Can liposuction fix the bulges under my arms?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
Bulges under the arms have been drawing increased attention over the past few years. Often referred to as “bra fat,” “swimsuit fat,” “armpit bulges,” and other creative names, fullness under the arms is often most apparent in bras and bathing suits. It is very important to properly diagnose the cause of bulges under the arms. Specifically, in some cases these bulges may not be caused by fat at all and are instead composed of axillary breast tissue. While in the great majority of cases this is no cause for alarm, in these instances it is prudent to obtain a mammogram of the region to ensure the tissue is completely benign. When there is no or minimal axillary breast tissue present, bulges under the arms are often very effectively treated by liposuction alone (more details here). If there is mild or moderate loose skin in addition to fatty excess, skin tightening technology like BodyTite (read more here) can be very helpful. In cases of severe skin excess, skin excision via small, nearly invisible incision hidden in the folds of the armpit may be necessary. In cases in which a significant amount of firm breast tissue is present, excision of that tissue by a similarly well-hidden incision can be very beneficial.