Love handles is the name given to those stubborn deposits of fat around the hips, lower back, and abdomen. A result of fat accumulation, love handles can make the midsection look uneven or bulky. They can interfere with clothing options, make certain types of activities uncomfortable, and result in emotional dissatisfaction with the body.
Love handles are often resistant to diet and exercise.
If you have tried to get rid of your love handles, you know just how difficult it can be to slim and tone the hips, waist, low back, and abdomen. Even a consistent exercise routine may not be enough to garner results - and certainly not in a short period of time. If you have grown frustrated with your own efforts and are ready to discuss all options, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can help. Call our Andover, MA or Nashua, NH office today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Addressing Love Handles with SAFELipo™
Love handles may not respond to diet and exercise, but they do respond to liposuction - a procedure that can be used to remove stubborn fat deposits to tone, slim, and trim nearly any area of the body.
Dr. Chatson uses SAFELipo, a new liposuction technique that helps prevent trauma, reduce risks, and speed postoperative recovery. SAFELipo is a unique three-step liposuction process and the only technique that includes fat equalization to guard against postoperative lumps and unevenness. This step helps ensure results look and feel natural while producing consistent and attractive definition in the treatment area.
Liposuction on love handles is incredibly effective, but may not be right for individuals who have a lot of excess skin or whose abdominal muscles have separated. In these cases, tummy tuck surgery may be the best way to address love handles and other abdominal, low back and hip contour issues.
Don’t Discount Healthy Living
Liposuction can remove excess fat from the hips, waist, low back, and abdomen to help produce ideal contours, but those contours cannot last unless efforts are made to keep fat from accumulating. Maintaining results is up to you. Fortunately, it’s not very hard.
Choose foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Limit your intake of sugar, fat, and sodium. Eliminate soda and boxed snacks from your diet. If you struggle with these things, work with a nutritionist who can help you create a meal plan that makes sense for your lifestyle and family.
Exercise is important as well. New exercise guidelines suggest micro workouts, little 5 to 10-minute bursts throughout the day, may serve for weight management. However, if you desire further sculpting of your frame, you’ll need to intensify your workout routine. It can be beneficial to work with a personal trainer while developing a routine to help make sure you are staying safe and targeting those areas of your body that need the most strengthening and support.
Ready to Break Up With Your Love Handles?
Is it time to send your love handles packing? Call 978-687-1151 to schedule a liposuction consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts office or 603-882-2103 to schedule a consultation in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dr. Chatson is an award-winning and respected plastic surgeon with decades of experience helping men and women living throughout New England reach their goals. He welcomes patients from Lowell, Lawrence, and surrounding areas of Massachusetts, and Litchfield, Salem, and nearby areas of New Hampshire.