What Love Handles Liposuction Can and Cannot Do

by | Published on Dec 27, 2023 | Flanks/Love Handles Liposuction

For many men and women, any area of the body with an accumulation of excess fat is an aesthetic concern. The accumulation of fat around the love handles or flanks is a common occurrence and can be attributed to various factors including aging, weight gain, genetics, hormonal fluctuations, inactivity, lack of sleep, and so forth. Liposuction on love handles in Manhattan is an ideal way to address stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.

The flanks or love handles refer to the region that protrudes from the hips. This area is prone to the development of localized fat deposits. Age-related belly fat accumulation, hormones, inactivity, a diet heavy in fats and sugars, lack of sleep, or even undiagnosed or untreated conditions that slow down metabolism are major factors that lead to the formation of love handles.

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How Love Handles Liposuction is Performed

This procedure is performed by Manhattan plastic surgeons using the FDA-approved Smartlipo laser liposuction device. It features three distinct laser wavelengths—1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm to liquefy fat, coagulate tissues, and tighten skin.

When it comes to treating your flanks or muffin tops, laser lipolysis is an ideal choice. This minimally invasive procedure is typically carried out using local anesthesia. A small incision is made to insert the device’s tiny laser-assisted cannula into the skin. Laser energy is delivered directly to the treatment area, liquefying the extra fat and allowing it to be suctioned out easily.

Initial symptoms include bruising and swelling. The full effects will be visible after the body heals, which may take weeks or months depending on individual considerations.

 What Love Handles Liposuction Can and Cannot Do

Love Handles Liposuction

Improves body image and confidence

Love handles, the tenacious fat deposits around the waist, can make one feel insecure and self-conscious. Self-esteem is closely related to one’s body image. Positive changes in self-perception can result from this procedure by addressing physical concerns.

Enhanced self-perception

Love handles liposuction frequently has after effects that go beyond the mirror. Patients often report feeling more confident in many areas of life as a result of feeling more at ease in their own skin. Positive effects on relationships, workplace dynamics, and general mental health can result from improved self-perception.


The process makes it possible to precisely target particular regions to produce a more balanced and sculpted look.

Minimal Scarring

Comparing liposuction to more invasive procedures, smaller incisions are usually required, leaving less scarring.

Improved Clothing Fit

Patients frequently report more comfort and better fitting clothes following the procedure

Fat Removal

This can improve body contours by efficiently removing small pockets of extra fat from the flanks.

Body Contouring

Reducing the abdominal side bulges is the main objective of love handles liposuction, which also aims to improve the body’s overall shape and contours.

What Love Handles Liposuction Cannot Do

Although laser lipolysis can enhance body contour, it is not a weight loss procedure. With liposuction, small pockets or areas of unwanted fat can be removed, but the scale’s readings won’t change significantly. It is an excellent treatment to help you cross the finish line and achieve a better figure, particularly after you have put in so much effort to reach your target weight.

Our skin varies as a result of things like aging, pregnancy, and weight changes, which can affect its elasticity. Conventional liposuction surgery cannot improve skin that is loose or sagging. If you have loose skin in the areas of your body that you would like to have liposuctioned, like your thighs, the procedure will probably make the loose skin worse. You may need a separate procedure to tighten your skin in this case. The good news is that Smartlipo comes with excellent skin tightening capabilities.

Since cellulite involves structural alterations to the skin, liposuction is not intended to treat it. Sometimes, following the procedure, the appearance of cellulite may become more apparent.

Although liposuction treatment can improve body contour, it doesn’t improve the definition of muscles directly. Exercise or additional procedures might be required for a more sculpted appearance.

Even though the fat cells removed during liposuction usually do not regenerate, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to preventing the remaining fat cells from growing. The procedure’s overall outcome may be impacted by weight gain.

Liposuction on love handles in Manhattan offers a solution to stubborn fat deposits, providing a personalized approach to enhance your body contours and boost your confidence.

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