Can CoolSculpting® Help Trim Down Love Handles?

By: Dr. Aimee Nguyen


Despite their name, most of us aren’t in love with our love handles — the excess and often stubborn pockets of fat above our hips. When plastic surgery isn’t an option, or when patients simply prefer a more convenient fat reduction solution that does not require any downtime, CoolSculpting may be an excellent choice for slimming down the love handles and achieving a trimmer, more desirable silhouette. At Atomic Beauty in Frisco, TX, owners Dr. Aimee Nguyen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Najera, along with our team of aesthetic medical experts, are proud to offer nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting. Here, we’ll explore the benefits of CoolSculpting for the love handles specifically and explain what patients can expect during and after CoolSculpting fat reduction.

What are love handles?

Love handles are the notoriously stubborn deposits of fat found on either side of the lower waist, just above the hips and in front of the flanks. Despite a healthy lifestyle and consistent exercise regimen, many men and women find it particularly challenging to drop inches in their love handles, which can be associated with genetics, hormones, and other factors beyond their control. This can understandably be frustrating and often prevents people from achieving their ideal aesthetic, whether that be a snatched waist, an hourglass figure, or something as simple as the ability to fit back into their favorite jeans or dress comfortably.

How can I get rid of love handles without surgery?

Liposuction surgery is widely used as an effective way to remove fat cells from the love handles and other areas of the body, but some patients may not be eligible for plastic surgery. Other times, patients simply prefer the convenience and minimal recovery time associated with noninvasive fat reduction treatments. In both cases, nonsurgical CoolSculpting is a popular choice. With CoolSculpting, stubborn love handles can be slimmed down by destroying up to 25% of fat cells in the area without the need for incisions, scarring, anesthesia, or an extended recovery period. In addition to the love handles, popular treatment areas for Frisco, TX CoolSculpting patients include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Under the chin (double chin)

How does CoolSculpting for the love handles work?

During a noninvasive CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment, patients can lie back and relax. No topical numbing or anesthesia is required, and the majority of patients report minimal, if any, discomfort during CoolSculpting. Once the skin has been cleansed and the CoolSculpting applicators are placed on the love handle areas, the treatment will begin with the fat cells being gently pulled toward the skin’s surface. This process, which allows the fat cells to be more efficiently and completely treated, may produce a mild tugging sensation, though this is typically well tolerated and not reported as uncomfortable or painful.

Then, the CoolSculpting technology will employ the process of cryolipolysis to precisely cool (or “freeze”) the stubborn fat cells. Patients may experience a cooling sensation during this stage of treatment, but again, it is not typically reported as being uncomfortable. Once the treatment is complete, patients can return to their normal daily activities without the need for downtime or a recovery period. Minimal side effects may include mild redness, stinging, irritation, swelling, or soreness at the treatment sites, but these should resolve quickly. Over the next several weeks and months, the treated fat cells will die off and be expelled through natural processes, leaving the patient with a noticeably slimmer, smoother contour that can last for years or even decades to come.

Hate your love handles? Send stubborn fat packing with nonsurgical CoolSculpting in Frisco, TX

Are your love handles giving you an embarrassing muffin top or making it impossible to achieve your dream of having a sexy, snatched waist you can show off with confidence? If so, you may be a candidate for nonsurgical love handle slimming with CoolSculpting. Get started on your journey toward a slimmer, trimmer body the easy way by calling Atomic Beauty to schedule your private consultation for CoolSculpting nonsurgical fat reduction in Frisco, TX with Dr. Aimee Nguyen or a member of our experienced team today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.