Hips & Waist Liposculpture
Love handles are the most commonly treated problem in our practice. We normally treat people who are otherwise fit and healthy but find that no matter what they do, they can’t get rid of their stubborn flank fat. They find that exercise will often help reduce some of the fat, but it is always out of proportion with the rest of the body and torso.
Love handles in men appear as large bulges above the belt line and are a sign of middle age and poor health. When love handles are combined with excess lower abdominal fat (below the umbilicus), this can give men the “spare tyre” look.
Liposculpture is the gold standard treatment for excess fat in the flanks. Treatment of any excess abdominal fat is often carried out at the same time and this helps taper in the lower torso, accentuating the upper chest and lower rib cage.
Liposculpture vs Liposuction
Liposculpture is a safer and more effective form of Liposuction that can be performed on an outpatient basis, without the need for general anaesthetic and with less down-time and post-operative discomfort.
Liposculpture is ideal for removing fat from areas of the body otherwise resistant to dietary modification and regular exercise. It is not intended as a means for generalised weight loss.
Hips & Waist Liposuction Summary
3 - 4 hours
Back to Work:
2 - 6 weeks
24-48 hours – will improve with time
Common Side Effects:
Men's Hips & Waist Liposuction - Key Facts
How long does liposculpture of the love hands/flanks take?
Most procedures will take from between 2-3 hours to complete.
What areas can be treated?
When performing Liposculpture of the love handles, it may be important to treat the abdominal fat as well, to ensure a more uniform and streamlined appearance. Most, if not all patients requesting treatment of their love handles will also request treatment of their pot belly as well.
Who are the best candidates for this treatment?
Anyone with excess abdominal fat in the flank region will benefit from this procedure. If you can grab a role of fat with your hand in this region, Liposculpture will be extremely beneficial.
What support garments are required?
A special Lycra Bodysuit Garment will be issued immediately following the procedure. This will be worn for at least 4-6 weeks for the best results and for faster recovery. At Sculpture Clinic, we use the very best Garments which provide comfort and effective compression.
How much time off work will I need?
Generally speaking, we advise 3-5 days off work. You are to avoid heavy lifting and exercise for at least 3 weeks. You may not reach full capacity until at least 6-8 weeks.
Is liposculpture of the love handles/flanks permanent?
Fat that is removed during liposculpture of the flanks will never come back.
Are there any scars?
The small entry holes used to pass the fine cannulae, are approximately 2-3 mm wide. These small holes are never to be sutured and will settle very quickly, becoming barely visible after several weeks.
What is the cost?
The cost of this procedure will vary according to the number of areas that require treatment and in particular if areas such as the abdomen is treated at the same time. There are also “Theatre” and “Consumable” fees which are added to the overall fee.
An accurate costing will be provided to you following your initial consultation and will be discussed in depth with our patient advisor.