Rid Your Body of the Frightful FUPA

Originally, the FUPA acronym was conceived by the internet as a way to describe the fat pouch that commonly haunts the area just below the abdomen and above the penis or vagina. While some incarnations of the acronym are more colorful, we’ll be referring to the FUPA as the Fat Upper Pubic Area. 

Despite its humorous sounding name, the FUPA can be a frightening thing to deal with. This is an extremely common problem area for both genders. Most of the time diet and exercise simply aren’t enough to combat its stubborn fattiness. However, the proper cosmetic enhancement procedures can have a sizable impact on diminishing your FUPA. When combined with other diet and exercise tactics, the results are even more extraordinary. Here, we’ve laid out the best diet, exercise, and cosmetic procedure plan to help you to rid yourself of stubborn upper pubic area fat.

Causes of the FUPA:

Stress is often cited as the number one cause of non-congenital fat buildup. This is particularly true when talking about the midsection or FUPA. When stress hormones are released into the blood, the body responds by rapidly storing fat within the adipose cells that are closest to your vital organs. More often than not this results in a fatty upper pubic or lower abdominal area. Both physical and psychological stress can cause these hormones to perform this unfortunate dirty work.


are another leading cause of stubborn fatty problem areas. Some people are just born with more fat cells in a given area. Sadly, these overabundant fat cells are regularly distributed to the upper pubic area, creating the much dreaded FUPA. If genetics are the main cause of your FUPA situation, then cosmetic enhancement procedures will be all the more necessary.

Poor dieting is an obvious cause of difficult FUPA-related issues. Most of the same dieting rules for eliminating fat in the entire body apply to the pubic area. We’ll go over the best dieting practices for FUPA removal in the next section.

Sudden weight fluctuations

can create pockets of fat, bloating, and inflammation in very specific problem areas such as the FUPA. When you gain weight rapidly, your body has a difficult time evenly distributing the fat. This results in excessively fat areas throughout the body, including the FUPA.

Pregnancy frequently causes an expansion of fat cells within a single area. The stretching of skin within the upper pubic region combined with pregnancy related weight gain is a FUPA double-whammy. This is another situation in which cosmetic enhancement treatments will likely be required for the most optimal outcome.

Best Things to Eat to Eliminate a FUPA

As we mentioned above, the same rules apply to losing weight all over the body as they do for the FUPA. However, there are certain food groups that are particularly beneficial for fighting fat in that area. Most notably, foods with anti-inflammatory properties, stress reducing properties and high protein values will help reduce bloating, inflammation (obviously), and fat build up in the midsection.

Healthy fats rich in omega 3’s and omega 6’s are proven to reduce the presence and effectiveness of the stress hormones that cause fat build up.

Anti-Inflammatory foods such as fibrous & watery vegetables and fruits high in antioxidants will help speed up your metabolism and reduce the noticeable size of your FUPA.

Spicy Peppers

, Greek Yogurt, Vitamin C, and Lean Proteins are more specific foods that will help reduce unwanted fat. Capsaicin (the molecule in peppers that makes them spicy) is known to help speed up the metabolism and to hinder the ability of fat cells to store fat, particularly in the midsection. Greek yogurt has the benefits of calcium and arginine which help with stress hormone reduction, as well as plenty of lean protein to help you remain feeling full. Likewise, Vitamin C helps regulate the presence of fat-inducing stress hormones and eating lean proteins is a great way to stave off hunger while building muscle.

Best Exercises to Do to Eliminate a FUPA

As many of us know at this point in our lives, there is simply no way to rid the body of midsection FUPA or lower abdominal fat by just doing sit-ups. Sure, abdominal exercises will help build muscle and start fat burning processes in the FUPA. However, the results will be essentially unnoticeable without proper dieting and a the right cosmetic enhancement procedural boost. Still, you will achieve your desired outcome much faster if you can attack your FUPA from every possible angle. The following exercises will help shake up your abdominal muscles and kickstart your body’s FUPA elimination process.

