Diet and exercise can help contour the body, but still sometimes surgical assistance is needed to get that part of your body back into shape. This is often seen with excess weight loss, post pregnancy, and/or with aging. The skin can lose its elasticity and despite exercise, the skin still sags. On the back, this lose skin often appears as rolls which is why a back lift may be needed for you to achieve the results you are looking for.
Back lifts are often needed in combination with liposuction to give the back a smoother appearance. Often liposuction is performed first to remove the excess fat. If the skin is then unable to shrink sufficiently, a back lift may be needed. The location of the incision depends on the location of the majority of the excess skin. This will be determined at the time of your consultation.
Sometimes back lifts are performed with other body contouring procedures, this is what constitutes a body lift. Various options will be discussed at the time of your consultation and tailored to your specific needs.