Upper and Lower Back Liposuction

Me Clinic are experts when it comes to finding a solution for excess fat in the upper or lower back region. A procedure that is suitable for both men and women is upper and lower back liposuction, as an efficient method for targeting stubborn fat on the back.

If you are looking for a smoother and more proportionate aesthetic to your back with greater muscle definition, upper and lower back liposuction may be a suitable option for you.

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The benefits of lower and upper back liposuction

This procedure is an efficient way of targeting back rolls, bulges and other fatty deposits that cause lumps in the back region. If excess fat is misshaping your back the liposuction procedure will offer the following primary benefits:

  • Contouring your shape
  • Creating a better fit for clothing
  • An overall slimmer physique
  • An increase in self-confidence for both women and men

Back fat is caused by a number of situations including ageing, weight gain, and genes in areas which are hard to target and eliminate solely with diet and exercise. The upper and lower back liposuction procedure reduces these areas, lessening the bulges of fat caused by a bra or other articles of clothing, and creates a more proportionate body shape.


This 22 year old lady was depressed after many diet failures and was very self conscious of her appearance.


She required a two stage procedure, with removal of 3 litres of fat from the abdomen, midriff and upper hips/back in the initial procedure. For the second procedure, removal of fat from the outer thighs and upper hips is required. Even at this stage the patient is ecstatic with her new body. This procedure was achieved by our Liposuction Melbourne team.

The intention of upper and lower back liposuction is to create a more toned visual appearance, defining the back regions and creating a more pleasing shape.

How is the procedure performed?

A thin steel tube called a cannula removes the unwanted fat via a small incision made near the layer of fat that will be targeted in the back. The surgeons at Me Clinic will move the cannula slowly back and forth which breaks up the fat cells and allows them to be sucked out of the body with the cannula.

This procedure is a minimally invasive process, that only requires a local or general anesthetic. The benefit of this it needs a minimal recovery period and has faster healing times, and provides a look that is both consistent and natural. The process works to create a tight and smooth look to the skin with a more desirable contour.


Debbie, our 50 year old female had lost 25kgs, but was still unhappy with body shape and figure, so she considered Liposuction to correct her problem areas.


She had Liposuction to her Abdomen, Upper Hips and Back. It transfomed her body and she was extremely pleased with the results. Debbie is featured in our Patient Stories.

Am I the right type of person for this procedure?

If you notice or are bothered by a misshaping or large pocket of fat in any of the areas on your back, you may be suitable for liposuction. The way to confirm this beyond a doubt is via a consultation with the expert Cosmetic Surgeons at Me Clinic. They will apply their vast knowledge in a range of liposuction procedures to your situation, determining the best procedure for you.

What does lower or upper back liposuction cost?

The exact cost of this procedure for you will depend on the amount of fat that needs to be removed to achieve your goals. This will be made clear during your consultation, after which we will be able to inform you about the specific cost of your procedure. You will be given a customised, no-obligation quote so you can decide if this works to your budget before moving forward.

Achieve the back you have always dreamed of with the upper and lower back liposuction procedure from Me Clinic.

Why consider Me Clinic for a liposuction procedure?

Well-experienced in their field, the Cosmetic Surgeons at Me Clinic are experienced in a wide range of liposuction procedures. After ensuring our patient’s needs and wellbeing first, we work towards achieving a positive outcome every time.

Their impressive portfolio not only proves the quality of their work, but also the trust that people place in the Me Clinic team of experts. Each patient is guaranteed a high level of care, with years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and the highest code of ethics applied to every patient and procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much fat can you remove from me?

When it comes to the fat removed via liposuction, we measure it in millilitres and litres. A safe amount for removal is around two and a half to three litres (which is considered to be a significant amount for removal).

Will I be in a lot of pain the procedure be painful?

Liposuction is not considered to be a painful procedure, but you must account for the fact that everyone has a different pain threshold. There will be a mild sedation administered along with a local or general anaesthetic to make the process more comfortable for you. The most discomfort you will likely experience is 24 hours after the procedure; however, medication will be available to help you be more comfortable.

How long will the procedure take?

This varies based on how much liposuction you require. A rough timeframe is usually around one to two hours, not including recovery from sedation which can take at least four hours.

Are there any complications I should be aware of?

Liposuction is considered to be a very safe procedure with few complications. Standard surgery risks apply across all surgical procedures.

Will I have a lot of bruising and swelling?

It is common to experience some bruising with liposuction; however, it will naturally subside over time. if you also experience some swelling, it will likely subside after about a week

Will I need to take some time off of work?

You should be fine to return to work in about three days, depending on the physical demands of your role. If possible, taking three to seven days off work may be a good idea.

Dr Ashley Granot

Dr Ashley has over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Read more

Dr Gordon Ku

Dr.Gordon has over 20 years of experience in various specialities of medicine and surgery.... Read more

Surgical Warning: Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.

The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.

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