In case you missed it, Allure magazine recently featured Dr. Ahn in their spotlight on a growing trend in the cosmetic surgery industry: bra bulge removal. In the article, Dr. Ahn and other prominent plastic surgeons from around the country discuss different options to get rid of that unwanted fat between the armpit and bra, an area that is often resistant to diet and exercise. While liposuction has been the go-to procedure for years, newer technologies such as CoolSculpting are changing the name of the game by offering a noninvasive, practically painless solution that involves minimal downtime.
Sound too good to be true? Here’s how it works: “When fat cells freeze, they die, which reduces some of the bulge,” Dr. Ahn explains in the article. The thirty-five-minute procedure reduces approximately twenty percent of the fullness of the “bulge,” and patients report experiencing some tingling, pressure, or pinching when the treatment begins, which typically subsides after the first ten minutes. Depending on the size of the area, additional sessions may be necessary.
Once the treatment is complete, the area will likely feel firm and stiff, which may be accompanied by some redness and swelling. Over the next hour or two, however, normal color and sensation will return, and patients can expect to feel some itchiness. Mild symptoms during the few weeks following the treatment include numbness, swelling, or occasional cramping, all of which can be treated with ibuprofen and are not long-lasting.
Newer technologies such as CoolSculpting are opening the door for those who may have avoided more invasive procedures in the past. Whether you’re looking to get rid of “bra bulge,” lose that lower-belly pooch, love-handles, or double chin, CoolSculpting may be the answer. Set up a personalized consultation at The Aesthetic Wellness Center to discuss the best treatment options for you!