What procedure would work best to reduce or take away my love handles without going through any surgery? (Photo)
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Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
What procedure would work best to reduce or take away my love handles without going through any surgery?
CoolSculpting and UltraShape can both work for love handles
CoolSculpting and UltraShape are both great non-surgical treatments for reducing love handles. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells through a process called cryolipolisis, while UltraShape uses targeted ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells. I recommend visiting a skilled, board-certified dermatologist with experience in non-surgical fat reduction treatments for an in-person consultation to determine which procedure is best for you. Ultimately, the device used is less important than the skill of the doctor treating you!
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The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.
Coolsculpting for Love Handles
Coolsculpting is the gold standard for fat reduction, especially in the area of the abdomen and love handles. We have had amazing success with coolsculpting and everyone has come back for another area since they have had such great results. Please consult an expert in this field. Best, Dr. Green
How To Get Rid Of Love Handles Without Surgery
CoolSculpting non-invasive option to reduce Love Handles
CoolSculpting (CS) is tried and true for focused areas of fat thinning such as:
- Tummy pooch and love-handles
- Breast rolls and back rolls
- Inner thigh and under the butt "banana-roll"
- Outer thigh and arms
- The bulge adjacent to a scar,
- Tightness around the arm, waist or thighs in clothing, and
- Residual fullness after liposuction or tummy tuck.
- The CoolMini applicator reduces the "Double Chin" and smaller bulges not previously tamed.
- The CoolSmooth applicator is flat for wide mounds like the outer thigh.
It takes a proper fitting of the applicators to achieve your best response. Visit with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation of what procedures are best for you. Work with a Certified CoolSculpting Team to get your best results.
All the best!
Non-surgical treatment of love handles
Reduce Love Handles without Surgery
You're absolutely right that there are new and innovative ways to permanently reduce fat in certain areas of the body without undergoing surgery.
At present the technology with the most scientific backing and clinical results is CoolSculpting.
Depending on the specific area to target, the amount of fat and the quality of the skin, CoolSculpting is often an excellent option.
It works by selectively freezing fat cells and causing them to be cleared naturally by the body. You see results in 1-3 months.
There is minimal discomfort and no downtime!
I encourage you to see an experienced Plastic Surgeon, CoolSculpting is one option and it's best to meet with someone who can offer you the full spectrum of services to meet you specific needs.
All the best.
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