Like with all unwanted fat that creeps up on our bodies, excess back fat is a concern that becomes more prevalent with age. While most of us have trouble zones we want to reduce, excess back fat is not only due to weight gain and genetic predisposition but also due to a decrease in skin firmness. This is especially true for women who struggle with embarrassing lumps around their bra strap. The loss of collagen that begins after the age of 30 does not just affect our face and neck, it impacts all skin, making excess pockets of fat more visible and problematic.
Back fat can be an issue for men, too. While women are often bothered by the excess fat that sticks out over and under straps, men find excess fat around their lower back to be the most concerning.