Bra fat versus back fat?

What is the difference between the two, when it comes to lipo. Is the bra area considered one area? Is the back fat considered: posterior flanks, bra fat....

Doctor Answers 4

VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring - Back

The bra-line is considered the area of the upper back below the armpit line. Flank fat sits in the lower back below the waist line and above the hips. Back fat would entail the entire back. Please see an expert for further evaluation regarding liposuction. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bra vs. back

Bra fat and back fat are the same. Flanks are considered a separate area.      


Carlos Burnett, MD, FACS
Westfield Plastic Surgeon
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Bra fat versus back fat?

Thank you for your excellent question.  Each surgeon will divide up the body into different areas when referring to liposuction.  As a result I would discuss the exact areas that you would like to see some addressed and your surgeon will time the amount of liposuction needed to accomplish your goals.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Braline vs back

Every surgeon is different.  It is hard to describe the differences without showing you pictures or in person.  Best description is that braline is the side of the chest up to the breast. flanks is the side of the body above the hips.  back is everything else.

Please make an in-person consultation with a ABPS board certified PS to evaluate you and discuss your options.

Hope that helps and best wishes!
Dr. Morales
ABPS Board Certified
Houston, Tx

Rolando Morales Jr, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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