In French, this expression originally refers to loose clothing intended for riding and was first used at the beginning of the 19th century. Subsequently, the shape of this garment has been associated with a particular physiognomy, especially in women.
Today, it can be difficult to get rid of saddlebags. It is also the source of many hang-ups. You can undergo surgery or cosmetic medicine to help you get rid of them.
Saddlebags: what are the causes?
Saddlebags are an accumulation of fat on the back of the thighs and buttocks that stimulate the appearance of cellulite. They have the appearance of a build-up of fat that forms hardened areas and are painful to the touch.
Saddlebags can develop early on in women and form over the course of a lifetime due to fluctuations in hormones or weight . In this way, even women with a healthy lifestyle can have saddlebags.
If you expend little energy but your diet is rich, your body stores fat considered to be "useless". This fat mass is then stored in different parts of the body and more specifically in the saddlebags.
Saddlebags can also appear due to hormonal variations such as during puberty or menopause thus, women's bodies are programmed to store fat in anticipation of pregnancy or breastfeeding. In this way it ensures the development of the feotus in case of significant change.
Furthermore, saddlebags can also be hereditary. Some are more likely than others to store fat on the hips, buttocks and thighs.
Saddlebags: how to get rid of them
There are different methods to help you get rid of them. Some are more invasive, others less so, but they all yield excellent results and will be offered to you according to your needs and expectations.
If you have large saddlebags
If there is a considerable area of fat deposit in the outer thigh area, it is recommended to undergo liposuction because that is the technique that can remove the largest amount of body fat at one time.
It is also possible to perform a soft liposuction process, a less invasive surgery than conventional liposuction to suck out the fat by means of a cannula connected to a syringe.
For patients who do not wish to have surgery, cryolipolysis coolsculpting is a good alternative.
If you have a small area of fat deposit in the outer thigh area and cellulite
If in addition to fat, you have watery cellulite because of poor lymphatic drainage, the doctor will suggest the Accent Prime method that combines ultrasound and radio frequency or the ONDA Coolwaves system that emits microwaves.
These different energies heat the adipose tissue and eliminate the fat by lipolysis while treating the cellulite.
Accent Prime and ONDA Coolwaves can be performed in a stand alone session or in addition to a coolsculpting session.
Our solutions to eliminate saddlebags
Liposuction for saddlebags
Sucks out the fat with a soft foam cannula connected to a negative pressure closed circuit.
Freezes the fat at a temperature of minus 10 degrees to destroy the fat cells by the cold.
Uses ultrasound and radiofrequency to eliminate fat and firm up the skin.