Why Fat Accumulates in Different Areas

Weight gain isn’t the only reason different body parts appear fattier than others; there are multiple ways we can accumulate fat. However, each area is susceptible to fat in its own unique way.

BELLY FAT

Fat in the stomach area is the result of empty calories and fat from food, especially sugar and refined carbohydrates. Some belly fat is close to the surface, which can be addressed surgically, while some fat exists deep within the belly. The only way to reduce this kind of fat is by losing weight with exercise and dietary changes.

THIGH FAT

Commonly referred to as saddlebags, fat that accumulates on the thighs and hip area is some of the hardest to target. Genetics and gender are strong components in thigh fat—particularly the inner thighs. Furthermore, we burn fewer calories with age and the fat settling in our thighs is thicker, which can lead to a less-defined figure. Liposuction can make thighs look leaner, and it may make your butt look better too, due to a more proportionate result.

BUTT FAT

While your genes are partially to blame for fat that accumulates in your butt, your body shape is also responsible. Pear-shaped bodies tend to carry extra weight in the butt. However, if your butt is too small to bear extra fat, it may appear larger than it actually is.

ARM FAT

Fat accrues in the arms because of too much weight gain overall. The arms are often one of the last parts of the body to gain weight because they contain fewer fat cells—fat gets stored there when there is nowhere else for it to go. Once the fat is deposited in the arms, they can become saggy and flabby.

BACK FAT

Lumps and rolls that appear on the upper back and around the bra line can be bothersome and hard to disguise. This kind of fat often has a genetic component. Not wearing a properly fitted bra can also cause the look of unsightly back fat. When the back band is too tight or ill-fitting, it can create a bulge because the fabric is digging into the skin.

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