What causes love handles?

The term ‘love handles’ refers to an area of fat that sits outwards from the hips. Also known as the flanks, fat in this area is often a common problem area with many patients unhappy with how clothing looks as love handles can become more pronounced when wearing tight clothing.

What causes love handles?

Love handles are caused by fat accumulation in the area. Fat stores on the body when too many calories have been consumed and you’re not burning as many calories. as you are consuming.

Although fat can appear anywhere on the body, certain factors that can increase the appearance of fat on the hips/love handles, lower back and abdominal areas include;

  • Age
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormones
  • High fat, sugar or calories consumption
  • Medical condition causing slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity

How to treat love handles?

There are lots of exercises that can help to target love handle fat loss and often a combination of cardiovascular exercises with weightlifting and targeted movements are going to give you the best results.

Fat in this area can be stubborn however and we do see patients who come to us seeking assistance. Common treatments for love handles are;

Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular method of fat removal surgery for areas such as love hands as well as the abdomen. At The Private Clinic we offer a number of liposuction methods no other clinic in the UK is able to do that. We offer Vaser Liposuction, Micro Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction which means you are in the best of hands and can be sure that our expert surgeons will be able to advise on the best liposuction treatment to suit you.

CoolSculpting

We also offer CoolSculpting which is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment designed to tackle areas of unwanted excess fat that diet and exercise alone have been unable to reduce. If you are interested in going down the non surgical route then fat freezing is the best option.

Does CoolSculpting work on love handles?

CoolSculpting is very effective at treating love handles and your CoolSculpting practitioner will work with you to put together the most effective treatment plan to help you achieve the best results.

Is CoolSculpting treatment for love handles painful?

CoolSculpting is not meant to be a painful treatment but some patients can feel discomfort at the start of treatment once the treatment begins and the area starts to freeze. After a few moments, the area should become numb and you will be free to relax for the remainder of the treatment. Our

Love handles treatment before and after photos

Love handles treatment before after female photo

CoolSculpting treatment to the flanks/hips. Photos taken 8 weeks after first treatment. Treatment performed by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.

CoolSculpting treatment flanks/hips before after photo

CoolSculpting treatment to the flanks. Photos taken 16 weeks after first treatment.

CoolSculpting flanks before after photo

CoolSculpting treatment to the abdomen. Photos taken 8 weeks after first treatment.

CoolSculpting abdomen before after photo

CoolSculpting treatment to the flanks. Photos taken 10 weeks after second treatment.

CoolSculpting lipo flanks before after photo

VASER Lipo to the flanks by Dr Dennis Wolf

VASER Lipo flanks before after photo

Vaser Liposuction to the flanks

Vaser Liposuction flanks before after photo

Micro Lipo to the flanks

Micro Lipo flanks before after photo

Micro Lipo to the flanks

Micro Liposuction flanks before after photo

Surgical Liposuction to the flanks

Surgical Liposuction flanks before after photo

Surgical Liposuction to the flanks

To find out more about love handle treatment at The Private Clinic please call 0333 920 2471 or use our love handle reduction online contact form.

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