3 Solutions for Dealing with Underarm Bra Fat

We all have certain parts of our bodies that we are unhappy with. It can be anything from the shape of your nose to the appearance of your breasts. But for many women, the unsightly bulge of underarm fat known as the bra bulge is the thing that makes them the most self-conscious. No matter how slim you may be, you may find it impossible to lose that small bubble of fat next to the armpit that pokes out of your bra. This unfortunate patch of excess fat can impact how a woman sees herself in a bra or certain other styles of clothing. Thankfully, there are things you can do to trim down your bra bulge. Because exercise cannot be used to reduce fat from just one specific part of the body, I offer patients a number of procedure options (both surgical and nonsurgical) to help lose their bra bulge once and for all.

3 Solutions for Dealing with Underarm Bra FatKybella® Fat Reduction

Although it has long been considered a specialized treatment to help patients help treat of the double chin, Kybella® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction has other uses including helping reduce the bra bulge. Kybella® treatments for the arms are relatively simple. A series of small injections are made near the armpit area. The main ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella® destroys the fat cells in the bra bulge so they can no longer accumulate fat.

SculpSure® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

For patients who would prefer to go the nonsurgical route for treating their bra bulge, SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction can be just the thing. SculpSure® uses controlled heat to target fat cells deep below the skin’s layers to kill the fat cells in the treated area. Once the fat cells are destroyed, the fat deposits leak out of the cells and eventually exit the body. SculpSure® can provide excellent, natural-looking results without the need for any downtime.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular way to reduce of unwanted fat around the armpit. Performing liposuction on the bra bulge can improve the proportion and appearance of the arms, reducing the need to think twice before wearing your favorite tank top. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made, usually near the elbow or the armpit crease. A thin micro cannula is inserted into the area and the extra fat is suctioned out, contouring the area. After liposuction, patients will quickly notice a significant difference to the contours of their arms.

No matter which of these cosmetic procedures you choose for your bra bulge reduction, the results will be much-improved and long-lasting. When choosing between the three, there is no right or wrong choice. It’s just a matter of personal preference. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. And follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more helpful tips, news, photos, and videos.

Cosmetic Surgery FAQ’s with Dr. David Whiteman

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, part of my job is helping educate my patients about the various cosmetic procedures that I perform. Patient education is an integral part of the plastic surgery process. That’s why I’m always happy to answer any questions my patients have about various cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments available at Southern Plastic Surgery. By sharing certain questions I have received, my goal is to both inform and encourage others not to be shy if they have questions of their own. This week I’m fielding questions about some of my most in-demand cosmetic procedures: male breast reduction, mommy makeovers, facelifts & mini facelifts.

best-atlanta-plastic-surgeonDear Dr. Whiteman,

I’m a guy who has been dealing with the embarrassment of enlarged breasts for years. After recently hearing about it for the first time, I am very interested in male breast reduction. My question is: if I undergo this procedure, can my man boobs grow back down the road?

Sincerely,
“D”

Dear “D”,

Enlarged breasts in men, known as gynecomastia, is often caused by a hormonal issue that leads to excess breast tissue. Instead of attacking the symptoms, male breast reduction treats the root cause of gynecomastia by surgically removing the extra breast tissue. Because of this, results from male breast reduction can last a lifetime. However, it’s vital that you follow your surgeon’s post-surgery recommendations closely in order to maintain your male breast reduction results. Gynecomastia can reoccur as a result of steroid use, abuse of recreational drugs, certain medical conditions, or even considerable weight gain.

Dear Dr. Whiteman,

In your opinion, when is the right time to undergo a mommy makeover? Do I have to be a mommy first?

Sincerely,
“R”

Dear “R”,

You do not have to be a mommy to undergo a mommy makeover, but there are other considerations to be aware of before having your surgery. For starters, it’s important to remember that a mommy makeover consists of three body contouring procedures (a tummy tuck using my Scarpa fascia waist enhancement technique, liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery) and patients should not expect considerable weight loss after a mommy makeover. I advise my patients reach their goal weight before undergoing their procedure. Additionally, you should not consider a mommy makeover if you plan to become pregnant in the future, as pregnancy can negatively affect or even reverse the results of your procedure.

Dear Dr. Whiteman,

I have begun to do some preliminary research about facelifts. Can you detail the difference between a full facelift and a mini facelift?

Sincerely,
“B”

Dear “B”,

Both a full facelift and a mini facelift (known as a rapid recovery lift) can help rejuvenate your appearance by tightening and smoothing facial skin. They differ in the degree to which they treat facial aging. Full facelifts are intended to provide more comprehensive rejuvenation to multiple areas of the face, whereas the mini facelift is specifically intended for patients who are showing early signs of aging in the lower third part of the face (including the neck, mid-face area, and jowls). During a consultation, I will explain the differences between these procedures in detail, including their respective recovery times required, to help determine which procedure is best for you.

I hope you found this helpful and informative. If you have a question of your own, don’t hesitate to contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. At Southern Plastic Surgery, we offer complimentary plastic surgery consultations for patients seeking guidance on how cosmetic surgery can help them achieve their aesthetic goals. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for additional news, photos, videos, and updates.