For some women, a favorite dress or perfect swimsuit can look great in all areas but one ... the armpit area, where a bulge of flesh sometimes sticks out. The technical term for this is an "axillary roll," but most of our patients refer to it as "bra fat."
This particular bulge can be frustrating because it's not very receptive to exercise and diet. Fortunately, liposuction can be quite successful in removing the bulge, and the surgery can often be performed in less than an hour.
In liposuction surgery, small incisions are made so that a thin, hollow tube can be inserted to suction out unwanted fat. There can be some temporary bruising or swelling afterward, but recovery is generally quick.
In addition to the "bra fat" area, liposuction can be used for body sculpting in many areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
We have lots more information about liposuction on our website, including a video animation that may answers some of your questions. We also offer complimentary consultations for plastic surgery, so contact us if you'd like to meet with one of our physicians to see if liposuction is right for you.