Fat pads are localized areas of subcutaneous (under the skin) adipose tissue that affect the shapeliness of a person’s body. Too much adipose tissue in a particular area may result in contour deformities. Women tend to store unwanted adipose tissue in the subcutaneous fat of the abdomen, hips, and thighs, whereas men store it in the abdomen and their love handles. In many cases, there are areas that are virtually unresponsive to diet and exercise. Weight loss and exercise can significantly improve a less than desirable silhouette however in some areas, this never seems to be enough.
Two treatment options are available for the reduction of subcutaneous fat. CoolSculpting is a non invasive way to reduce pockets of fat. Adipose cells are cooled to the point of crystallization then carried away by the body’s natural immune system. Liposuction involves the removal of adipose tissue through tiny incisions in the skin and is beneficial when larger areas of adipose tissue are targeted. In fact it is the most popular cosmetic procedure in North America. Neither of these procedures is a treatment for excess weight or obesity.
**Actual patients. Individual results may vary.