As we age, the body tends to hold fat in areas such as the thighs and knees. It can also be hereditary, your body may be programmed to store extra fat in these areas. There are a large number of insulin receptors in this area which equals more fat deposits in the knees and thighs.
The excessive fat around the knees is particularly difficult to reduce. Often, this is one of the last areas of fat to dissipate with extreme dieting. And most people are not prepared to reduce caloric intake sufficiently to a starvation level for such a prolonged period, just to reduce knee fat.
Most common causes of knee fat include:
- Hormonal changes can be linked to excess knee fat
- Changes during menopause
- Sagging skin
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
How to Get Rid of Knee Fat?
Performing cardiovascular exercise to burn knee fat and targeting the muscles near your knees may help. Exercise such as running, indoor cycling, stair climbing, lunges, jumping rope, squats, rowing and brisk walking can all make a difference. In the past, some of the only effective ways to target unwanted knee fat was through surgery or liposuction to reduce knee fat, without excessive diets or exercise.
Regardless of what you do to get rid of knee fat, it’s also important to consider your knee health as you don’t want to hurt your knees. There are many ways you can help protect your knees during exercise by wearing shoes designed for the activity you’re doing and when bending your knees, you don’t want to let them go past your toes.
It’s also important to consider your overall knee health. While you may want to get rid of knee fat, you don’t want to hurt your knees, either. There are many ways you can help protect your knees during exercise.Learn more
Full Medical Assessment
Sometimes a full medical assessment is needed to properly examine the condition of your knees. Understanding your medical health history, helps us create the best treatment plan to help you reduce your knee fat safely.Inquire
Thermage CPT uses radiofrequency energy that goes under your skin's surface to tighten the knee, renew collagen and increase your skin laxity. Thermage is commonly used on the face, neck, jowl, stomach, and also works effectively to reduce knee fat.Learn more