Banana Roll Fat

The 'banana roll' is the name given to the crescent-shaped bulge of fat that collects just under the buttocks. You can make your bottom perkier, sexier and more defined by reducing banana roll fat with our leading body-sculpting treatments.

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What is banana roll fat?

Banana roll fat is a type of excess bum fat that accumulates just below the buttock area. It typically collects between the lower buttock and the top of the thigh and looks as if a crescent-shaped roll of fat has been placed just below the buttocks. The presence of banana roll fat bulges make it difficult for a person to achieve a pert and sculpted figure around their buttocks and thighs. This is because excess subcutaneous fat has collected in the area, making the lower buttocks look saggy and misshapen, even in instances where the rest of the body is trim.

What causes banana rolls?

While banana rolls are a sign of excess fat build-up in the body, they are not necessarily the sole problem of an overweight person. A genetic predisposition, or the presence of a slow metabolism can encourage excess fat accumulation in the form of a banana roll. Hormones can also encourage fat accumulation in instances like pregnancy, when the body builds up fat stores across the thighs, buttocks and hips to aid with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Having a sedentary lifestyle can also have a major impact on the likelihood of fat accumulating just below the buttock area. If you have a desk job and don’t move much throughout the day, your body is more likely to store excess calories as fat across the thigh and lower buttock area, creating larger banana rolls in the process.

How to get rid of banana rolls

One of the most common ways to get rid of banana rolls quickly is opting for a surgical Brazilian Butt Lift treatment, also known as the BBL. However, this treatment has been shown to be one of the riskiest cosmetic procedures available, as it surgically removes fat from areas like the thighs using a fat graft, before replanting it in the buttock area. This has the effect of making the buttocks look more pronounced, rounded and full. With serious risks like scarring and tissue damage, the procedure comes with an official warning from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who have labelled it as the world’s most risky cosmetic treatment.

Thankfully, a range of safe and effective alternative treatments exists to help patients achieve greater definition between the buttocks and the thighs in an effort to minimise the banana roll and maximise the shape of rounded buttocks. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we specialise in leading body contouring procedures that get rid of banana rolls without surgery, side effects or unnecessary downtime. Our non-surgical butt lift combines Ultherapy and EMSculpt to lift and tighten skin around the butt while reducing the appearance of banana rolls.

We also offer CoolSculpting fat freezing treatments to reduce the size of subcutaneous fat across a person’s banana rolls.

Are banana rolls considered unattractive? 

For most women, the presence of fat deposits under their bottom is not a cosmetic issue at all. In fact, it is completely natural for women and men to store fat in this area, so people shouldn’t view having banana rolls as a sign of being unfit or overweight. Many slim and fit women still have banana roll fat bulges and they are completely comfortable and proud to have them as they are a natural feature of many people’s body shapes. Issues can arise however when individuals feel that the shape of their under buttocks is starting to change. A sudden build-up of banana roll fat can create an unbalanced look, where the bottom (bum) looks as if it is sagging.

The presence of banana fat bulges can also prevent women from getting a more voluptuous or rounded shape to their buttocks, especially if they are aspiring to gain a vivacious derriere, as showcased by a host of celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Beyonce. The extra pillow of banana roll fat can create a distorted shape in some cases, preventing women from achieving the pert, lifted and contoured look they are searching for.

In these instances, people can look to exploring banana roll treatments like butt exercises and body shaping procedures to help create a more streamlined and defined shape to the lower buttock area.

To find out more about these world-class treatments, see the information below. Or contact our London and Buckinghamshire clinics directly for further information.

Best Banana Roll Fat Removal Treatments

If your goal is to achieve a plumptious-looking bottom that is curvaceous and full of volume, without the appearance of saggy banana rolls, then we have a range of different treatments that can help. One of our most popular treatments is the non-surgical butt lift which lifts, sculpts and firms the buttocks while smoothing out the appearance of banana roll fat bulges. The procedure combines EMSculpt’s advanced muscle toning and fat sculpting effects with Ultherapy’s non-surgical skin lifting and tightening results.


EMSculpt uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy to physically induce thousands of muscle contractions in the butt without exercise. This forces the gluteal muscles to contract, remodel and build back up, resulting in a more pert, lifted and defined behind.


Ultherapy complements the muscle strengthening effects of EMSculpt by achieving up to a 1.5cm lift in the buttocks area. By using thermal ultrasound energy, it stimulates the fresh production of collagen and elastin stores in the buttocks, which works to lift and tighten the skin, while firming up sagging skin tissues. In combination, this non-surgical butt lift both reduces the visible appearance of banana rolls as well as pulling and firming up skin across the bum. The effect is a tighter and more sculpted behind without the need for any invasive surgery or downtime.


Another key treatment that can be used to get rid of banana rolls without surgery is CoolSculpting. This advanced fat freezing procedure uses a scientifically proven cooling device to freeze and break down subcutaneous fat stores just below the skin’s surface. When targeted at banana rolls, the CoolSculpting machine will use fat freezing technology called cryolipolysis to crystalise and break up subcutaneous fat stores in the banana roll. As the fat is permanently destroyed, patients will be able to see the visible results from 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment, as the body naturally removes the treated fat cells through standard metabolic processes. At this point, you will be able to notice a clearer definition between your thighs and the start of your buttocks, especially if you view yourself from a side angle. This treatment is therefore ideal for patients who have quite prominent pockets of banana roll fat. By using this advanced technology to break this fat pillow down, your buttocks will look much more pronounced and defined in the process. If you would like to find out more about any of these banana roll fat treatments, contact our clinics in London and Buckinghamshire.

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