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Never Shy Away from Sleeveless Tops Again with This Treatment That Gets Rid of Armpit Fat!

October 23, 2021
February 9, 2024

Are your sleeveless tops just piling up at the back of your closet after not being worn for a long while? Sometimes our insecurities get the better of us.

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Are your sleeveless tops piling up at the back of your closet after not being worn for a long while? Sometimes our insecurities get the better of us. Although armpit fat, or also known as axillary fat and armpit vagina (a term coined by Jennifer Lawrence) is totally normal, some of us could definitely live without it!

We hadn’t seen a significant armpit moment in fashion since the 90s when Maison Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier experimented with cutouts. Now, entering a new decade, we foresee a huge comeback, mainly because of the celebrated cutout trend in 2019.

Designers of women’s wear have been experimenting with cutouts, exposing body parts by bringing back the trend that was everywhere in the 90s and 00s. Armpit cutouts in particular, were showcased in the winter 2019 runway by Proenza Schouler. With that said, it’s time to let our bodies shine with this unique cutout trend!

Proenza Schouler’s Armpit cutouts in its winter 2019 collection. Images by PaperMag.

However, some of us might have a little hesitation to join in the hype because of those stubborn fat rolls on our armpits. Well, don’t worry because we have a solution for you. Before we get to the Elimination of Armpit Fat, let’s know what causes it.

Armpit Fat (Axillary fat) Causes

It is an odd thing how we focus so much on a certain body part, a body part that oftentimes we don’t even notice in others. However, there’s no denying that we zoom in on it every time we look in the mirror. No matter your age, weight, and size, we all have some extra fat around our chests and underarms.

Armpit fat occurs more in women than in men. Several factors, such as genetics, weight, hormones, and excess fat migration and redistribution, can cause the appearance of armpit fat. Wearing ill-fitting tops or bras worsens the appearance of this condition.

Exercising Armpit Fat Away: Does it Work?

As you might already know, we can’t dictate where we want to lose the fat on our body through exercise or diet. A study on 104 people found that a 12-week fitness programme focused on arm exercises did little to target the fat in the arm area despite reporting a large overall fat loss. However, certain exercises can help you tone up the area, such as upper arms exercises to strengthen your muscles and create a toned look. But as suggested by the studies, it has little to no effect in eliminating fat from the armpits.

So, what can you do to eliminate armpit or axillary fat?

Armpit fat removal with Dr. Ivan Puah’s MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique

Armpit fat liposuction in Singapore by Dr Ivan Puah, Medical Director of Amaris B. Clinic

We’re sure you’ve heard of liposuction before. If you have, you’re probably aware of how effective it is to rid your body of stubborn, relentless fat.

“Most people may think armpit fat is a relatively small and easy area to treat, but it is not. It is more straightforward when it involves only fat but will be more challenging when the area involves not just fat but also excess gland, which is medically known as axillary accessory breast. Patients I have seen and treated are also concerned about loose armpit skin,” explains Dr. Puah. “Also, armpit fat is notoriously stubborn to non-surgical fat reduction treatment such as fat freezing and does not generally respond to exercise or dieting,” he continues.

So what is Dr Ivan Puah’s solution?

He believes liposuction is “70% art, 30% science.” “At Amaris B. Clinic, our liposuction approach is tailored to the patient’s clinical condition and goal. I do not advocate a cookie-cutter style of treatment. It is important to understand that no one body is the same, and each patient that presents his or her unique body shape will need a personalised surgical approach to achieve an optimal and pleasing result.”

It is with this belief and through his years of liposuction experiences that Dr. Ivan Puah developed MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique — his proprietary and unique surgical approach to target bulky fat removal, sculpt and stimulate collagen production that simultaneously firms up loose skin. Dr. Puah chooses strategic incision sites to ensure scarring is “hidden” if not barely noticeable. You can be assured that fat is and will be permanently removed, and results can be appreciated immediately.

About Dr Ivan Puah, Liposuction Doctor in Singapore

Dr Ivan Puah in an operating theatre during a liposuction surgery in Singapore on a female patient.

Before scheduling an appointment, finding a competent and accredited MOH liposuction doctor in Singapore is critical. Finding a doctor who can combine science and art is equally essential. Choosing a liposuction doctor in Singapore who has an aesthetic sensibility is important since this will allow you to achieve your ideal figure.

With Dr Ivan Puah's bedside manners, friendly deposition, and professionalism, patients find him a doctor they can trust to sculpt and contour their bodies. Many patients’ anxieties and concerns have been eased and alleviated because of his careful and personalised approach. Each piece of information and recommendation is tailored to the demands of the individual.

Dr Ivan Puah is MOH accredited to perform liposuction and is the Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore. On top of that, he has received multiple liposuction and body sculpting training in the United States and Italy, including Vaser Liposuction. He is also the only doctor in Singapore to further hone his skills in gynecomastia surgery in the United States.

Amaris B. Clinic, body sculpting clinic in Singapore

Amaris B. Clinic provides bespoke body contouring treatments meticulously suited to your body type and desired result. The cost will vary based on the patient’s clinical state, the surgery’s intricacy, and the body parts to be treated.


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