Belly Fat/Apron Flap

Light Touch Clinic specialises in the permanent reduction of stubborn fat deposits around the stomach area.

About Belly Fat (Apron Flap)

Belly fat, also known as apron flap or apron belly is common for a large amount of people, particularly as they age. The main contributing factor is higher calorie consumption than energy output. Fat buildup can also occur around the stomach area for women as hormone levels (particularly oestrogen) fluctuate and eventually decline. This change can happen even when overall body weight stays the same.

A common concern associated with belly fat is the addition of an ‘apron flap’. This condition appears as a fold of skin or fat roll at the lower abdomen that hangs down. Both men and women can be affected by an apron flap (also known as pannus stomach), and is caused by both weight gain and weight loss. Women may find this concern appears after childbirth, especially if they have had a caesarian section, due to the associated weight gain.

We offer specialist treatment for the reduction of belly fat and apron fat. Book a consultation with one of our body sculpting experts to find out more about our bespoke treatment options.

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Apron Belly – Frequently Asked Questions

An apron belly is a condition where the belly hangs down like an apron over the lower abdomen. This can happen from significant weight gain, pregnancy, or rapid weight loss, leaving excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal area.

An apron belly’s appearance can vary from a slight overhang to a more pronounced droop, depending on each person’s weight, skin elasticity, and overall health.

It’s mainly caused by the accumulation of excess fat in the abdominal region, often from obesity or being overweight. Pregnancy is another common cause, as the skin and muscles stretch to accommodate the growing fetus.

Additionally, rapid weight loss can leave behind loose skin that doesn’t retract fully, especially if the weight loss is not accompanied by muscle-building exercises. Genetics and age also play a role in how and where the body stores fat and how well the skin maintains its elasticity.

To get rid of an apron belly or excess belly fat, a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and lifestyle changes must take place. A balanced diet rich in whole foods, lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits helps reduce overall body fat.

Cardiovascular exercises, such as running, swimming, or cycling, along with strength training to build muscle, can effectively target and reduce belly fat. In some instances, when diet and exercise are not enough, aesthetic treatments may be considered to remove the excess skin and fat.

Contact us to book a consultation to get rid of your apron belly or excess belly fat.

Being in a calorie deficit is what will help you lose the most belly fat. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is particularly helpful for doing this, as it alternates between short bursts of intense activity and periods of rest or low-intensity exercise, helping to boost metabolism and burn fat.

Maintaining a consistent routine of aerobic exercises, like brisk walking, jogging, or biking, combined with a calorie-controlled diet, ensures a more sustained and healthy approach to reducing belly fat as it can help you to stay in a calorie deficit.

We offer the best treatments to get rid of belly fat or an apron belly. These include:

  • Emerald Laser: This quick and pain-free treatment helps you lose up to 1 inch of body fat in a single session, by shrinking your fat cells.
  • Coolsculpting: This can target the stubborn belly fat on your lower abdomen by “freezing” the fat cells, so they can be completely removed from the body.
  • Exilis Elite Contouring: Naturally removes fat cells from the body through radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies, which in turn helps shape and sculpt your apron belly.
  • EMS Suit: An innovative electrical muscle stimulation treatment that burns the same amount of fat as you would in a 20-minute workout.

Meet The Light Touch Team

Natalie Geary

Dr Natalie Geary

Medical Director

Hayley Toogood

Hayley Toogood

Emerald Lead / Front of House

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson

Senior Aesthetician

Why Choose Light Touch Clinic?

Our clients choose our multi award-winning Surrey based clinic because we offer:


Outstanding yet natural results


Highly qualified expert therapists


Clean and comfortable environment


Friendly and relaxed atmosphere