Back fat, commonly referred to as bra fat, is a common yet embarrassing problem for many women, even affecting slim and toned women. Causing a bulging effect around or underneath the bra, it can undermine confidence and self-esteem and make it difficult to wear certain clothes.
What causes back fat?
There are a number of causes of back and bra fat in women. It can be the result of the natural ageing process, a genetic predisposition to store fat in this area or due to excess weight.
As we age, our hormones begin to fluctuate. In preparation for the menopause, oestrogen levels begin to change. These hormonal changes can alter how the fat is distributed throughout the body.
If you have a poor diet, this too can lead to pockets of stubborn fat developing in certain areas of the body.
Can exercise get rid of back and bra fat?
If excess weight is the cause of your back fat, then following a healthy diet and exercise routine should improve your overall shape. However, it is impossible to spot reduce or target weight loss in a specific area of the body.
And, if the back fat is caused by a hormonal fluctuation, for example, it is challenging to get rid of it with exercise alone. In these cases, you may need surgical or non-surgical procedure to reduce back fat.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Liposuction, CoolSculpting
TREATMENT OPTION: LIPOSUCTION
Lipo isn’t just for the body. Liposuction, or fat removal surgery, is also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty. Essentially liposuction is the targeted removal of fatty deposits with the use of cannulae and a vacuum. It can be performed on men and women and virtually anywhere on the body.
Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, knees and it is also an effective treatment for bra and back fat.Discover our liposuction procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: COOLSCULPTING
CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. No surgery, no anaesthesia, no downtime.
As well as treating stubborn pockets of fat on the body, CoolSculpting is ideal for eradicating bra and back fat.Discover our CoolSculpting treatments
TREATMENT OPTION: EXILIS ULTRA
Exilis Ultra 360 is an award-winning, FDA-approved treatment for tightening the skin and reducing stubborn fat deposits located on the arms, chest, stomach, thighs, calves and is highly effective for eradicating back and bra fat.
Exilis Ultra 360 can also noticeably improve the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin on the face and neck.
RF energy breaks up the fat cells which are then flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, so fat is permanently removed. The RF energy also stimulates collagen fibres, so the skin is tightened and toned.Discover our Exilis Ultra treatment