Back Liposuction in Tampa & Sarasota, FL

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Back Liposuction Sarasota with Dr. Jiles

Fat removal or fat loss are two of the most common goals heard among cosmetic surgeons. Aging, pregnancy, stress, genetics, and several other factors can all contribute to weight gain as well as stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away with a healthy lifestyle. The back can collect the fat that is difficult to get rid of. It is also one of the most commonly treated areas when harvesting fat for a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Emily Jiles performs the best back liposuction Sarasota offers.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses gentle suction to remove fat. Before inserting the liposuction cannula, Dr. Jiles may use various methods to help break up the fat. There are several methods, but some of the common ones include injections of tumescent fluid, lasers, and ultrasound waves. Additionally, a power-assisted cannula can help break up fat during the process and remove more fat.

While the fat removal itself is gentle, liposuction itself can involve quite a bit of pressure. Therefore, if removing larger volumes of fat or treating multiple areas, general anesthesia is recommended. However, if treating a smaller area such as under the chin, then local anesthesia may keep you comfortable enough.

Common Liposuction Areas

Dr. Jiles can perform liposuction nearly anywhere that contains enough extra fat. Some of the more commonly treated liposuction areas included:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Bra roll
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Waist
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Hips
  • Under the chin
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Chest/breasts
  • Knees
  • Ankles

Dr. Jiles can often combine several liposuction areas into one surgical session, especially if performing a fat transfer procedure such as a Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer to the breasts.


The benefits of liposuction are immense. It remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world from year to year due to its less invasive methods and reliable benefits. Some of the advantages and benefits of Sarasota liposuction include:

  • Removal of stubborn fat pockets
  • Permanent reduction in fat cells in the treated area
  • Promote more natural looking fat distribution
  • Supplement weight loss efforts
  • Can treat multiple areas in one surgical session
  • Treat lipomas, lymphedema, and gynecomastia
  • Enhance existing body tone
  • Improve results of a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or other skin removal procedure
  • Psychological and mental well being benefits for many patients
  • Limited recovery
  • Safe and effective
  • Minimal, hidden scarring
  • Few major risks
  • Performed by a cosmetic surgeon with years of experience in liposuction procedures


As far as risks, liposuction does carry some risks, like all surgeries. However, for most healthy patients, these are fairly minimal. Even for those with certain medical conditions, liposuction is still largely safe. Some of the risks of liposuction can include:

  • Infection
  • Contour irregularities
  • Complications associated with lidocaine or general anesthesia
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Raised or visible scarring
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Prolonged side effects
  • Internal puncture (rare)
  • Skin death
  • Fat embolism (rare)

Overall, the risks of liposuction are low. Major complications are rare and usually avoidable with thorough patient screening, preparation, and technique. Many complications are also immediately treatable. Certain patients may have an increased risk of complications. This can include smokers, people taking immune suppressing medications, and unmanaged health conditions.

Back Lipo Areas

When treating the back with liposuction, cosmetic surgeons often break it into three different treatment areas. The upper back/bra roll, midback, and lower back. Sometimes all three of these areas are treated and other times, only one is treated. However, they all are still a form of back liposuction in Sarasota.

Upper Back

The upper back is generally agreed to extend from the shoulder blades to just above the curve of the spine. Within this area is the “bra roll” which refers to the fat that can bulge over the band and straps of a bra. This can bother patients and affect the way they look in clothing. Liposuction is a great option to remove these small portions of back fat.

Upper back liposuction is also sometimes performed in men, especially those who may have lost a large amount of weight. However, since men tend to put on weight differently, upper back liposuction is slightly less common among men than women.


The midback is more prone to extra skin than extra fat. Though, although in some cases extra fat can present on the midback. This area tends to encompass the part of the back where the spine curves and sometimes portions just above it. Sometimes bra roll liposuction can extend down to the midback. It may also enhance the results of a midback lift which removes the extra skin that collects in the area.

Lower Back

The lower back is probably the most commonly treated area of the back. This is because it includes the flanks and people tend to put on more fat in this area than other portions of the back. During a Brazilian butt lift, the lower back is frequently treated because the removal of fat in the area helps enhance the new contour of the buttocks. Additionally, lower back fat contributes to love handles and the crease that can form between the lower and midback due to a build-up of fat.

The procedure is common in both men and women since both tend to gain fat in the lower back. While women still make up the majority of back liposuction patients, more men are beginning to seek out the procedure to obtain their ideal body contour

Before and After: What to Expect

Your Consult With Dr. Jiles:

The first step to undergoing Sarasota back liposuction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles. During this appointment, Dr. Jiles will ask you about your goals and expectations for the procedure. She will also inquire about your medical history and lifestyle such as diagnosed conditions, medications you take, and if you smoke.

Dr. Jiles may physically examine the area. She will look for the general quality of your skin, amount of fat, and other factors. This can impact whether back lipo is the best procedure for you to reach your goals. If more skin than fat is present, she may recommend a procedure such as a body lift.

From there, she will determine if you are a good candidate for Sarasota back liposuction as well as the areas to treat. Dr. Jiles will present the benefits and risks. She will also explain the procedure more in-depth and how it may differ based on your anatomy, healthy, and goals.

Back Liposuction Surgery

Once you are placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Jiles will start by injecting tumescent fluid into the targeted areas. This serves two purposes. First, the fluid helps break up the fat which makes it easier to remove and allows Dr. Jiles to remove more fat. Second, the tumescent fluid contains a local anesthetic which contributes to post-procedure comfort and also helps limit bleeding.

Dr. Jiles will then make small, hidden incisions. For most liposuction procedures, the incisions are only a few centimeters long and well hidden within the natural creases of the body. Inserting the liposuction cannula, she swiftly and precisely moves the cannula back and forth across the back. Once the ideal amount of fat is removed, Dr. Jiles will remove the cannula and stitch the access points.

Liposuction procedures alone usually do not require drains unless performed with a more extensive surgery such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. The surgical team will place you into your compression garment.

Recovery & Results

Liposuction recovery is often less extensive and painful than other procedures. Patients can often return to work within a week but will need to wear their compression garment at all times except when showering. As you heal, Dr. Jiles reduces the amount of time you need to wear your compression garment.

Otherwise, the standard surgical recovery instructions apply to back liposuction in Sarasota. You will want to limit activity, have a caretaker for the first twenty-four hours and get plenty of rest.

Swelling from liposuction can last for months. Normally, it reduces visibly within a few weeks but can take months to reveal your final results. Like with most other cosmetic surgeries, back liposuction results are considered final after nine months to one year post-surgery.

The Best Back Liposuction in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Emily Jiles is a cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in liposuction surgery. She specializes in several forms of body contouring surgery including breast surgeries, tummy tucks, liposuction, and Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Emily Jiles offers the best back liposuction Sarasota performs.

Dr. Jiles takes pride in serving her patients and creating a trusting relationship before, during, and after surgery. She is always happy to answer patient questions and aims to customize each surgery to the patient so they can reach their aesthetic goals.

Cost of Back Liposuction

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.