Are You Frustrated with Banana Roll Fat? Here’s How to Eliminate it with CoolSculpting®

As people age, it becomes more likely that they will develop stubborn areas of fat on the body that make a person feel self-conscious about their appearance. One of these areas is just below the buttocks and above the thighs, and since it often takes on a crescent shape, it is sometimes referred to as a ‘banana roll.’

Sometimes, no amount of exercise or toning will eliminate this banana roll, and it will be necessary to address it using a different approach. One method that has been used with great success is CoolSculpting®, which is a process that relies on the scientific principle known as cryolipolysis, or fat-freezing. During CoolSculpting®, the target area is held between two chilled paddles, and the fat cells are frozen to death.

Because fat freezes at a higher temperature than the skin, only the fat is destroyed, and all the surrounding skin is left unharmed. The most advanced CoolSculpting® procedure in NY is provided at our Bared Monkey clinic in New York City. If you’re bothered by some area of stubborn fat on the body, contact us and arrange for an initial consultation. Our highly skilled and experienced technicians will assess your expectations and hopes for the procedure and work to develop a program that will deliver the results desired.

Exercising banana rolls away

Visceral fat can often be eliminated through regular exercise and a healthy diet, with visceral fat being the type that resides a little deeper in the skin and is often burned first when intense exercise occurs. Banana rolls sit closer to the surface and are not so easily burned off. Still, some strategies that may have some level of success in eliminating them can be used.

One way that banana rolls can be addressed is by liposuction. While this is generally effective, it must be remembered that it is a type of surgery, so there will probably be some scarring afterwards. Several weeks of healing may be necessary. If this is a deal-breaker, a more natural method of developing a program of exercises for the buttocks may seem more appealing.

Several exercises can be done to target the banana rolls and reduce that crescent layer of fat around the buttocks area. If a person sticks with these exercises faithfully, eventually, some positive results should be noticed, with the buttocks becoming firmer and more well-defined and the banana rolls slowly disappearing. Here are some of the exercises that are most effective in reducing banana rolls:

  • Deadlifts – this exercise is done in conjunction with barbells, and it works the gluteal muscles and the quadriceps and hamstrings.
  • Bridge walks – targets the hips and lowers back to provide a better definition.
  • Donkey kicks – this routine works at defining the gluteus maximus, in addition to the core of the body and the shoulders
  • Swivel raises – this exercise works the glutes and the outer portion of the thighs.
  • Hamstring curls – sometimes known as leg curls, these exercises are excellent for toning the skin around the thighs and hamstrings.
  • Squats – an exercise that provides a better definition of the thighs and quads

When performing any of these exercises, it’s a good idea to couple them with cardiovascular exercises to benefit from both. This doubles the chances that the banana roll fat will be burned off and that positive results will be seen in the shortest possible time. Personal trainers typically recommend that at least four of these exercises be engaged weekly, along with moderate to intense cardiovascular activity for best results.

Effective cardiovascular activities might include running, jogging, swimming, and almost anything else that accelerates the heart rate and causes calories to be burned. Meanwhile, the muscle-toning exercises will work to sculpt and tone hard-to-manage areas like the banana rolls.

An exercise regimen like this can be even more effective if a person adopts a diet rich in protein and low in carbohydrates. This kind of diet will limit the number of calories taken in, preventing the fat from re-accumulating in the same areas it’s being burned off. Sweets should be avoided, and calorie-rich foods should be taken in limited quantities. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will also help you recover more quickly from workouts and prepare for the next one.

Cosmetic Treatment for Banana Rolls

If an exercise program with a healthy diet doesn’t achieve the kind of results that are hoped for, there is also a cosmetic approach to dealing with banana rolls. Using this method, the area below the buttocks can be toned up by body sculpting techniques that the FDA has approved for fat-burning and toning up muscles. One of these cosmetic approaches is CoolSculpting® itself, which has FDA approval and the approval of thousands of patients who have already benefited from the procedure.

CoolSculpting® for Banana Rolls

The CoolSculpting® process breaks down fat cells in targeted body areas by freezing them while leaving nearby skin tissue undisturbed. Once the fat cells have been frozen, they die off and get absorbed into the bloodstream, eventually eliminated from the body altogether. When banana roll fat cells are frozen in this manner, it destroys them completely, and they will not re-surface in that area as long as a regular program of exercise and a healthy diet is observed by the patient. It will generally take four to six weeks for a noticeable difference in the appearance of the area below the buttocks where banana rolls used to be. For patients with very obvious banana rolls, CoolSculpting® is the very best approach you can take to eliminate them once and for all.

Does CoolSculpting® Work?

There is no question that CoolSculpting® really can be very effective at eliminating unwanted areas of stubborn fat around the body. Permanent results can be achieved if the patient adopts a regular exercise program and a healthy diet after treatment. In just one treatment, it will be possible to eliminate as much as 25% of the fat cells clustered in any given area around the body. If this is all a patient needs, then a single session will suffice to get the job done.

However, suppose a patient has higher expectations and wants to remove 50% or more of the fat from somebody’s area. In that case, scheduling multiple sessions to kill off additional fat cells will be necessary. It sometimes takes up to four months for the best results to be noticeable, but that’s largely because natural body processes can take a long to eliminate the dead fat cells. There is no doubt that the freezing process is destroying the fat cells themselves, but it sometimes requires more time for the results to be obvious.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Grossly overweight people trying to lose 40 or 50 pounds are not good candidates for the procedure because it is not intended to be a weight-loss strategy. CoolSculpting® is aimed more at the individual trying to eliminate areas of fat around the body in specific locations to achieve a more attractive appearance and remove those pockets of fat.

People who have no trouble engaging in regular exercise and are willing to monitor their diet after treatment are generally better candidates because these practices will be necessary to keep the fat off, so it can’t come back. So the profile for an ideal CoolSculpting® candidate would be someone who is slightly overweight, has pockets of unwanted fat in one or more locations of the body, and is willing to work at keeping the weight off after being treated.

How Can We Help You at Bared Monkey?

At the Bared Monkey clinic in New York City, we offer the CoolSculpting® procedure NY for anyone who is a good candidate and is likely to experience significant success because they have the right body profile and the right attitude toward keeping the weight off. Our specialists can help clarify what needs to be accomplished for an ideal appearance to be achieved, and we can work to develop a program specific to your needs.

That might involve a single session, or it might require six to eight sessions to eliminate all unwanted fat around the body. Remember that once that fat has been destroyed, it’s gone forever, so it won’t be necessary to repeat sessions in the future. We can guide patients through the process and help them achieve their goals at the outset to be left with the absolute best version of themselves.


It won’t be necessary to search around for the CoolSculpting® procedure NY because it’s available here at our Bared Monkey clinic in the city. Contact us today so that we can arrange for that all-important initial consultation. Once we know your expectations, we can begin working on a program to help you achieve the kind of body you’ve always wanted. Remember that CoolSculpting® is most effective when used as a spot treatment for specific body areas rather than as a general weight-loss strategy. However many sessions it may take, rest assured that the process will be very effective and provide the expected results.

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