It’s not a stretch to say that we all probably have something we’d like to change about ourselves–whether physical or otherwise.
Whether you want different color hair or a quick pick-me-up treatment to get rid of wrinkles, there are tons of ways to make yourself feel your best.
One such “tweak” that many people are interested in is removing fat between the armpit and bra area. This particular excess fat is known as “bra bulge” and now that there is a solid way to address the fat, why shouldn’t you address it?
According to Beverly-Hills-based plastic surgeon and RealSelf contributor Sheila Nazarian, MD, there’s been a slow but steady rise in the number of requests for “bra bulge” treatments within the last few years.
It is a trouble spot for many people, even those who are young and active.
According to Dr. Nazarian, women in their 20’s, 30’s and sometimes forties are all looking to address bra bulge.
According to Dr. Nazarian, the bra bulge fat-reduction treatments that are most effective include Liposuction and CoolSculpting. Dr. Nazarian also mentioned that the most common procedure for bra bulge removal is indeed liposuction–it is the oldest and best-known option available.
During liposuction, incisions are made in the bra bulge area and then the fat cells are vacuumed out with a wand.
The incision areas are then stitched closed. A bra bulge liposuction procedure can be performed under local anesthetic, usually within about an hour or two.
Some patients, meanwhile, choose CoolSculpting, a non-invasive method for killing fat cells by chilling them.
“When fat cells freeze, they die, which reduces some of the bulge,” explains Min S. Ahn, MD, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston.
The CoolSculpting procedure, which is extremely popular in the Washington DC area, reduces approximately 20 percent of the fullness of the bra bulge during a 35-minute treatment session.
Bottom line: No matter if you choose Liposuction or CoolSculpting, it’s best to discuss your options in person with Dr. Navin Singh at Washingtonian Plastic Surgery first.