If you are someone who struggles to get rid of their upper back fat (also known as “bra fat” or “bra bulge”) or fat between the top of your bra and your armpit, you are not alone.
This can be a very stubborn area to target with exercise alone. While there are a number of exercises that may help you to tone your upper back muscles, actually losing the fat pockets that accumulate is often determined by your genetics and age-related hormones.
CoolSculpting is the only known method to specifically target and reduce bra fat without invasive surgery.
CoolSculpting can safely and effectively reduce bra fat without the serious risks and side effects associated with other treatment alternatives.
Patients experience a cooling sensation which acts as a natural anesthesia during the procedure. Some patients experience some discomfort when the applicator is applied and during the post-treatment massage of the treatment area.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that involves no anesthesia, needles, or incisions. Like placing warm butter in the refrigerator, it’s based on the principle of cooling subcutaneous fat to the point that the fat cells are destroyed by the cooling process and absorbed by the body. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat just under the skin.
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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision and inserting a "cannula" which is used to break up and extract fat cells. Due to the nature of the procedure, patients can experience significant recovery time as well as numerous risks associated with surgical procedures.
Laser lipolysis involves making an incision in the skin and then inserting a "laser fiber cannula" which is used to heat the fat cells. Thermal injury is a risk associated with laser lipolysis because it's difficult to perceive the exact depth of the cannula in the tissue. Side effects of lipolysis may include: swelling, bruising and pain.
While a number of exercises exist to tone and strengthen your upper back and pectoral muscles, it's not possible to specifically target and lose bra fat or "bra-bulge" because it's not possible to specifically target certain areas of fat with exercise. To lose fat through diet and exercise, you have to operate at a caloric deficit, which should be done in moderation.
The challenge often lies with age-related hormonal changes, cortisol production as a result of stress, and genetics. A lot of our patients tell us they diet and exercise regularly (some are even fitness instructors), but they still found it difficult to lose their bra fat prior to their CoolSculpting treatments.
CoolSculpting is, hands down, the most effective and safest way to reduce fat between the top of the bra and the armpit. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Scottsdale office to find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.
*Results & Patient Experience May Vary (Disclaimer): Many patients start to notice results after 21 days with full results occurring over a period of 8 weeks as your body naturally eliminates the fat cells frozen during treatment. CoolSculpting is not an alternative for exercise and a healthy diet and is not a diet or weight loss program. Average treatment times range from 35 to 45 minutes depending on the treatment area. The extent of the response to the CoolSculpting treatment varies from patient to patient with most patients experiencing a 25% reduction in fat per treatment. In some extremely rare cases, individuals have been resistant to the treatment. In the before and after photos, all patients were within +/- 5 lbs. of their original weight in their “after” photo unless otherwise noted. Click here for clinical information.