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TOPIC: fat/skin roll under my boobs

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November 13, 2011 7:14 PM
i have this weird roll under my boobs that's either fat or skin and i dont know how to get rid of it. i've always had it and to be honest i dont think i'll ever get rid of it because even when i had an eating disorder and lost a lot of weight, it was still there. the fat seems to disappear from everywhere except this area. that's got me wondering..is it skin? it's just so frusturating :(
  10418387
November 13, 2011 7:15 PM
I think I have the exact same thing. It kind of sits on the bottom edge of your rib cage? I don't know what to do about it though. :( Might just be here to stay.
  12107735
November 13, 2011 7:17 PM
I have it too sometimes xD just fat. Have to decrease your body fat % for it to go away. stubborn area!
November 13, 2011 7:18 PM
i think i have the same thing! it starts beneath my boobs and ends right below my ribs. terrible
November 13, 2011 7:21 PM
I have it!! i just kinda figured it was from my rib cage.. but yea.. it looks like fat and its annoying.. Im so happy that Im not alone!! ;)
  245327
November 13, 2011 7:21 PM
Yup, same problem here too. I hate it so much! That's what makes me feel worse. : / I can't stand it. I hope someone knows how to get rid of it
  10323557
November 13, 2011 7:23 PM
HEY I HAVE THAT TOO! Or had it! I got rid of most of it by doing dancing workouts and various arm workouts. It was actually the first part of my body that started to vanish. I have an unnaturally large ribcage so I am still wide around there, but most of the fat there is gone! If you want some ideas let me know, send me a message private and I will give you a list of things to help!
  11843740
November 13, 2011 7:24 PM
yup. used to have it too. My ticker says i have only lost 7 pounds, but thats just since i joined MFP. I have lost 27 altogether. Try to do more chest flies (or with heavier weights) and push-ups. This is said to help with sagging boobs but can HELP with that stubborn area too. Help, not eliminate. Sorry :( I don't know what else to tell you, mine mostly went away after 15ish pounds.
November 13, 2011 7:26 PM
Mine showed up there after I had my son. Figured when my organs re-positioned themselves once he was out, they went back in place wrong, lol.
  12049380
November 13, 2011 7:28 PM
pics or it doesnt exist. hahaha :)
  12046842
November 13, 2011 7:29 PM
I've always had that fat under my boobs too! However, when I've lost weight in the past I noticed it does shrink down a bit. What is more annoying about mine is that it's a fatter pocket on my left side! I wonder if it has anything to do with my left side not being my predominant hand? My right boob is the bigger one so I don't think it's that. Anyway, post if you find exercises that get rid of that under the boob fat! I'm curious myself! Glad I'm not alone! =-)
November 13, 2011 7:29 PM
didn't know so many of us have this problem !
so from what i've gathered, i think it should just come off if we lean up & get rid of a little body fat by both cardio and core exercises :)
thankyou all of your for that info! huge help.
  10418387
November 13, 2011 7:36 PM
I cannot tell you how great it is to hear that I am not the only one with this awkward thing! I know that sounds horrible, but its been the thing im most self conscious about! I joke around and call them my A cups (Im a C) but its embarassing! I have a permanent skin line underneath them and tend to sweat there during the summer so I'll have a line across my shirts. I am embarassed everytime I sit down because it shows through my shirts sometimes. Will it really go away if I tone up? I was considering starting to research plastic surgeons because I thought I was one of the only people with this and that it would never go away!
  7664913
November 13, 2011 7:42 PM
I have it too and a plastic surgeon told me only surgery would fully eliminate (it is much smaller - have lost 116 lbs; 7 lbs to go)! mine is also larger on the left side!
Edited by ncblueyes On November 13, 2011 7:45 PM
  690325
November 13, 2011 7:44 PM
QUOTE:

I have it too and a plastic surgeon told me only surgery would fully eliminate (it is much smaller - have lost 116 lbs; 7 lbs to go)!


ahhh no!!!!! what kind of surgery?
  7664913
November 13, 2011 7:51 PM
Circumferential abdominoplasty - remember I have lost 116 pounds; lots of skin! I don't know if I will really ever do it - MAJOR & expensive surgery!
  690325
November 13, 2011 8:01 PM
I thought it was just me! I'm trying to lose my breast so I was trying to figure out why that little rolls is there.. I'm toning up my abs while trying to burn the fat there.. It's making progress and I've change my eating.. It's better than before but still there
June 9, 2012 8:04 PM
i have very same problem! I still haven't found a way to reduce it. :(
July 17, 2012 3:45 PM
I'm so glad there's others out there with this problem. I have it too and It ruins my mood a lot. I've lost 13 pounds but the roll hasn't budged. I know it's probably genetic but I MUST find a way to get rid of it! I'm guessing a lot of cardio, toning and patience is the key!
February 2, 2013 9:51 AM
Hey I know this is a ridiculously late reply to the thread, sorry about that!
But I think how you sit has something to do with it because when I sit up straight it's virtually not there, it's only when I slouch that it becomes visible so maybe slouching kind of enhances or worsens it?
February 12, 2013 7:58 PM
I have this issue. I also had a tummy tuck w/lipo done less than a year ago. My plastic surgeon told me bf he ever operated that this area is one of the hardest to remove the fat....and he was correct! It is def not as large but still there. He said cardio and ab work outs would be beneficial to remove the rest! So don't bet on the surgery to remove it!
February 12, 2013 8:12 PM
Yup me too.
April 2, 2013 1:55 PM
I feel so much better to know im not the only one. I have asked people about this forever it can be so embarassing. Stops you from wearing that tight dress because you need a waist cincher to get rid of those lumps to smooth you even when you been working your ass off for your health!!!! More core excercises- got it!!
April 2, 2013 2:02 PM
Yes I have it too and I HATE it! I think it's one of them things you have to be in the 'athletic' body fat % category to get rid of :(
April 5, 2013 1:40 PM
Lol don't worry about it. I have it too and it is by far the most awkward part of my body. I've always had a big ribcage as I've been involved with competitive swimming most of my life. Now that I've quit, gained some weight, it literally looks like I have two pairs of boobs haha. I have a pretty flat stomach and this is the only thing that bulges out. I'm still not giving up on trying to lose it though!

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