There are two types of fat: visceral fat that surrounds a person’s organs; and subcutaneous fat that lies beneath the skin. Health complications can arise from increases in visceral fat, yet most people choose to focus their attention on losing subcutaneous fat.
Poor diet, comprising of low-protein and high-carbohydrate, can cause weight gain and slow down a person’s metabolism, affecting their ability to burn fat. The stress hormone ‘cortisol’ can also impact metabolism.
While improvements made to a person’s diet and exercise regime should lead to a reduction in fat, other factors may contribute to its continuance. These include genetic factors, smoking and poor sleep. Surgical and cosmetic procedures can help to remove excess fat, particularly in places where it is hard to reduce through diet and exercise alone.
Non-surgical fat freezing or fat reduction are popular solutions to reducing unwanted fat, and are available 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.