Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Specific Fat Deposits?

When people are trying to get in shape, they often end up frustrated with parts of their bodies that just won't let go of their fat. While losing weight will help you to lose fat all over, if you have a problem with parts of your body in particular, here's what you should know about how it's possible to get rid of it without changing the rest of your body.

Not With Exercise

For starters, a common misconception is that working out certain parts of your body will make them trimmer and carry less fat. While it's true that you can tighten muscles up, which will help to make you look better, there's no way to spot-burn fat in specific areas of the body. When you exercise those regions, the body will still burn fat all over in order to supply your body with energy. Unfortunately, for some people, this means that fat will be lost in areas where they want to keep it or it remains in areas where they don't want it.


One common method for getting rid of fat in specific areas is liposuction. This procedure makes an incision in the body, then slides in a rod that liquifies and extracts the fat. This can be performed nearly anywhere on the body. However, there are some significant downsides.

For starters, recovery from this procedure can take a while since it is a surgery. Even once you're back on your feet and feeling good, you may still have some swelling and inflammation that will keep you from being able to see the benefits for a while. In addition, there's a risk of infection, so you'll have to be very careful with wound care.


Another option is a newer method called Coolsculpting. Despite the similarity in name to liposuction, they have almost no similarities, but both are effective at spot-treating fat.

Coolsculpting, in comparison to liposuction, is painless and trauma-free. The fat you don't want anymore is treated with extreme cold. This temperature is kept to where it can't damage your skin or muscle tissues but will kill fat cells. No incisions are made, meaning you don't have to worry about pain, inflammation, or infections after the procedure.

Once the procedure is complete, your body will gradually destroy and carry away the dead fat cells, eliminating them from the area. This will give you the look that you want without wasting time working out or going through a traumatic surgery.

Contact a medical spa like Time 4 U Med Spa to learn more.