Love Handles

Love handles, or a muffin top, are fat accumulations at the sides and the back of your stomach area. Reduce the appearance of these accumulated fat stores with our leading non-invasive treatments, from CoolSculpting to Ultherapy.

Love Handle Treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

What are Love Handles?

Love handles (flanks) are areas of skin and fat that protrude outwards from the hips. Love handles are usually a sign of the accumulation of excess fat across the hips and abdominal area.

What causes Love Handles?

These unwanted fat bulges can be caused by a poor diet, lack of exercise, too much alcohol, hormones, genetics and age. While love handles exercises are popular to remove love handle fat for men, crunches and cardio may not be enough as these pockets of subcutaneous fat are often hard to isolate and shift using such techniques.

Sculpt, reshape and redefine your love handles with our leading non-surgical treatments.

How to get rid of Love Handles

Getting rid of love handles is often a manual and long-winded process that requires intense aerobic and anaerobic workouts, along with eating a calorie-controlled healthy diet. Some of the best exercises for love handles are those that concentrate on contracting muscles around the abdomen and hips, to both strengthen muscle tone in this area and minimise the accumulation of fat stores. Hip lifts, bicycle crunches and side planks are all great strength-based exercises that work the core to achieve these goals. However, if you combine these habits with body sculpting programmes that work to contract muscles in a clinically-proven way, you can fast-track the reduction of fat across your love handles. The following aesthetic treatments have been proven by the FDA to help with this body contouring and love handle minimisation process. We can minimise the appearance of fat across love handles using a range of non-surgical fat freezing and skin-tightening procedures that sculpt and recontour the skin in this area.

CoolSculpting for Love Handles

CoolSculpting is an intensive fat-freezing procedure that breaks down subcutaneous fat stores in love handles using an advanced cooling technology. This energy works to disrupt and break down fat cells, causing them to shrivel and die over time, before they are dispelled naturally from your body.

One of the best ways to get rid of stubborn fat with no surgery, no downtime and with long term results is through CoolSculpting®.

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CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that delivers proven results without surgery, anaesthesia or downtime. This non-invasive, fat freezing (cryolipolysis) treatment is a body contouring method that reduces fat cells in love handles with results that are long-lasting and noticeable. We also offer CoolSculpting Elite, an innovative new dual applicator that gives patients the ability to target multiple areas of body fat in just one session. So if you want to blend fat removal on your love handles with fat targeting across the arms or thighs for example, then this treatment could be ideal.

Your practitioner will use the CoolSculpting love handles applicator to target the rolls of hip fat specifically. The result is up to a 27% reduction in fat stores around the love handles area.

Our No.1 Love Handles Treatment – We are the Number One clinic for CoolSculpting in the UK & Western Europe for the sixth consecutive year, and specialise in getting rid of love handles using this advanced technology.

EMSculpt for Love Handles

EMSculpt is an advanced non-surgical body contouring treatment that targets fat deposits across your hips and flanks while contracting your muscles in the process. It does this using electromagnetic energy stimulation to remodel your muscle tissues while reducing the build-up of fat in the process. When combined with CoolSculpting, it can have impressive long-lasting results when it comes to the sculpting of love handles.

Skin Tightening for Love Handles

We also offer skin tightening procedures that help to shape and sculpt love handles in addition to our body contouring treatments. Ultherapy and Thermage use ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments respectively to tighten and strengthen skin in the treatment area. They can help to maximise the visible gains of fat freezing treatments by tightening up loose or sagging skin around a person’s muffin top. This can help to minimise the appearance of love handles while sculpting the flanks in a tighter and more defined way.

To find out more about how to remove love handles with any of these amazing treatments, fill out our online enquiry form or contact our London and Buckinghamshire clinics directly.

How to find us

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London, near Harley Street

Our London clinic is situated near to Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Baker Street tube stations. Trains from Paddington and Kings Cross St Pancras Train Stations are available.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Our clinic in Buckinghamshire is near to Gerrards Cross’ Chiltern Railway and Slough’s First Great Western station.  If you’re travelling via the M25, M4, M40 or the A40 roads our clinic is very easy to reach from Wembley, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond, and the Surrey area.

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