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Why Can’t I Get Rid of Thigh Fat?

Why Can’t I Get Rid of Thigh Fat?

From attaining a trimmer physique and a smaller pants size to getting healthier and easing achy joints, there are many reasons people decide to shed excess pounds. One thing many people discover along the way is just how persistent certain areas of fat can be. 

Eating a wholesome diet and getting plenty of exercise is the tried-and-true recipe for gradual, sustainable weight loss success. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t give you the power to spot reduce specific areas of fat; instead, you must simply focus on burning extra calories and building lean tissue — and hope your desired physique will reveal itself in the process. 

But what if a body area that you’d really like to trim and tone remains relatively stable, even as you lose weight in other areas? Here, our skilled team at Smooth Body Contours explores the various factors that can cause persistent thigh fat, and explains what you can do about it.

What causes stubborn thigh fat? 

When it comes to storing excess body fat, most people fit into one of the following categories: 

No matter which of these body types you happen to be blessed with, there are several factors that can influence where your body stores pockets of excess fat, and how tenaciously it hangs onto that fat. The most potent factors are: 

Genetic predisposition

Genetics play a key role in determining both your baseline metabolism and the type of body shape you’re likely to have. It’s no coincidence that most women who are pear-shaped — or prone to storing more fat in their hips and thighs — have close female relatives with a similar predisposition.

Shifting hormones

Sex hormones have an outsized influence on where your body chooses to store fat as you grow and develop. Female reproductive hormones are what cause adolescent girls to develop breasts and shapelier hips and thighs. Diminishing hormone levels during middle age can have the same effect, causing your body to store — and hang onto — excess fat around your belly, hips, and thighs. 

Age-related muscle loss

The same age-driven hormone changes that prompt your body to store more fat around your midsection, hips, and thighs are also associated with a progressive loss of lean tissue as time goes by. If you don’t actively preserve your muscle mass through regular strength training workouts, it can be even harder to lose persistent thigh fat.

Can I get rid of persistent thigh fat?

If you’re at or near your goal weight and are relatively happy with your physique apart from your thighs, it may be time to consider a noninvasive or minimally invasive cosmetic spot reduction treatment designed to get rid of persistent fat and contour your body as desired.

At Smooth Body Contours, we offer several proven, highly effective options for sculpting away unwanted, stubborn thigh fat, including: 

Laser liposuction

Laser liposuction is a noninvasive spot-reducing treatment that uses gentle laser energy to target and permanently eliminate unwanted areas of fat. Through a specialized laser device, this nonsurgical form of liposuction painlessly penetrates the targeted fat cells, superheating them from the inside out so they no longer function. 

As your lymphatic system flushes the damaged fat cells from your body in the days and weeks following your treatment, your thighs become noticeably trimmer and more toned. Our team recommended having a few drainage massage sessions after laser lipo to help facilitate the fat removal process.

Fat freezing

This noninvasive spot reduction treatment uses the same premise as laser liposuction to get rid of persistent fat and sculpt your body. But instead of relying on heat to destroy fat, it uses cold temperatures to break down targeted fat cells so your body can flush them away.

Also known as cryolipolysisfat freezing targets fat cells without damaging skin cells and other structures in the process. As your body flushes away the nonfunctional fat cells, your thighs become slimmer and more defined.

Fat-dissolving injections

Injecting a water-based solution that contains a fat-dissolving compound directly into areas of persistent fat is a safe, minimally invasive way to banish unwanted thigh fat and get the leg shape you want. Our team uses Aqualyx® fat-dissolving injections to help you attain the best possible body contouring results. 

When injected into your fatty tissue, the active ingredient in Aqualyx surrounds the local fat cells and safely destroys them. Although you can expect to see immediate changes after one treatment, most people need a series of fat-dissolving injections to attain optimal contouring results.

Get ready to reveal your best body 

No matter what your body shaping goals happen to be, we have a solution to fit your needs. And if you struggle with cellulite on your hips and thighs, we also offer noninvasive, in-office cellulite treatments to help you get tighter, smoother skin. 

To learn more about the fat reduction treatments available at Smooth Body Contours, call or click online to schedule a consultation at your nearest location in Orlando, Florida or Sandy Springs, Georgia today.

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