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What Causes Stubborn Fat and What Can You Do About It

Despite targeted workouts, calorie counting, and slimming Spanx, many people still battle stubborn bulges of unwanted fat. The diet and weight loss industries are a lucrative market. Yet, men and women are often disappointed with the results of various plans and treatments. That’s because body fat types and factors for gaining have a lot to do with the struggle to burn it off.

An active lifestyle is ideal for staying in shape, but it won’t always help remove pockets of fat in problem areas. Let’s take a look at the reasons we develop stubborn pockets of fat and consider treatment options that really make a difference.

Where Does Fat Accumulate, and Why?

Persistent fat deposits appear on areas of the body like tummy, thighs, and waist. You might see bulges of soft, subcutaneous fat under the skin and over the muscle. Furthermore, visceral fat may develop, surrounding internal organs in the abdomen. Intraabdominal fat causes a firm, protruding potbelly, and it happens to be the unhealthiest type to struggle with.

Unwanted body fat does more than just cause self-consciousness. Being overweight makes regular exercise more challenging. Tight clothes are uncomfortable, and it’s difficult to see progress as you build muscle and strength. Accumulating fat in the abdomen also contributes to health conditions. If you’re trying to figure out your cause and solution for body fat, consider these factors:

Hormone Imbalances

Being overweight can alter hormone levels in the body. An increase in estrogen levels can trigger sticky, stubborn adipose fat storage in the usual places: buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.

Irregular Diet

Eating late at night, yo-yo dieting, and other dietary habits that fluctuate have a detrimental effect. Eating frequently without a long enough break between meals means your body doesn’t have enough time to use energy and nutrients while burning off calories.

Your Microbiome

More than ever, data suggests the gut’s bacterial composition (microbiome) differs dramatically between obese and healthy weight people. Consuming a Western-style diet, high in hydrogenated and processed fat, refined carbohydrates, and sugar may promote intestinal bacteria that are linked to obesity.

Portion Size

Consuming large meals leads to excess body fat for most people.

Sedentary Lifestyle

Many people spend long hours in the same position, working at a desk or driving. A lack of regular movement and light cardio in your day can lead to weight gain and other health problems.

Can You Get Rid of Fat Bulges?

Want to reshape your figure, and slim your contours? You have options! Aside from increasing physical activity and cutting back on excessive calories, there’s an efficient cosmetic surgery to help reduce subcutaneous fat.

Liposuction is probably the best-known standard treatment for permanent fat removal. It does qualify as surgery, yet it uses only tiny, well-hidden incisions to accomplish fat cell removal. Dr. Sajjadian, our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs liposuction at our Newport Beach surgery center. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can go home when they feel up to it the same day.

The length of procedures varies depending on the areas covered and how much fat a person has removed. Dr. Sajjadian typically uses a general anesthetic to keep people comfortable throughout the process. Through incisions, Dr. Sajjadian inserts a small hollow cannula and introduces fluid to help liquefy fat for removal. The cannula sucks it out of the body to sculpt the desired shape.

Tumescent, Power-assisted, and Ultrasonic liposuction are the leading-edge techniques used in our clinic, each having benefits to improve results for a given area. You can often see your results soon after surgery. Swelling is expected, however, so count on several weeks before you see your final outcome.

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Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Sajjadian Today!

Are you ready to consider targeted help for your problem zones? You’ve worked hard to shed weight and keep fit. Still, problematic fat bulges are resistant to exercise and can be discouraging. Liposuction may be a good option for you if you’re close to your target weight, in good health, and have minor fat removal requirements.

Schedule a personal consultation and learn more about our approach to body sculpting. Contact our Newport Beach Surgery Center online, or by calling (949)-515-0550.

We look forward to helping you transform your shape!