Love handles can be the cause of what is referred to as “muffin top” and is one of the toughest areas to manage. This is the area between the ribs and hips that both men and women find to be very resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is an effective way to sculpt this area and remove unwanted fat deposits.
What is Love Handle Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that can remove unwanted fat in many areas of the body. The procedure is traditionally performed using local anesthesia and normally takes from 1-2 hours. The surgeon makes tiny incisions in strategic areas to access the fat deposits. A small straw-like instrument is inserted and used to suction out the unwanted fat deposits. In addition to removing the fat deposits, the surgeon may contour some areas to achieve a natural and smooth result.
What Are the Benefits of Love Handles Liposuction?
Liposuction of the love handles provides the following benefits to patients:
A natural looking but slimmer shape;
A better defined waistline;
A more contoured shape;
More visible muscle tone;
Clothing will fit better;
A leaner more athletic build.
Love Handle Liposuction for Men
The love handles or flanks seem to be one of the areas where excess fat collects on men. Men also seem to have the propensity to store excess fat on their lower back. Liposuction is an excellent treatment for these areas and can help provide a slimmer waist and reveal muscle definition.
What Should I Expect from the Procedure?
Love handle liposuction is normally performed under local anesthesia and the procedure can take an hour or two depending on the number of areas and procedures performed. Following the liposuction procedure, patients wear a compression garment that will provide support, suppress some swelling, and aid in fluid drainage. When recovering from love handle liposuction, some swelling and bruising are normal. For most patients, this will only last for about 10 -14 days. Light exercise and activity can normally be resumed after a few days, and many are able to return to work, but most patients are able to resume all their normal activities after about 2 weeks.
How Long Do the Results Last?
After love handle liposuction, the fat cells that are removed do not come back. Adhering to a healthy diet and exercise routine while maintaining a consistent weight will provide permanent results.
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How Much Does Love Handle Liposuction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The cost of surgery varies by patient based on several factors. Often liposuction on the love handles or flanks is performed with other services to offer optimal results. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your love handle liposuction procedure and share information about our financing options.
If you desire a more defined, sculpted waistline, and want to look fabulous in your favorite jeans again, schedule a consultation at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer love handle liposuction for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.