Back Fat

Target stubborn back fat for increased body confidence.

What is Back Fat?

Back fat refers to the excess fat that accumulates in the lower and upper back. This is often a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, however some people may have a higher predisposition to back fat due to genetics. Age can also be a contributing factor as we start to lose strength and tone in our muscles, this can also impact on our posture all leading to the formation of back fat rolls. This can be a common concern and can also lead to lacking self and body confidence.


You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.

  • What causes back fat?

    There are a number a factors that can contribute to the accumulation of back fat. Firstly genetics can play a role, as some people may be more predispose to carrying excess weight in the back region. Other factors will include weight gain, resulting from poor diet that is high in calories, unhealthy fats and processed foods alongside lack of exercise or a sedentary lifestyle. Hormonal changes or imbalances during the menopause can result in accumulation of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of the body including the back.

  • What treatments can be effective for reducing back fat?

    Treatments are available to target your specific concern area. These include:

    1. CoolSculpting is the leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively without the need for surgery or downtime. Coolsculpting uses a technique called Cryolipolysis, this process targets and freezes fat cells without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are treated, they are destroyed and removed as your body process the fat and removes the dead cells through a natural inflammatory clearing process. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting is a scientifically proven way to contour your body for noticeable, lasting results so you will look and feel great from every angle.
    2. BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is an FDA cleared non-invasive medical treatment that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to target the fat cells, tighten the skin and improve the body contours. This treatment device combines ultrasound and radiofrequency to stimulate the production of new collagen and tighten the skin. As this energy is able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin it can also break down stubborn areas of fat cells resulting in a circumference reduction. Exilis Ultra 360 is comfortable, and safe treatment for all areas of the face and body so that you can achieve a youthful and smooth skin appearance. Exilis Ultra 360 is effective for fat reduction treatments for enhanced body sculpting following a course of treatment.
  • Will back fat return following treatment?

    When we lose weight through diet and exercise the volume in the fat cells decrease but the number of fat cells will always remain the same, meaning they have the potential to refill during periods of weight gain. After treatment with either Coolsculpting or Exilis Ultra 360, the targeted fat cells are destroyed and eliminated from your body, resulting in fewer fat cells remaining in the targeted area. If you put weight on in the future there will be less fat cells in the area to accommodate the increase weight, this will result in fat been distributed in other non-concern areas over the body therefore meaning it will be more difficult to put weight on in this area in the future.

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