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Getting Rid of Banana Roll Fat or Butt Fat

Often, women develop banana roll fat on the bottom of their butts that are difficult to lose through exercise. In spite of this, most people prefer not to undergo surgery due to the higher risk of complications, higher cost, and longer recovery time.

So, can banana roll fat be eliminated without complications and recovery time?

Read on to find out the details regarding the causes and the treatment options for banana roll fat or butt fat.

What causes Banana roll fat or butt fat?

Banana roll fat is a crescent-shaped or banana-shaped pocket of fat located just beneath the buttock crease. There can be a collective fat deposition in this area of the butt and upper thigh1.

As a result, the fat in this area can protrude and bulge out, giving the appearance of a banana hanging out.

Banana rolls are common among women. Even though extra weight increases the likelihood of developing banana rolls, it's all down to genetics.

Your genes might influence whether or not you store fat in the under-butt area (creating banana rolls) or in other areas - such as the chin, the abdomen, the thighs, the back, and the submental region (the neck).


How can banana roll fat or butt fat be treated in Singapore?

It can be frustrating to lose banana rolls, especially when the measures are done incorrectly and inconsistently. In spite of this, there are numerous invasive and non-invasive options to choose from for tightening and toning those saggy fat folds.

How Banana Rolls are Traditionally Removed

1. Liposuction

Liposuction is widely used to eliminate fat permanently, however it involves the highest investment in time, pain, and money. The procedure is performed through small incisions where thin tubes are inserted to remove the fat.

General anesthesia entails an entirely new set of risks. Infection risks also increase with every incision or cut. As liposuction is an invasive procedure, patients may experience greater pain and a longer recovery time. Liposuction for a banana roll allows overreduction, leaving for an unnatural-looking indentation in the buttocks.

2. Fat Grafting

In fat grafting, the entire buttock area is contoured. It is typically harvested from the excess sites and implanted where there is less fat.
As with liposuction, this procedure has similar risks. 

3. Brazilian Butt Lift

This procedure is similar to fat grafting. This procedure can also remove skin and other lax tissue to lift up the butt area and tighten the surrounding structures2.

The complications and risks of the procedure are also similar to the ones mentioned above.

4. Dermotuberal anchorage surgery

This is a specific type of surgery has been developed to address banana roll fat. The fat is removed using surgical excision of the skin and the underlying tissue. Despite the procedure's high effectiveness, it has similar risks and complications as discussed above3.

With today's advancements in technology, we have a variety of options for removing excess fat that are safer and more effective than surgical procedures.


Non-Invasive Options for Banana Roll Fat Removal

Radiofrequency therapy

With radiofrequency therapy, fat cells in the body are destroyed using radio waves. The heat generated by radio waves is able to target and disrupt the cell structure of the fat cells that lie beneath the skin.

At Ensoul Body Medical Clinic, radiofrequency therapy is used as a complementary treatment to improve lymphatic drainage so that fat cells destroyed can be more efficiently eliminated by the lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting | Cryolipolysis | Fat Freezing

CoolSculpting is an effective method for non-invasive fat removal. Cryolipolysis, or CoolSculpting, uses cold temperatures of as low as -13°C to freeze fat cells. Fat cells die as a result, resulting in their permanent removal.

Generally, the results do not take effect immediately and take up to three months to appear. 

To effectively target fat cells in this area, the most common applicators used are CoolCurve and CoolCurve Advantage.

CoolSculpting treatments do not involve needles, blood, anesthesia, or surgical instruments. In this case, the damage to the fat cells is irreversible, and new cells cannot replace them immediately.


SculpSure | WarmSculpting | Laser Lipolysis

With SculpSure, heat energy induced by lasers are used to target fat cells. By using such a high temperature, fat cells in that area can be safely destroyed. In spite of this, surrounding structures are unaffected as the high temperatures occur intermittently, that is, the burst of high temperatures are followed immediately by cooling.

Results can take up to three months to appear. In a similar manner to CoolSculpting, this is due to the time it takes for the body to remove fat cells.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is banana roll fat something that can be naturally removed?

Butt fat can be naturally removed, but it can take time. With exercise and diet, it is also hard to lose fat in a specific area. Depending on the individual, banana roll fat or butt fat can also be very stubborn and extremely difficult to lose with exercise and diet.

2. Is it possible remove butt fat fast?

It is possible to see results immediately after undergoing various surgical options. However, it is important to consider the risks and complications that can be associated with surgical procedures. Non-invasive fat removal options might be something worth considering if you don't want to go under the knife but still want to target stubborn fat pockets.

The takeaway

Each body is unique and different, so not all methods will work for everyone. To learn more about banana fat removal or to schedule an appointment for a body assessment to determine which treatment is best for you, contact us today.

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