Integrated Aesthetics

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LOVE HANDLES AND BODY FAT

Learn your treatment options.

Your lifestyle including eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise can go a long way toward keeping your body weight down. When these measures don’t get rid of stubborn “love handles” at your waistline and pockets of body fat, there are body contouring procedures that can give you a more toned appearance.

OVERVIEW

Your lifestyle including eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise can go a long way toward keeping your body weight down. When these measures don’t get rid of stubborn “love handles” at your waistline and pockets of body fat, there are body contouring procedures that can give you a more toned appearance.

The best candidates for procedures like liposuction and CoolSculpting are at or near their ideal weight, since these treatments are not weight loss measures. Dr. Cho at Integrated Aesthetics will meet with you to evaluate your situation and find out your concerns. After an examination he will recommend the right treatment plan for a more contoured body that can meet your aesthetic goals.

CAUSES

A genetic predisposition can play a role in where you gain weight and store fat in your body. Women naturally start out with more fat cells in their hips. A poor diet, consuming too much alcohol, a lack of exercise and poor sleep habits can also contribute to weight gain and excess fat.

Hormonal changes can lead to unwanted body fat. The stress hormone cortisol can impact your metabolism and cause your body to retain excess fat. It is thought that poor sleep quality and not getting enough sleep can contribute to weight gain in the midsection.

PREVENTION

People who are concerned about love handles and unwanted body fat can prevent weight gain by improving their diet. Avoiding fatty foods, refined carbohydrates and sugar as well as alcoholic drinks which may contain sugar can help.

A regimen of aerobic exercise and strength training can go a long way toward building muscle and burning calories. Refraining from smoking, improving your sleep habits and reducing stress are all preventive measures to avoid developing love handles and excess body fat. 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The best candidates for body contouring procedures have a healthy lifestyle including a good diet and enough exercise, but they need help getting rid of stubborn love handles and pockets of body fat. There are several surgical or nonsurgical procedures that can give you a trimmer waistline and a more contoured appearance.

  • Liposuction is a highly effective surgical procedure that removes fat from love handles and other areas of the body. The treatment gives you a more immediate and dramatic outcome than you would get with nonsurgical procedures.
  • CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells and destroys them. They are then eliminated by the body over the next 2-4 months.
  • WarmSculpting uses laser energy to target and heat unwanted fat cells. The body eliminates the destroyed fat cells naturally over the next several months.
  • Laser Assisted Liposuction or Smartlipo uses a high energy laser to liquify fat and make it easier to suction out. The laser promotes skin tightening at the same time.
  • BodyTite is a type of liposuction that tightens skin and liquefies fat using radiofrequency energy.
  • Emsculpt uses high-intensity electromagnetic waves to stimulate muscle contractions for muscle building.
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