yes consistant exercise and a clean diet will get rid of this over time! excess bodyfat can be stored in a number of places and this is a common one for women (I also put weight on here in the past!) but with dedication it will shift over time! following a clean diet (great abs are made in the kitchen!):) and following a good programme with both cardio and weight training including ab sessions in a few days a week, will get the results you are looking for! spot reducing does not work but by including a few abs sessions you can help tone and define the area. keep at it and good luck!!!!