Liposuction is a quick and effective treatment to get rid of bra fat also known as bra rolls or a bra bulge. Stubborn areas around the broad region can be easily removed with liposuction resulting in a more defined shape and contour. Liposuction involves the permanent removal of bra fat which has proven impossible to lose with diet and exercise alone. People who have a genetic tendency to develop bra fat may find it much harder to lose that bra bulge with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Skin laxity is not improved with diet and exercise alone and loose skin is a common feature of the ageing process. A bra-line back lift may be more suitable for patients who have excess skin combined with bra fat.
Many people are concerned about the bra rolls and bra fat that most commonly appear under the bra line. As a result, women find their bra does not sit properly and can find it uncomfortable wearing tight-fitting or revealing clothing. Certain items of clothing may draw attention to bra fat this can lead to a lot of self-confidence.
What is bra roll liposuction?
Bra roll liposuction involves the use of liposuction to remove bra fat under and around the bra line. There are different types of bra rolls. This includes the bra fat that starts under the arm and spreads across the shoulder. There is also the bra fat that is below the bra. These areas of excess bra fat are often very difficult to get rid of simply by eating healthy or following an exercise regime.
Who is suitable for bra fat removal?
Those who are considered good candidates for bra roll liposuction include those who:
- Have excess rolls of fat around the bra line area also known as a bra bulge
- Are 18 years or older
- Are physically and mentally healthy
- Have a healthy BMI (18.5-24.9)
It is important to note that bra roll liposuction is not considered an alternative to weight loss and healthy eating. Instead, it is a good addition to your regime. You will not lose a significant amount of weight with bra roll liposuction, however, you may notice your bra size may decrease as a result of the bra fat removal.
What does bra roll liposuction involve?
Bra roll liposuction will be performed under an anaesthetic known as TIVA. This anaesthetic means you will be asleep during the procedure, however, unlike other types of general anaesthetic, no noxious gases are used. You will also wake up quicker following the procedure and with less dizziness and drowsiness.
Bra roll liposuction involves using liposuction to remove excess fat from the bra line areas. Bra fat liposuction may be combined with liposuction to other areas such as the love handles, thighs or stomach.
At Centre for Surgery, we use the PAL lipo technique. This is far safer than older liposuction techniques and does not involve the use of heat to remove fat cells. PAL lipo ensures you get the results you want, without damaging your body internally or having any of the tell-tale signs of liposuction, such as rippling skin.
To complete the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incisions to permit access for the liposuction cannula. The cannulas will be used to create fat tunnels for a local anaesthetic. The cannulas will also separate the fat globules, which preserves the delicate stromal network and prevents the blood vessels from being damaged meaning there is less risk of bruising and bleeding. Smaller cannulas are then used to remove the fat cells. Finally, the remaining fat is sculpted so the patient has the best possible, natural-looking results. You will avoid any skin irregularities or bumps that often occur with other liposuction methods. The incision site is then shut and sutured. Any bra bulge is permanently eliminated.
The problem of excess bra fat can be particularly severe in obese and overweight patients who have lost significant amounts of weight and are left with large amounts of loose excess skin. Although liposuction to remove bra fat can still be effective, the procedure may need to be combined with surgical excision to remove the loose skin.
What can I expect from the bra fat liposuction recovery period?
After bra fat liposuction it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort, particularly around the incision site. Your surgeon will provide you with appropriate pain medication to take to alleviate symptoms.
You may also experience some bruising and swelling, which should go away after about 10 days. You will be given a compression garment to wear, which will help with speeding up the recovery period and reducing the bruising and swelling. You will have to avoid strenuous exercise for six weeks, however, you can resume mild exercise after about two weeks.
Are you interested in bra roll liposuction for the removal of bra fat? This is a procedure Centre for Surgery offers. Contact us today to book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons.