While love handles have a nice-sounding name, they’re a most unwelcome development for most people. These areas of fat that form around your hips, back, and abdomen are some of the more stubborn to get rid of and, unfortunately, also some of the more prominent.
While exercise and diet can go a long way toward reducing excess body fat in general, nothing beats targeting your love handles directly for the best results. That is what we accomplish with our CoolSculpting® technology.
At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel Lopez and our team pride ourselves on offering the latest products and services to help our clients achieve their body goals. While more aggressive procedures like liposuction are highly effective, if you’d prefer a non-invasive approach to tackling love handles, we highly recommend CoolSculpting.
Here’s a look at how we can, quite literally, freeze away your love handles with CoolSculpting.
Why so stubborn?
As we’re sure you’re already aware, certain pockets of fat can prove to be extremely difficult to reduce. That is true of love handles.
There are several reasons for this, but the one that most stands in the way is biology. Quite simply, the human body is hard-wired to carry and store fat in certain places, and the abdominal area tops the list for both genders.
But men and women store fat differently, with women getting the shorter end of the stick as they generally have a higher percentage of body fat. Women are also more prone to carrying excess fat around their abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, while men tend to carry it in their abdomens alone.
In other words, while both men and women can develop love handles, women are far more vulnerable.
Making matters worse, when you diet and exercise, it’s impossible to direct where you lose fat as that decision is governed by your aforementioned biology. That means that you can slim down in every other area but still be left with deposits of lumpy fat that resist your efforts.
Tackling your love handles directly with CoolSculpting
One of the primary benefits of our CoolSculpting system is that you choose where you want to destroy fat cells. Using specialized applicators, we direct the cooling energy into your love handles, where it freezes and destroys your fat cells — up to 25% in your treatment areas.
The cooling energy passes harmlessly through the surface of your skin and is absorbed by your fat cells below. Once the cryolipolysis (freezing) occurs, your body flushes away the destroyed fat cells, which are gone for good as your body doesn't regenerate fat cells.
While you can see results after just one CoolSculpting session, we recommend a series of sessions (typically 2-5) for best results. We space your CoolSculpting treatments apart by several weeks to allow time for your body to process the treated fat cells. Since our FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology is non-invasive, there’s no downtime after your treatments, which means you can get right on with your day.
As you progress, you’ll realize gradual results as your love handles fade away. Please note that when your final results settle in, they’re yours to maintain. While your body may not regenerate fat cells, your remaining fat cells can still grow larger.
If you want to reduce or eliminate those love handles in time for summer, please contact one of our locations in Boerne, New Braunfels, or San Antonio (Alamo Heights and Stone Oak), Texas.