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How Can I Get Rid of My Love Handles?

It is very common for the body to retain excess fat around the waistline, just above the hips. Often referred to as “love handles,” these concerns can even affect women and men who are in otherwise excellent physical condition, leading to a significant amount of frustration when standard diet and exercise routines aren’t yielding effective results. The good news is, Dr. Thomas B. Lintner and our team of aesthetic professionals offer a number of different options that can reduce excess fat in these areas and effectively diminish signs of love handles. 

Liposuction is typically the ideal surgical treatment for love handles. This procedure can remove excess fat that has proven resistant to regular exercise and a healthy diet, ultimately helping many patients recontour their bodies with excellent results. For patients seeking more comprehensive abdominal rejuvenation, liposuction can be paired with a tummy tuck to powerfully recontour the skin, fat, and muscles of the “tummy” region—including the flanks and love handles—for an overall slimmer aesthetic. 

For individuals who are experiencing less pronounced love handles, an invasive surgical procedure may not be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. In these cases, Dr. Lintner may recommend a minimally-invasive technique such as BodyTite®, or a laser fat reduction treatment with Exilis™ technology. Exilis™ procedures can be used for both skin tightening and body contouring, offering a dynamic alternative to liposuction for the right candidate. 

Once you have met with Dr. Lintner for your initial consultation, he will evaluate your concerns and explore the options that are best for you based on your unique needs, goals, and expectations. Just remember that there are many distinct treatments available that can help get rid of stubborn love handles and create beautiful new body contours! 

To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Aesthetic Surgery today.

Editor’s note: This blog was first published on 02/20/20.