Fat, or adipose tissue, stores energy, cushions and insulates the body. It is mainly located just below the skin but also surrounds vital organs, providing them with protective padding.
Arm fat is generally caused by weight gain. It is a much bigger problem for women compared to men since genetic factors mean women are more likely to store fat in their hips and arms. Higher amounts of fat in the triceps indicate low testosterone levels or excessive insulin.
When we eat more calories than we use, weight gain follows. Exercise and a balanced diet can help to reduce body fat, but there is no way to specifically target arm fat naturally. Many people turn to cosmetic procedures to reduce their arm fat, and we can provide such treatments here at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.