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.

Debunking Common Myths about Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US among both men and women. Patients love having the ability to create a trimmer, healthier-looking body contour by removing excess fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, back, or elsewhere. Though despite its immense popularity, there are still a lot of patients that don’t know about liposuction and the benefits it is able to provide. That’s why I am writing to debunk a few of the more common misconceptions about liposuction.

Debunking Common Myths about LiposuctionMyth #1: Liposuction Can Help You Lose a Large Amount of Weight

Unfortunately this is not true. It’s important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. While it’s true that excess fat is removed during liposuction, the number of pounds of fat that can be removed safely from the body is relatively small and fatty tissue does not weigh that much. I recommend that my patients reach their goal weight before undergoing liposuction.

Myth #2: Liposuction Will Keep Fat Away Forever

Liposuction results are meant to last for a considerable amount of time, but that doesn’t mean that treated areas will remain fat-free forever. Though lipo is able to reduce the number of fat cells in a specific area of the body, some cells will remain intact. Any remaining fat cells can expand and contract, leading to more body fat. Certain changes in the body from pregnancy, weight gain, or aging can alter a patient’s results.

Myth #3: Liposuction Will Help Get Rid of Cellulite

Despite what many people believe, liposuction is not intended to treat cellulite. Cellulite is caused by damaged fatty tissue that accumulates below the surface of the skin pushing through the connective tissue. Liposuction can sometimes reduce the appearance of cellulite by removing fat and slightly smoothing a specific area, but this is not always the case. I personally recommend Cellulaze™ Cellulite Treatment for patients who want to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Due to its effectiveness and versatility, it’s no surprise to me that liposuction becomes more and more in-demand every year. Hopefully by elaborating on what it can do (and what it cannot do) patients will have a better idea of whether or not liposuction is the right procedure to help achieve their unique aesthetic goals. Non-invasive treatments like SculpSure® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction may be preferable for certain patients. If you would like to learn more about liposuction, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation. You can also follow along with us at Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for more tips, news, photos, and more.

The Time is Right for a Mommy Makeover

Beach and pool season is nearly here. If you’re like many of us, you probably can’t wait to get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun after being cooped up through the fall and winter. Though for certain people, it’s not that simple. If you have struggled to regain your pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise alone, a mommy makeover at Southern Plastic Surgery can be just what you need to reshape your silhouette and make you more comfortable and confident than ever before.

By combining a tummy tuck with liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to target several common issues many mothers deal with after pregnancy. Mommy makeover surgery can be perfect for women trying to take a few inches off their waistline, while also firming sagging breasts and tightening their stomach.

If you’re still curious about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve the figure you desire, check out the video below in which I discuss the flexibility of the mommy makeover and how it can help women with a variety of aesthetic needs:

Women should only consider a mommy makeover once they are finished having kids, as additional pregnancies can negatively affect the results of your procedure. Since each patient’s body reacts differently to pregnancy and childbirth, a pre-surgical consultation is hugely important to determine the best procedures for your needs. For more information on the mommy makeover or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.