Can Anything Be Done About My Stubborn Fat?

Can Anything Be Done About My Stubborn Fat?

Losing weight is never easy. That’s probably why almost three quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the CDC. If you’ve done the hard work and dropped those extra pounds, you might be a little disappointed to find some areas of stubborn fat just won’t budge, no matter how much you diet or exercise.

Led by Soheila Rostami, MD, the team at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers several options, including CoolSculpting®, Liposonix®, PrecisionTX® laser, and liposuction to help patients get rid of stubborn fat — permanently. Here’s how these state-of-the-art techniques can help you enjoy slimmer, sexier contours.

The reason behind stubborn fat

Most people find that dieting and exercise lets them lose the first few pounds pretty quickly. And although the speed of weight loss tends to slow down after that, with dedication and commitment, healthy eating habits and regular physical activity typically can get you really close to your goal weight.

After that, though, a lot of people find their weight-loss efforts stall. Even though they’re at or near their goal, they’re still left with pockets of fat that won’t go away. These are your fat “hot spots,” areas of fatty tissue that are resistant to your best diet and exercise efforts.

Some of these areas stay “plump” because they’re hard to target with exercise. Often, fatty areas persist because of unique differences in the way your body stores and eliminates fat, or in the ways it metabolizes and “burns up” calories. 

These differences are often due to heredity or genetics — and that’s why it’s so hard to get rid of those pockets of fat through diet and exercise alone.

Getting rid of stubborn fat

It’s easy — maybe too easy — to get discouraged when months of dieting and exercise don’t give you the results you’re looking for. But that’s not the time to give up, it’s the time to look for other solutions to help you trim and slim those stubborn spots.


CoolSculpting uses cold energy to “freeze” fat cells underneath your skin, without surgery or incisions. Cold energy weakens fat cell walls so they break down. Over time, the fatty debris is removed naturally by your body.


Liposonix is similar to CoolSculpting, but instead of using cold energy to break down fat cell walls, Liposonix uses ultrasound energy waves. Most patients benefit from multiple sessions to get the results they want.


PrecisionTx laser treatments are designed to target small areas of excess fat, including fat around your chin and jowls. The heat of the laser energy helps tighten skin, too.


Most people know liposuction removes excess fat through tiny incisions and gentle suction. But what you may not know is that today’s liposuction techniques are more “customizable” than ever before, so you can count on smooth, beautiful results targeted to your goals and needs. 

All of these techniques can finally eliminate stubborn fat — but if you’ve lost a lot of weight, you might still be left with sagging, loose skin around your belly and waist. In that case, we have another solution: abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery. A tummy tuck gets rid of excess skin and tightens up the underlying muscle, so your tummy is flat and toned.

Get rid of your unwanted fat

With practices in McLean and Dulles, Virginia, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center makes it easy for patients around Tysons Corner to finally eliminate stubborn pockets of resistant fat so they can finally enjoy those leaner, trimmer, sleeker contours. To learn how Dr. Rostami and her team can help you, call or book a visit online today.

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