back roll liposuction are any one who have stubborn fat on the upper back, resulting poorly fitting bras, and multiple back rolls above and below the bra, and these can often be seen through a dress. Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but can be used as an adjunct to your regimen. Although you do not lose a significant amount of weight from liposuction, you may find that your bra size will go down by a size. The smoother contour back will make it look like you have lost some weight. This improved look often leads to an improved self-confidence, and serves as a strong motivator to encourage you to maintain your diet/exercise regimen, and to lose more weight. Improvements in body contour with exercise will be much easier after this stubborn layer of fat is removed with liposuction. 

Preparation Prior To Surgery: 

 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all 

medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical 

examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation. 

 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes 

with circulation and will greatly affect healing process. 

 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your 

recovery period.  

 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, 

anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating 

medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti- 

inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. 

During the procedure:  

Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It is generally performed under general anesthesia when multiple areas are treated at the same time or when liposuction is combined with other procedures. When liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, this is referred to as tumescent anesthesia for liposuction. Liposuction is well tolerated under local anesthesia. 

During one liposuction procedure, a maximum of up to five liters of fat can be removed. Five liters is a lot of fat, it is equivalent to 2.5 of the large soda bottles or 1.3 gallons. Now obviously, the maximum will be dependent on each individual, ie smaller individuals need less fat extraction compared to larger individuals, based on total body fat content. The final amount of fat extraction will be determined during surgery, based on size and safety, but Dr. Theerapong will take out as much as he can. 

Risk And Complications: 

Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, loose skin, skin irregularities, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific risks of surgery. 

Recovery period: 

Everyone is different, but the procedure is well tolerated. Most people are able to go back to work after about 3-4 days. It is not terribly painful, but you will be sore after the surgery. After surgery, we recommend that you begin walking the same day to reduce your risk of complications. You will need to wear a compression garment for about 6 weeks after the operation. Full exercise routines may be resumed after 6 weeks. 


The results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately, but final results may take several months to fully develop depending on your individual needs. While scars will remain, the overall results are long lasting through maintaining a stable weight and exercise.