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Procedures to Treat Excessive Back Fat

What Causes Back Fat?

Excessive fat anywhere on the body, including the back, can cause lowered self-esteem and self-confidence and can make it more difficult to find clothing that complements your silhouette. Excessive back fat is an abundance of fat on the back of the upper abdomen, especially above the waist and around the hips, which can spill over the waistband of pants and above bras. Excessive back fat can be caused by a number of factors, including overall weight gain resulting from poor nutrition and a lack of exercise, which can result in excessive fat build-up anywhere on the body, including the back. 

Lower back fat can also be caused by a loss of muscle mass (atrophy), sleep deprivation, the accumulation of fat that occurs with age, and certain medical conditions, including hypothyroidism, which makes it difficult for the body to burn fat. 

Non-Surgical Way to Reduce Back Fat

While it is possible to reduce or eliminate back fat using certain types of plastic surgery, there are non-surgical options available to you, as well. 

Using CoolSculpting To Get Rid Of Fat On The Back

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive type of liposuction procedure that reduces or eliminates excessive fat by freezing fat cells. During a CoolSculpting procedure, your surgeon or clinician will apply devices to the area where you wish to have fat eliminated. The device will gently suck the unwanted fat up into the chamber, and the temperature within the chamber will be dropped to below freezing, killing the fat cells. When the fat cell dies, a safe and slow release of the contents of the fat cells occurs. The body’s own immune system will naturally eliminate the fat cells over time. Generally, noticeable results will be seen after six weeks.


Radiofrequency procedures, such as Morpheus8, are non-invasive procedures that eliminate fat using radiofrequency energy. During a Morpheus8 treatment, 24 silicone-coated needles are administered beneath the skin, into the superficial fat. A pulse of radiofrequency energy is delivered through the needles, to tighten the soft tissue, coagulate the fat, and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen.


Non-surgical liposuction procedures using ultrasound technology, such as Liposonix, are also effective, non-invasive ways to eliminate back fat. At SpaMedica, Liposonix ultrasound treatments are performed without local anesthesia or anesthetic. Ultrasound gel is applied to the target area before the ultrasound transducer is positioned. Then, ultrasound waves are delivered to unwanted fat areas, destroying fat cells using heat.

Surgical Way to Reduce Back Fat

While non-surgical solutions can help you eliminate unwanted back fat, surgical procedures offer more significant, drastic results. 


Liposuction is a popular, effective method for eliminating stubborn, excess fat, including excess back fat. During a liposuction procedure, an incision is made, and an energy-assisted device is inserted to pre-coagulate and liquefy the fat. Then, a cannula device is inserted to aspirate – or suck up – the liquefied fat. SpaMedica uses VASERLipo, SmartLipo, and BodyTite liposuction technologies, which result in minimal discomfort, bruising, and swelling post-procedure.

Ways to Prevent Back Fat

If you have already developed stubborn, excess back fat, you may wish to book a procedure to have this fat reduced or eliminated. However, there are ways to prevent such fat from developing in the first place, which can also be used to maintain your surgery results. 

A Healthy Diet

A diet that is low in processed foods, refined sugars and saturated fats, and high in lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables can help you maintain a healthy weight. Avoid sugary beverages and excessive alcohol consumption, and be careful about portion size. Try to eat meals that include whole grains and high-fibre foods, and minimize your intake of simple carbohydrates such as white bread. 

Back Fat Workouts

There are some forms of exercise that target the back muscles, which can help give your back a more toned appearance and a more appealing silhouette. Planks, push-ups and side crunches are exercises that target the back muscles. You can also work on incorporating more cardiovascular activity into your routine to help avoid weight gain. 

Hydrate Yourself

Drinking enough water can help you recover after your workout, and hydration is key to overall health and wellness. Proper hydration can also help you regulate your diet.

How Much Does It Cost to Treat Back Fat?

The cost of treating your excessive back fat will depend on the type of procedure you choose. Non-surgical solutions, such as CoolSculpting, begin at $799, while invasive procedures that offer more significant results, like liposuction, are costlier, starting at $4,999. The team at SpaMedica will work with you to determine your desired outcome, and can advise on cost, as well as any available financing options. 

Back Fat Solutions at SpaMedica

Excessive, stubborn back fat that is unresponsive to lifestyle changes can cause lowered self-esteem and self-consciousness, and may make you uncomfortable wearing certain types of clothing. The team at SpaMedica will work with you to determine your specific concerns relating to your back fat and advise you on the right treatment plan for your desired outcome. Contact the clinic to book a consultation today. 


Used to achieve the contoured and desired look that is sometimes unattainable by diet and exercise.


A non-invasive fat reduction treatment that targets and freezes fat cells to be naturally removed.

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