One of the most talked about areas for fat to develop these days is around the back. Commonly referred to as bra bulge, it often creates unwelcome lumps and bumps around the bra area in women. However, even men can deal with this fat buildup along the sides of the back. As the body ages, it can be increasingly difficult to get rid of this fat without a major change. Check out the four options below for getting rid of this embarrassing bulge.
While the bra bulge area can be one of the hardest spots to target at the gym, it is possible to reduce fat here. Strength training is necessary, and the muscles that must be targeted are known as the latissimus dorsi muscles or “lats.” Rows, pull-ups, planks, and T-raises are great options.
When exercise and diet alone do not make enough of a difference, surgical intervention may be needed. Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat under the armpits and around the back. This procedure generally takes less than two hours under general anesthesia, and results can be seen quite quickly. Patients will need up to a week or two to recuperate fully.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that actually freezes and destroys the fat cells. While the results appear more slowly than they do with liposuction, many patients prefer this treatment because it is nearly painless and does not require any needles or incisions. After the fat cells are frozen, the body gradually expels them.
Kybella is FDA-approved for treating chin fat and double chins, yet many cosmetic surgeons are finding good success with using it for bra bulge. Kybella also destroys fat cells and requires a few simple injections. Each treatment takes only 10 minutes.