Getting older, losing weight, and changes in your hormone levels can all influence how your body stores fat. For these reasons, you may notice that it’s getting harder to shed the love handles around your waist and the extra body fat elsewhere.
Experienced physician Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, knows how frustrating stubborn fat can be and the impact it can have on your self-esteem. To address fatty deposits you can’t lose with diet and exercise, Dr. Seman offers noninvasive, in-office CoolSculpting® treatments.
Love handles are stubborn
Love handles are the areas that protrude outward from above your hips. Excess fat in your hips and abdomen are responsible for creating these handle-like structures. This fat can be difficult to lose — even with a healthy lifestyle — because of the way your body stores fat as you age.
Other factors that can make this fat so stubborn include:
- Thyroid disorder
- Hormone imbalance
- Sedentary lifestyle
In addition to the appearance of love handles, these fatty areas can make it difficult for you to be comfortable in your clothing. Tight clothes are especially good at highlighting love handles.
Furthermore, love handles can also be a warning sign of an increased risk for chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
CoolSculpting to the rescue
If you don’t like the idea of undergoing surgery to remove your excess fat, CoolSculpting may be just what you need. This advanced technology uses cold energy to freeze fat cells beneath the skin without harming surrounding tissue.
Once the fat cells freeze, their structures are destroyed, and your body eliminates them naturally. And once their eliminated, new fat cells won’t be created to take their place.
Your body will need time to process the dead cells, but within a few weeks of treatment, you should begin to see a difference. The treatment area will begin to slim down, and your love handles will disappear to reveal your natural curves.
The many benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a great alternative to surgery for eliminating unwanted belly fat, love handles, and other areas where fat tends to build up. The treatment requires no incisions, so there’s no risk for infections, scars, or other long-term complications.
Without incisions, you won’t have to spend any time recovering. In fact, after your in-office procedure, you can go right back to work or other activities without any downtime or limitations. Any side effects, such as redness or mild bruising, should disappear on their own without any treatment.
Many men and women see results of CoolSculping within four weeks of treatment, but it can take up to 12 weeks to see the maximum benefit. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can keep the results CoolSculpting gives you for years to come.
If you’re not in love with your love handles, book an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS today.