You may have heard of axillary liposuction. However, you may not know which area of the body this treatment addresses. Nevertheless, a surprising number of women suffer from axillary fat. With liposuction of this area, you can achieve a much slimmer, more toned, and more attractive silhouette. Here, we take a closer look at what axillary lipo is and what it involves.
Where Is The Axillary Area?
The axillary area is the area between the breast and the armpit. Sometimes, women call fat in this area “armpit fat.” It appears as a bulge near the armpit and will remain outside your swimsuit or bra. Axillary fat spoils the appearance of tank tops, lingerie, and swimwear.
Why Does Fat Accumulate In This Area?
Many women develop axillary fat. Although most people think only overweight women develop this problem, that isn’t the case. Slim women may also have armpit fat. That is because genetics is the primary cause. Your genes determine the distribution of fat on your body. That means even women with average-sized breasts and a healthy body weight can still suffer from axillary rolls. Axillary fat spoils the line of clothing and makes women self-conscious. As it is breast tissue, it also responds to hormonal changes. That can lead to changing textures and increasing size throughout the month. It’s no wonder that women want to find a way to resolve this issue.
How Does Axillary Lipo Work?
Surgeons perform axillary lipo under local anesthetic. They make tiny incisions in the armpit area and then pass a cannula through. The surgeon breaks the fat up and then suctions it out. They then sculpt the area to create a slim and toned look.
What Are The Benefits Of This Lipo Procedure?
Patients can experience the following benefits after axillary lipo:
- They have better contours in their underarm area
- They may benefit from greater arm mobility
- They experience less irritation from their clothing
- They look better in sleeveless clothing and swimwear
- They feel more confident and have improved self-esteem
- The results are natural-looking and long-lasting
Do I Need Axillary Lipo?
Even slim women can experience an armpit bulge that spoils the appearance of their clothing. Even a small bulge can be distressing. For some women, though, the armpit bulge can be very thick. It can even push the arm outwards laterally if the arms are at the woman’s side. That makes the arms look bigger, and the whole upper body appear bulky. By simply removing axillary fat, the entire upper body can look better. It’s also virtually impossible to get rid of accumulated fat in this area. It usually doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Therefore, surgery is the best solution.
Can Other Areas Be Treated At The Same Time As The Axillary Area?
Some patients want a more comprehensive approach to body contouring. It’s possible to treat other areas at the same time as the axillary area, including:
- Liposuction of the bra bulge and upper back
- Liposuction of the arms and shoulders
- A breast lift, reduction, or enhancement
Where Can I Get Axillary Lipo?
If you’re ready to have axillary liposuction, contact the ArtLipo team today. Dr. Su is an expert in this surgical field and produces outstanding results for women with axillary fat.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.