Why Do I Have Fat Under My Breasts?

The breasts naturally contain a high percentage of fatty tissue. This is perfectly healthy and normal, but sometimes patients may notice that the fat on or around the breasts appears displaced or bulges. Many factors could cause or contribute to this appearance. However, beyond personal aesthetic concerns, there is nothing wrong with this anatomy in most cases. Let’s look into just a few of the reasons this may occur.


#1: Breast Implant Bottoming Out


If you have undergone a breast augmentation Long Island, there may be a small chance that this new bulge under the breasts is due to a rare complication known as “bottoming out.” This is when the pocket supposed to be holding the implant fails. This can happen for several possible reasons or it can just be bad luck. Normally, bottoming out occurs once the breast implants have dropped into place. Therefore, if your implants seem to have moved down or the implant sits visibly below the fold, consider consulting with your original surgeon. If not possible, Dr. Blyer is a top breast reconstruction expert outside New York City.


#2: Loose Skin


Loose skin on and around the breasts is extremely common, especially following a pregnancy. During pregnancy and nursing, hormones cause the breasts to become bigger. Therefore, when this period ceases, patients often find that when the breasts return to their original size, they are left with extra skin. This can cause sagging or bulging along the bottom of the breasts.


The breast treatment for loose skin on the breasts is a breast reduction or lift which patients can also pair a breast augmentation to maintain volume while lifting the breasts. There are subtle differences between breast reduction and breast lift, but they often achieve very similar goals.


#3: Ill Fitting Bra


Sometimes, the bulge of fat underneath the breasts has no anatomical cause at all. If you take off your bra, does the fat under the breasts seem to go away? If so, the bra is likely the cause of this unsightly bulging. Wearing better-fitting bras can often solve this problem. Additionally, even if it does not fully solve the problem, getting better-fitting bras can help reduce or disguise extra fat under the breasts.


#4: Natural Anatomy


Sometimes, noticeable fat on the breasts has nothing to do with extra fat or skin. Some women’s breasts may simply be shaped in a bottom-heavy way. If a patient is bothered by this, there are several breast surgery options, depending on other factors and features of their anatomy. A breast augmentation in Long Island, breast lift, or breast reduction could all potentially benefit a patient with bottom-heavy breasts.




Dr. Scott Blyer—better known online as DrBFixin—is a renowned cosmetic surgeon who has been at the forefront of cosmetic surgery innovation for over a decade. He holds an executive position within the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and has pushed for using ultrasound technology for safer BBL surgery. To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. B, call us at 631-232-2636. Patients can also reach out online via chat and contact form.

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Dr. Scott Blyer
Dr. Scott Blyer, also known as DrBfixin, is a Cosmetic Surgeon in NY with three board certifications and over 16 years of expertise. He honed his skills at institutions like Penn State, Stony Brook, and North Shore University Hospital and pursued an advanced fellowship in Texas.
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