If you’re tired of living with this condition, Dr. Egrari can resculpt this area of your body to appear trimmer, more attractive, and fit with an upper body lift. For some patients, the chest may need tightening as an additional part of the procedure. An upper body lift treats these areas so you can experience life ahead with a more athletic, trim appearance, free from excess fat on the back and front of your upper body. No more bulges or rolls.

The upper body lift goes after upper back rolls and improves the appearance of the waistline. It can also be continued to the front, in the form of a reverse abdominoplasty for a full circumferential upper body lift.  In the right candidate, an upper body lift can be in the front only. This is also known as a “reverse abdominoplasty”. This procedure lifts the upper abdominal rolls that are difficult to treat with a conventional abdominoplasty.

You Are A Candidate For A Chest Wall And Upper Body Lift...

  • If you have excessive skin and fat on the bra line.
  • If significant tissue bulges from the side of your bra.
  • If your waistline definition is lost due to drooping tissues on the upper back.
  • If you have lost a significant amount of weight and have rolls in the upper back.
  • If you have upper abdominal laxity of skin and rolls.


  • Reduce the excess skin and fat of the upper back.
  • Eliminate the upper body rolls on the back.
  • Improve the contour of the waist by tightening the upper body and removing excess skin and tissue.
  • Improve the upper abdominal skin laxity.

Description Of An Upper Body Lift Procedure

The upper body lift is a belt-like removal of excess skin and fat from the upper back. This procedure can be just centered on the back, or it can come all the way to the front, which would then address the circumferential laxity of the upper trunk.

  • After healing, the incision scar is hidden under the most common types of bras or swimsuits.
  • The sutures are placed under the skin and naturally absorbed by the body during healing.
  • For some patients, liposuction may be used for the sides of the chest area.
  • This is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.
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Recovery After An Upper Body Lift

There is minimal discomfort after the operation. Most plastic surgery patients take five to seven days off work and can once again engage in an exercise program after four weeks. You will be provided with a special garment that aids in the healing process by keeping the area supported.

Before & After

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More Information About An Upper Body Lift

Additional procedures that may enhance the results of an upper body lift are a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction, depending upon the unique physiology of the patient.

This is a procedure that has evolved from Dr. Egrari’s extensive experience treating massive weight loss body contouring. Some people call the procedure a “bra lift”.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information that can help you understand the details of the procedure: http://www.plasticsurgery.org.



We have been fully operational since May of 2020. With patience and with care, we all are returning to normalcy. Our office continues to use safety protocols, and we are eager to see you.


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Updated May 2022
We have been fully operational since May of 2020. This includes skincare and our non-invasive center (ENIC).
We know that so much of this pandemic caused an inconvenience for you, but we are delighted to see a return to normalcy. 
We will continue to be vigilant in our approach to Covid 19. For over two decades, we have considered safety as our most important prerogative — and there has never been a more important time to put that to use.
Here are some things we’re doing to ensure you are protected and that we maintain this facility as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) zone:

Patient Flow and Clinical Office Space

We now have a well-tested protocol of texting patients for control of flow for consultations.
We are assigning everyone to hourly wipe-downs of high-use areas with approved sanitizing wipes.
We are asking that no one wait in the waiting area.
We are coming up with protocols for room wipe-downs after each patient visit.
Every staff member will always wear a mask while in the office.
Every staff member will sanitize or wash hands after every interaction.
Implementation of virtual pre-ops, nursing visits, and questions.

Operating Room Experience

Similar precautions and questionnaires will be provided to establish Covid-19 Clear Status.
All staff will always wear a mask. All staff will always wear gloves.
Hand washing will be done for any patient interaction.
Specific wipe-down of our operating room, recovery, and pre-op areas will be performed.
We will minimize accompanying caretakers to only one. Those caretakers will be treated just like the patients.
Anesthesia Experience
Every anesthesia staff will wear goggles and other protective equipment during intubation.
Our anesthesiologists have been fully trained and are implementing all precautions for prevention of Covid-19 spread.
All circuits will be changed between each patient.
Full wipe-down of surfaces and floors will be performed.
We will implement a time-out protocol to confirm the Covid-19 Clear Status of every patient.

As you can see, we are taking this very seriously. We fully understand that this will cause some inconvenience in the short term, but realize that it is for the best.
Although Covid-19 has been a serious issue, we are seeing a resumption of normalcy. We continue to monitor this situation on a real-time basis, and we will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.
When you see us in action, you’ll realize that you have put your trust in the right practice.
Here are some links that might be useful:
State of Washington Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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