Love handles – also known as flanks, is one of the most popular treatment areas for CoolSculpting. Most clients who come in for CoolSculpting of their love handles describe a “muffin top” or blob of fat sitting right above their waistline. Both men and women have expressed annoyance of getting rid of these love handles. This can be especially frustrating when you’ve tried everything diet and nutritional wise to get rid of this problem. Unfortunately, some people may have pockets of fat that are difficult to reduce, such as love handles; however, CoolSculpting can help with this trouble area.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, can help reduce bulges such as love handles by freezing the underlying fat cells. Since fat cells do not like cold temperatures when they are blasted at a cold temperature, they will freeze and eventually die. It can give long-term results by eliminating the dead fat cells in 1-3 months, resulting in a reduction of up to 20-25% of your love handles. Unlike other procedures, CoolSculpting involves no downtime, surgery, or needles. CoolSculpting is safe and efficient for the treatment of love handles. It is not a weight-loss treatment but an excellent option for men and women who eat healthily and have an active lifestyle. The ideal patient will also be close to their optimal body weight.
Am I a Good Candidate For CoolSculpting Love Handles?
The best candidate for CoolSculpting of the love handles is someone who regularly exercises, follows a reasonably healthy diet, and is near or at their goal weight. They should also plan to continue eating healthy and exercising after the procedure. When CoolSculpting your love handles, the doctor will use a clamp-like applicator to perform the treatment. It’s necessary that your love handle is pinch able or can be pulled away from your body. If you have undefined fat pockets in your love handles, it could be challenging to achieve your dream results.
It is without saying that you should also not be pregnant when CoolSculpting your love handles. However, it is an excellent option as a post-partum treatment for getting your pre-baby body back.
CoolSculpting is not for weight loss but instead for fat loss. Weight loss and fat loss are two very different things. When you lose weight, it does not necessarily change the shape and contours of your body. However, fat loss can give your body a more sculpted appearance.
What Is The Difference Between CoolSculpting And Liposuction?
Liposuction and CoolSculpting are both contouring procedures that can be used on your love handles. However, CoolSculpting is non-invasive and “kills” the fat cells which your body eventually removes naturally. Liposuction removes the fat cells by vacuuming them out. CoolSculpting is the best option for people looking for a non-surgical method to remove love handles. CoolSculpting the love handles is non-invasive, leaves zero scars, and there is no downtime. CoolSculpting results are visible as soon as three weeks after treatment with the full results showing over the next 2-4 months. On the other hand, liposuction is an invasive surgery that carries some risks and can cause scarring, downtime, and bruising. You will see faster results with liposuction but have more risks for adverse effects.
What Can I Expect At My Love Handles CoolSculpting Consultation?
Before you can get CoolSculpting treatment to your love handles, your provider needs to determine if you are an ideal patient for the procedure. Your provider should also check to see if you have enough subcutaneous fat (the fat you can grab) in your love handle area. They will also check that you do not have a contraindication to treatment and have realistic goals.
What To Expect During CoolSculpting Love Handles Treatment?
The size of your love handles will determine treatment time. Some treatments can take as little as 35 minutes, which gives you time to fit in a nice nap and beautification during your lunch break. During the CoolSculpting procedure, you might feel mild sensations or cold tingling on your love handles. These sensations will decrease once your love handles become numb.
How Much Will It Cost To CoolSculpt My Love Handles?
Now you’ve heard how wonderful CoolSculpting is for treating love handles, but you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. Since no two bodies or goals are the same, most doctors can not estimate how much it will cost over the phone. After assessing your body at an in-person consultation, your provider will give you an accurate quote and the results you can expect. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (APS), the average amount per treatment area for CoolSculpting was $1,481 in 2017. On the official CoolSculpting website, the average cost is between $2,000 and $4,000 per session. It depends on the area being treated. Since love handles are considered a smaller treatment area, the cost will be lower. Other circumstances that factor into the cost of CoolSculpting love handles will be location, provider, how many sessions you need, and any follow up appointments.