Yoga isn’t necessarily a great fat-burning exercise, but it works wonders on the reduction of stress in the body. Even if you can’t make it to a traditional yoga class, slow and mindful stretching at home will help rid yourself of stress and is a great addition to your fight against the FUPA.

Dead bugs look somewhat silly but they get the job done. Start by lying flat on your back with your arms pointed straight up toward the ceiling. Bend your hips and knees until your thighs are parallel to your arms and your shins are parallel to the floor. Then take a deep breath in and as you exhale, slowly extend one leg forward toward the ground and your opposite arm back behind your head. Alternate legs and arms and try to do at least 10 reps at a time.

Planks work well to tighten the lower abdominal area and will help eliminate and distribute mass to areas outside of your FUPA. Start by getting into push up position, then slowly bend your arms so that you are resting your body on your forearms and toes. Tighten your abdomen, make sure your back is straight, and hold this position for as long as you can.

The Pelvic Thrust is obviously going to give your fat upper pelvic/pubic area a run for its money. Start by lying flat on your back with your arms at your sides. Place your feet together and bend your knees so that the bottoms of your feet are flat on the ground in front of you. Pressing your feet and hands against the ground, lift your pelvic region up while tightening your gluteal muscles. Hold this position for a moment and then slowly release back toward the ground. Repeat this at least 10 reps at a time.

High Intensity Interval Cardio

is by far and way the best type of exercise for burning calories and eliminating fat. This can include any form of heart rate increasing exercise with intervals of extremely high intensity intermittently interrupted by light slow-downs or breaks. A common interval exercise is to run as fast as you can for 2-3 minutes and then proceed at a slow jog for 5-6 minutes. Repeat this routine for 20-30 minutes or more.

Best Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures for Eliminating a FUPA

There is only so much that dieting and exercise will be able to do when it comes to your fight agains the unruly FUPA. Fortunately, CosmetiCare labiaplasty insurance coverage and MedSpa has a variety of fat reduction and body contouring treatments available for all body types. Our medical staff will work with you to create the best possible treatment plan and you will have FUPA eliminating results in no time. Below are some of the more popular options for upper pelvic fat removal.

Non-surgical, non-invasive: truSculpt or CoolSculpting

If you’d rather avoid surgical procedures but still need some extra help in removing unwanted fat, the truSculpt and/or CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments are an excellent option. Both treatment types are non-invasive, require virtually no downtime, and patients can expect incredible results within weeks. In these cases, the patient will be killing their FUPA fat cells from the outside in and the letting their bodies take care of the rest. These cosmetic enhancement procedures are frequently undergone multiple times within a series in order to create a truly long-lasting outcome. 

Liposuction involves the surgical removal of fat cells via a type of vacuum device. Unlike the non-surgical options, Liposuction requires about a week of recovery time and the results are essentially instantaneous. This is certainly a step up from truSculpt or CoolSculpting, but it is often a necessary part of a FUPA elimination plan depending on your body type. CosmetiCare’s medical staff will work with you to ensure that liposuction is the best possible option for you before any treatments are undergone. 

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is often required if you have excess loose or sagging skin around your FUPA. This procedure involves a combination of liposuction, muscle repair, and skin removal, offering the most drastic results of the three treatments mentioned so far. The tummy tuck is a particularly good option for those dealing with a FUPA primarily caused by pregnancy or rapid weight fluctuation.

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The combination of these three FUPA fighting elements will ensure you get the results that you want. Of course, the results from the diet and exercise portion of this FUPA removal plan won’t come close to the outcomes of the cosmetic procedures. Still, it’s always good to combine these elements whenever possible to attack your problem area from all fronts. And, most patients find that the results from cosmetic procedures often give them the necessary motivational boost to start exercising more and eating healthier.

New Look Now Can Show You How!

Want to know how you’ll look after losing your FUPA? Visit our partners at New Look Now to get a completely free and remarkably accurate simulation of the results. New Look Now utilizes cosmetic experts to show you how you will look post-procedure through real-time image editing. Simply submit a photo of any area on your body that you’d like to alter and the technicians at New Look Now will deliver a precisely edited version back to you within minutes. Try New Look Now for free today!

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