Best Ways to Lose Your Love Handles
Both men and women are susceptible to developing love handles or a muffin top. While these nicknames sound endearing or sweet, most patients that experience this excess fat on their flanks are not happy about it.
Fortunately, there are a variety of non-invasive treatments that can target and eliminate love handles without surgery or any downtime. These procedures include CoolSculpting, truSculpt 3D, and SculpSure.
What Are Love Handles?
Love handles can develop on anyone, including those that follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, or maintain a stable weight. They are the result of a layer of fat around the oblique muscles situated at the sides of the torso.
More specifically, the soft, squishy fat directly under the skin (subcutaneous fat) is what folds over pants and produces a muffin top.
While this fat may be resistant to diet and exercise, it responds very well to cold temperatures, radiofrequency, and heat.
Freezing Love Handles with Coolsculpting
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment for eliminating love handles with very cold temperatures. The device suctions the offending fatty tissue into an applicator and then freezes fat cells, which are naturally removed from the body over the next 12 weeks.
This treatment typically takes 35 minutes per side and can reduce up to 24 percent of fat in the treatment area after 1 session. Best of all, there is absolutely no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime.
trusculpt 3d Uses Radiofrequency to Destroy Love Handles
truSculpt 3D is another non-surgical device that destroys subcutaneous fat with radiofrequency.
A square-shaped handpiece is used to precisely heat the target area during a 15-minute treatment. As a result, the love handles become smaller, and the skin becomes tighter.
While patients may experience some warmth during the procedure, most find it very tolerable and can resume all normal activities immediately after.
SculpSure Heats Subcutaneous Fat
SculpSure is a diode laser that focuses energy at a specific wavelength to rupture fat cells, which are eliminated by the lymphatic system. This non-invasive procedure not only shrinks love handles, but it can also treat the abdomen, back, and chin.
Treatment time is 25 minutes.
To learn more about losing your love handles, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.