Excess fat is a common complaint, and most people will have a certain degree of unwanted or stubborn fat.
Whether you are experiencing this is one area such as; under the chin, belly, arms, back or thighs, or whether you are looking for an all over solution, the team at Paradise Aesthetic Clinic understand your concern and are able to recommend a solution that is right for you.
The first step toward successfully treating excess fat is to understand why this is occurring. We are all unique, and therefore the cause of our excess fat may vary.
Commonly, the buildup of excess fat is due to an insufficient combination of nutrition and exercise. We know that to lose fat, you need to expel more calories than you consume. In theory this sounds simple, however, in practise it can be an ever uphill battle for those who are susceptible to weight gain.
For those of us who are focussed on maintaining a healthy diet and invest the time in regular exercise, this can be demotivating when the final pockets of excess fat have become stubborn and are seemingly impossible to shift.
Your genetics may also play a role in your ability to shift excess fat, along with how much fat your body stores and how and where this fat is distributed. There may also be underlying medical causes for retained excess fat. These are typically due to thyroid issues, cushing’s syndrome or polycystic ovaries. Women who are postpartum may also retain weight around the abdomen. This is known as the apron flap due to how the fat stores within a pocket of loose skin and hangs below the belt line. This combination of stubborn fat and skin laxity would benefit from skin tightening treatments as well as fat reduction reduction treatments for optimum effectiveness.