How Can I Get Rid of My Love Handles?

Fat deposits on the flanks are an extremely common cosmetic concern known as love handles. While diet and exercise can be used to contour this area, sometimes excess fat in this stubborn area still won’t budge. For those wanting to get rid of their love handles, there are non-invasive and surgical solutions that can help.

CoolSculpting® is an innovative treatment option that works to break down isolated pockets of fat through a process known as cryolipolysis. Special applicators are placed on the target area, and cooling energy is then delivered to destroy the fat cells. Over the course of several weeks, CoolSculpting can help patients contour their love handles for a more toned appearance.

For those with more substantial amounts of excess fat, or those who desire more dramatic improvement, liposuction is a surgery that can provide especially noticeable results. Unlike CoolSculpting, liposuction requires a series of small incisions to extract the excess fat cells. Patients will need some downtime after their procedure as their body begins to heal.

Both CoolSculpting and liposuction can sculpt the flanks for a smoother body shape, but each solution has its pros and cons. The best way to learn which treatment is best for you is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon who can listen to your aesthetic goals and perform a physical examination.