Bra Fat

Target stubborn bra fat for increased body confidence.

What is Bra Fat?

Feeling uncomfortable or struggling to fit into your bra? Bra fat can gradually creep up on us, it’s one of those concerns that we don’t notice until it is truly here then it can be quite upsetting. Bra fat, also known as the bra bulge is the fat between the armpit and the bra, also known as underarm or armpit fat. This can be seen when a bulbous pocket of fat is pushed underneath or to the sides of the bra or the straps. This can affect women of all shapes and sizes affecting body confidence, as well feeling uncomfortable it will affect the way our clothes fit and hang from us.


You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.

  • What causes bra fat?

    There are a number of factors that contribute to bra fat, such as diet, lifestyle, weight gain, hormones, genetics, posture and muscle atrophy. Our genetics and fat cell distribution can mean we are more likely to store fat in the bra region over other body areas. Excess weight gain will be contributed by a diet that is high in sugar, fat and processed foods alongside a lack of physical activity. The appearance of bra fat can also be influenced by a lack of tone in the muscles of he upper back and shoulder, and further contributed to by a poor slouching posture giving the illusion of excess back fat.

  • What can I do to lose bra fat?

    There are a number of measures that can be taken for overall weight loss which will have a positive impact on your concern area, these will include regular exercise and a balanced diet.

    1. Cardiovascular exercises – Exercises such as running, cycling or a brisk walk will help to raise your heart rate and burn up stored calories. It is advised that you should do around 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days or at least 150 minutes per week.
    2. Strength training – By incorporating exercises that target muscles in the back, chest and arms, this will help to build tone in the area and reduce bra fat. Exercise such as rows, push-ups, lat pull downs, chest presses and tricep dips can all be beneficial.
    3. Eat a balanced diet – In order to promote weight loss a calorie deficient diet will be required. Consuming nutrient dense, high protein foods while avoiding sugary, processed foods are key. Try and increase your intake of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.
    4. Keep hydrated – good hydration is key to weight loss as this will help to control hunger, having a positive impact on reducing your calorie consumption while supporting all other bodily functions for optimal health and wellbeing
    5. Posture – Poor posture can result in the appearance of bra fat. Maintain a good posture when sitting and standing to engage your core muscles, this will make you look more toned and appear slimmer instantly.
    6. Non-surgical treatments – there are a number of treatments available to specifically target stubborn pockets of fat. Results can be very effective and permanent giving you the body confidence you deserve.
  • What treatments can be effective for reducing bra fat?

    Treatments are available to target your specific concern area. These include:

    1. CoolSculpting is the leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively without the need for surgery or downtime. Coolsculpting uses a technique called Cryolipolysis, this process targets and freezes fat cells without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are treated, they are destroyed and removed as your body process the fat and removes the dead cells through a natural inflammatory clearing process. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting is a scientifically proven way to contour your body for noticeable, lasting results so you will look and feel great from every angle.
    2. BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is an FDA cleared non-invasive medical treatment that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to target the fat cells, tighten the skin and improve the body contours. This treatment device combines ultrasound and radiofrequency to stimulate the production of new collagen and tighten the skin. As this energy is able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin it can also break down stubborn areas of fat cells resulting in a circumference reduction. Exilis Ultra 360 is comfortable, and safe treatment for all areas of the face and body so that you can achieve a youthful and smooth skin appearance. Exilis Ultra 360 is effective for fat reduction treatments for enhanced body sculpting following a course of treatment.
  • Will bra fat return following treatment?

    When we lose weight through diet and exercise the volume in the fat cells decrease but the number of fat cells will always remain the same, meaning they have the potential to refill during periods of weight gain. After treatment with either Coolsculpting or Exilis Ultra 360, the targeted fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from your body, resulting in fewer fat cells remaining in the targeted area. If you put weight on in the future there will be less fat cells in the area to accommodate the increase weight, this will result in fat been distributed in other non-concern areas over the body therefore meaning it will be more difficult to put weight on in this area in the future.

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