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How to Get Rid of Love Handles

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Written by Alexis Galligan, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD

It’s a question I receive from clients all the time: “What is the most common area people want to CoolSculpt?” Hands down, that would have to be the abdomen (stomach).

However, I will say treatment of the abdomen is usually not complete without addressing our beloved flanks (love handles). These are both areas that people express their frustration with, as these areas can be very difficult to rectify with diet and exercise alone. Sometimes. no matter how clean we eat, how far we run, or how many planks we put ourselves through, we still seem to hang on to stubborn fat in these particular areas.

Both men and women alike can see benefits from CoolSculpting their abdomens and flanks, from the fit of their clothes to decreasing the bulge at the top of their pants. Fortunately, the abdomen and flanks are very safe areas to treat with CoolSculpting since there is minimal-to-no downtime.

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How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting works by utilizing fat-freezing technology to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The fat cells from the treated area freeze and then die. Our body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells over the course of 2-6 months. You can expect up to a 20%-25% reduction of fat in the treated area.

 

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

A consultation before treatment is always key. Just like no two people are exactly alike, no two bodies are exactly alike. Every treatment should be individualized based on your concerns, body structure, and fat distribution.

A comprehensive medical history and physical exam are necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. If you are considered a good candidate for this procedure, we can accurately determine how many cycles are recommended to meet your goals. This process is to reassure and educate you on the investment you are making.

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