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What is a banana roll?

The muffin top, the love handles and now...the banana roll.

Banana rolls are U-shaped rolls of excess fat that sit just under the bum cheeks, giving the illusion of an aged, sagging bottom.

But how are we meant to go about eliminating banana rolls?

The MYA team is here to reveal all.

April 2nd, 2021 |Ask an Expert

What causes banana roll fat?

Banana rolls are caused by a build-up of unwanted fat underneath the buttocks and on the upper thighs.

While it can be a result of weight gain, it can also occur in older people who have lost skin elasticity over time, causing the once perky shape to droop. Ultimately, genetics play a big part in the way our subcutaneous fat sits and displays itself, meaning you have your parents to thank if you've started developing banana rolls.

Effects of banana rolls

Having stubborn areas of fat anywhere on the body can cause a major dip in self-confidence.

Banana roll fat specifically means people avoid tighter-fitting clothing and don't feel comfortable in lingerie or swimwear because of it.

These may seem like frivolous factors, but having a banana roll can often lead to people shying away from social occasions because they don't like the way they look, and avoid being naked around their partner, greatly affecting their quality of life.

How to get rid of banana fat rolls

Want to eliminate banana rolls? There are a few ways to reduce the appearance of this unwanted fat.

The number one way is maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Staying away from saturated fats when you can, eating meals rich in vegetables, and incorporating cardio into your workouts can all help to reduce the pesky banana roll fat.

However, stubborn pockets of fat cells don't always respond well to changes in lifestyle choices and need the big guns to eliminate these fat pockets.

Fat transfer is a possible option, and moving fat from the thighs to the bum cheeks gives more shape. However, with this comes a range of associated risks, including raised scars, infection, and blockages in the blood vessels.

Or, ever heard of banana roll lipo? This tried and tested method removes fat from the upper thigh to create the appearance of a beach-ready bum.

What is banana roll liposuction?

At MYA we offer three different types of liposuction.

Vaser liposuction is perfect for eliminating banana rolls. Vaser is increasingly popular because it is less invasive than traditional liposuction, and can be done under local anaesthetic, minimising recovery time.

Our PowerX Vaser machine uses ultrasonic energy to selectively break apart fatty tissue. The sound waves the small probes emit break apart the fat on contact, liquefying it, and allowing for easy removal.

Vaser is ideal for both men and women who are self-conscious about stubborn areas of fat - like banana rolls.

Benefits of banana roll fat removal

Breaking down the stubborn fat cells on the upper thighs has given our banana roll patients a new lease of life.

Post-op they feel much more comfortable showing off their figure, improving their social and romantic relationships.

This boost in confidence can improve mental health, with patients reporting they feel much happier in their own skin after the operation.

Banana roll lipo recovery

After getting banana roll fat removal surgery, you will experience slight discomfort, bruising, and swelling on the lower buttocks and upper thigh area. This is completely normal and is just your body recovering from the procedure - to ease any pain and aid healing, you will be prescribed pain medication.

These side effects usually subside 7-21 days after your surgery. However, it's important to remember that all patients heal at different rates, with some experiencing swelling and bruising for up to 12 weeks post-op.

To further aid recovery, protect the scars and prevent excess swelling, patients must wear a compression garment 24/7 for 4-6 weeks (or as advised by their surgeon).

Around 2 weeks after banana roll liposuction, you will be invited in for a post-op appointment with a MYA nurse at your local clinical hub. This is a time when our team can check your healing progress and answer any questions you may have.

Lose banana roll fat with MYA

If you're struggling to lose fat underneath the buttocks and are interested in banana roll liposuction, MYA is here to help.

Our experienced and accommodating team have the skills, tools, and knowledge to boost your confidence and get you the bum you've been dreaming of.

Book an eConsult today and take the first step into your cosmetic surgery journey. 

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