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How to Get Rid of Bra Fat Under Arms?

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While doctors often recommend diet and exercise to get rid of bra fat under the arms, liposuction is the best solution. This area is especially prone to excess fat accumulation. It is also difficult to lose fat in this area naturally. Spot reduction of fat is impossible. It’s also an area that is extremely hard to target through exercise. Liposuction removes the problematic fat from this area, leaving a slim and appealing look.

Bra Fat – What Is It?

Bra fat is a common problem that many women suffer from. Women of all ages, shapes, and sizes have this issue. It affects women of all body types, including those of average weight.

Doctors call bra fat underarm fat or armpit fat. Bra fat occurs when the fat and skin pushes out from beneath your bra’s straps and structure. The result is a bulge, which makes the surface of the skin appear uneven. Many women are self-conscious about their bra fat. It spoils the way their clothes look and can make women uncomfortable about their appearance. In some cases, it causes such low self-esteem that sufferers are embarrassed to exercise, sunbathe or wear certain outfits.

Why Do I Have Bra Fat Under My Arms?

There are several reasons why you may have bra fat under your arms:

Genetics: Largely, your body fat distribution depends on your genetics. If your relatives have excess bra fat, you may well have it too.

Weight gain: You may have bra fat if you are overweight. Even the smallest change or gain in your weight can affect your bra line.  If you’re obese, deposits of excess fat may appear beneath the arms. If you gain more weight, your armpit and breast area may look more prominent. Shedding a few pounds by eating healthily and working out may help to reduce bra fat. However, targeting this area is extremely difficult. Spot-reducing fat is impossible. While losing weight overall may reduce the appearance of a bra bulge, there is no guarantee of it working.

Hormones: Hormonal changes affect breast tissues. Puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and menstruation can all cause the breasts to swell due to changes in progesterone and estrogen production. Hormonal shifts can make excess fat and skin in the underarm area more prominent. While you may be able to treat some of the excess fat with changes in medication

Axillary Breast Tissue: Sometimes, excess breast tissue masquerades as underarm fat. Doctors call this excess breast tissue an accessory breast or axillary breast. Breast tissue develops out of the usual breast area, causing axillary breast. Typically, it will occur in the armpit. This tissue responds to changes in hormones. Shifting levels of progesterone and estrogen can make underarm fat appear lumpier or thicker.

Swollen lymph nodes: If the glands in the armpits swell, you may develop a bra bulge. It can happen due to infection, hand or arm injuries, or other medical problems.

Posture: Although poor posture doesn’t cause underarm fat, it makes it more prominent. Standing with your shoulders rolled forward makes underarm fat more obvious.

Will Dieting And Exercise Get Rid Of Armpit Fat?

In some cases, dieting and exercise can get rid of armpit fat. If you’re generally overweight, eating healthily and exercising regularly may help you lose weight overall. In turn, this may reduce your armpit fat. However, not everyone with armpit fat is actually overweight; it is just their genetics determining the distribution of their excess fat. Finding exercises to target the armpit area is extremely difficult too. Women who are naturally slim can still suffer from armpit fat. Their body weight may be normal, but they may still have a bra bulge due to genetics. Exercising and dieting won’t improve the appearance of this fat, because your body holds fat in that area due to genetics.

Can I Have Surgery To Get Rid Of Bra Fat?

For many women, surgery is the best way to get rid of bra fat. Liposuction is the most effective surgery to address this problem.

Liposuction is most associated with the stomach and thighs, but it works on the underarm area too. Cosmetic surgeons can suck out fat from the affected area through tiny incisions under a local anesthetic.

Liposuction permanently removes the excess fat cells from the armpit area. It leaves a slimmer, smoother, and more attractive silhouette. Women who have armpit liposuction can enjoy greater self-confidence and more self-esteem.

If you’re keen to have liposuction to get rid of your bra bulge, it’s essential to seek out a specialist. Here at ArtLipo, Dr. Su is a specialist in the field of liposuction. You can see the impressive results he can achieve on our before and after photo gallery. He has helped many patients to achieve a slimmer, more contoured look and improved their self-esteem.

To find out more about how liposuction can remove your underarm fat, contact the ArtLipo team today.

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