CoolSculpting for your Love Handles


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One of the most common areas of the body that we treat with CoolSculpting is love handles. These accumulated pockets of fat at the sides and back of your stomach area are famously stubborn to remove. Even if you exercise regularly, you may still find it difficult to shift these fat bulges from your waistline. We see many healthy patients who undergo regular workouts, but who still cannot manage to fight their flank fat.
Thankfully, CoolSculpting has emerged as the go-to technique to successfully target love handles without surgery, gym sessions or downtime.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-surgical method to eliminate unwanted body fat. Developed at Harvard University, it involves freezing fat cells to break them down and permanently remove them. It has been clinically proven to reduce fat cells by up to 24% across a range of treatment areas.
Also known as cryolipolysis, it was designed to reduce stubborn areas of body fat like love handles. Thanks to its completely non-invasive design, patients can experience game-changing body sculpting effects with zero downtime and maximum results. Perhaps this is why the procedure is known as freeze lipo, or cool liposuction. It offers the same clinically-proven fat removal benefits of surgical liposuction, but without any associated risks.

CoolSculpting for Love Handles

Love handles’ is another name for fat that can build at the sides of a person’s waist, or flanks. CoolSculpting targets love handles effectively as it is difficult to spot-target flanks with weight-loss programmes. Many patients report that despite performing crunches and cardio routines, the fat on their ‘muffin tops’ is very challenging to clear.
However, with CoolSculpting, each flank can be targeted with a fat-freezing applicator so that fat reduction is strategically focused. This allows patients to sculpt their love handles with greater precision and efficiency.

How does CoolSculpting work on love handles?

CoolSculpting works to freeze away the subcutaneous fat tissues that make up love handles. This type of fat is the soft and malleable kind that sits just below the skin’s surface. It is easily dissolved with the fat freezing treatment as it breaks down at a higher temperature than the skin that surrounds it. This allows the CoolSculpting practitioner to safely isolate and treat the fat cells alone while leaving surrounding healthy tissues free from damage.
Once the fat in the love handles has been cooled, it crystallises before shrinking and breaking down. The body then naturally dispels of the destroyed fat cells through standard metabolic processes, allowing patients to trim their muffin tops quickly and effectively with proven results. Recent studies have verified this by confirming that on average, individuals can lose between 20%-25% of subcutaneous fat cells in their love handle zones after just one CoolSculpting treatment.

Am I a good candidate for Love Handles CoolSculpting?

Ideal CoolSculpting patients are those that lead a relatively healthy lifestyle. If you eat healthily, exercise regularly and are near your goal weight, then you are likely to benefit most from a love handles fat freezing treatment. If you are excessively overweight, then the impacts of fat reduction are harder to ascertain visually. But if you only need to trim the shape of your love handles, then CoolSculpting will radically enhance your look.

The CoolSculpting Love Handles treatment explained

During a standard CoolSculpting treatment, a gel-like pad is laid across the love handles to protect and lubricate the area, before the CoolSculpting machine crystallises and kills the fat cells. Once the treatment has taken place, patients can return to their normal activities immediately. In as little as 35 minutes, unwanted fat pockets are destroyed, and patients can carry on with their day without any downtime.

CoolSculpting Love Handles Results/ Before and After Photos

Visible results from the CoolSculpting treatment show from 4-6 weeks post-treatment. It is not an instant result, as it takes the body some time to fully dissolve and dispose of the shrivelled fat. Best results are therefore tangible after 14-16 weeks, once most of the fat cells have dispersed.
You will notice a marked reduction in the shape and size of your love handle bulges at this point and will be able to witness a more smoothly contoured shape across your flanks. Patients have often reported feeling much more confident about their body image and how much easier it is to fit into their favourite pair of trousers of jeans.
CoolSculpting’s best benefit is its permanent fat removal results. As long as you stick to a healthy lifestyle after treatment, fat won’t return and you will have the pleasure of enjoying CoolSculpting’s fat freezing benefits on a long-term basis.
Discover how patients at The Private Clinic have frozen away their muffin tops in our CoolSculpting love handles before and after photos below.
Coolsculpting flanks male before and after photos
Coolsculpting love handles bra fat women before and after photos

Why freeze love handles with The Private Clinic?

At The Private Clinic, our CoolSculpting treatments are world-class. As a multi-award-winning provider of advanced cosmetic treatments, we possess over 35 years’ experience in pioneering the very best fat removal treatments in the industry, from body sculpting and liposuction to fat freezing. We see over 15,000 new patients every year and are proud to have one of the highest patient satisfaction rates in the UK. As a leader in the fat freezing field, patient care and quality results are at the forefront of our service.

CoolSculpting Love Handles Reviews

Over 7 million patients have received the CoolSculpting treatment worldwide. Discover how our CoolSculpting patients at The Private Clinic have benefitted from this advanced fat removal procedure in our patient stories and reviews below.
“My results from the procedure have been absolutely fantastic. The areas I have been trying to get rid of for so long in the gym have now gone.” Alex, CoolSculpting patient, The Private Clinic. Find out more in his patient story.  
“My clothes definitely fit better, everything ran smoothly and I could not ask for anything more.” Dean, CoolSculpting patient, The Private Clinic. Find out more in his patient story.
If you would like to find out more about our CoolSculpting love handle treatments, please call us on 0333 920 2471, or use our CoolSculpting online contact form.
Our CoolSculpting treatment is available across our nationwide clinics, including; Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Northampton, London Marylebone – just a short 5-minute walk from our London Harley Street clinic and Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire.