Plastic surgeons differentiate LOCALIZED fat deposits from GENERALIZED fat deposits which are seen in obesity. While localized pockets of fat usually respond favorably to Body contouring , the generalized distribution of fat seen in obesity is not amenable for Body contouring correction.
Typical localized fat depots are in the neck under the chin, the lower belly and the outer thighs in women, and the love handles in men. They tend to be stubborn to exercise and diet regimens. They may respond biochemically different than other fat areas in the body to insulin’s effect and may be meant for a reservoir in humans in case of starvation episodes. these areas respond nicely to Body contouring normally.
CAUSES OF LOCALISED FAT
At an individual level, a combination of excessive food energy intake and a lack of physical activityis thought to explain most cases of obesity. A limited number of cases are due primarily to genetics, medical reasons, or psychiatric illness. In contrast, increasing rates of obesity at a societal level are felt to be due to an easily accessible and palatable diet,increased reliance on cars, and mechanized manufacturing.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Most of the extra fat will lie either around your waist and chest (making you ‘apple shaped’) or on your hips and buttocks (making you ‘pear shaped’).
Men who are obese tend to have big waists.
Women tend to carry extra weight on their hips.
Some women become apple shaped, especially after the menopause.