Stubborn fat is a common problem. A person should not feel bad for having one or more areas of their body where fat just sticks. Even in our active region where people want to be outdoors and moving their bodies, we commonly see problems like love handles. This condition in which excess fat refuses to shed from the hip area, is nothing to love, really. Even the name makes many of our patients feel annoyed. Here at Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami, we tackle love handles just like we do other fat-related concerns like saddle-bags and muffin tops, with liposuction.
The Truth About Stubborn Fat
Do you know why we call it stubborn fat? Because it’s that kind of fat that you can’t spot-reduce. That old adage is a frustrating one to hear. It puts the responsibility for mild to moderate excess fatty tissue solely on the patient. The people we meet are generally healthy. They’ve put in the effort through healthy eating and regular exercise. Nowhere in their life do we see a reason for love handles to exist, and yet they do. It is not the fault of the patient but a matter of simple biology. Rather than scour the internet for new and improved diet tips, we help our patients get what they really want, a better body.
Liposuction for Love Handles
Whether liposuction is done specifically for the love handles or it is addressing multiple areas of the body in one sitting, the procedure is often performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Hunsaker typically performs tumescent liposuction, in which a special fluid containing an anesthetic and other ingredients is inserted into the treatment area before suction begins. The tumescent fluid further improves comfort and it also transforms fatty tissue for easier extraction. After inserting the tumescent fluid, Dr. Hunsaker then inserts a hollow cannula through tiny incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth, extracting columns of fat as it goes. The fat that is left behind falls into the channels created by the cannula, evening out the appearance of the skin and resulting in a naturally-sculpted contour.
Liposuction is a proven procedure for a number of different concerns. Whether you are ready to break up with love handles or you have a desire for a more sculpted torso overall, come see us. Contact our Miami office at 305.279.4700 to schedule your appointment.