Love Handles Ultrasonic Liposuction
Sculpt your waist and flanks
It is the reason that you can't quite button that favorite pair of jeans, the reason you don't show your midriff in public anymore. You can partially hide the extra flab on the sides and back of your waistline under baggy clothing, but it is still there when you get undressed. Ironically named, there is not much to love about love handles.
Both men and women accumulate fat in their flanks as they age. Even men and women who are young or very thin may be packing a few extra pounds around the waistline. Now you can get back into your favorite jeans and get rid of the love handles. With ultrasonic liposuction, you can wear the clothes you thought you'd never fit into, finally ridding yourself of those stubborn love handles, trimming your waistline, and improving your body proportions.
Having a ultrasonic liposuction surgeon eliminate your love handles with ultrasonic liposuction is much easier and safer than undergoing traditional liposuction. The process is simple:
- You are given a local anesthetic to numb the area.
- Your ultrasonic liposuction surgeon uses a laser to gently melt the fat directly under the skin and to encourage skin tightening.
- Your surgeon then places small incisions to begin the suctioning process with a cannula, which is only about 3mm wide.
- Your ultrasonic liposuction surgeon uses slow, gentle movements to remove the fat, meaning limited pain, fewer bruises, and a rapid recovery for you.
The entire tumescent ultrasonic liposuction procedure usually lasts only an hour and acts to reduce fat and tighten skin. Ultrasonic Liposuction patients need only light sedation, and most patients are back at work in one or two days.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction is permanent. Once fat cells are removed from the body, they do not grow back.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction produces noticeable results, leaving you with a sculpted, contoured, and slimmer waistline.
Love Handle Ultrasonic Liposuction Before and After Photos
Why choose love handle ultrasonic liposuction? Is it for men or women?
Both men and women benefit from love handle liposuction. Ultrasonic Liposuction reduces fatty deposits along the sides of the abdomen and back, naturally tapering the waistline and restoring proportion to the body. Since moderate amounts of fat can be removed, patients see a more defined waistline. With ultrasonic liposuction, recovery is quick and post-op bruising and pain is minimal. Results are permanent, so you never have to worry about those love handles again.
What is love handle ultrasonic liposuction like?
Ultrasonic Liposuction is usually performed in an office or clinic setting under local anesthesia. Patients remain awake and alert during the entire procedure. First, the surgeon numbs the skin and places small incisions in the area. Using gentle suction, excess fat is removed with a small vibrating cannula, or straw-like instrument. The cannula is only 3mm-about the size of a cooked spaghetti noodle-and leaves no unsightly scars. The procedure lasts for about one hour, and patients walk out of the office with their new, sculpted bodies.
Am I a good candidate for love handle ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic Liposuction of the flanks and love handles is a safe procedure for most men and women who have a high accumulation of fatty deposits on the sides of the stomach or the back. If you can pinch more than a quarter inch of fat from above your belt line, love handle Ultrasonic Liposuction should improve your waistline by eliminating that fat. Anyone who has had a gastric bypass, or has lost over 100 pounds might need to take extra precautions and might want to consider further skin-tightening procedures for loose skin. A consultation with the ultrasonic liposuction doctor can help address these issues.
Can love handle ultrasonic liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Many patients choose to have their flank and love handle ultrasonic liposuction procedure performed in conjunction with other procedures, especially abdominal ultrasonic liposuction. When love handle lipo and abdominal lipo are combined, the laser surgeon can sculpt and slim the entire waistline, from front to back. Of course, not all patients need ultrasonic liposuction on their stomachs or other areas, so your surgeon can target the love handles alone and perform this procedure by itself if you prefer.
Will I have any scars or sagging skin after love handle ultrasonic liposuction?
Tumescent ultrasonic liposuction of the love handles leaves only a couple of small incision sites, each only about 3mm wide. The puncture sites naturally close within a day or two, fading into the natural color of the surrounding skin. Scarring does not usually occur.
Ultrasonic Liposuction is designed to promote skin tightening and to restore collagen. Anyone under the age of 60 with good skin tone will generally not have sagging skin and will instead see an improvement in skin tone and firmness. Ultrasonic Liposuction is specifically designed to promote skin tightening as the fat is removed. However, older patients or those who have experienced dramatic weight loss may still experience sagging or lax skin.
What are the post-op procedures for love handle ultrasonic liposuction?
Patients generally experience only mild discomfort after the procedure. You can walk immediately afterward, enjoy light to medium activities, and return to work in a day or two. Some, but not all, patients experience mild bruising. A compression garment similar to an Ace bandage is worn around the waist for three days and nights and then at least eight hours a day for two weeks.
Some patients may experience swelling after the procedure. Good results are visible within three to four weeks; final results are seen within six months. While it does take a while for the swelling to subside, there is minimal to no pain involved. With ultrasonic liposuction of the love handles, there are no stitches, and the tiny puncture wounds naturally close within two days. The most common discomfort patients experience is mild soreness, similar to the muscle ache that accompanies strenuous exercise.
Will love handle ultrasonic liposuction affect future pregnancies?
No. Abdominal liposuction removes only the fatty deposits from the flanks and waistline and does not affect your muscles, organs, or ability to bear children.
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