What Causes Love Handles? How Can Liposuction Help?

by | Published on Jul 6, 2022 | Flanks/Love Handles Liposuction

Love handles refer to the buildup of fat around the hips and abdominal area. In fact, this is a common aesthetic concern among both men and women. Liposuction on love handles in Manhattan can address this stubborn fat on the hips and provide you with a slimmer waist and hips.

Love handles can develop due to many factors The underlying cause for this aesthetic concern is fat retention. When your body doesn’t burn as many calories as you consume, fat cells tend to accumulate in various areas. These fat cells can become noticeable overtime in areas such as around your waist and hips. Other factors that can contribute to love handle formation include:

  • hormones like cortisol and adrenaline
  • age
  • lack of physical activity
  • genetics
  • diet high in fats, sugars, and high-calorie foods
  • stress
  • lack of sleep
  • sleep deprivation
  • high fat, sugar or calories consumption
  • medical conditions causing slow metabolism

Love handles can also be an underlying sign of some chronic diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases, and sleep apnea.

Liposuction is the best option to address this stubborn fat when diets and exercise fail. Love handles liposuction can remove the localized fat deposits in the flanks and result in a trimmer, well-shaped waistline. Expert liposuction surgeons perform this procedure using the minimally-invasive, FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted workstation. This minimally invasive procedure involves liquefying the unwanted fat and gently suctioning it off, without affecting the surrounding tissues. Smartlipo Triplex workstation utilizes three unique laser wavelengths: 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm that can be used in single or blended mode.

Unlike traditional liposuction surgery, Smartlipo offers many benefits such as –

  • performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis
  • skin tightening by coagulating tissues
  • minimal bleeding, bruising and pain
  • only mild discomfort and low risk of complications
  • no noticeable scars
  • faster recovery
  • superior contouring results

The right candidates for love handles liposuction are men and women in overall good health with healthy, elastic skin and have positive but realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. The treatment is typically completed within an hour. Patients can return to work within 48 hours. Patients normally experience only mild discomfort. Any swelling and bruising will usually subside within a few weeks.

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Recovery from Love Handles Liposuction

Make sure to strictly follow your surgeon’s instructions for the best results. A healthy lifestyle is important for long-lasting liposuction results. Do your research well and choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility that provides services of skilled surgeons who are experts in Smartlipo laser liposuction. Experienced surgeons evaluate patient considerations and create a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

To see the visible results of liposuction on love handles, check out these before and after photos.

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