Bra fat, the fat that bulges underneath or around a bra on the back, can be a point of self-consciousness for many women. It can be caused by ageing due to a change in how fat is distributed as estrogen levels change before the menopause. Repeatedly wearing ill-fitting bras can worsen how bra fat looks, which if you regularly consume more calories than you burn, the excess are stored in fat cells around the body. These fat cells grow and form fatty deposits that, in women, are stored around the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Women are more likely to overeat carbohydrates, increasing these fatty deposits.
Ageing can also cause this indication; perimenopause in ageing women causes estrogen levels to change, which in turn causes fat to shift from the lower half to the abdomen and chest. As well as this, weak muscles can contribute; weak muscles in the back allow skin and fat to sag, creating the dreaded fat visible when wearing bras and swimming costumes.
At PHI Clinic, we offer a range of treatments to reduce and eradicate bra fat, like liposuction, laser lipolysis, and cryolipolysis. Book a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained clinicians today to find the best option for you.Book consultation
Surgical vs Non Surgical
Surgical removal of bra fat involves liposuction, sucking the fat out of the affected area, and can result in lengthy down time following treatment, after which you have to wait a while to notice results. With non-surgical fat reduction, there are a multitude of treatment options that give great results without as much downtime or scarring.
Treatments available for Bra Fat
Laser lipo is a non-invasive alternative to conventional liposuction to tighten skin, and reduce fat.
During this procedure, a laser penetrates the skin without causing damage to the epidermis, to heat up the subcutaneous fat cells. This damages the fat cells, which are cleared away naturally by the lymphatic system over time. The device we use cools the skin during treatment to reduce a...Read on Book consultation
Laser Lipo, cryolipolysis and radio-frequency are very advanced treatments that stimulate skin tightening and provide effective, non-invasive, fat reduction.
As we age, some of us will find that we have excess fat in certain areas. These areas are most commonly on the tummy, love handles, outer thighs, hips and under the chin or around the jawline; all of which are areas of the body in w...Read on Book consultation
Stubborn fatty deposits can be a source of contention for many, and can be hard to shift due to genetic predisposition towards fat cell distribution. A popular non-surgical option with minimal downtime is cryolipolysis.
This non-invasive treatment can be used to treat the abdomen, “saddle bags”, male breast, arms, inner and outer thighs, and flanks (love handles) to improve t...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Some people are genetically predisposed towards storing fat in this area, but women become more likely to carry fat around the abdomen and back just before menopause as hormone levels fluctuate.
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