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Fat Reduction: 4 Stubborn Body Fat Problems & How To Solve Them

Fed up and frustrated with those hard to shift pockets of body fat? You’re not alone. More than 150,000 people undergo a non-surgical fat reduction treatment each year, but could a fat reduction treatment solve your problem?

Excess fat can be frustrating on any part of your body, but there are certain areas that are notoriously hard to shift. If you’re struggling with love handles, bingo wings, chin fat or loose skin, it can be easy to feel like there’s just no easy solution.

In this blog post, we’re going to look at these 4 stubborn (and very common) body fat problems, what causes them and how to solve them without going under the knife.

Love Handles

Love Handles & Belly Fat

The Condition & The Cause: Love handles or “muffin top” is the soft, squishy fat around your middle that hangs over the top of your trousers. Not only is it difficult to cover even with loose clothing, but it can be incredibly hard to shift.

The fat around your belly (your “mum tum”, “love handles” and “muffin top”) is subcutaneous fat. This type of fat is very insulin resistant. It contains more alpha receptors (the receptors that slow down fat release) and fewer beta receptors (that speed up fat release). Because it’s just under the skin it usually has poor blood supply too, making it harder for your body to eliminate.

The Treatment: Losing weight through diet and exercise will help your love handles, but if you’ve noticed your progress stagnate, or you’ve reached a target weight but still have some soft, flabby pockets around your middle then 3D Lipo could be the answer.

Using a combination of five programmes to provide an all-in-one treatment plan, 3D Lipo can eliminate pockets of body fat as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten your skin, leaving your body looking slimmer, younger and more toned.

The Recovery: 3D Lipo is a non-surgical and safe fat reduction treatment. It’s FDA approved and due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, there’s no need for time off work for recovery. You don’t need a general anaesthetic either, making it a much safer alternative to liposuction or other surgical fat reduction procedures.

Click here to learn more about 3D Lipo for stubborn belly fat…

Bingo Wings

Bingo Wings & Arm Fat

The Condition & The Cause: “Bingo Wings” is a term used to describe fat and loose skin on the upper arms. Research shows that nearly ¾ of women are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms, so if you find yourself covering up with long sleeves all year round you’re not alone.

Bingo wings are usually the result of both excess body fat and low muscle tone, so for the best results, you need to combat both issues.

The Treatment: Simple arm exercises that build the muscles in the upper arms can help stop that wobble and give your arms some definition.

Dieting can reduce body fat overall, but arm fat can be incredibly stubborn to shift. A fat reduction treatment, such as Fat Freezing, can target and destroy those unwanted fat cells, ridding you of your bingo wings and giving you firmer, more-toned arms.

The Recovery: As a completely non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction treatment, Fat Freezing is a popular choice for busy people looking for an effective solution with no downtime. There’s no cutting, scarring, suctioning or anaesthetic required, making it a safe and comfortable way to eliminate upper arm fat or bingo wings.

Click here to learn more about Fat Freezing for bingo wings…

Double Chin

Double Chin

The Condition & The Cause: Some areas of body fat are easy to hide. You can wear long sleeves to cover your bingo wings or loose-fitting tops to help keep your belly fat out of public view. But that’s not so easy with a double chin.

Excess body fat or weight fluctuations can lead to a build-up of submental fat (fat under your chin). Some people are more prone to this fat than others, with genetics, age and lifestyle all playing a part. Dieting will help reduce a double chin, but for some people, this area of body fat is one of the last to go.

The Treatment: Fat Freezing is very effective at reducing a double chin, giving you a slimmer, more shapely face and more confidence in your appearance. Using a specialist cryolipolysis machine we use cold temperatures to destroy your submental fat cells, without causing harm to your skin or other surrounding tissues. It’s a safe, effective and painless treatment.

The Recovery: Recovery time for Fat Freezing is one of the things that makes it so impressive. You can go straight back to work following your treatment and you shouldn’t experience any pain or significant bruising in the area treated – making it ideal for treating the chin as this area of the body is always on display.

Click here to learn everything you need to know about Fat Freezing… 

Loose Skin

Loose Skin

The Cause: There’s nothing more frustrating than working hard to reach your target weight, only to still not have the smooth, firm figure you desire because of excess skin. When you’ve been a larger size for some time, your skin stretches to accommodate your excess body fat. Even once the fat has gone it can take some time to shrink back down to suit your new figure – and in some cases, it never will.

The Treatment: In previous decades, a tummy tuck would have been your only solution, but thankfully times have changed and there’s now some exciting non-surgical solutions.

Exilis Elite Skin Tightening Treatments harness the power of radiofrequency technology to smooth, tighten and firm your skin. Using a specialist Exilis Elite machine, we can direct radiofrequency waves deep into the layers of your skin. This heats the cells, generating new collagen that strengthens, tightens and firms your skin.

The Recovery: Exilis Elite is an FDA approved treatment that doesn’t have any significant risks or side effects. As it’s non-surgical and non-invasive you won’t need a general anaesthetic and you won’t need to take any time off work following your skin tightening treatment.

Click here to find out more about Exilis Elite for loose skin… 

Fat Freezing in Kent

Don’t Let Stubborn Body Fat Get Your Down!

When you’ve worked hard to lose weight, dieting, exercising and doing all the right things – it can be really disheartening when you just can’t get those stubborn pockets to shift!

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we understand your frustrations. Our kind, caring and highly qualified team are here to help you. Book a consultation and one of our Aestheticians or Aesthetic Doctors will listen to your problems, understand your unique needs and offer you a fat reduction treatment that will give you the results you’re looking for.

Click here to book a consultation now or find out more about Elite Aesthetics here…

Also read about the Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injection.

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