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It’s Called a Panniculus, and You Can’t Remove It By Working Out

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You might know it by another name—a pooch, a pouch, or even the tasteless FUPA. But this bothersome bulge has a technical name: panniculus. It's defined as the apron of sagging skin and sometimes a bit of fat that hangs below the navel. Although many people, especially women, are prone to fat accumulation in this area, it can become quite significant after pregnancy or a significant weight loss. In these circumstances, the panniculus is mostly empty skin. When loose skin is to blame for a …

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Unwanted Fat or Sagging Skin? Your Best Options for Each

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When it comes to contouring your body, it can be difficult to know where to start—especially if you're not sure whether your concern is caused by excess skin or excess fat. Although both issues are common, they're often treated in very different ways. Understanding what's causing your problem area is key to treating it effectively. Options for Unwanted Fat Most people, no matter how fit, have some areas of unwanted fat that just won't go away. Fat accumulation patterns are unpredictable and largely related to …

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