How can I get rid of this fat on my back above and obviously below bra lines? It evens comes around the armpit area (Photo)
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Fat Deposits Above and Below Bra Line
You need to have an in-person consultation with a local plastic surgeon and they can examine you and provide you with an assessment about what options would be right for you. This might be liposuction or it might be a more direct procedure like body contouring that removes tissue.
As for pricing for liposuction, that varies by technique, surgeon, area of the country, etc. Best to go for a few consultations to get a good idea of the prices in the Chicago area.
How can I get rid of this fat on my back above and obviously below bra lines?
See case #11 in the link below for an example.
That said, you definitely have to choose your surgeon correctly and make sure that he/she has the training and experience to meet your goals with absolute safety. A key quality indicator is Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Don’t settle for less.
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Liposuction of the upper back and axilla
- Liposuction of the upper back and release of the skin crease should give you a nice result.
- If you do not lose weight afterwards, the fat will return but to different areas.
- Extensive liposuction under the arms may leave skin loose -
- Ask your plastic surgeon whether skin needs to be removed in that area as well.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
Treatments for back fat and excess skin
Skin creases on our body are formed by skin attachments to our muscle layers.
One of those skin attachments is on the back, forming the back bra roll crease.
The true diagnosis on the back is mostly loose skin and, secondarily, an excessive distribution of subcutaneous fat.
Since liposuction only removes fat, the results will be limited.
Liposuction in this area can and will make the back bra roll thinner, but the crease generally stays. At best, it can give a nice improvement, and at worst, it can make the area simply look deflated.
A word of caution when reviewing before-and-after pictures: if you raise your arms up in the air, you will notice that the back bra roll can almost disappear.
If before pictures are taken with the arms in the downward position and the after pictures are taken with the arms in an upward position, the results are drastically altered.
In order to display impressive results, some surgeons may be tempted to have their patients raise their arms for the after pictures.
I don't want to come across as a pessimist, but I find patient satisfaction to be much greater when realistic expectations are set from the beginning.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Back and bra fat
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