Bananas look great on either side of a deep dish with a few scoops of ice cream next to them, but they’re not nearly as appealing when you find them lurking beneath your buttocks. Although completely harmless and quite common, many women do not take kindly to discovering that they have some banana roll fat. If you’re one of them, it may help to know that diet and exercise may allow you to get rid of the problem naturally. If they don’t, a plastic surgeon can help.
What is Banana Roll Fat?
In many people, a crescent-shaped roll of fat forms just beneath the buttocks at the top of the thigh. The shape of this common fat deposit has led to its charming nickname; the banana roll. If you picture someone standing, holding a banana under each buttock with the curve facing up, you’ll have a great idea of what banana roll fat looks like.
What Causes Banana Roll Fat?
It’s true that carrying around a few extra pounds can increase your likelihood of developing banana roll fat. But even slim people can develop banana rolls. All of us have some body fat, and our genetics and hormones both play a big role in where we store it. Pregnancy can also encourage the development of banana roll fat that may not go away after delivery. Banana roll fat may also be the result of a sedentary lifestyle as more and more jobs require sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time. Sometimes banana roll fat simply comes with age.
Are Banana Rolls Unattractive?
This is a rather subjective question and is difficult to answer since everyone has their own idea of what is beautiful. Banana roll fat is perfectly natural and is found in a lot of people for a lot of reasons, as discussed above. It’s not dangerous and poses no medical issues. Some people don’t have it. Others do and aren’t bothered by it at all.
Due to its location, however, a banana roll can give the appearance of a sagging rear end. This bothers some people, as does the banana roll itself, even if it’s not creating the appearance of a drooping rear. If you have a banana roll and it upsets you, it makes perfectly good sense to try and get rid of it. If you have a banana roll and it doesn’t bother you in the slightest, you have nothing to worry about.
How to Get Rid of Banana Rolls
If you’ve decided that you want rid of your banana roll fat, there are a few options available to you. Natural methods may be the most desirable to you and are certainly worth the effort. Some people fail to get results this way, however, as banana roll fat can be quite stubborn.
The tried-and-true remedy for just about everything, diet and exercise may eliminate or greatly reduce banana roll fat. The diet for getting rid of banana roll fat is simply a generic, healthy diet full of lean proteins, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and low-fat dairy products.
Exercise can also help. If you live a very sedentary life, almost any exercise that gets you moving can help. Once you’re used to getting things moving, try some exercises that target the glutes, hamstrings, and thighs. Targeting the thighs should deliver the most impact. Working your legs is important for getting rid of banana roll fat but remember not to overdo it. Not every day needs to be leg day. You should hit the gym several times a week, but there is nothing wrong with taking a rest day or focusing on your arms and upper body certain days.
Although you can try and target certain areas of your body with exercise, we’re often unable to dictate where we lose weight from when we do lose it. This means that even the most carefully crafted diet and exercise program might not get rid of your banana roll fat specifically. If it’s time to see the plastic surgeon for help, you have options.
One is liposuction. Able to remove fat from almost anywhere on the body, a liposuction procedure is an effective way to remove unwanted banana roll fat. Once fat is removed from the body via liposuction it’s gone for good. So long as you avoid large fluctuations in your weight, your liposuction results should remain stable and your banana rolls won’t come back.
Wish you could take your banana roll fat out from under your buttocks and put it on top to add some volume? You can! If you wish, you may opt to have a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). A BBL starts with liposuction, allowing you to get rid of your banana rolls or any other fat deposits on your body you long to be free of. Your doctor then cleans and purifies this fat before injecting it back into your buttocks, carefully placing it where it will give you the amount of volume and projection you desire. This is a great way to lose your unwanted banana roll while recycling it into something great.