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Why Is Belly Fat So Stubborn?

Why Is Belly Fat So Stubborn?

No matter how hard you try to eat right, move more, and exercise your abs, belly fat lingers. Belly fat is very resistant to loss and can keep you from achieving the slim, contoured physique you desire.

The expert team at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center wants you to know that many people need a little help getting rid of excess belly fat. Often, there’s no exercise or diet that’s going to get rid of it. 

We, however, offer cosmetic procedures that can help you eliminate stubborn belly fat. 

Read on to learn more about belly fat, why it’s so stubborn, and about your options for slimming it down.

About belly fat

Not all belly fat is created equal. There are two categories of belly fat: subcutaneous and visceral. In most people, about 90% of fat is subcutaneous

Subcutaneous fat refers to the fat beneath the skin that can be palpated when pinching excess skin and tissue around the midsection. It’s unsightly, but harmless to your overall health. 

Visceral fat is the fat that accumulates deep within the abdominal cavity, surrounding the organs. Excessive visceral fat is closely associated with an elevated risk of significant health risks, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

Why belly fat is stubborn

Even if you want to lose fat around your midsection, your body may have other ideas. Unfortunately, there’s no way to spot reduce fat with diet and exercise. 

But why is belly fat so stubborn compared to fat in other areas of the body? Here are some reasons:


Hormones play a significant role in fat storage and distribution, and the abdominal region is particularly sensitive to hormonal changes. Factors like stress, lack of sleep, and imbalanced hormones can contribute to increased fat deposits in the belly area.


Genetics also play a big role in determining where your body stores fat. Some people are genetically predisposed to store more fat in the abdominal area, making it harder to eliminate through traditional means like diet and exercise.


Diet and exercise habits can greatly influence belly fat accumulation. Consuming a diet high in processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats can lead to excess belly fat. Alcohol consumption also contributes to belly fat. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to weight gain, especially around the midsection.


As you age, your metabolism slows down. You also tend to lose muscle mass. These factors make it easier to gain weight, particularly in the abdominal region. Hormonal changes during menopause can also contribute to belly fat accumulation in women.

How to lose the stubborn belly fat

Cosmetic procedures offer advanced solutions for anyone struggling to reduce stubborn belly fat through traditional methods. They cannot, however, help you get rid of excess deep, dangerous visceral belly fat. 

To lose visceral fat, you should eat healthy, reduce sugar and saturated fat intake, engage in regular cardio and strength exercise, and develop stress management techniques. 

Cosmetic procedures can complement these strategies to help you lose stubborn subcutaneous fat and get you the slim, taut belly you desire. 

At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center we offer the following to help you eliminate belly fat: 

Laser Assisted liposuction

This minimally invasive procedure involves the removal of excess fat deposits through a small incision. The laser energy liquifies fat so that it can be easily removed and simultaneously tightens the skin in the area to give you a toned look.

Liposuction targets subcutaneous fat, effectively trimming inches from the waistline. Laser liposuction features short recovery times and minimal scarring.  Liposuction will provide you with a contoured and sculpted appearance of your abdomen, waist, lower back.   

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the contour and appearance of the abdomen and waist. This procedure is particularly beneficial for people with significant stretch marks and loose abdominal skin and diastasis recti (separation of abdominal wall muscle from pregnancy). 

During a tummy tuck, your surgeon removes any surplus skin and fat from the abdominal area. They then tighten weakened abdominal muscles, resulting in a firmer, more toned midsection.

Here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, Dr. Baraki, and his staff offer solutions to help you achieve the utmost confidence in your appearance. Stubborn belly fat may seem like it’s never going away, but with the right treatments, we can help you get the toned midsection you desire. 

If you’re considering any cosmetic procedures, call today, or use this website, to schedule your initial consultation. We’re happy to help you determine which options are right for you.

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