A 42-year-old member asked:
my upper body has a good shape but my lower body is fat (stomach, hips, thighs). how to lose fat in those areas?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Scott Tucker answered
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many options: Weight loss, liposuction, coolsculpting, and excisional surgery such as abdominoplasty. The first option is always a good place to start since it doesn't cost anything and the risks are almost non existent. Then go to see a plastics surgeon to see which of the other options would be best for you.
Answered on Jan 16, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be ab, hip, thigh fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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