The providers at Life Studios have helped many men and women who were unhappy with their appearance due to “saddle bags.” This term is used to describe a body type where the fat deposits accumulate around the lower abdomen and the hips, creating a visually unbalanced appearance. Of course, it’s not about how a patient looks but about their health and self-confidence. Many women embrace this look and own it with a passion. However, some patients visit Life Studios because they prefer to bring more visual balance to their body.
Why Saddle Bags Occur
Saddle bags are very common. In fact, about half of all women experience this type of fat distribution where their lower body is visibly larger than their upper body. This is especially true when the extra fat accumulates on the outer thighs to the point that it mimics the appearance of a pear.The term “saddle bags” is used to describe this situation because the appearance can be reminiscent of side bags used to carry things on a horse or motorcycle.
There are several reasons why saddle bags occur. For example, diet plays a role in the process – with excess calories being stored by the body as fat.
However, genetics is perhaps the most powerful cause, because it dictates where fat is stored on the body. For some women, that excess fat will be evenly distributed throughout the body, while others will remain quite thin in the upper half and accumulate the fat in the thighs and buttocks.
Treating Saddle Bags
Patients who visit Life Studios for saddle bag treatments often incorrectly believe that the only way to address the issue is through liposuction. In reality, there are minimally-invasive treatments that can permanently get rid of saddle bags without surgery.
One such treatment offered at Life Studios is SculpSure. The procedure is an FDA-approved light based therapy that is quite popular with Hollywood celebrities to prep for the Awards season.
The treatment works by heating up fat cells under the skin, to the point of destruction. After the cells are destroyed, they are removed from the body via the lymphatic system. This results in a permanent decrease in the number of fat cells in the problem area.
There are several reasons why Life Studios patients have chosen SculpSure treatments to get rid of saddle bags:
- The procedure is quick. It takes only about 25 minutes per session, and can even be performed on your lunch break.
- There is no downtime, no incisions, and no risk of infection that is commonly associated with surgical procedures.
- Results appear gradually, as the dead fat cells are removed from the body. This helps you maintain privacy, as there is no dramatic, overnight improvement to be questioned by friends and coworkers.
- Further, the gradual fat loss is more permanent, as the body doesn’t seek to replenish the fat, as can be the case in rapid loss procedures like liposuction.
Personalized Solutions for Saddle Bags
When you visit Life Studios to treat saddle bags, our providers will take the time to listen to your concerns and will develop a customized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
In addition to minimally-invasive treatments for saddle bags, your provider may help with suggestions about specific exercises that may augment the results. For example, your provider may suggest exercises such as lunges, side leg raises, lying leg lifts, step ups, and squats.