Unwanted Fat

Conditions Body Unwanted Fat

Unwanted fat isn’t just a problem for those who are overweight. Many of us see a healthy number on the scale but still have areas of localized fat that bother us. This unwanted fat can be a source of insecurity and frustration, especially if it doesn’t respond to weight loss efforts and persists despite a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Langdon can help you beat stubborn fat and boost your confidence with innovative body contouring treatments.

Why Can’t I Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?

Though exact techniques and approaches may vary, we all know the basic method for losing weight: exercise and a healthy diet. Combining a calorie deficit and exercise is the best way to burn fat. There are several other steps you can take, too, such as eating more protein and fiber, doing specific exercises like cardio, taking supplements, and getting enough sleep. These are just a few of the healthy practices that can help you lose weight.

However, even if you’ve lost weight or are at a healthy weight, areas of stubborn fat might remain. Many people have specific problem areas, such as the flanks, thighs, or upper arms. Even if you lose weight in the rest of your body, you might find that certain areas just don’t respond. Each person’s body is unique in its fat distribution.

You might struggle to lose those specific areas of fat for multiple reasons. Stubborn fat has more alpha-2 receptors that hinder fat burning. Hormones can also cause your body to hold onto fat, especially for women.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Because exercise and diet-resistant fat is such a common problem, body contouring has become increasingly popular. Body contouring is a group of treatments that reduce stubborn fat to create a slimmer, more sculpted figure. Also called body sculpting, these treatments can’t replace weight loss for overweight patients, but they can help you target troublesome areas of localized fat.

Body contouring procedures can produce exceptional results that help patients feel more confident in their appearance. These results are long-lasting since the targeted fat is permanently removed. 

However, it’s essential to remember that body contouring treatments are only meant for small amounts of stubborn fat and can’t stop you from gaining weight. You should be at or near your ideal weight and committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the treatment.

The Langdon Center offers multiple body sculpting and fat reduction treatments to help you achieve the slim contour you’ve worked so hard for. Dr. Langdon will discuss your goals and evaluate your areas of concern to help you determine which of the following treatments will be most effective.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that suctions out fat through a cannula. Dr. Langdon performs tumescent liposuction, which uses a solution of saline, local anesthetic, and adrenaline to “inflate” the fat layer and shrink the blood vessels. This makes the fat removal more accurate and reduces bleeding. Dr. Langdon also offers other liposuction treatments with innovative technology, including SmartLipo® and Body-Jet liposuction.


For those seeking a non-surgical option, CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to reduce fat almost anywhere on the body. Using a process called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® freezes fat cells, which the body then eliminates. A typical treatment takes about an hour and requires no downtime.

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To learn more about stubborn fat or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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