When most people think of liposuction, they assume that the process only works on areas like the hips, thighs, and abdomen. You might be surprised to learn, however, that liposuction can remove excess fat on nearly any area of the body, including the back, where embarrassing “bra rolls” tend to develop.
Back fat is a common problem
Excess fat below the bra strap and around the armpit area is problematic for people of all shapes and sizes. The problem tends to worsen after pregnancy and weight loss, as changes in the breasts can cause any fat that wasn’t noticeable before to settle into the aforementioned areas. Wearing a push-up bra can often make back fat more noticeable, creating quite a conundrum for women who are trying to look their best.
Doing exercises to trim and tone your upper body will give you more muscle tone, but unfortunately they won't eliminate back fat completely. This is the case with almost any “spot reduction” effort — including those special exercises you see on TV. In some cases, excess fat holds on to certain spots, regardless of any muscle you might build beneath it.
Addressing back fat with SmartLipo
To really get rid of that stubborn back fat, talk with a plastic surgeon about liposuction. Today’s liposuction procedures use smaller incisions, and with SmartlipoTM technology, patients enjoy less downtime, bruising, and swelling. You don’t need general anesthesia, and many patients can return to work the next day. That’s a procedure almost anyone can fit into their life!
Considering other procedures
Your figure and shape is unique, and your plastic surgeon will discuss the best ways to bring out its beauty. Some people may benefit from an additional procedure paired with the back lipo, such as a breast augmentation or breast lift. Some patients may choose to have liposuction on the abdomen too, which can improve your figure from the front and back. These extra procedures are certainly not necessary, but are worth considering as you envision how you want your body to look. The main goal is to help you get your self confidence back and to give you various options that will help you look and feel your best.
Making your decision
Before you decide to move forward with liposuction, talk with your plastic surgeon about your needs and expectations. You should get your questions and concerns addressed, and take the time you need to make an informed, confident decision.
Are you interested in learning more about how Smartlipo can enhance your appearance? Download the free e-book, The basics of Smartlipo liposuction from Monarch Plastic Surgery. If you’re ready to talk with an expert, you can request a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Lansing, Leawood, and Lee’s Summit offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location.