Bra Roll Liposuction

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Bra roll liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat pockets that collect underneath the bra line. Many women have fat deposits in this area that can cause bulging around the armpits, sides, and mid-back. To remedy this, surgeons can perform liposuction in these specific areas to improve contour and smooth the sides.

At Highgate Private Hospital, Dr. Grant Hamlet specialises in VASER liposuction to perform comprehensive body contouring for his patients. His compassionate nature and extensive plastic surgery experience ensure he provides quality care with impressive results. If you are struggling with bra rolls, please do not hesitate to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hamlet. 

Call 0207 1274377, or fill out this convenient online form for more details. 

What Does Bra Roll Liposuction Entail?

Bras provide support and structure to the breasts, but they can also create unpleasant-looking rolls or folds along the middle and upper back. This can negatively influence clothing decisions, self-esteem, and overall body image. Bra rolls are a product of both the pressure created by the bra itself and redundant fat deposits surrounding the upper body. (1) When placing a tight bra around the chest, the tissue shifts and moves to make room for the garment. 

Liposuction is an optimal procedure to remove extremely stubborn fat deposits that do not budge with regular diet and exercise. During this procedure, Dr. Hamlet safely removes the fat using long, hollow needles (cannulas) and medical-grade suction. This process permanently removes fat cells from the body. With the help of VASER liposuction, he smooths the back, sides, and even the outer armpits to reduce bra rolls and improve overall body contour.

Bra Roll Liposuction Using VASER Technology

VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to break up fat cells and promote skin tightening. Dr. Hamlet specialises in this type of procedure, achieving optimal results with less discomfort than more traditional methods. He first infiltrates the treatment area with tumescent fluid. This is a mixture of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine that numbs the area, makes the fat swell, and helps separate the fat cells from the surrounding tissues. After infiltration, he inserts a special VASER probe that uses ultrasound to agitate the fat cells, liquifying them for easy extraction. (2)

Dr. Hamlet then uses suction to remove the fat and contour the area. Dr. Hamlet strategically removes fat to improve the outline of the back and sides, which in turn improves the overall shape of the patient. The ultrasonic energy of VASER makes bra roll liposuction extremely effective and can even tighten the skin in the target area.

Benefits of Bra Roll Liposuction

This procedure provides many benefits by:

  • Permanently removing fat
  • Smoothing outer armpit wrinkles
  • Causing minimal scarring
  • Refining contour in bra bulge areas
  • Smoothing overall silhouette
  • Improving fit of bras and tight clothing

Being uncomfortable in your own skin can cause body image issues and low self-worth. Liposuction to improve bra bulging not only decreases and smooths fat deposits, but also provides many psychological benefits, including:

  • Increased body confidence
  • Higher body satisfaction

Ideal Candidates

To be an ideal candidate for bra roll liposuction, you may have fat collection surrounding the bra line or middle back that affects your body perception and confidence. This can happen with or without a bra on. You must be in good overall health with no serious underlying medical conditions. Please have reasonable expectations for your procedure results. The initial consultation helps you manage your cosmetic goals and sets you up for a successful surgery.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Hamlet

Dr. Hamlet will meet with you for a private consultation at his London office. He will ask about your medical history and aesthetic concerns before planning your procedure. He will also address your current medications and any allergies you may have. Dr. Hamlet will inquire about your expectations and inform you about the liposuction process in its entirety. 

To ensure you are ready for surgery, he will also perform a physical examination of the treatment area. This may include blood tests to determine your health status. After you are properly informed, a member of his staff will book your liposuction appointment for a day and time that suits you.

Preparation Steps

To best prepare for liposuction, please avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, and other NSAIDs to prevent increased bleeding. You should also quit smoking tobacco and nicotine products and limit alcohol consumption. Dr. Hamlet also requires you to find a trusted friend or family member who can transport you to and from surgery. You may prepare a comfortable space in your home and easy-to-prepare meals for your recovery. If prescribed medications for your recovery, please pick these up before your appointment. Remember to take at least 1 week off of work to promote rest and relaxation. Leading up to your bra roll liposuction, please stay hydrated and eat nutritious and healthy meals to support your healing process.

