Stubborn Fat

For many men and women of all different ages and backgrounds, stubborn fat is synonymous with one word: frustration. In most cases, no amount of crunches, treadmill time, reduced calories or diet protein shakes will affect the stubborn fat even an inch. It simply seems determined to stay put, ruining your image and self-confidence. Often its victims are perfectly healthy in all ways, save for the few inches of irritating fat deposits.

Stubborn fat accumulates around the belly, the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, chest, neck or calves, and makes clothing fit poorly, as it’s difficult to hide unsightly bulging. This may even influence you to avoid places where one’s body is on display, such as the beach, or the spa.

What is the root of stubborn fat?

You may be wondering what causes this stubborn fat to form. There are several reasons. One is that you may be aging. With advancing years, the metabolism slows down quite a bit. Low thyroid hormones is another factor with excess fat, as the thyroid gland is responsible for regulating our metabolism. Other symptoms of a poorly functioning thyroid include fatigue, dry skin, emotional problems and erratic hunger cycles, and in this case you may need a prescription for thyroid medication.

Yet another reason for stubborn fat is stress. Stress can result from job concerns, relationship woes, financial pressure, family drama, or just even the difficulty of navigating life in a huge city like Los Angeles. Stress cannot be underestimated in its ability to cause us to gain weight. Stress triggers the adrenal gland to overproduce cortisol, the flight or fight hormone. This in turn makes you more likely to overeat.

Lastly, sleep problems can largely contribute to problems maintaining one’s figure. Leptin is a protein that works to regulate the appetite, but it gets depleted and must be restored during the sleep cycle. Thus when we are sleep deprived, our bodies get out of whack and start to rack up the pounds.

What can I do about it?

Fortunately, there are many exciting new treatments available to help reduce your waistline and restore self-esteem when you look in the mirror. There are the obvious surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck, the mommy makeover, or liposuction, but Dr. Fisher and his team at The Biomed Spa also offer several cutting edge non-surgical treatments such as Coolsculpting. Visit our Beverly Hills med spa for some of the most beautiful results from a tummy tuck, liposuction or Coolsculpting Beverly Hills patients can rely on. Contact our Beverly Hills office today to learn more!

“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.” William Blake