Weight loss can be a real struggle and suffering from stubborn fat in any area of the body is frustrating. Stubborn fat on the calves is a common problem for many men and women, and for those who have always longed for long, lean legs, it can have a real impact on self-esteem.

Developing fat on the calves is entirely normal and healthy but trying to shift this fat is often easier said than done. Stubborn fat on the calves is resistant to exercise and dieting and can be caused by various different reasons. The types of fat within the calves are varied, as some of the fat tissue is intramuscular which means it is dispersed within the muscles themselves, while some is subcutaneous. Subcutaneous is often this stubborn fat that is difficult to lose and is located in fatty pockets directly below the skin.

Fat on the calves can develop due to genetics, weight gain, ageing or sometimes a condition of abnormal fat cells called Lipoedema. As the body gets older it gets more difficult for it to burn fat as the metabolism slows down. Whatever the reason for stubborn fat on the calves, there are treatment options available.

Stubborn Fat On Calves Treatments At Hans Place Practice

At Hans Place Practice we recommend Vaser Liposuction to remove stubborn fat from any area of the body, including the thighs. Our expert team can conduct a full assessment in order to recommend the best treatment programme for each individual.

VASER Liposuction

When VASER Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat from the calves, the area is first filled with a special saline and local anaesthetic solution through tiny skin incisions. Once the skin has been numbed, a small probe is used to break up the fatty tissue and this is done using ultrasound energy. This liquified fat is taken out of the body through the aspiration process, which has been designed to protect other surrounding tissue. The results are slimmer, more defined calves.

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Renuvion can be used with Vaser Liposuction is additional skin tightening is required. Renuvion works to boost the production of collagen in the skin using radiofrequency technologies. The additional collagen promotes healthy skin tissue that is tighter, firmer and smoother.

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