Bra Roll Liposuction Procedure Steps

Dr. Hamlet starts this surgery by marking the treatment area to plan out the liposuction. After the surgical team applies the proper anaesthetic, he makes tiny incisions at strategic points near the excess bra roll fat, infiltrating the area with tumescent fluid. Next, he uses the VASER probe to separate and emulsify the targeted fat. Then, he suctions it with a different instrument until the proper contour is achieved. He finishes the procedure by bandaging the incisions and placing a compression garment around the treatment area. The entire process typically takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete.


You will experience some discomfort and swelling along the bra line in the weeks following your liposuction procedure. Wearing your compression garment will help the swelling dissipate quickly. Dr. Hamlet typically prescribes antibiotics and medications to keep you comfortable throughout your recovery. Make sure to rest during your downtime, and go on short gentle walks to keep your blood flowing well. You will likely need 5 to 7 days off of work depending on the conditions and how you are feeling. You must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities until you are completely healed.


Bra roll liposuction typically results in long-lasting contouring. The fat cells do not regenerate after removal. Weight gain and other factors may lead to changes in contour. You should incorporate a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results for as long as possible. After this procedure, your bra line will be smoother and more defined. This commonly increases confidence, allowing you to be more comfortable in your skin

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

Renuvion (J-Plasma)

To tighten the skin after liposuction procedures, Dr. Hamlet often uses Renuvion. This procedure utilises helium plasma to cause controlled injury to contract the skin and encourage new collagen production. He inserts a special probe that emits ionised helium interacting with radiofrequency energy to create thermal heat under the skin’s surface. This process targets the internal structures of the skin without affecting the outer layers of tissue.

Renuvion prompts the skin to generate new collagen and elastin fibres, a process that continuously tightens and rejuvenates the skin long after the procedure. Combining this procedure with VASER liposuction allows Dr. Hamlet to improve your results for a smoother, contoured treatment area.

Fat Transfer

With the help of VASER liposuction, Dr. Hamlet can perform fat transfers, also called fat grafting, to plump other parts of the body. After removing the healthy fat cells, he places them into a centrifuge machine to clean and separate them from surrounding tissues. He can then inject the cells into the buttocks, breasts, hands, or face to add volume and improve their shape.

Dr. Hamlet specialises in liposuction and fat transfer procedures, focusing on creating optimal body contouring for each patient. To learn more about this process and other cosmetic treatments, follow his blog.

How Much Does Bra Roll Liposuction Cost in London?

Each patient requires a customised procedure plan made specifically for them. Dr. Hamlet creates this and explains your total cost during the initial consultation. 

Schedule a meeting with Dr. Hamlet today to receive an accurate price estimation by calling 0207 1274377 or filling out this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.


Will I lose significant weight during VASER liposuction?

No. VASER liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. It simply contours the body by removing specific, small amounts of fat from targeted areas. Some patients experience a slight drop in weight after the procedure, but it is completely dependent on their starting weight and circumstances.

How long should I wear my compression garment after liposuction?

The compression garment is typically worn at all times unless showering for the first two weeks of recovery.

How long will my discomfort last after bra roll liposuction?

Most patients experience mild discomfort for 4 to 6 days after their surgery.

Are the results of bra roll liposuction permanent?

Because of the ageing process and effects of gravity, no results of any cosmetic surgery are truly permanent. Although, liposuction does permanently remove fat from the treatment area, meaning it will not reappear. With proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, patients can maintain their results for many years.


  1. Mowlavi A, Talle A, Berri M, Rashid W. Successful Back Contouring With Elimination of Back Rolls Using Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction and Helium-Activated Radiofrequency. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum. 2020;2(4). doi:
  2. Massignan F. Evaluation of the safety of VASERTM in liposuction surgery to improve body contour. Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica. 2023;34(4):458-467. Accessed February 27, 2024. lang=en