Stubborn Body Fat

What is stubborn body fat?

When we talk about stubborn body fat, we are referring to pockets of fat on the body that are resistant to routine diet and exercise. These stubborn pockets tend to form most commonly in the stomach (gut), back, sides (love handles) and in the thighs. If you’ve tried dieting and exercise and you still find unwanted pockets of fat on your body, then it may be time to turn to alternative treatments.

What are the causes?

Stubborn pockets of fat occur in the areas listed above because it can take those areas a longer time to burn fat than other areas of your body. We lose fat from our bodies depending on how fat cells respond to insulin & catecholamines (signaling molecules like adrenaline) and how much blood flow an area of fat cells receive.

Treatments for stubborn body fat in Torrance, California

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe uses SculpSure, a non-invasive laser treatment, to help patients address body fat in the abdomen, back, thighs and love handles.* To learn more about SculpSure, click here. Treatments are fast (25 minutes) and do not require any surgery or hospital visits. Dr. Morrisroe can perform the procedure from our office in Torrance. To schedule your consultation, give us a call or use the form on our website.


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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