Whether you are tall, petite, lean, or curvy, most of us will likely agree that there are some areas where our fat tends to accumulate that are unflattering, frustrating, and hard to get rid of. One of those areas is around the bra strap. The fat in this area is generally located around your upper back, underarms, and chest area and bulges out every time you wear a tight-fitting shirt or bra. And let’s face it – loosening up our bras would defeat the purpose of wearing one. So what can we do to avoid the fat bulging out? There are a few ways to address this other than working out and changing up your entire diet, and as mentioned above, women who already have leaner physiques suffer from this as well. There are several treatments, surgical and nonsurgical, that will eliminate this fat for good, making it easy to wear your favorite bra or tank top and feel sexy in it.
If you live in New York or any other large city, it may be easier to find a cosmetic surgery clinic that performs any of these treatments, for example, New York medical spas, that are easy to come by. While liposuction is one of the more commonly known fat elimination treatments, a few other treatments don’t involve surgery that is great to eliminate small pouches of unwanted fat, such as that around your bra straps. One of the most popular non-invasive treatments for fat removal is CoolSculpting, which uses cryolipolysis to freeze and permanently eliminate unwanted fat cells. Below are a few treatment options to consider if you are looking for a way out of the bra fat dilemma many women face.
CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment, FDA approved to eliminate unwanted fat on the body. The treatment involves the use of a vacuum applicator that is placed on the area of concern. The applicator sucks in your fat and brings it down to its freezing point without damaging any surrounding tissue or skin. The treatment only takes 35 to 45 minutes, and results can be observed after 1 – 2 months.
Why does it take so long to see results? While the fat cells are killed during the initial procedure, your body needs time to metabolize the now-dead fat cells, which can take up to two months. Once those two months are over, you should fit into your clothes properly without any signs of fat bulging out where it doesn’t belong!
Kybella is another minimally invasive treatment designed to eliminate unwanted fat in various areas of the body. This treatment involves injecting deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body, specifically in the digestive system, to break down fat. When injected into treatment areas such as the area around your bra strap, the fat is destroyed and permanently eliminated.
This treatment may take more than just one session, depending on how much fat is present, but it has become increasingly popular due to its minimally invasive nature and effectiveness. You should be seeing results within 1:2 months after your initial treatment, leaving you with a smooth border between your bra strap and skin.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which your fat is sucked out using a tube and permanently eliminated. While results are instant, you can expect up to 3 weeks of post-procedural downtime, so keep this in mind before scheduling your appointment. Liposuction is ideal for those with a lot of fat to work with – if you don’t have a ton of fat, consider the options mentioned above.
The three treatments mentioned above are the most popular treatments for fat removal and have all been FDA approved with successful results. If you or someone you know is looking to undergo any of these procedures, be sure to do extensive research on the administering physician and their qualifications. Most importantly, don’t feel pressured into getting any of these treatments if you are happy with your body the way it is. The priority is always your health and your happiness!