Flanks or Love Handles? How Love Handles Liposuction Can Fix That

by | Published on Jul 9, 2021 | Flanks/Love Handles Liposuction

What’s a Flank?

Flanks or love handles refer to the area that extends outward from the hips, or excess fat accumulation around the hips and the abdominal area. This area is quite susceptible to developing localized fatty deposits. Major factors that contribute to love handle formation include belly fat accumulation due to age, hormones, lack of physical activity, diet high in fats and sugars, sleep deprivation or even undiagnosed or untreated conditions that slow down metabolism.

Love handles is a common aesthetic concern for men and women. If exercise and diet do not work to get rid of this concern, liposuction on love handles in Manhattan could be a perfect solution.

What’s Love Handles Liposuction?

Liposuction is an ideal option to treat flanks or fleshy muffin tops in your waist area. Park Avenue Smart Lipo™ plastic surgeons perform love handles liposuction using the minimally-invasive, FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex body sculpting device, which is designed to disrupt fat cells and coagulate tissue, resulting in tissue retraction. The procedure can be typically completed in an hour and involves liquefying the unwanted fat and gently suctioning it off, without affecting the surrounding tissues. The procedure is performed for both men and women.

At Park Avenue Smart Lipo™, liposuction surgeons perform more than 1000 procedures a year. This AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York City is specialized in providing laser liposuction and other lipo procedures for both men and women. Expert surgeons here perform Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction surgery to treat small as well as large fat deposits, and areas including love handles and the abdomen. Considering love handles liposuction?

There are many benefits to expect:

  • Removes stubborn fat pockets and tightens loose skin
  • Achieve a more sculpted figure
  • Boost your confidence level
  • Achieve your aesthetic goals without much surgical trauma

How does it Work?

The procedure is used to trim the waist and tone the muscles. The Smartlipo Triplex workstation utilizes three unique laser wavelengths – 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm – to disrupt the fat cells and coagulate tissue, resulting in tissue retraction. This advanced laser-assisted device blends safety with efficiency and features three intelligent delivery systems – SmartSense™, ThermaGuide™ and ThermaView™, which allow constant monitoring and regulating of skin temperature thereby maintaining safe levels of treatment. The device’s skin tightening feature provides toned results.

Benefits of Laser Liposuction on Love Handles

Compared to conventional fat removal procedures, laser liposuction offers key benefits such as –

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis
  • The patient is awake during the procedure
  • Tightens the skin by coagulating tissues
  • Less bleeding, bruising and pain than traditional liposuction
  • Only mild discomfort and low risk of complications
  • No noticeable scars
  • Pain and scarring are minimal, and recovery is quick
  • Superior contouring results and maximum patient comfort

Who is a Good Candidate?

The right candidates for the procedure are those in good health, with good skin elasticity, and have distinct pockets of excess fat in areas like the love handles. They should also maintain realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

What can I Expect during Recovery?

Even though recovery and downtime vary among patients, and most patients return to their work within 48 hours of the procedure due to the minimal discomfort and minimal complications involved. Recovery is faster with laser liposuction and you can get back to normal routines in a few days’ time, as the procedure is performed under local anesthesia pain and scarring is negligible. Patients normally experience only mild discomfort after the procedure – swelling or bruising in the area are also minimal, and would gradually subside over the next few weeks following surgery.

Experienced surgeons may combine love handles liposuction with abdominal liposuction to provide even more attractive results. Consider getting this liposuction on love handles in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice, as such practices provide the services of experienced laser liposuction surgeons.

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