Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction

Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction


Contouring your ideal body can make for a challenging journey. Despite adopting a healthy lifestyle, it can feel almost impossible to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond effectively to diet and exercise. The armpit and bra-line are some of the most common areas of concern for patients. Excess fat in this area can not only diminish your figure and disturb your natural curves but also reduce your confidence, preventing you from embracing the body you’ve worked hard to achieve. At Barrett Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Barrett offers advanced liposuction techniques to help patients achieve a slimmer, more defined physique.

What is Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction?

Armpit and bra-line fat reduction draws on liposuction surgery, which has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. Liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a thin tube, or cannula, to break up and suction stubborn pockets of fat. This procedure works to remove fatty tissue and refine areas of the body that are burdened with fat deposits, most commonly the abdomen, thighs and back.

When targeting armpit and underarm fat, Dr. Barrett aims to eliminate the fatty tissue and unsightly bulges that appear around the midsection, back and upper body. These rolls tend to display prominently in tight-fitting clothing and can dramatically disturb the body frame you’ve strived to attain. By removing this excess tissue, Dr. Barrett can sculpt a more balanced and shapely upper body that complements your whole figure. With highly developed techniques, he can produce beautiful cosmetic results with minimal pain and downtime involved, allowing you to feel more comfortable and confident about your appearance.

Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction


Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. The most suitable candidates for this procedure will be in good health and stabilizing a healthy weight range. Ideal patients are those seeking to address fat deposits around the armpit and bra-line that have proven to be resistant to diet and exercise. You will likely be eligible for fat reduction surgery if you are experiencing any of the following concerns:

  • Poor muscle tone and considerable sagging
  • Excess skin following significant weight loss
  • Excess breast tissue crowding the armpit region, near the milk lines
  • Skin and breast tissue spillage despite wearing a contoured and fitted bra

The Procedure

The procedure will vary slightly for each patient, depending on the extent of fat reduction required. After examining your condition and aesthetic goals in your consultation, Dr. Barrett will design a procedural plan tailored specifically to your needs. With extensive experiencing performing liposuction surgery, Dr. Barrett has developed highly advanced techniques that produce excellent results and minimal side effects.

Underarm and armpit fat removal surgery is usually completed under local anesthesia. During this treatment, several incisions are placed along the target area. Dr. Barrett draws on a tumescent technique to expand and tighten the fat, which is then suctioned out using a cannula device. Due to this minimally invasive approach, the incisions typically heal by themselves, making stitches unnecessary.

Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction

Results and Recovery


The most common side effects of liposuction surgery include mild swelling, bruising and discomfort around the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages can be worn to reduce these symptoms as the area heals. Patients usually return to work and regular activities within a few days of treatment, though any strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks, including exercise. To ensure optimal results, Dr. Barrett will give you specific aftercare instructions on how to care for the area and minimize the risk of complications occurring.


Since swelling will initially affect the area, most patients notice gradual results. The final improvements typically develop once the treated area has fully healed, which may take several months. The results of armpit and bra-line fat reduction surgery are generally long-lasting, so long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. If significant weight is gained, however, the effects of liposuction surgery may be altered. After your treatment, Dr. Barrett can suggest ways to help you increase the longevity of your shapely and refined physique.

Benefits of Armpit and Bra-Line Fat Reduction

Liposuction surgery can offer transformative benefits for those seeking to sculpt and enhance their figure. When targeting the armpit and bra-line area, this procedure can produce a more balanced and proportional upper body and mid-frame. Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Removal of fat rolls and unsightly bulges
  • Improved muscle tone
  • A well-defined and toned upper body and midsection
  • Increased comfort and confidence in tight-fitting clothing
  • A more balanced body frame to enhance weight loss results

Contour the Body You Deserve

For many patients, achieving and maintaining the ideal body takes more than just diet and exercise. When your figure doesn’t give justice to your hard work and healthy lifestyle, it can diminish not only your appearance but also your confidence and self-esteem. At Barrett Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we are passionate about helping you accomplish your desired look. Through liposuction surgery, Dr. Barrett can eliminate unwanted pockets of fat around the armpit, underarms, back and bra-line to help you enhance your natural curves and achieve a slimmer, more balanced profile. If you have worked hard to achieve your weight loss goals and are ready to reap the benefits, call our clinic at (310) 598-2648 to schedule your consultation. Start embracing your best and most confident self today!

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