What causes Love Handles?
When excess fat accumulates in the abdomen and extends over the hip area we call this “love handles”. Love handles can be more prominent in some people especially when tight clothing is added into the picture. Love handles can be unsightly and difficult to treat or get rid of as well as cause a complex in many people. It can also indicate underlying medical issues.
There are many factors that contribute to the love handle accumulation. Factors such as little to no physical activity; hormones (especially cortisol); poor diet such as high carbs and sugar; and decreased rest.
Illnesses which may be underlying from love handles can include type II diabetes; heart disease; sleep apnea; high cholesterol and stroke.
Although an improved diet and exercise program will aid in the decrease of love handles, sometimes we have stubborn areas which need further treatment.
The best treatment option which is non-invasive and has no down time is Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical method of targeting the fat cells with cooling temperatures. Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, Coolsculpting involves no needles or surgery. It is safe; FDA cleared; and effective in removing unwanted fat cells. The results look natural and can be visible within as little as 3 weeks following treatment. The most dramatic results occur after 1-3 months of treatment.
It is best to meet with your dermatologist to see if Coolsculpting is right for you!