Even if you are fit and healthy, excess fat around your bra can be difficult to get rid of. Exercises that target the back muscles are effective, but they may not be enough to eliminate the problem.
Women of all ages and sizes can develop bra fat. However, a variety of cosmetic treatments can reduce bra rolls for a more attractive silhouette.
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The fat that collects underneath your bra straps, known as bra fat or back fat, can make you look unattractive and feel insecure when wearing revealing tops and bikinis. Liposuction can eliminate this problem by removing excess fat in the area, leaving you with a slimmer torso. This procedure can also tighten the skin to give you a smoother appearance. Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical options for eliminating bra fat, including VASER liposuction.
VASER (vibration-assisted liposuction) is an innovative treatment for reducing bra fat and other body areas with stubborn deposits of fat. During this treatment, the fat in the treated area is liquefied and then suctioned out using a small cannula. This method of liposuction is more precise than traditional methods and can target specific pockets of fat, making it an ideal choice for eliminating bra rolls. In addition to reducing back fat, VASER can also be used to treat other areas of the body that are resistant to weight loss, such as the thighs or love handles.
Another way to get rid of bra fat is through targeted exercise. However, it is important to understand that battling bra bulge requires a combination of cardio to burn fat and strength training to tone the muscles in the chest and back. The goal of these exercises is to eliminate bra fat by reducing the size of your chest, removing excess fat and tightening the skin in the area.
Unfortunately, for many women, a combination of diet and exercise is not enough to achieve the results they desire. For these patients, surgical and non-surgical options can help to remove bra fat and create a more defined torso.
Even women who are fit and follow a healthy diet may struggle with stubborn pockets of fat under the bra line. This dreaded bra bulge can occur due to genetics, aging, or a combination of factors. Thankfully, there is an easy solution to this common problem. Kybella is an injectable treatment that works to destroy fat cells and eliminate bra fat.
During this non-invasive cosmetic procedure, Dr. Michele Green of Upper East Side Dermatology injects deoxycholic acid, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule that occurs in the body to break down and digest dietary fat. When injected into a targeted fat pocket, Kybella initiates a chemical reaction that breaks down and destroys the targeted fat cells. Once the fat is destroyed, the cells are metabolized and eliminated by the body’s natural processes. This procedure is safe for both men and women, and it’s the newest, fastest, and most effective way to get rid of bra fat.
This procedure can be done on an outpatient basis and requires no downtime. The number of treatments a patient will need depends on the size and severity of their bra fat problem, but most patients see noticeable results within two to three sessions. This is one of the most popular procedures at Dr. Green’s private NYC dermatology practice.
Aside from liposuction, this is the only non-invasive way to remove bra fat without going under the knife. It also has the added benefit of preventing future fat accumulation in the area.
For many patients, this procedure is the best way to achieve a well-defined, sexy neckline. Although this procedure is not suitable for pregnant or nursing mothers, it can be a great option for patients who have isolated pockets of fat that will not disappear with exercise and diet.
In addition to regular exercise, there are several other steps you can take to battle unwanted bra fat. The most important is to focus on strengthening the muscles that can help support your bustline. To target these muscles, fitness expert Nadia Murdock recommends working the latissiumus dorsi muscle and performing exercises such as chin ups, pull-downs on a cable machine, and bent over rows on the rowing machine.
Women often struggle with bra fat, which accentuates their bra lines. Although exercise and diet can help to reduce bra fat, many times this is not enough. This is because the muscles surrounding the chest and back need to be toned. Exercises such as arm slides, pull-ups, and shoulder presses can strengthen these muscles and burn fat in the area. However, the best way to get rid of bra bulge is to combine cardio and strength training. These exercises will burn fat and tone the muscles near your bra line for a more defined look in your bathing suits and under knits.
Women with excessive fatty tissue and sagging skin may benefit from a surgical procedure to tighten their stomach, called a tummy tuck (abbreviated as abdominoplasty). This cosmetic surgery removes excess fatty tissue and tightens the abdominal muscle for a flatter stomach. A tummy tuck is also effective at eliminating stretch marks that can form in the belly and upper arms following pregnancy or weight gain.
The tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction for added body contouring results. Liposuction can target stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can also be used to slim down the waistline and hips, which helps eliminate bra rolls.
Another advantage of the tummy tuck is that it can also be used to treat a common bladder condition, known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). SUI occurs when you uncontrollably leak urine when coughing, laughing, or sneezing. A tummy tuck can help alleviate SUI by strengthening the abdominal muscles around the bladder.
A tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, with more than 150,000 people choosing abdominoplasty each year. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for about a hour. The incision is placed right above the bikini line so any scarring will be hidden under clothing and swimwear. A tummy tuck can also be done in conjunction with other body contouring surgeries, such as an arm lift or thigh lift. This allows patients to have a more complete improvement in their body shape and boost their confidence.
Gynecomastia, or breast tissue that appears in the chest of a man, is caused by a combination of glandular tissue and fat. While hormones, especially during puberty, play a large role, weight gain, genetics, and certain medications can also cause this condition. Men who have this issue often feel self-conscious, leading them to avoid certain social situations. For example, they may not swim with their friends or choose to wear loose-fitting tops to minimize the appearance of the problem.
Gynecomastia surgery can sculpt a flatter and more masculine chest, eliminating the bra fat that causes many men to feel self-conscious. This procedure typically involves liposuction and surgical excision of the glandular tissue, but can also include skin tightening and contour improvement. During the treatment, patients are under local anesthesia and will experience some swelling and bruising afterwards.
For those who wish to tone their bra fat and improve their body contour without undergoing surgery, a combination of diet and exercise can be effective. This is particularly true if the exercises involve toning the largest muscle in the back, called the Latissium Dorsi. Other muscles that can be targeted for toning include the Serratus Anterior and bent-over rows. In addition, it is important to avoid consuming foods that are high in sugar.
For those who have tried everything, including diet and exercise, but can’t seem to lose their bra fat, it might be time to consider a more permanent solution. Liposuction can remove bra fat and other stubborn pockets of unwanted fat and improve the shape of your body, providing long-lasting results. A qualified plastic surgeon can recommend the ideal procedure to treat your specific needs and goals.