Back Liposuction


Back liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat from the back area. It is typically performed on the upper or lower back, but can also be performed on the mid-back or the sides of the back.

The procedure is similar to other types of liposuction, and involves the use of a thin tube or cannula that is inserted through small incisions in the skin. The cannula is connected to a suction device that removes excess fat cells from the targeted area.

Dr. Faisal Salim will use a back-and-forth motion to loosen and suction out the fat cells. They will also use different-sized cannulas to contour the area and achieve the desired results.

Back liposuction is often used to address stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise and can help to achieve a more toned and shapely appearance. It is typically performed on individuals who are at or near their ideal body weight but have excess fat in the back area that has not responded to other methods of weight loss.

As with all types of liposuction, back liposuction does involve some risks and potential complications, such as bleeding, infection, and uneven results. It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience in performing the procedure to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

Fat accumulation anywhere is unwanted, but its accumulation in the back can be particularly stubborn. Patients are particularly upset by the fat that appears in rolls around the bra line and also in the lower back

Dr. Faisal will assess the volume of fat and also the amount of excess skin. If there is a lot of excess skin then removing the fat will only increase the laxity and make the deformity appear worse

If there is a large excess of skin then excision is more appropriate

Dr. Faisal uses many different types of back liposuction technology. He has VASER®️, Microaire®️ and laser technology available. These are designed to improve the efficiency of the procedure and also expedite the recovery The decision to use what technology is done on a case by case basis

If there is mild skin excess, Dr. Faisal can use the J-Plasma system to tighten the skin.

What is Back Liposuction?

Liposuction of the back is performed as a general anesthetic

It is a day procedure and you will be able to go home a few hours after the back liposuction procedure.

A small incision measuring 1.5cm will be made in the lower back and upper back. The number varies between 2-4 depending on how large the areas are

Dr. Faisal will expertly remove the excess fat. He will use his considerable experience not to overcorrect or undercorrect the fat and to give a nice even result

The incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures and glue

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What is the Recovery Following Back Liposuction

You will awaken with a compression vest garment 

A few hours after the completion of the back liposuction procedure you will be discharged with antibiotics and painkillers

There will be moderate amounts of pain for 4-5 days. This is well controlled with the pain killers

It is normal to have swelling after the operation. This will decrease over the first 6 weeks, and it is typical to have some residual swelling for 6 months.

You may also notice straw-coloured fluid coming out of the incision sites. This is normal. It typically stops after 48-72 hours. This fluid can sometimes collect under the skin and may need a painless aspiration in clinic

Dr. Faisal will review you in 1 week

You will be advised to start the manual lymphatic massage at this point. This improves the swelling quicker and optimizes the smoothness of the result 

You can start driving after 5-7 days and most people are back to work at 5-7 days

Dr. Faisal will review you again at 2 weeks and 6 weeks

You can resume gym activities at 2-3 weeks

The compression garment is normally removed at 6 weeks

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How Can I Prepare for Back Liposuction

The best results are achieved for patients with a BMI<28. The closer you are to your final result, the better and more predictable your outcome will be.

Dr. Faisal recommends taking arnica tablets 1 week leading up to the operation. This will help to greatly reduce bruising

Stop smoking 3 weeks before the operation. Smoking has a harmful effect on recovery following surgery

Stop taking blood-thinning tablets such as aspirin, warfarin, and Plavix 1 week before the operation

Notify doctor Faisal of any other medical problems, such as diabetes and hypertension

Avoid heavy exercise 1 week leading up to the operation

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Patient Reviews

Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Wilson
I had breast augmentation surgery with Dr Faisal and I honestly couldn’t recommend him enough. The whole process from consultation to aftercare appointments was professional, caring and to the highest standard. He listened to what I wanted and the results are incredible. I would have any future treatments done by Dr Faisal and would send anyone I know to him also.
Thejaswini Paripally
Thejaswini Paripally
Been looking for doctors over years now both in Dubai and India. Never felt fully comfortable with anyone to go forward with the procedure, then I came across Dr. Faizal, found him while I was doing research online and read a lot of positive reviews. Went down for a consultation, a really gem of a person. Immediately felt comfortable, he explained me everything in detail, assured me and got exactly what I wanted and the price was reasonable as well. The hospital the surgery was held at had the best services and staff as well. They took care of everything and made me feel safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. Came back home the same day, I'm at 6 weeks post op now, and the healing is wonderful and now I feel much more confident, all thanks to him. If anyone is looking for a breast augmentation, I would definitely suggest to go for a consultation with him and decide for themselves.
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Vicky Bates
Vicky Bates
Having done a lot of research and looked around Dubai for the best possible option for us, we found Dr Faisal, and I'm so glad we did! The non judgemental and honest advice throughout as well as his pre and post op care is incredible and has been there every step of the way for me. Thank you so much Dr Faisal for everything :).
Ola AlHassan
Ola AlHassan
I came to Dr.Faisal not sure of anything. I wasn’t happy with my body as I had a lot of excess skin due to massive weight loss. I was scared of the idea of a surgery, so came in hoping for an alternative. Here I am months - 3 months post my surgery, wearing a pair of jeans that would have never fit me before. I had a lower body lift surgery done, and I must say my results are amazing. My body has changed so much, and I am very very happy with the way I look now. Dr.Faisal is a great doctor. He will make sure you are aware of everything before and after the procedure and is always there for his patients. My favorite trait about him is that he is always available. Being a patient who has low pain tolerance, and someone who worries a lot, I would always call him. I would have a lot to ask before and after the surgery- and he was always there. It didn’t matter what day or time it was, he made sure to help with every little thing and I am very grateful for him. Thank you doctor, I can now sit without having layers of my stomach falling down, I can now wear my clothes much more confidently and can finally say I love my body.
Lauren Shaw
Lauren Shaw
I can’t recommend Dr Faisal enough, he gets me the results I want every time. He answers all of my questions in depth and explains how and why he does things and makes me feel comfortable. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!
Kirsten Shaw
Kirsten Shaw
Two words to describe my experience with Dr. Faisal: life changing. I had a breast reduction and it has changed my life! The procedure itself was painful for the first 2 hours and much to my surprise I was ready to go home only 4 hours after waking up and ready to return to work only 3 days later. My back, neck and shoulders feel great, my posture is better and I couldn't be happier! I recommend Dr. Faisal and the surgery 100%, my only regret is not finding him 10 years sooner! Thank you Doc!!
Faith Murray
Faith Murray
Dr Faisal is a skilled surgeon who is extremely meticulous and I would highly recommend him. He has a pleasant and calm demeanor which puts you at ease. He looks at the whole person and what they want to achieve and relays realistically what can be done which helps set the right level of expectation from the outset. He shows compassion throughout the process which makes you feel like you are in good hands. Overall Dr Faisal exceeded my expectations and I am so pleased with my results!
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