Bra fat, also known as “bra bulge,” is a common name for excess skin or fatty tissue that hangs over the back of the bra band. This concern typically results from an overly tight bra, excess fat, or loose skin. Depending on the cause of this unwanted bulge, various treatment options are available for achieving a smoother back contour. If the culprit is a poorly fitting bra, increasing the band size may help banish bra bulge. However, if localized fat or lax skin is leading to the problem, a cosmetic procedure may be needed.
Women with fatty tissue that is causing the unwanted back roll can opt for non-invasive CoolSculpting®, which uses a cooling process known as cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells. For those seeking more significant improvement, liposuction may be the most appropriate solution for removing fat. On the other hand, if skin is causing the overhang of tissue, a type of back lift surgery that addresses the bra line may be the best option. This allows a plastic surgeon to remove excess skin in the area and tighten the remaining tissue.
Do you struggle with bra bulge? Schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon to learn which treatment option may be best for your needs.