Regardless of gender and age, people can develop fat deposits anywhere in the body. The armpit area is not exempted, especially for women. This creates a problem. Fat deposits in the armpit area can make someone feel extra self conscious when they are wearing sleeveless tops. Some settle on huge t-shirts which only make them look bigger just to avoid it altogether.

It can be hard to get rid of armpit fat. At times, the wanted results may not be obtained by just dieting and exercising. Because of this, more individuals chose to undergo surgery just to get rid of their armpit fat pockets.

Treatment Options

Liposuction is the quickest way to get rid of armpit fat. Lipo for armpits has many benefits. It improves the proportion and appearance of an individual’s arms, and improves his or her body image and increases confidence.

During the initial assessment, the patient’s body weight, skin and muscle tone, and fat distribution are evaluated by the surgeon. By doing this, the surgeon is able to determine the necessary changes and the liposuction technique to be used.


It usually takes around an hour or two to remove armpit fat through liposuction. Tiny incisions are made in the skin, usually near the elbow or the armpit crease. A thin tube, also known as cannula, is inserted by the surgeon into the area. The thin tube is used to break up fat and sculpt the targeted area.

A high-pressured vacuum is used to suction out the broken down fat. The process leaves the skin, muscles, nerves and blood vessels free from trauma.

The combination of lipo of the arm and the removal of the front and back pads of the armpit are the best ways of getting rid of armpit fat. Four liposuction techniques that can be used in removing armpit fat are the super-wet technique, tumescent technique, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and traditional liposuction.

Liposuction Techniques

In the super-wet technique, a saline solution with local anesthetic and adrenaline is injected. The solution easily dissolves the fat deposits in the area involved thus making it easier to extract. It reduces trauma on surrounding tissues as well. The turnescent technique is similar to the first method. However, a greater amount of liquid is injected.

A newer method, ultrasound-assisted liposuction or UAL uses sound waves to liquefy fat deposits. However, this technique is more effective on fibrous areas of the body.

The first technique used to get rid of unwanted fat is traditional, or “dry” liposuction. Dry liposuction does not involve any fat-dissolving agent. This makes the use of general anesthesia a necessity It is not used as much these days.

Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. It is also the most common way used for getting rid of armpit fat. Just like any other operation though, liposuction still has risks and limitations. Prior to undergoing liposuction for removing armpit fat, consult a qualified cosmetic surgeon and consider the matter thoroughly first.