The term ‘love handles’ is used to refer to men who have settled onto the sofa and no longer chase after women. They then see the signs appear on their waistline.
But the love handles are still annoying, and their presence can trigger insecurities. There are, however, various methods to eliminate them in a radical way.
Love handles: what are they?
Love handles relate to the fatty deposits around your hips, on the outside of your belly, which stretch into your back. Love handles are small bulges of fat that you can grab like a rubber ring. They thicken your waistline above your hips and are a real hassle when you pick your clothing.
Love handles grow more easily in women who are more genetically predisposed to storing fat. Even with a strict diet and intensive exercise, it's pretty hard to get rid of them.
What causes love handles?
Love handles are often due to too much sugar in your diet, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle. The body stores fat when the calorie intake is higher than the body's energy consumption, forming fatty deposits particularly on your love handles.
Hormonal variation can also contribute to the development of love handles. In this way, they may occur after pregnancy or menopause, but men are not spared this phenomenon. Indeed, around the age of 40, their muscle mass begins to droop which can cause love handles to develop.
Love handles: what kind of treatments are available?
There are several ways to get rid of excess fat in your hips and build a fine waistline without any unsightly bulges. Your doctor will tell you which approach is better suited to your condition and expectations.
If your love handles are more discreet, soft liposuction could be best matched with Coolsculpting because there is less fat to extract.
If you are slender but have unsightly love handles that you can't get rid of, the doctor will recommend the Accent Prime approach that incorporates ultrasound and radio frequency, or the ONDA Coolwaves system that emits microwaves.