A common area for fat to gather is around the bra strap. Too much fat in this area can disrupt the contours of your back, create bulges that can make finding clothes difficult, and cause you to be self-conscious about showing your back. Although working out and eating well is a great way to lose weight, some fat can be resistant to these activities. Liposuction is a great way to get rid of stubborn fat on the upper back.
Dr. Daniel Brown offers several liposuction approaches that can effectively treat the area around your bra strap, and leave you feeling confident and sexy. With Dr. Brown’s eye for detail, he will artfully sculpt away unnecessary fat and reshape the back to a more attractive appearance. If you are looking for an impressive solution to reducing unwanted fat so that you can enjoy strapless dresses, bikini tops, or fitted shirts and dresses, liposuction is your best option! Contact our offices in Carmel, La Jolla, and Coronado to schedule a personal consultation to get started. You can reach any of our locations in the San Diego area by calling 619.461.1500.
- 1 About Liposuction
- 2 SmartLipo
- 3 Suction Assisted Liposuction
- 4 Power-Assisted Liposuction
- 5 Benefits of Bra Fat Lipo
- 6 Candidates
- 7 Personal Consultation
- 8 Preparation
- 9 Procedure
- 10 Recovery
- 11 Results
- 12 Cost
- 13 FAQ
- 13.1 How dangerous is liposuction?
- 13.2 How much does bra strap liposuction cost?
- 13.3 How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
- 13.4 What is laser lipo?
- 13.5 How much is a fat transfer?
- 13.6 How many inches can I lose with laser lipo?
- 13.7 Does laser lipo tighten skin?
- 13.8 Does laser liposuction work?
- 13.9 Which is better, CoolSculpting or liposuction?
- 14 References
Liposuction is an advanced body contouring technique that has been used for decades to help people remove unwanted fat. This method is a minimally invasive technique because, during surgery, a thin hollow tube is only inserted just below the skin to reach the subcutaneous fat layer. This layer of fat is very difficult to remove with diet and exercise because it is utilized by the body to protect vital organs from external stressors and prevent heat loss. Cosmetic procedures are often needed to remove this fat and help patients achieve their ideal outcome. Liposuction is meant to get rid of small stubborn pockets of fat that detract from the appearance or hide muscle definition. Once these fat cells have been removed from the body, they cannot return. At our office, we offer quite a few methods of liposuction so we can help our patients slim down and look their best!
Over the many years that liposuction has been around, it has been tested and tweaked to provide the advanced techniques we have today. Dr. Brown uses SmartLipo to help his patients obtain their best outcome. SmartLipo is a cutting-edge method that uses laser technology during surgery to efficiently remove fat cells. The heat from the laser emulsifies fat cells and expedites their removal. SmartLipo has the added benefit of producing localized skin tightening. This is accomplished when the heat of the laser affects the skin in the treatment area. Collagen levels are boosted and help smooth out the skin.
Suction Assisted Liposuction
This traditional method of liposuction is the go-to standard for removing unwanted fat. A thin cannula is used to gently remove fat and sculpt the treatment area.
Along with the traditional method of lipo, this technique uses a device that creates vibrations in the treatment area. These vibrations help break up fat cells which helps your procedure go faster. Liposuction can be applied to areas all over the body, treatment areas include the legs, under the chin, chest, hips, abdomen, upper arms, and back. Liposuction is also often used alongside another procedure, like a tummy tuck, to optimize results. Dr. Brown will go over your liposuction options in your consultation and help determine which method will bring about your best results.
Benefits of Bra Fat Lipo
The primary advantage of liposuction is that it will transform your back in one procedure. Liposuction is a customizable surgery. Dr. Brown will consider many things with your treatment, such as your desired appearance, and unique anatomy. With bra fat liposuction, we can help you look and feel amazing after just one treatment.
The ideal candidate will be healthy and within their ideal weight. Both men and women are eligible for liposuction and Dr. Brown is experienced in enhancing both feminine and masculine features. Individuals interested in liposuction will need to be able to pause smoking habits for a few weeks before and after treatment. If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as healing issues, a weak immune system, or diabetes, liposuction is not a safe treatment for you. We prioritize our patients’ safety and care. To find out if you’re a candidate for bra fat removal with liposuction, and to get started on the road to a smoother, more attractive back, schedule your consultation today.
