Back Lift – Baton Rouge, LA


A back lift, performed by the experienced hands of Dr. Erick Sanchez, is a body contouring surgery aimed at removing excess skin that tends to hang and form wrinkles on the upper back area. This transformative procedure specifically targets individuals, both men and women, who struggle with stubborn sagging skin and fatty tissue on their back that cannot be effectively addressed through diet and exercise alone. By skillfully reshaping and tightening the skin, the back lift procedure can effectively alter the appearance of the bra roll on the upper back as well as address flabby skin on the underside of the arms.

Ideal Candidates for a Back Lift

The best candidates for back lift procedures are individuals with noticeable sagging skin and fatty tissue on their upper back, resistant to traditional methods of weight loss. This surgery is particularly beneficial for patients who have experienced significant weight loss of 100 pounds or more, as it can help achieve a more proportionate and contoured upper body appearance. Dr. Erick Sanchez and his expert team at Erick Sanchez, MD Plastic Surgery are committed to evaluating each patient’s unique needs and determining their eligibility for a back lift procedure.

What to Expect

During the initial consultation, Dr. Erick Sanchez will assess your upper and lower back and discuss the body contouring techniques that will be used to create a tailored procedure that meets the patient goals. Liposuction is almost always used to eliminate excess fat and tissue. 

After the Surgery

A back lift is an outpatient procedure, and our patients return home the same day. A total of two weeks off from work is recommended to recover from the surgery. Exercise can gradually be resumed four weeks after the procedure. 

Expected Cost

Most back lift patients can expect to pay approximately $8,300. Pricing includes all surgery fees, Stage 1 and Stage 2 compression garments, necessary labwork, and all post operative visits to our clinic.

Back Lift FAQs


We make every effort to place the incisions in areas that can be covered with clothing and hidden as much as possible. The upper back lift incision is placed horizontally across the upper back, where a bra can usually cover it.


Erick Sanchez, MD Plastic Surgery does not accept any medical insurance. The patient can pay out-of-pocket or we accept financing from Care Credit and United Medical Credit.


Yes, upper back surgery does produce positive results. Seeing a dramatic difference in your physique and shape can give you a major boost in body confidence. This surgery allows many to feel confident in their own skin again. Many patients say that they feel like they have a brand new body following this procedure and that they can’t wait to wear form-fitting clothes.


"I researched abdominoplasty for months before I had a consultation with Dr Sanchez and his team. They were so available and patient with me through all of my questions even before I finally secured my surgery date. My husband attended my post op appointment with me and I was so impressed with how attentive Dr Sanchez was while he educated him on what was about to happen. I knew I would be pleased but my results exceeded my expectations and I’m so extremely happy!"


"Dr. Sanchez is extremely honest, helpful, accommodating, and skilled. He is upfront about expectations as well as understanding of a patient’s wants. His bedside manner is collected, patient, and overall just wonderful. I really love this plastic surgery clinic and I definitely recommend!!"


"Dr. Sanchez performed tummy tuck with 360 lipo I am currently 11 weeks post op and I cannot thank him enough for the awesome job he done and with the great bedside manner.... prior to choosing Sanchez I consulted with several local physicians and also surgeons in Miami and Dominican Republic. Decided on Sanchez due to his warm and welcoming and patient manner during my initial consultation. My surgery was on a Friday Dr. Sanchez gave my husband his personal cell phone number to contact him if I had any issues over the weekend that itself made me know that i had chosen the right doctor for my procedure..., I have absolutely no complaints about Dr. Sanchez or his entire staff and my results are amazing."


"Simply the BEST. If you are checking reviews to make your decision on a Dr. stop here. Dr. Sanchez is hands down the best. My results are amazing, his talent speaks for its self. I look forward to trips to the office, his staff is super friendly and Dr. Sanchez always makes you feel so comfortable. 10/10 all of the time!"


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