Back & “Bra Bulge” Tumescent Liposuction
- Eliminate unsightly back fat, trim your sides, and smooth your bra line
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Eliminate unsightly back fat, trim your sides, and smooth your bra line
For woman, excess adipose tissue on the back is most obvious along the bra line, often unflatteringly called bra fat, this excess back fat cannot be reduced by back exercises. With tumescent liposuction of the back, both men and women can permanently rid themselves of troublesome back fat, giving men masculine torsos and sides, and providing women with smooth and svelte upper body profiles, both in and out of clothes. Having a tumescent liposuction surgeon eliminate your back fat and/or bra bulge with liposculpture is much easier and safer than undergoing traditional liposuction. The process is simple:
- You are given a local anesthetic to numb the back.
- Your surgeon then places small incisions along the sides of the back to begin the suctioning process with a cannula. This is part of the sculpting process, which trims your sides from the shoulder blades to the waist.
- Your tumescent liposuction surgeon uses slow, gentle movements to remove the fat, meaning limited pain, fewer bruises, and a rapid recovery for you. The entire tumescent liposculpture procedure usually lasts only an hour or two and acts to reduce fat permanently. Tumescent Liposuction patients need only local sedation, and most patients are back at work in one or two days.
- Tumescent Liposuction is permanent. Once fat cells are removed from the body, they do not grow back.
- Tumescent Liposuction produces noticeable results, leaving you with a sculpted, contoured, and slimmer back.
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Why choose tumescent liposuction of the back? Is it for men or women?
Both men and women benefit from back and “bra fat” liposuction. Back tumescent liposuction reduces excess adipose tissue along the back and sides above the waist, naturally tapering the back and restoring proportion to the body. Since moderate amounts of fat can be removed, patients see a more defined profile. With tumescent liposuction, recovery is quick and post-op bruising and pain is minimal. Results are permanent, so you never have to worry about those bra lines or back bulges again.
What is tumescent liposuction of the back like?
Liposculpting of the back is performed in a relaxing and luxurious spa-type setting with all the safety, sterility and standards of an operating room, under local anesthesia. Patients remain awake and alert during the entire procedure. First, the surgeon numbs the skin and places small incisions along the sides of the back. Using gentle suction, excess fat is removed with a small cannula. The procedure lasts for about one to two hours, and patients walk out of the office with their new, sculpted bodies.
Am I a good candidate for tumescent liposuction of the back?
Tumescent Liposuction of the back is a safe procedure for most men and women who have a high accumulation of dense, excess adipose tissue on the sides or across the breadth of the upper back. If you can pinch more than a quarter inch of fat from your back above your waist, tumescent liposuction of the back should improve your back profile by eliminating that excessive adipose tissue. Anyone who has had a gastric bypass or has lost over 100 pounds might need to take extra precautions and might want to consider further skin-tightening procedures for loose skin. A consultation with the tumescent liposuction doctor can help address these issues.
Can tumescent liposuction of the back be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Many patients choose to have their back liposculpture procedure performed in conjunction with other procedures. Of course, not all patients need tumescent liposuction on other areas, so your surgeon can target the back alone and perform this procedure by itself if you prefer.
Will I have any scars or sagging skin after tumescent liposuction of the back?
Tumescent liposuction of the back leaves only a couple of small incision sites, each only about 3mm wide, or less. The incision sites are closed with a small suture and heal within a day or two, fading into the natural color of the surrounding skin. Scarring does not usually occur.
Anyone under the age of 60 with good skin tone will generally not have sagging skin and will instead see an improvement in skin tone and firmness. All Renew patients receive a complimentary SkinTyte skin tightening treatment after the fat is removed, and time has allowed for healing and any additional swelling to subside.
What are the post-op procedures for back tumescent liposuction?
Patients generally experience only mild discomfort after the procedure. You can walk immediately afterward, enjoy light to medium activities, and return to work in a day or two. Some, but not all, patients experience mild bruising. A compression garment similar to a girdle is worn around the torso to promote healing, reduce swelling and provide the best overall results.
Some patients might experience bruising or swelling after the procedure. Good results are visible within three to four weeks; final results are seen within six months. While it does take a while for the swelling to subside, there is minimal to no pain involved. The most common discomfort patients experience is mild soreness, similar to the muscle ache that accompanies strenuous exercise.
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