Don’t Love Your Love Handles?

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Looking good makes us feel good. The key things that lead to looking good, like diet and exercise, are also keys to good health. However, even those that eat right and exercise can be bothered by unwanted fat deposits. Fat can accumulate in many areas of the body, but some areas are more challenging to get rid of than others. One of these areas is the love handles.   

What Are Love Handles

The term love handles is an expression that refers to the waist area just above the beltline on each side where fat has accumulated. These bulges can look similar to having handles on both sides of the body.  

Love handles are common in men and women. It can be hard to get rid of love handles through diet and exercise alone. This is where technology can help.  Most people are familiar with CoolSculpting, the non-surgical way to reduce localized fat deposits. You may not know that there is a CoolSculpting treatment specifically designed to treat love handles.  

Causes of Love Handles

Love handles are an accumulation of fat in the waist area, which can extend to the upper hip area. There are many possible causes of the love handles, which can be different in each patient. 

Sometimes hormones can be the cause of the fat accumulation, and this accumulation ends up in the waist and thigh areas. A common hormone that can be the culprit is excess cortisol, the stress hormone. Age can be another factor. As people grow older, they tend to accumulate more fat on the body, and one of the areas it often manifests itself is the love handles. Not enough or not the best kind of exercise is also a common cause. Even when individuals consider themselves to be active, it doesn’t mean they are getting the right type of exercise. Diet is probably the cause that gets the most blame. While it can be a factor, this is typically in combination with other elements.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting is a procedure that relies on the science of cryolipolysis or freezing the fat. CoolSculpting is designed to get rid of unwanted fat in specific areas of the body. These collections of fat often do not respond to conventional methods of dieting and exercise. In addition to the waist and upper thighs, other areas commonly treated by CoolSculpting include the stomach, lower buttocks, lower thighs, back, chin, upper arms, and bra line.

If you are considering CoolSculpting treatments for the love handles, schedule a free consultation with one of our highly trained staff at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.


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