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Say Buh-Bye to Armpit Fat


That little bulge at the armpit can be improved with a trip to your aesthetic physician.

armpit fat

It might sound a bit silly, but it's not uncommon to have some fat accumulation at the armpits, just next to the bra strap. Some may think it odd to worry about this 'corset overspill,' but if you're planning on wearing a strapless gown in your wedding, it can be a real concern. One concerned patient asked The Doctors how she could get rid of that pocket of fat that plagues even the thin.

The quick answer - liposuction. Dr. Drew Ordon of The Doctors cast demonstrates a method of syringe liposuction where he inserts the syringe under the skin and suctions out the small pocket of fat. Recovery time is almost none and patients only need to wear compression garments for a couple of weeks to ensure proper healing.

Some physicians might also recommend using a laser lipo device such as SmartLipo or SlimLipo to suction out that area. The laser thread is inserted and melts the fat under the skin and the cannula comes in after to suction it out. These procedures can often be performed with only local anesthetic right in the doctor's office rather than needing a separate trip to a surgery center.

Yet another option in liposuction for small areas like this is Vaser. Ultrasonic waves break up the fat prior to removal, much like laser lipo, but without using light energy as the thermal delivery agent. After the fat is separated from the surrounding tissues, a cannula is inserted to suction out the loosened fat.