Can Liposuction Surgery Help Get Rid of My Bra Roll?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


There are some areas on a woman’s body that seem to be particularly stubborn when it comes to losing unwanted fat, and the bra roll is unquestionably one of them. Sometimes called a bra bulge, bra roll fat can protrude from beneath your bra line, usually on the upper and middle back as well as around the arms. This leaves many women feeling self-conscious about their silhouette, particularly while wearing tighter clothing or revealing garments like swimsuits. To help women get the smoother, sexier lines they desire, top Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi performs bra roll liposuction at SSK Plastic Surgery. Do you have bra roll fat you’d like to get rid of? Keep reading to learn why liposuction may be the answer you’ve been searching for.

Why can’t I lose my back rolls?

Bra bulge and upper back rolls are notoriously challenging areas for losing weight and toning your figure. This is often due to age, genetics, and hormone changes that occur as we get older. Nonsurgical fat reduction and body contouring treatments may help diminish bra fat, but liposuction surgery remains one of the most effective fat reduction solutions that often provides the longest-lasting results.

How does bra bulge liposuction work?

Liposuction for bra rolls may be performed using general or local anesthesia, depending on a variety of patient and case factors, including whether any other treatments or procedures are planned in conjunction with liposuction. The liposuction itself begins with Dr. Kelishadi making tiny incisions near the bra roll area, which may include the upper back, middle back, or the area around the upper breasts near the underarm. The liposuction wand, better known as a cannula, is then inserted through the incisions and used to break up and remove excess fat cells. Finally, the incisions are closed with thin sutures, and the patient will be placed in a compression garment to help minimize postoperative swelling and encourage a smooth, even result.

Can I get liposuction on my stomach and bra roll at the same time?

In many cases, multiple areas can be treated during a single liposuction surgery, which can help to cut down on the cost and recovery time associated with undergoing separate procedures for individual areas. Common treatment areas for patients having liposuction in Orange County include:

  • Neck/chin
  • Male chest
  • Upper back
  • Bra roll (bra bulge)
  • Abdomen/stomach
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Can my back fat be added to my breasts?

The fat removed during bra roll lipo can often be used to plump up another area of the body in a procedure known as a fat transfer or fat grafting. Many women choose to use some or all of the fat harvested from bra bulge liposuction to augment their breasts, lips, or buttocks. During your consultation for bra roll lipo plus fat transfer, Dr. Kelishadi will listen to your goals and recommend a customized surgical plan that can help you achieve your desired figure as closely as possible.

Just say no to back fat with bra roll liposuction in Newport Beach, CA

If you are self-conscious about back rolls that are visible beneath your shirt or if your excess back fat causes uncomfortable chafing, you may benefit from liposuction. For more information on slimming your figure with bra fat liposuction, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with premier Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.