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: COOLSCULPTING
CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. No surgery, no anaesthesia, no downtime.
As well as treating stubborn pockets of fat on the body, CoolSculpting is ideal for eradicating bingo wings.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: BODY BALLANCER
Body Ballancer is an invigorating compression therapy system which is used in our London clinic. It utilises the proven principles of manual lymphatic drainage to aid detox, slimming, toning and to reduce cellulite.
The treatment can reduce cellulite and volume in the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks and legs — areas which are often affected by water retention.FIND OUT MORE