Armpit fat can be a source of self-consciousness for many women. It is often an area that is difficult to target with diet and exercise alone, and can make women feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when wearing certain types of clothing, such as sleeveless or form-fitting tops. For many women, removing armpit fat through Axillary (armpit fat) removal surgery can boost confidence and self-esteem. By improving the appearance of the underarm area, women may feel more comfortable wearing clothing that reveals their arms or underarms and may feel more confident in social situations, such as at the beach or pool. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, axillary (armpit) fat removal can also help alleviate discomfort or chafing caused by excess tissue in the area. This can improve overall comfort and quality of life for many women.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ortiz evaluates your anatomy, discusses your goals, and determines if you're a good candidate for the procedure. Before the procedure, your board-certified plastic surgeon will administer either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia before beginning the axillary (armpit) fat removal. Dr. Ortiz uses the trans-axillary approach, where incisions are made in the upper armpit to hide scarring. For many axillary (armpit) fat removal procedures, fatty armpit tissue is surgically excised. In cases where there is a smaller amount of fatty tissue, a liposuction cannula can be used to remove the armpit fat instead of excision. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesive. Axillary (armpit) fat removal is a safe and effective procedure for removing excess fat in the armpit area, with minimal scarring and downtime. Most patients can return home on the same day as the surgery. There may be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days to weeks, and the patient needs to wear a compression garment for a period of time to aid in healing.
The ideal candidate for axillary (armpit) fat removal is someone who has excess fat or skin in the armpit region and desires a smoother, more contoured appearance in the arms and underarms. Good candidates for axillary (armpit) fat removal are generally in good overall health and at a stable weight. They should have a moderate amount of excess fat in the armpit area that is not responding to diet and exercise. Ideal candidates should also have good skin elasticity, meaning their skin can conform well to their new shape after the procedure, avoiding sagging or loose skin.
Women who suffer from what is called an axillary tail are good candidates for axillary (armpit) fat removal surgery as well. An axillary tail, also known as an accessory breast or supernumerary breast, is a condition where a person develops additional breast tissue in the axilla (armpit) region, usually as an extension of the normal breast. This condition is relatively rare, but it can occur in both men and women, and it is often considered a variation of normal anatomy rather than a medical problem. While axillary tails are generally harmless, they can cause discomfort, pain, or embarrassment to some individuals. Therefore, a surgical armpit fat removal procedure is an option for those who wish to have it removed.
It is important for candidates to have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and to be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the surgery. This includes regular exercise, a healthy diet, and avoiding weight fluctuations. It is also recommended that candidates do not smoke or use nicotine products, as this can interfere with healing and recovery.
Candidates for axillary (armpit) fat removal can have the advantage of further results by combining another procedure, such as Renuvion skin tightening, with their armpit fat removal procedure. When used together, Renuvioncan help tighten the skin in the treated area after armpit fat removal surgery, providing a more smooth and toned result.
At North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, we strive to make the surgical process as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our team is committed to providing exceptional care before, during, and after the procedure, ensuring our patients have a smooth recovery with minimal downtime. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, is dedicated to providing personalized care to our axillary (armpit) fat removal patients, tailoring techniques and surgical approaches to each patient's unique needs and goals. If you're considering axillary (armpit) fat removal, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our Raleigh board-certified plastic surgeon. Our team will be with you every step of the way, from initial evaluation to post-operative care, to help you achieve the look you desire. The cost of axillary (armpit) fat removal with North Raleigh Plastic surgery is $2,100 and up. Contact us today at919-532-2270 to learn more about this safe, effective, and confidence-boosting procedure, or get started by filling out the contact form below.