Pockets of fat, also known as localised fat, is when our bodies store excess fat in a specific area of the body, such as around the waist (love handles), in the stomach, or under the chin (double chin). Our family genetics tend to determine the way in which we harbour fatty deposits. Unfortunately, localised fat is usually very stubborn, and no amount of dieting and exercise will eliminate it fully. Localised fat can develop in anyone, irrespective of body size, weight, age or gender.
One of the most common areas in which excess fat is stored is around the waist. This gives rise to a problem nicknamed love handles or muffin tops. There are more fat cells in the waist than anywhere else on the body, meaning that all of us are susceptible to love handles to varying degrees.
Procedures that remove these targeted pockets of fat are known as body contouring or body sculpting. They are not a weight loss program nor are they means for losing larger volumes of fat. Instead, they are designed to shed inches from problem areas, enabling you to regain a shape that feels more comfortable and natural to you.