Dr. Patti Flint

Say Goodbye to Bra Fat

One trend I’ve been seeing more and more of in my practice is a desire to remove “bra fat,” also called back fat, back rolls, or bra rolls. This accumulation of unwanted skin and fat in the upper back and chest area can be resistant to weight loss and exercise, and can also be a problem area for people who have experienced massive weight loss. When prospective patients come into a consultation, they often talk about their desire to have a smooth flank without rolls or ripples in the mid-back area, spilling out around their bra. They are pleased to learn that I perform a procedure specifically designed to address this area. It’s called the lateral chest and back roll excision.

Lateral chest and back roll excision vs. liposuction

Some women who come in for a consultation have been told that liposuction is the best way to address stubborn bra or back fat. But liposuction of back fat isn’t a solution for everyone. We have been having excellent results with the more extensive lateral chest and back roll excision, which addresses fat deposits as well as lax and excess skin in the torso for a smoother, firmer, more pleasing end result. Many women in Scottsdale and Mesa choose to have me perform a chest and back roll excision as part of a combination of procedures, such as an upper body lift or mommy makeover. Patients have been thrilled with our outcomes. I’ve been thrilled with our outcomes, too!

I perform all of these surgeries in my state-of-the-art, JCAHO-accredited Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Surgicenter, designed specifically for plastic surgery as well as comfort and privacy. The procedure lasts approximately one to two hours, depending on the extent of work needed. After removing fat, excess skin, and tissue, I re-contour the area for a smoother, tighter appearance. As always, the best results come when patients follow their post-operative instructions closely.

Dramatic, Natural-looking Results This upper body procedure meshes well with my philosophy, which is to create beautiful, natural-looking results. If stubborn bra or back fat is getting in the way of you looking and feeling your very best, I invite you to make an appointment for a consultation today.

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