Armpit Fat? Back Bulge? How to Get Rid of Extra Arm or Back Fat

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How to reduce fat near your armpits / How to get rid of back rolls:

Dare to share a hint of shoulder? Go backless? Rock a form-fitting dress?  If not, there are any number of issues that may be making you think twice about a body conscious dress or look. Today, we’re talking fat on the upper body. From armpit fat, to underarm flab to back bulge, here’s what causes these stubborn fat deposits and how to get rid of them:

Back Fat and Armpit Fat: Causes

Upper back fat, back bulge and extra fat in armpit area are common complaints. One reason is that these places on the body are notorious for accumulating stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. Here’s what causes excess fat in armpit areas or underarm back fat:

Aging and Fat Distribution

As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. As a result, skin and connective tissue have a tendency to lose elasticity and sag. While we tend to associate this process with the face, the areas of the upper body (particularly the backs of arms, under the armpits or along the bra area) are also prone to appearing less toned. Additionally, a fifty year old is just much more likely than a thirty year old to have more flab, as fat tends to accumulate as we age.

Genetics and Fat Distribution

The apple usually doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to fat deposits. Where we store fat is largely determined by genetics. So if your mama or grandma had armpit fat or back bulge, you’re likely to develop it too.

Large Breasts / Improper Bra Fit

It’s possible that what you’re calling arm fat or bra bulge is not fat at all. A condition called “breast tissue migration” may be to blame. Commonly defined as a semi-permanent redistribution of breast tissue to the armpit or back area, it typically occurs due a bra not fitting properly.

How to Get Rid of Back Fat and Bra Overhang? How to Reduce Fat Under Armpits?

Are There Exercises to Get Rid of Back Rolls or Underarm Fat?

If you’re looking for an exercise that’s an arm fat blaster, you’re likely in for disappointment. The only way to get rid of armpit fat or stubborn back fat permanently is to physically destroy the fat cells. However, exercise, most commonly in the form of strength training, can work to tone these area. What strength training does is provide a greater network of support for arm or back flab. As a result, you can reduce the appearance of underarm fat or back rolls.

Can I Hide Bra Bulge?

Having some fat in the back or armpit area is normal. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with bra back fat. A simple bra bulge removal fix is to get a bra fitting from a professional, who can advice you how to pick a bra to reduce back fat. In general, consider bras that are a larger cup size, have broader straps or additional side panels to smooth out areas of back fat.

Does Underarm Liposuction or Back Fat Lipo Work?

Liposuction to remove back fat or for underarm fat (called brachioplasty or arm lift) has been around since the 70’s. Both will result in permanent reduction of under arm or back fat and a more contoured look. However, as with any surgical procedure, liposuction to remove back fat or arm fat comes with risks, including infection, nerve damage, loss of sensation in the area and scarring.

What Non Surgical Back Fat Removal or Arm Fat Removal Options are There?

Kybella for Armpit Fat / Back Bulge

Kybella is an injectable that physically destroys fat cells with the naturally-occurring molecule, deoxycholic acid. Typically indicated for permanent double chin removal, one off label use is taking advantage of Kybella to get rid of underarm fat or back fat. It offers the advantage of being a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that is highly targeted and offers permanent fat reduction with multiple treatments.

Ultrasonic Lipo-Cavitation

Ultrasonic Lipo Cavitation (also called Cavi Lipo, Ultra Cavitation, Ultrasonic Liposuction or Ultrasonic Cavi Lipo) is another nonsurgical liposuction alternative. It’s a great spot treatment for any area of the body with pockets of fat. Three modalities penetrate deep within the skin to target stubborn fat:

  1. The first modality is ultrasound, which uses low frequency sound waves to selectively destroys fat cells, while preserving the surrounding tissue.
  2. The second is radiofrequency, which uses a thermal effect to heat the skin and cause collagen tissues to regroup and contract, which creates a tightening and toning effect on the targeted area.
  3. The third is microcurrent, which mimics your body’s own electrical currents and delivers a low dosage of precise energy under the skin. This restores the natural energy in the tissue to jumpstart the regenerative processes of the skin, fat, muscle and connective tissue, as well as the circulatory system.

Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa for Fat Reduction on The Arms or Back?

Smooth Synergy NYC has been in the business of providing body contouring solutions since 2002. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in assessing which treatment option might be right for your particular concern, in order to provide you with superior results. Call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty, who is here to create a customized treatment plan to meet your individual beauty goal.

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