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Annoyed by stubborn bits of fat whenever you wear a tight dress or swim-suit? 

Dr Justin Boey, Medical Director of Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, reviews treatments that will get rid of these pockets of fat effectively.



What causes bra bulge fat and back fat?

Bra bulge fat, also known as armpit fat, bra-line fat or back fat, is a common problem that arises when you are wearing your favourite strapless dress or swim-suit.

This is a small pocket of fat at your armpit area that is worsened in appearance with tight clothing.

Typically, due to slim-fit dresses, tight bras and swimsuits.

Armpit fat is medically known as “axilla fat”.

Fret not!

What are the effective bra fat reduction treatments in Singapore?

There are 3 types of effective bra fat or bra bulge removal treatments in Singapore:

  1. Cryolipolysis (Cool-Sculpting)
  2. Belkyra/ Kybella
  3. Liposuction surgery

Which is the most suitable bra and back fat removal for you?

Let’s review these 3 proven medical treatments based on effectiveness, safety, prices and recovery time.

Cryolipolysis (Cool-Sculpting)

If you are looking for a less invasive treatment option, Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting might suit your needs.

Cryolipolysis, commonly known as “fat freeze” is a noninvasive method for killing fat cells by freezing them. When fat cells freeze, they die, which reduces some of the bulge.

The procedure reduces approximately 20 percent of the fullness of the “bulge” during a 35-minute session. More than 2-4 sessions of CoolSculpt are usually needed for satisfactory result.

Typical prices for Cryolipolysis of Bra Fat in Singapore are from $500/area of treatment. This amounts to more than $2000 upwards for 2 treatment cycles.

Common side-effects of liposuction include pain and swelling. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia can also occur – this means that fat cells in the area grow instead of shrinking.

Although cryolipolysis is effective, it does not work equally well for everyone. This is because of the fixed size of the applicators. Everyone’s bra and back fat distribution is different.

Instead, I prefer to use a customised treatment that suits your unique anatomy – Belkyra.

Belkyra/ Kybella Fat Dissolving Injections

Belkyra (Kybella) is an injectable medicine that dissolves fat.

It contains deoxycholic acid which dissolves fat like how a detergent can break down grease.

Deoxycholic is naturally produced by your body to break down fat in your digestive system.

The main benefit of this FDA approved Belkyra/ Kybella treatment is that it is fully customisable. Ideal for small pockets of stubborn fats.

Belkyra/ Kybella is approved for fat reduction at the double chin but it can be used to reduce fat at other parts of your body.

It can also reduce fat at the back of the thighs, flanks, inner thighs, or residual fat after liposuction.

Belkyra is administered in a few minutes and is injected into areas of unwanted fat with a series of small needle sticks.

In the weeks following the injection session, this medicine gradually breaks down fat cells.

Belkyra requires multiple treatments, depending on the amount of fat being targeted. The average amount of sessions for small- to moderate-sized “bulges” is two to three.

The price of Belkyra in Singapore is likely to be from $1000 per treatment session.

Liposuction for bra bulge removal

Liposuction surgery for bra fat removal is the oldest option.

During liposuction, which is a one-time treatment, incisions are made in the area of concern and fat cells are vacuumed out.

The incisions are then stitched closed.

Typical prices for liposuction for bra fat removal in Singapore range from $3000 upwards.

Common side-effects of liposuction include pain, swelling and irregular contours.

Are bra bulge “exercises” effective?

Bra bulge fat might be due to excess fat and lack of muscle tone. Hence, certain workouts or exercises might be useful to reduce bra bulge.

Common exercises or workouts to reduce bra bulge include:

Cardio/ HIIT

These fat burning exercises help to reduce total body fat. This in turn also reduces the amount of fat at the back and arm-pit regions so that the bra bulge is not as prominent.

Yoga/ Pilates

Helps to increase muscle tone at the back, specifically the latissimus dorsi muscle which is the main back muscle that gives your back it’s contour.

I usually suggest a combination of exercises for best results. However, do note that spot reduction of fat specifically at the arm-pit and back might be difficult. Hence, targeted fat-busting medical treatments like Belkyra might be needed.

Can diet reduce bra bulge?

Yes, but only to a certain extent.

Once you reach a healthy weight, you might still have stubborn pockets of fat at your arm-pit and back area. These require a little nip/tuck.

Loose Skin Can Also Cause Bra Bulge

Apart from fat, loose skin can also cause bra bulge to be prominent. Loose skin at the arm-pit and back areas around the bra can be due to excessive weight loss, dieting or post-fat removal treatments.

Skin tightening treatments like Ultraformer HIFU or INFINI might be required to tighten loose skin after fat removal.

Am I a good candidate for bra bulge removal treatments?

Bra bulge is usually due to excess fat, loose skin or both.

It’s best to have a detailed consultation and assessment of your areas of concern to formulate a tailored treatment plan.

As the causes of bra bulge tend to be multi-factorial, a combination of various types of treatments are usually needed for best bra fat removal results.

When is the best time to remove my bra/ back fats?

The best time to treat your bra fats is 3-6 months before a major event like wedding.

This is because multiple treatment sessions might be needed.

Each fat reduction treatment session is spaced out 2-4 weeks apart.

Giving a 3-6 months lead time before a major event is recommended.

Battle Bra Bulge Effectively Now!

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