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How to Get Rid of Armpit

Armpit fat is rarely responsive to diet and exercise. Although eating healthily and working out may help, they may not work enough to make a change to your body. The best way to remove armpit fat is by liposuction. Liposuction removes the fat permanently from this tricky area. It can restore a slim and attractive physique. As a result, it is the best way to get rid of armpit fat. Continue to read to find out more about how liposuction can get rid of armpit fat, which can leave you with a more attractive shape.

Why Do I Have Armpit Fat?

There are many reasons why you may have armpit fat. More women have it than men do, but people of all sizes and shapes may have it. At the simplest level, you could be wearing a too-tight bra. It may make the skin between the armpit and breast spill out, causing an unsightly bulge. However, if changing your bra to a different size doesn’t help, the cause could be one of the following:

  • Genetics. Largely, the way your body fat distributes is due to genetic factors. If your close relatives have underarm fat, there’s a good chance you’ll have it.
  • Weight. Anyone who is overweight may find excess fat deposits under their arms. Weight gain often makes the armpit and breast area bigger.
  • Hormones. Hormonal changes affect breast tissue during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Changes in progesterone and estrogen production may cause swelling in the breasts. Such changes increase the appearance of excess fat and skin in this area.
  • Axillary breast tissue. Sometimes, breast tissue develops outside the typical breast area. The armpit is a common location for this excess tissue to appear. This tissue will respond to fluctuations in hormones. During menstruation and pregnancy, changing levels of progesterone and estrogen may make the fat appear lumpier or thicker.
  • Swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes appear throughout our bodies. The glands in the armpits (known as axillary lymph nodes) can swell, making the area look fatter. That can occur if you have a hand or arm injury, have an infection or have another medical condition.
  • Posture. Having poor posture doesn’t cause underarm fat. It does make it look more prominent, though. If you stand with your shoulders rolled forward, extra skin in the armpit will look more pronounced.

Will Dieting And Exercise Eradicate My Armpit Fat?

If you’re overweight in general, you may find that dieting and exercise help to reduce your body weight overall. In turn, your armpit fat may reduce, but there’s no guarantee. Once fat accumulates in this tricky area, it is difficult to eradicate. It’s impossible to spot-reduce fat, so you cannot target this single area with diet and exercise. It’s also difficult to find exercises designed to slim down the armpit area! Some people may find that a healthy lifestyle eradicates their armpit fat, but most don’t. Even people who are slim can have a “bra bulge.”

Will Disguising Armpit Fat Help?

It may be possible to disguise your armpit fat by wearing different clothing. Looser tops and well-fitting undergarments may improve the appearance of armpit fat. However, that isn’t a long-term solution. It will also only work when you’re wearing clothing, so without clothes, your self-esteem may still suffer. If you want to sunbathe or swim, disguising your armpit fat is impossible. Finding a longer-term solution is, therefore, essential.

Can Surgery Help?

Surgery is an effective way to address armpit fat. Liposuction of the armpit is the best way to eradicate fat in this area.

Armpit liposuction permanently removes the excess fat cells in this part of the body. The procedure involves receiving a local anesthetic. The patient remains alert and awake during their surgery. They won’t feel any pain, though. The surgeon makes tiny incisions in the armpit area. They pass a narrow cannula into the incision to break the fat up. They then suck the excess fat cells out of the armpit.

Once the excess fat is gone, it cannot return. The outcome is a slimmer, more attractive silhouette with no unwanted bulges and bumps. The bra bulge is gone completely. The patient can wear the clothing of their choice and can feel comfortable sunbathing or swimming. They needn’t worry about excess fat spilling out of their bra anymore. They will have a smooth and even underarm contour instead.

The recovery period from armpit liposuction is also relatively short. As long as you follow the instructions your surgeon gives you, you will see your results quite quickly.

Not all cosmetic surgeons offer armpit liposuction surgery. Here at ArtLipo, Dr. Su is our resident liposuction specialist. Dr. Su produces impressive results for his patients. Check out our before and after gallery to see images of the outcomes he has achieved.

Contact the ArtLipo team today to find out more about armpit liposuction and whether liposuction is the right option for you when you want to look your best.

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