Help with getting rid of love handles. (photos)
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Male love handles
congrats on the weight loss! and i understand exactly your frustration. the fat in that area is termed 'diet resistant" and certainly very difficult to lose.that area is the usual area for guys to have the issues you are describing. you appear to be young, so two options are available: 1) surgery, ie liposuction..and 2) non-invasive.ie non-surgical, such as CoolSculpting.
liposuction is an operation with results that are fairly immediate but with the risks inherent is any surgery as well as the risks specific to liposuction (ex un-eveness, over/ under correction, etc)
results from the non invasive treatments are slower to see, less dramatic and often need several treatments. the benefits are essentially no down time , take less than an hour per area and complications are minimal. the best candidates are people who have tight, or rather, non-loose skin.
in my practice, i perform both procedures with very satisfied patients in both camps. however there has been a significant shift towards the non invasive treatments.
you would be a candidate for either choice.
I would recommend liposuction of your flanks it will remove the love handles and give you better contour.
Liposuction for contouring of the flanks and hips
Thank you for your question. From your photos, it appears that you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction of your flanks and/or hips. Liposuction is an ideal procedure for targeting specific contouring issues such as yours, and may help you to achieve the aesthetic results you are looking for. Please be certain to schedule your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
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Getting rid of love handles
The most advisable procedure for you to get rid of your love handles is liposuction. This would remove the excess fats that should give you a better body contour.
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
Thank you for your question.
I specialize in Vaser Hi Definition Liposculpture and Body Contouring procedures.
From your photos, you appear to be an excellent candidate for Vaser Hi definition liposculpture.
Vaser Hi Definition liposuction uses the concepts of negative and positive spaces in relation to the underlying bony and muscle anatomy to define areas such as your six pack and create an athletic looking physique.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Well done on the weightloss
The only way a surgeon can help you is by liposuction
This is targeting the love handles
best of luck,
Liposuction is the answer
I do a lot of liposuction to the love handles, or as we refer to it, flanks. Men sometimes ask for lipo to the love handles as an isolated procedure, but it is also often only part of the picture. A 360 degree approach often yields the best results in the flanks.
The traditional design for lipo to the love handles is based on eliminating the appearance of the love handle but you might also want to incorporate the area above the buttocks into the normal area of lipo to the lvoe handle to work on the entire waste/upper buttock/love handle area.
Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in helping patients who have lost weight finalize their goals. Congratulations and best wishes!
Reduce my love handles!
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
Liposuction of the flanks will get rid of the 'love handle' fat. Congratulations on your weight loss - I agree completely that you shouldn't be thinner! Let surgery do the rest for you.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Liposuction for love handles
Congratulations on your weight loss! Based on your photos and description, you are an excellent candidate for liposuction of the flanks. Liposuction specifically targets areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, so it is ideal for a case such as yours. I would recommend you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure. Good luck!
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your photograph, you are a
great candidate for liposuction of your flanks. Make sure you specifically
look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this
surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The most
important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend
that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who
can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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