Excess fatty tissue can develop in both men and women, particularly in the stomach and thigh areas. There are several reasons why we develop unwanted fat in these areas of the body. Whatever the cause, if your unwanted fat is causing you distress, there are ways to eliminate it.
Why do we gain weight on the stomach and thighs?
The stomach and the thighs are common places where excess fat can accumulate. There are a number of reasons why we can start to put on weight in these areas, including age and diet.
As we age, our metabolic rate starts to slow down. This means we don’t burn off as many calories as we used to. Without increasing the amount of exercise, we do, fat will start to accumulate.
What is visceral fat?
Visceral fat is a type of fat that develops and wraps around the organs of the abdomen. You can have a flat stomach but still have some visceral fat deep in the body.
Compared to the fat hidden just under the skin, visceral fat can increase your risk of serious illness. It is thought that visceral fat creates a certain protein which causes the body’s tissues to inflame and the blood vessels to narrow. Reducing the amount of visceral fat within the body is crucial to our health.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift
TREATMENT OPTION: LIPOSUCTION
Lipo isn’t just for the body. Liposuction, or fat removal surgery, is also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty. Essentially liposuction is the targeted removal of fatty deposits with the use of cannulae and a vacuum. It can be performed on men and women and virtually anywhere on the body.
Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, knees and it is also an effective treatment for bingo wings.Discover our liposuction procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: TUMMY TUCK
Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a ‘tummy tuck’, is an operation to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall and to remove excess skin folds and fatty tissues from the middle and lower abdominal region. A tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and lead to a flatter, firmer stomach. Liposuction is often performed alongside this cosmetic procedure at our London clinic for optimum results.Discover our tummy tuck procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: THIGH LIFT
A thigh lift is a surgical operation that lifts and tightens the loose skin folds of the thighs and reduces the excess skin, leaving a firmer, smoother contour. It is often performed on patients who have experienced drastic and/or sudden weight loss, where the skin has been stretched and hangs from the inner thighs.Discover our thigh lift procedures
TREATMENT OPTION: EXILIS ULTRA
Exilis Ultra 360 is an award-winning, FDA-approved treatment for tightening the skin and reducing stubborn fat deposits located on the arms, chest, calves, back and bra fat and bingo wings. It’s particularly effective at eradicating stomach and thigh fat.
Exilis Ultra 360 can also noticeably improve the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin on the face and neck.
RF energy breaks up the fat cells which are then flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, so fat is permanently removed. The RF energy also stimulates collagen fibres, so the skin is tightened and toned.Discover our Exilis Ultra treatment
TREATMENT OPTION: EMSCULPT NEO
Burn fat and build muscle with EMSCULPT® NEO, an innovative and non-invasive body contouring procedure. EMSCULPT combines two different energies to simultaneously eliminate fat and build muscle tone without any downtime.
Over several sessions, it’s possible to visibly reduce fat by up to 30% and develop muscle mass by up to 25%.
EMSCULPT NEO can tone up the arms, thighs, calves, buttocks or stomach.Discover our Exilis Ultra treatment
TREATMENT OPTION: MINI ABDOMINOPLASTY
A mini abdominoplasty targets your lower abdomen (lower stomach), whereas our standard tummy tuck surgery targets your whole stomach area. The mini tummy tuck removes your excess fatty tissue and loose skin and tightens lax muscles to leave a flatter stomach from your tummy button to your pubic area.Discover our mini abdominoplasty procedures