Flank / Love Handle Liposuction
Achieve Your Desired Physical Image and Permanently Remove Love Handles
Think of your favorite pair of jeans. Do you like the way they feel and fit or do you feel inhibited by love handles or a muffin top that bulge over the waistband? Despite their sweet sounding names, there is not much to love about love handles or fleshy muffin tops and sadly, over-sized shirts will not make them disappear.
Flabby flanks afflict both men and women – young and old, large and small. This is an area that accumulates fat around the waistline in front and back, above the hips. People tend to pack extra pounds in this region based on genetics, metabolism and diet. The good news is, you can keep your favorite pair of jeans and permanently get rid of the unloved love handles with Tumescent liposuction. Tumescent Liposuction, otherwise known as Liposculpting is a safe and immediate way to contour your shape and have the body you desire.
Trim your waistline, improve your body proportions and wear tighter clothing by shedding unwanted pounds for good. The Tumescent Liposculpting surgical procedure is the safest way to achieve your physical goals, aside from diet and exercise. Unfortunately, the diet and exercise method does not work on local fat areas that are “programmed” into the body, and traditional liposuction is a riskier surgery that requires anesthesia and involves scarring.
Flank and love handle liposuction is growing in popularity, because of the local anesthetic procedure used to numb the area when performing the Tumescent technique.
With the Tumescent technique, only a local anesthetic is used to numb the area and the patient remains coherent throughout the procedure, which is very safe and relatively painless during recovery. Very few (usually two) small incisions are made to insert the 3mm cannula laser instrument, which gently melts away and vacuums the fat, while tightening the skin. Through the 3mm incisions, the surgeon slowly guides the cannula to the targeted areas to remove the excess fat with precision and resulting in less pain, bruising and downtime for the patient.
Another great benefit to this procedure is that the Flank/Love Handle Liposculpting procedure can be combined with Abdominal Liposuction or another area of the body at the same time. All procedures are performed on site at our state-of-the-art clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Again, Tumescent Liposuction is the safest alternative to traditional liposuction. Here are some other advantages to the Tumescent technique:
- Tumescent Liposuction is a safe, permanent, lasting procedure that eliminates love handles and extra fat.
- The Tumescent procedure lasts only an hour or two, depending on the designated fat removal. This technique is designed to safely remove fat and tighten the area, simultaneously.
- There is very little pain after surgery, minimal incisions and little potential of scarring after the healing process.
- Since Tumescent Liposculpting is performed with only light sedation, most patients return to normal activity and work within 24 to 48 hours
What are the benefits of flank and love handle liposuction
Renewed sense of self, better fitting clothes, improved confidence, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance are the main reasons patients elect to have Tumescent Liposuction. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other areas of the body at our clinic located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Eliminate fatty deposits along the sides of the abdomen and back, taper the waistline and enhance contours of the body, permanently. Goodbye love handles, hello favorite jeans.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Tumescent liposuction or liposculpting is performed on-site in our safe, state-of-the-art clinic, so there are no additional fees. Patients are lightly sedated with a local anesthesia, so they remain awake and coherent throughout the surgery. The process is simple, patients are numbed and then two small incisions are made near the love handles for the placement of the cannula, the small tubular instrument that acts as vacuum to remove the fat. The cannula is only 3 mm in size, so it leaves no unsightly scars. This liposuction lasts only an hour and patients are able to walk out of the office with a newly sculpted body and refined image. Patients are not permitted to drive, however. Each patient will need to be picked up after the surgery and driven home.
What determines a good candidate for love handle liposuction surgery?
Tumescent Liposuction of the flanks and love handles is not overly invasive; however it is recommended that patients are in good health when undergoing any surgery to reduce risks and potential complications. Love handle liposuction is not recommended for individuals who are grossly overweight or obese. A good measurement can be made if accumulation of fat along the sides of stomach and back allow you to pinch more than a quarter inch of fat from above the beltline – then you are a candidate. This procedure is not a means of removing weight in excess, it is a more a procedure to remove moderate amounts of fat and contour the mid-section and waist area of the body. Anyone who has had a gastric bypass or has lost more than 100 pounds may need to consider skin tightening procedures for excess, loose skin. This procedure is recommended for people that have fatty deposits and flab that does not respond to exercise or diet.
Can flank and love handle Liposuction be performed with other procedures?
This is the good news. Many people that have unloved love handles also have other areas of the body that have extra, unwanted fat, like the abdominal area. Because of the proximity between the flank area and the abdominal area, Flank and Abdominal Liposculpture can easily be performed on both areas at during the same surgery, which makes patients twice as happy when they go home, newly sculpted. When combined with Abdominal Liposuction, the surgeon sculpts the entire waistline, from front to back. Other areas can be combined in a same-day procedure. Ask the surgeon which Liposuction areas can be combined, if you are considering multiple locations of the body.
Will the surgery leave scars or excess, sagging skin?
Only one or two small incisions will be visible after Love Handle Liposuction and each is only 3 mm wide. These incision marks heal very quickly after the surgery and scarring is usually not an issue, because they are so small and they fade to the blend into the natural color of the skin.
People below the age of 60 with good skin tone will not experience sagging skin after the surgery, which is another benefit of the Tumescent liposuction technique. This procedure is designed to promote skin tightening as the fat is removed. Unless your skin is already very thin, wrinkled, or lax due to aging or dramatic weight loss, you will usually see an improvement in skin tone and firmness. Older patients and people who experience considerable weight loss actually pursue Tumescent liposuction as a solution to sagging, flabby skin.
Are there any post-surgery side effects?
Because Tumescent Liposuction is such a safe and targeted procedure that utilizes refined instruments to perform the surgery, the side effects are minimal and any discomfort or mild soreness goes away within a day or two. There are no stitches and the tiny puncture wounds heal within two days. Patients may have mild discomfort and perhaps some light bruising, but they can walk, resume normal activities and return to work within 24 to 48 hours. Each patient is required to wear a compression, under garment around the surgical area for three days and nights, and for at least eight hours a day for two weeks. The garment is very similar to an Ace bandage and it is easy to wrap and unwrap and is not noticeable under clothing.
There may be some slight swelling in the area after the procedure, which will subside after the Tumescent solution is absorbed and eliminated through the body, but there is no pain associated with this healing process. The waist and stomach areas tend to take the longest to recover from Tumescent liposuction, and great results are visible within a month or two – and final results within six months.
To learn more about Love Handle or Flank Liposculpting and the benefits of Tumescent liposuction please contact our friendly staff to set up a consultation with Dr. William Hall, Founder and Chief Surgeon.