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.

What’s New at Southern Plastic Surgery?

As we transition into fall, the idea of change can come to the forefront of our minds as the kids are back in school, we gear up for seasonal sports and prepare for upcoming holidays.  When we grow older, our bodies start to respond more to the effects of gravity and accumulated damage that we acquire from long days spent in the sun.  These effects tend to also make ourselves look more aged than we really are.  In recent years, nonsurgical skincare treatments have shown that you can achieve younger-looking results and prolong the need for extensive surgical procedures.  This month, we’re featuring two of our newest nonsurgical and surgical procedure additions: Kybella™ nonsurgical fat reduction for the double chin and the Grammy Makeover.


Kybella™

A hot topic in the newest nonsurgical fat reduction conversation is the brand new, FDA-approved facial rejuvenation treatment – Kybella™.  Specifically promoted to treat the fat that accumulates below the chin, or a double chin as you may know it as, Kybella™ is made of a naturally-occurring substance already in our bodies, called deoxycholic acid (this molecule helps the body breakdown and absorb dietary fat).   During a short, 15-20 minute series of injections into the fat below your chin, Kybella™ nonsurgical fat reduction starts to work by destroying the fat cells so they can no longer accumulate fat.  So after treatment, you’ll see improved, younger-looking contours and a slimmer profile.

Grammy Makeover

Often patients question how they can fit facial plastic surgery procedures into their schedules, and their budgets.  While some procedures don’t require as much downtime as you would think (we’re talking days and weeks, not months), combination procedures may be something you’ve never even considered.  Our newest procedure, the Grammy makeover is similar to the Mommy makeover, only this time it includes even more anti-aging options by adding facial procedures to this a-la-carte procedure.  Where a Mommy makeover focuses on the breast and body, the Grammy makeover combines face, breast and body contouring procedures in one comprehensive, custom-tailored surgical plan for our more mature patients.

When you combine procedures at the same time, you’re reducing the number of times you’re required to be in the hospital (one time versus going several times over a longer period of time) and less overall downtime (again, one recovery period verses recovery after recovery time).  The savings come into play because you’re not paying the required surgical and hospital fees for each and every procedure.  Instead, when you have a combination procedure like a Mommy or Grammy makeover, you only pay those fees once.  This month, we are extending our Beauty in All Shades offer where you can receive 10% OFF hospital facility fees and anesthesia for any surgery completed by September 30th, 2015!  This special only applies to non-insurance cases and is available as we have openings.

If you’re interested in learning more about our newest cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. today to set up your complimentary consultation.  We’ll be running more specials in the near future, so be sure to follow me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so you don’t miss out!atlanta plastic surgeon discounts

Kybella™ Fat Reduction for the Double Chin


kybella chin reduction atlanta duluth gaOh, the dreaded “double chin.”  How does it seemingly appear out of nowhere?  Why won’t it go away?  Can it go away with diet and exercise?  If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, then listen up!  There are several factors that can contribute to a man or woman’s double chin; age, genetics and weight gain are all possible causes.  No matter how diligent you are in eating right and exercising, it just may not be able to do the trick.  That’s where the new, FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment Kybella™ fat reduction for the chin comes into play!

According to a 2014 American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 68% of people polled shared being bothered by their double chin (also referred to as submental fullness).  As a double board certified plastic surgeon, I am always researching the latest techniques and products influencing the plastic surgery field.  Typically, body contouring procedures were the only way to address fat stored below the chin, but Kybella™ has proven to be the nonsurgical alternative.  Let’s go over some of the top frequently asked questions we’ve received regarding Kybella™ and its benefits:

Q: Am I a good candidate for Kybella™ fat reduction treatments?
A: Patients who are unhappy by the appearance of their double chin, feel their appearance looks aged or heavier than it actually is or may not yet be ready for surgical contouring procedures, like liposuction, are good candidates for Kybella™ treatments.

Q: Does Kybella™ fat reduction work on other parts of the body?
A: Kybella™ is only FDA approved for use on the fat below the chin.  Sorry, but it’s not recommended as safe for use on any other parts of the body.

Q: How do Kybella™ fat reduction treatments work?
A: Think of Kybella™ as a combination of body contouring and cosmetic injectable treatments.  The main ingredient used is a naturally-occurring substance already in our bodies, called deoxycholic acid.  This molecule helps the body breakdown and absorb dietary fat; when Kybella™ treatment is administered (during a 15-20 minute series of injections into the fat below your chin), it destroys the fat cells so they can no longer accumulate fat.  After treatment, Kybella™ patients see improved, younger-looking contours and a slimmer chin profile.

Q: Are there any risks and how long will my results last?
A: Downtime is fairly minimal after your first treatment.  Common side effects include swelling, bruising, numbness, stiffness or redness.  An ice/cold pack and over-the-counter medicine is all that is really recommended to help relieve any discomfort after treatment.  As far as results, it will depend on the person and how much fat we need to get rid of.  Generally we recommend 2-4 treatments but some patients may need up to six for the best results.  As long as you’re diligent with doing your part to maintain your weight, the fat cells should remain permanently gone!

Instead of wishing your double chin away, why not treat it the nonsurgical way with Kybella™ fat reduction?  If you’d like to learn more about Kybella™ or schedule your Kybella™ treatment, contact Southern Plastic Surgery today.  Stay connected with SPS by following me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.