Five Proven Methods To Get Rid Of Armpit Fat
To get rid of your armpit fat aka bra bulge, check out these five cosmetic fat-reduction procedures to see which treatment works best for you
Ladies, let’s be honest. It’s insanely bothersome to see that unwanted bra bulge, every time you wear a strapless dress or a tank top. Several bogus claims on the internet, usually referring to spot fat reduction, will tell you that certain exercises can help you get rid of that “bulge” next to the armpits, but research says otherwise. Yes, diet management is important, as 80% of natural weight loss accounts for what you eat. But if diet and exercise have failed you, then it might be time to change your approach. Here are a few cosmetic treatments that give long-lasting results, you may want to consider.
Coolsculpting is a revolutionary fat-reduction procedure that uses controlled cooling to destroy fat cells by freezing them to death in a process called cryolipolysis. Once the procedure is done, your body naturally metabolises the fat and excretes it through the lymphatic system, over three weeks to three months. Coolsculpting is a popular fat-reduction treatment among celebrities because it can target 25% of the targeted fat in a single treatment, with convenience and no downtime. But remember, to maintain the results you must maintain your weight.
- Coolsculpting Elite
Coolsculpting elite, an upgraded version of the original fat-freezing, features a dual sculpting capability which allows your technician to remove fat from both armpits simultaneously with the same machine. As a result, it’s cheaper and more effective, with shorter sessions and little to no downtime afterwards. During the treatment, a cosmetic technician places a C-shaped applicator over the armpit area, exposing it to calibrated cooling. This crystallises and ruptures the cell membrane, killing the fat cells which are eventually excreted out of your lymphatic system.
Liposuction is perhaps the most well-known surgical treatment for fat reduction that gives you drastic and effective results. During the treatment, a cosmetic surgeon makes an incision at the crease of your armpit and inserts a cannula, or tube into the incision. Then the surgeon administers a fat-dissolving agent and sucks up the dissolved fat up and out of the body through the tube. Since you’re under local anaesthesia, you won’t feel any pain, but liposuction can leave some scarring.
Underarm Lift or Brachioplasty
Underarm lift or Brachioplasty is a surgical fat-reduction treatment that involves removing excess upper arm tissue, to reduce bra bulge, and tighten loose and sagging skin. In this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon removes the fat or the excess skin between the armpit and places it on the newly re-positioned contours to make your upper arms look defined and toned.
An Underarm lift can be done in conjunction with liposuction, but it’s an extensive, expensive surgery that usually leaves a scar that runs from your armpit, all the way down to your elbow.
Kybella is an FDA-approved fat-dissolving serum, commonly used for reducing submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. However, some doctors also recommend the use of kybella to get rid of armpit fat. Patients typically require 2-3 treatments, roughly 6-12 weeks apart, and you will feel some tenderness and swelling in the armpit area for at least 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Both men and women can have armpit fat, but it appears to be more common in women. Sometimes, wearing bras or tops that are too tight, can also make armpit fat more prominent. But aside from your clothing choices, a bra bulge or armpit fat can occur due to reasons such as hereditary and genetic factors, excess weight, hormonal changes, and excess breast tissue. In some cases, swollen lymph nodes caused by infection as well as arm or hand injury can also disguise themselves as armpit fat. Whatever the cause, the cosmetic surgeon will help you identify it and guide you towards the treatment procedure, best suited for your body. In some cases, toning exercise and diet management may suffice, for others, non-surgical treatments like coolsculpting and kybella injections are recommended, but in certain cases, going under the knife (liposuction and underarm lift) may be the only solution.
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