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Stubborn Fats


Stubborn Fats

Stubborn fats are subcutaneous fats that can be found right under the skin. They are difficult to lose as they are extremely resistant to exercise and diet.

How Stubborn Fats look

Double Chin


Love Handles

Abdominal Fat

Bra Bulge


What causes it

What causes Stubborn Fats?

Fat cells have two receptors that inform the cell on what it is supposed to do with the fat it stores. Alpha-2 receptors tell the cell to simply store the fat for future use. Beta-2 receptors tell the cell to release the fat into the bloodstream for energy.

Every fat cell in our body has either more alpha or beta receptors. Stubborn fat deposits have more fat cells with Alpha-2 receptors telling the cells to hold on to the fat. This makes them more resistant to diet and exercise changes

Here are some factors that leads to the deposit of stubborn fat:

Unhealty diet

When we eat a diet filled with processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and sugary drinks, it results in stubborn fat. These types of foods are insulin resistant which leads to increased fat storage.


When stress levels are high, our body releases the stress hormone called cortisol that will cause a high insulin level. As this hormone is released, there will be a need to consume sugary foods.The unused energy from the sugary food will be absorbed by the fat cells, causing it to enlarge.

Lack of Exercise

All in all, it comes back to our lifestyle. To avoid fat from forming in the first place, it should be used in the form of exercises.

Our aim of treatment is to reduce fat for body shaping & contouring with long-lasting results, not losing weight.

Treatment Options

Fat freeze, also known as cryolipolysis is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that uses cold temperature to permanently reduce fat cells in desired areas of the body. Fat Freeze targets the stubborn fat cells and freezes them causing cell death. As a result, the body becomes more toned and contoured. 

Liposuction is a surgical fat reduction procedure where fat is sucked out of the targeted area of the body. It permanently removes the pockets of fat that are most resistant to diet and exercise. 

Mesolipo is a simple procedure which consists of a series of small injections of fat melting solutions into the subcutaneous tissue to remove small, stubborn and unwanted pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Similar Conditions

Saggy skin is a condition where the skin loses its elasticity. A firm skin can stretch and return to its original form easily while saggy skin is the opposite. 

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