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Is liposuction effective for love handles?
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Liposuction is recommended for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise but struggle with residual 'spot' areas of excess fat, such as the love handles.
Liposuction sculpts and reshapes the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction is recommended for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise but struggle with residual 'spot' areas of excess fat, such as the love handles.
Liposuction sculpts and reshapes the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits.
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Liposuction is an effective treatment for localized areas of fat which are resistant to diet or exercise in a patient whose weight is stable.
The love handles are one of the more common regions treated with liposucion. The best results are achieved in a patient who is also on a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and not using liposuction as a substitute for healthful living.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction is an effective treatment for localized areas of fat which are resistant to diet or exercise in a patient whose weight is stable.
The love handles are one of the more common regions treated with liposucion. The best results are achieved in a patient who is also on a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and not using liposuction as a substitute for healthful living.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Robert True
Preventive Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Love handles, also called muffin tops, are very effectively treated with liposuction.
These bulges of fat just won't go away in many people, despite the dieting and exercising they do. Liposuction can sculpt the waist and hips and make thin those bulges to give you a more shapely body. Using the tumescent technique, the procedure can even be done while you're awake without general anesthesia.

In brief: Absolutely
Love handles, also called muffin tops, are very effectively treated with liposuction.
These bulges of fat just won't go away in many people, despite the dieting and exercising they do. Liposuction can sculpt the waist and hips and make thin those bulges to give you a more shapely body. Using the tumescent technique, the procedure can even be done while you're awake without general anesthesia.
Dr. Robert True
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Especially in men, liposuction is an excellent treatment for love handles or excess fat in the flanks.
These fat deposits tend to be hereditary, more common in men, and deeply located, so that there is minimal chance of skin irregularity with their removal.

In brief: Yes
Especially in men, liposuction is an excellent treatment for love handles or excess fat in the flanks.
These fat deposits tend to be hereditary, more common in men, and deeply located, so that there is minimal chance of skin irregularity with their removal.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
I have lots of male patients who are extremely fit and fed up with love handles.
Non invasive zeltiq also can work on these areas.

In brief: Absolutely
I have lots of male patients who are extremely fit and fed up with love handles.
Non invasive zeltiq also can work on these areas.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction makes it possible to perform liposuction in these areas without the need for general anesthesia.
Non-invasive technologies give modest results at best so liposuction would give you the best results with minimal risk.

In brief: Yes
Laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction makes it possible to perform liposuction in these areas without the need for general anesthesia.
Non-invasive technologies give modest results at best so liposuction would give you the best results with minimal risk.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lipo love handles
Liposuction works very well for stubborn love handles that won't decrease no matter how much the patient has tried working out and dieting.
Some patients have more fibrous (firm with collagen) fat in these areas and there can be less reduction in size because of this than other men whose love handles have a higher percent of fat volume.

In brief: Lipo love handles
Liposuction works very well for stubborn love handles that won't decrease no matter how much the patient has tried working out and dieting.
Some patients have more fibrous (firm with collagen) fat in these areas and there can be less reduction in size because of this than other men whose love handles have a higher percent of fat volume.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Slim lipo better.

In brief: Yes
Slim lipo better.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Consider Smart lipo Triplex
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Liposuction can be effective for "love handles".
If interested, you should find a specialist in liposuction in your town who will be able to explain the details of the procedure.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction can be effective for "love handles".
If interested, you should find a specialist in liposuction in your town who will be able to explain the details of the procedure.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In males, it is common for unwanted fat deposits to occur in the lower abdomen-love handle (flank) areas.
Most alternative forms of liporeduction are very effective at reduction of the thickness of the fat deposits in that area. Compression and closed cell foam application after surgery helps "redrape" the skin and reduce the prominence of hard to diet/exercise sites like the flanks.

In brief: Yes
In males, it is common for unwanted fat deposits to occur in the lower abdomen-love handle (flank) areas.
Most alternative forms of liporeduction are very effective at reduction of the thickness of the fat deposits in that area. Compression and closed cell foam application after surgery helps "redrape" the skin and reduce the prominence of hard to diet/exercise sites like the flanks.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Love Handle Lipo
Liposuction of the love handles is one of the most common areas for improvement.
If you are at a stable weight and the love handles are out of proportion with the rest of your body, liposuction can selective remove the disproportionate fat.

In brief: Love Handle Lipo
Liposuction of the love handles is one of the most common areas for improvement.
If you are at a stable weight and the love handles are out of proportion with the rest of your body, liposuction can selective remove the disproportionate fat.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is effective for love handles provided that the issue is underlying adipose tissue.

In brief: Yes
It is effective for love handles provided that the issue is underlying adipose tissue.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perfect!
Not only is it effective, it is what the procedure was designed for. Nothing comes close to liposuction for removing localized areas of fat.
Although there are newer non-surgical treatments that purport to be as good, the truth is that nothing works better than traditional liposuction. It is however, a surgical procedure with the risks that are associated with that.

In brief: Perfect!
Not only is it effective, it is what the procedure was designed for. Nothing comes close to liposuction for removing localized areas of fat.
Although there are newer non-surgical treatments that purport to be as good, the truth is that nothing works better than traditional liposuction. It is however, a surgical procedure with the risks that are associated with that.
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If you have localized love handles, liposuction may be an excellent method to reduce the prominence of the love handles.
There have been recent non-invasive methods such as the liposonix or zeltiq devices.

In brief: Yes
If you have localized love handles, liposuction may be an excellent method to reduce the prominence of the love handles.
There have been recent non-invasive methods such as the liposonix or zeltiq devices.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Liposuction works very well on love handles.
A new nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is the newly fda approved liposonix, the first noninvasive fat melting device. It's approved for abdomen and flanks but can treat other body part off-label. You can lose at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of fat per treatment per area. Liposuction still better if you have higher volumes of fat to remove.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction works very well on love handles.
A new nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is the newly fda approved liposonix, the first noninvasive fat melting device. It's approved for abdomen and flanks but can treat other body part off-label. You can lose at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of fat per treatment per area. Liposuction still better if you have higher volumes of fat to remove.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Christopher Balgobin
Family Medicine
In brief: Liposuction
Very effective!

In brief: Liposuction
Very effective!
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Liposuction is very effective for removing localized deposits of fat such as the love handles.

In brief: Yes
Liposuction is very effective for removing localized deposits of fat such as the love handles.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Yes
Newer laser assisted liposuction is even better because it can be done without general anesthesia.

In brief: Yes
Newer laser assisted liposuction is even better because it can be done without general anesthesia.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Good choice
If skin tone is good and there is an extra fat collection is the love handle area, liposuction can be very effective.
Using a little more power, such as with ultrasound, usually gives better results.

In brief: Good choice
If skin tone is good and there is an extra fat collection is the love handle area, liposuction can be very effective.
Using a little more power, such as with ultrasound, usually gives better results.
Dr. Robert Stroup
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