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How To Lose Underarm Fat

It may be possible to lose underarm fat by losing weight if you are obese or overweight. You may also be able to lose underarm fat by building up muscle in the arms and chest wall. Unfortunately, those options may not always work. Some people with underarm fat are already a healthy weight, so shedding pounds won’t help. It’s also impossible to spot reduce fat. The best way to lose underarm fat for many people is through liposuction.

Why Do I Have Underarm Fat?

There are many reasons why you may have underarm fat. In some cases, it may be something as simple as wearing a bra or top that is too tight. Poor posture also makes any excess skin or fat under the arms look more apparent. Unfortunately, though, in most cases, the causes are more challenging to resolve.

Obesity is one common cause of underarm fat. If you’re overweight or obese, it’s likely your body will store some of the excess fat in your armpit area. Genetics is another common cause. Women are more likely to have underarm fat than men. In addition, if your close family members have prominent armpit fat, there’s a greater chance of you having it too.

Axillary breast tissue is often mistaken for underarm fat. When breast tissue develops outside the typical region, it tends to form in the armpit. This tissue is also highly sensitive to hormonal changes. That means during menstruation or pregnancy, the tissue may look bulkier.

Lymphedema is one further cause of a bulky underarm area. This problem occurs if the glands in the armpit swell in response to illness. It can appear to be excess fat in the underarm area.

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How Can I Have Underarm Fat If I’m A Healthy Weight?

There is a common belief that only overweight people have underarm fat. Yet, this isn’t the case. People of all genders, shapes, and sizes can develop armpit fat. Even people who are a healthy weight may have this problem due to their genetics. Unfortunately, losing weight won’t help in these cases.

Will Changing What I Wear Help Me Hide Underarm Fat?

If you feel embarrassed by the appearance of your underarm fat, you may be looking for ways to hide it. It may be possible to minimize the appearance of underarm fat by changing what you wear. You can try:

  • Avoiding tight bras and tops
  • Wearing clothes that cover the upper arms and armpits
  • Choosing clothing that is the right size for your body
  • Adopting a better posture to avoid slouching
  • Choosing baggy clothes that don’t cling to your silhouette

Although changing what you wear may hide underarm fat, it only masks the problem and won’t resolve it. There are also some occasions when you cannot hide your underarm fat. For example, if you are swimming. Many people feel anxious when wearing swimwear or strappy tops because of their armpit fat. Hiding it isn’t really a solution, and trying to do so can significantly restrict your lifestyle. Finding a better long-term solution is therefore essential.

If I lose Weight, Can I Shed Underarm Fat?

If you are overweight or obese, you may be able to reduce your underarm fat by losing weight. If you have some pounds to shed, it’s essential to do it in a healthy way. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet is the best course of action. If you lose weight, you should lose fat all over your body. That should include your armpit area. However, there are no guarantees that this will be the case. It’s impossible to spot reduce areas of fat. Even if you achieve your ideal body weight, you may still have some excess fat in your armpits due to genetics.

Will Working Out Get Rid of Underarm Fat?

For some people, exercising may help improve the appearance of underarm fat. There are some helpful exercises to try that can tone the muscles in this area. Planks and push-ups are just two popular exercises that some people find effective. Sadly, it is especially difficult to tone the underarm area. That means even after regularly working out, you may find your armpits retain excess fat.

Can Surgery Help Me Get Rid Of Underarm Fat?

Underarm fat liposuction is the ideal solution to eliminate armpit fat. The procedure is extremely effective in improving the appearance of the underarm area. The surgeon carries out the procedure under local anesthetic. They make tiny incisions through which they suction the excess fat. As they remove the fat cells permanently, the outcomes for patients are excellent. Patients have minimal downtime and usually see the full impact of the surgery within six months.

If you’re considering underarm liposuction, you must choose the right surgeon. Dr. Su at ArtLipo is a specialist and produces impressive results. Get in touch today to find out more and to arrange your consultation.

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