Just when you think theÂ Body PositiveÂ movement is finally having a, well, positive effect, something new and depressing comes along: â€œBra bulgeâ€ surgery.
â€œBra bulgeâ€ surgeryÂ is a new cosmetic procedure which promises to rid you of that little pouch of flesh that sits between your bra strap and your armpit.Â According to one cosmetic doctor requests for this particular type of treatment are on the rise.
Via a procedure called SculpSure, â€œbra bulgeâ€ removal surgery involves using a laser light to heat underlying fat cells, which then leak into the patientâ€™s lymphatics. The fat particles are then processed in the liver and excreted from the body as waste.
â€œAs women, we are constantly striving to look better,â€ Dr Galyna Selezneva an aesthetic doctor at the Dr Rita Rakus clinic in Knightsbridge, London toldÂ The Sun. She then elaborated a bit more on that â€œlittle pocket of fat,â€ saying â€œdespite spending many hours in the gym, [it] just wonâ€™t budge, ruining the perfect fit of our clothes.
Surely having boobs makes that little bulge inevitable and therefore totally natural? It sounds to us like scrutinizing the alleged bra bulge is just one more way in which women are held to wildly unrealistic standards.
So ladies, step away from the long-sleeved tops and stop scrutinizing your under-pits. If thereâ€™s a â€œbulgeâ€ there itâ€™s because your a human. Thereâ€™s nothing to correct.