Love handles, which are mainly located around the hip area, may give a very unsightly appearance to the silhouette; and therefore present an embarrassment or a source of insecurity.
These love handles can be stubborn and very hard to remove, which makes their presence relatively unbearable for a number of people.
In this article, you will discover how to get rid of love handles and achieve a more defined silhouette.
Love handles: what are they?
Love handles indicate excess fat accumulation around the hips and abdominal area.
These fat deposits generally make the waist and the overall figure look fatter, which in turn gives a very unsightly appearance to the silhouette.
Love handles may be the cause of genetics (it is very common to find them in members of the same family). They may also be the cause of aging or a sedentary lifestyle (unhealthy eating and lack of exercising).
Love handles & saddlebags
It is important to distinguish between love handles and saddlebags. Indeed, love handles are located in the upper hips (and can be possibly felt). Saddlebags, on the other hand, can be found in the lower area of the body.
The causes for the appearance of love handles and saddlebags are also different; given that the former is generally accentuated with weight gain, while the latter appears due to genetic causes.
Getting rid of love handles through liposuction
is one of the most requested and performed surgical procedures worldwide.
The intervention promises very satisfying results thanks to the many body regions it targets.
The intervention of liposuction is quite simple; it uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts up to two hours, depending on the treated area.
Through a small skin incision, a suction tube is inserted into the fat pockets and swept through the area where fat is to be removed. Since incisions are quite small, scarring will be very discrete and hardly noticeable after the procedure.
What are the postoperative effects of a liposuction?
Liposuction is not a particularly painful procedure. However, the surgeon will prescribe the appropriate pain medication to alleviate any unexpected pain or discomfort.
Taking a few recovery days is necessary after having underwent a liposuction. The patient may resume work and physical activities gradually a few weeks after their intervention.
To maintain permanent and satisfying results, the patient has to follow a diet, exercise regularly and avoid alcohol, snacking, etc.
Thanks to the hip liposuction, the patient may enjoy very satisfying results; by permanently removing fat deposits and achieving a more refined good-looking silhouette.
Good candidates for a hip liposuction
Love handles’ liposuction (or hip liposuction) is an intervention of cosmetic surgery that is both destined to women and men alike; especially those who wish to permanently and efficiently get rid of extra fat deposits in their hip area.
Hip liposuction may be also combined with other procedures (like a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen) in order to ensure optimal results and a more defined silhouette.
During the preliminary consultation, the surgeon will examine skin quality and elasticity to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the procedure.