Love handles can be tough to swallow. Even if you’re happy with your body, it’s hard to not feel self-conscious when there’s extra flab on your belly. Fortunately, with the right approach, diet, and exercise, and non-surgical body contouring can get rid of excess fat around your midsection.

What Are Love Handles?

Love handles are the excess fat located around your waistline, usually just above where pants would typically sit. They are a problem for many people, and unfortunately, some causes are out of your control. For example, genetics and age can contribute to these pesky muffin tops.

4 Ways: How to Get Rid of Love Handles

If you’ve ever stepped on the scale and felt bummed to see how much weight has crept up over the years, don’t beat yourself up about it. But if you’re wondering how to get rid of love handles, there are four ways to do it:

1. Cardio

There’s no such thing as spot-treating when it comes to losing weight. So, if you want to shed pounds, cardio is a must. It can help you lose weight and fat all over the body, including the muffin top. There are several fun options you can try:

  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Dancing
  • Cycling

New to cardio? Start with 20 minutes at a pace that feels comfortable but challenging enough to raise your heart rate into the fat-burning zone.

2. Portion Control

In addition to moving your body, you must watch what you eat. Portion control can go a long way in reducing unwanted fat in the midsection. The best way to manage your portion sizes is by using a plate or bowl that has sections for each meal. Use a food diary to keep track of exactly what foods you eat each day and how many calories each meal has. Adjust your diet accordingly until all meals and snacks are in line with your weight loss goals.

3. CoolSculpting

The easiest way to lose love handles is CoolSculpting—or cooling technology. This innovative body sculpting treatment uses freezing temperatures to destroy fat cells in the area where you want to slim down. Once frozen to death, your body removes the fat cell remnants via natural processes. This process can take several months. But it’s a fantastic alternative for those who want to stay away from surgery.

4. Emsculpt

Emsculpt is another non-invasive body contouring procedure, except it uses ultrasound energy to break down fat cells. It works by heating the subcutaneous fat layer, causing it to die. Dead fat cells come out of the body via the lymphatic system, making room for lean muscle mass.

This revolutionary body-shaping treatment is suitable for men and women and works well on various body parts including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms. You can get a full body treatment or target a specific area like your love handles.

Banish Love Handles at Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

Love handles are an unpleasant side effect of weight gain. But they don’t have to be permanent. If you’re considering CoolSculpting or Emsculpt treatments, visit Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. We are a premier med spa offering top-notch body contouring solutions in Chicago, IL. Call 312-255-1495 to schedule a free consultation today.

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