Knee Fat

Although excess fat on the knees has no adverse medical effects, it can make you feel self-conscious in shorts or dresses. This is particularly hard to get rid of, no matter how many lunges or squats are attempted to tone the legs. Fat around the knees can also make legs look disproportionate. Our knee fat treatments reduce this effect without any surgery or downtime.

Knee Fat Treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

What is a knee fat pad?

Fat can accumulate around the knees, particularly as we age, leading to the appearance of a knee fat pad. A mass of fatty tissue can gather around the kneecap (also known as the patella), as well as behind the patella tendon, leading to bulbous and bulging knees that look exaggerated and out of shape when compared to the rest of the leg.

What causes knee fat? – Outer Knee and Inner Knee Fat Causes

The accumulation of excess knee fat is caused by a variety of different factors, including weight gain, ageing, a lack of physical activity, or the adoption of excessive workouts. Fatty tissue deposited around the knees can also be due to hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy and menopause. Certain areas of our body, such as the knees and thighs, almost seem like a magnet in attracting and retaining fat due to a large number of insulin receptors in these areas. For some people, fat knees can mean never wearing swimsuits, shorts or a skirt above the knees again. Thankfully, there is a range of non-surgical techniques that we can use to minimise fat around this problem-prone area of the body.

How to lose fat around knees

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we have won multiple industry awards for our treatments, and are known throughout the industry for our CoolSculpting fat freezing results. When it comes to treating knee fat, CoolSculpting for the knees is one of the most effective. However, we also offer additional knee fat removal treatments that can help to shape and sculpt the knees in a flattering way.

How to get rid of knee fat

If you have chubby knees, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments that are designed to eliminate inner and outer knee fat. One of the best treatments for fat knees is CoolSculpting, a fat freezing treatment that breaks down subcutaneous fat tissues in the knees. The CoolMini™ applicator from CoolSculpting® is ideal to treat problem areas such as knee flab and to reduce unwanted saggy skin. It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment that can minimise the appearance of knee fat. Unlike knee liposuction which is a surgical option which does require some downtime and refraining from sport for a few weeks, with CoolSculpting inner knees you can go back to your normal activities right after the procedure.

We were the first clinic in the UK to offer this new CoolMini™ knee fat treatment and our patients have been delighted with the results.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is also the most experienced CoolSculpting fat freezing clinic in the UK and Western Europe, having treated the highest number of patients and with excellent results.

We have been named as the Number One clinic for CoolScullpting in the UK for the sixth consecutive year.

Get rid of knee fat with our award-winning treatments.

Thermage for Knee Fat

When used in conjunction with CoolSculpting, Thermage can help to banish unwanted saggy skin around the knees thanks to its skin lifting and tightening properties. By stimulating the natural production of collagen in skin around the knees, it can help to smooth and tighten skin in this area once the CoolSculpting treatment has banished the excess accumulated fat.

Ultherapy for Knee Fat

Ultherapy is a leading ultrasound skin tightening procedure that can also help to minimise the appearance of saggy skin around the knee area. By combining the treatment with Ultherapy, we can sculpt and contour the knees so that they look slender, defined and in proportion with the rest of your leg. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is the Number 1 Ultherapy treatment provider in the UK, and has been for the last 7 years.

Profhilo for Knee Laxity

Profhilo is a collagen-stimulating injectable treatment that can improve the appearance of skin laxity across the knees. When used after a CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment, it can lift sagging skin around the knees thanks to its collagen-boosting properties.

To find out which knee fat treatment is right for you, contact our specialists at our London and Buckinghamshire clinics. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form for further information.

Find our clinics in London and Bucks

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London, near Harley Street is situated within a short walking distance from the Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Baker Street tube stations. Trains from Paddington and Kings Cross St Pancras Train Stations are available.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire is near to Gerrards Cross’ Chiltern Railway and Slough’s First Great Western station.  If you’re travelling via the M25, M4, M40 or the A40 roads our clinic is very easy to reach from Wembley, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond, and the Surrey area.

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