During your meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn all about liposuction and the techniques we offer at our office. Together, you and Dr. Brown will choose the technique that will sculpt your back the best. This meeting is a great time for you to ask questions and voice any concerns you have. Dr. Brown wants each of his patients to be aware of the details involved in a lipo surgery and feel well-informed.
A part of creating your best treatment plan is learning about your health and medical history. Dr. Brown will make sure he has a good understanding of your lifestyle, past procedures, and medications so he can create a safe treatment plan for you.
Before your appointment, you will need to arrange rides to and from the appointment, fill and pick up prescriptions, set aside a recovery area in your home, and arrange for time off from work. Preparation is key to a healthy surgery and recovery. Dr. Brown will provide you with more in-depth instructions regarding your surgery in your consultation.
When you arrive at your appointment, you will change into a gown. Your incision sites will be cleaned and marked. Anesthesia will be applied and once you are comfortable, your surgery will begin. The whole procedure will take about two hours and will include details specific to your personalized treatment.
Following surgery, your back will be swollen and sore. Medication will keep any discomfort controlled and elevating your hips will help decrease swelling. A compression garment will need to be worn to minimize swelling as well. You will need to sleep on your stomach for a while to keep pressure off the treatment area.
A follow-up appointment with Dr. Brown will give him the chance to examine your results and inform you of what to expect for the rest of your recovery.
A few weeks after treatment your final results will become visible, and you’ll start to enjoy a smoother more slender appearance in form-fitting tops and low-backed outfits. These results are long-lasting and will impact your whole appearance. Targeting this troublesome area of fat can contribute to an overall more slender, tailored figure! Patients love the results Dr. Brown achieves, and when maintained with proper diet and exercise, a smoother, sculpted back will be yours to keep for years to come.
How dangerous is liposuction?
Liposuction is not a dangerous procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Brown. With years of experience under his belt, he will perform your surgery with insight and care. A consultation will also be held before your procedure. This meeting will give Dr. Brown a chance to learn more about your health and plan out a safe surgery for you.
How much does bra strap liposuction cost?
The cost of bra strap liposuction will depend on the desired results. Dr. Brown will go over the costs involved in your treatment during your consultation and provide an estimate.
How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Downtime is often a few days to a week. The timeline for each person will depend on their health and how much fat is removed. Dr. Brown will provide an estimated recovery time for you during your consultation so you know how much time to ask off from work.
What is laser lipo?
Laser lipo is an advanced form of liposuction that implements laser fiber during surgery. This laser fiber is used to emulsify fat cells so the fat can be removed quickly. This surgery allows for fast, efficient treatment.
How much is a fat transfer?
The cost of a fat transfer will relate to the customized factors determined by you and Dr. Brown.
How many inches can I lose with laser lipo?
The number of inches removed with laser lipo will relate to the amount of fat present in the area and how much Dr. Brown deems is safe to remove.
Does laser lipo tighten skin?
Laser lipo does offer skin tightening outcomes. However, they are localized to the area being treated. If you are interested in comprehensive skin tightening, we offer laser resurfacing and BodyTite. Both of these treatments work to tighten the skin and help you achieve smooth, sexy results. Ask Dr. Brown which treatment is best for combining with your lipo procedure.
Does laser liposuction work?
Yes! Laser liposuction is a great way to quickly remove the fat you don’t want and improve the quality of your skin. We offer laser liposuction because we see it improving our patients’ appearances and lives. If you are interested in laser liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown today and ask about your lipo options.
Which is better, CoolSculpting or liposuction?
The best treatment will relate to you and your health goals. Typically, liposuction is a preferred treatment because it provides patients with an immediate, impressive result. With CoolSculpting, you have to wait for months before you see your outcome. CoolSculpting often requires multiple appointments before patients see the definition they want. Whereas with liposuction, you spend your money once and get the results you want in one appointment.
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