Love Handles Specialist

Achieve Body Sculpting

Body Sculpting & CoolSculpting Specialist located in Phoenix, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

There’s nothing very lovable about love handles, and calling the excess fat that hangs over your waistband muffin tops doesn’t make them any more appealing. If your love handles are getting you down, the expert team at Achieve Body Sculpting in Phoenix can help with their industry-leading CoolSculpting® technology. For a nonsurgical, permanent solution to your muffin tops, contact the clinic today, or book an appointment online.

Love Handles Q & A

What are love handles?

Love handles are the rolls of excess fat that sit on the sides of your waist above your hips. They often hang over your pants or make dresses bulge unattractively at the sides, and are one of the hardest areas of stubborn fat to deal with.

Many people who lose weight after following a sensible diet and exercise program find they still have areas of fat that refuse to disappear, and love handles are one of these areas. Also referred to as muffin tops because of the way the fat bulges at the top of your waistband, love handles can be tough to shift with diet and exercise alone.

How does CoolSculpting get rid of love handles?

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive treatment that uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells in the love handles. This involves directing intense cold into the targeted fat cells to kill them, after which they can’t grow back. Your body’s natural processes break down and remove the dead cells, and once the process is complete, no more muffin tops.

What’s involved in a CoolSculpting treatment session?

When you attend Achieve Body Sculpting, your highly skilled technician ensures you’re comfortable before commencing the treatment. You won’t need any anesthetics or other medications, as the treatment doesn’t involve any surgical procedures.

Your technician uses a gel pad and an applicator with a cup to draw the targeted fatty tissues up to the surface, applying the cooling treatment to the cells in cycles. Before your skin goes numb, you can feel the intense cold, but this sensation only lasts a brief time.

Throughout the treatment session, you might feel a number of other sensations, such as:

  • Pulling
  • Tugging
  • Mild pinching
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Aching
  • Cramping

The sensations are usually mild and don’t last long, and there are sensors on the applicator that measure how cold your tissues are so that they don’t reach too low a temperature.

Your treatment session lasts a minimum of one and a half hours, and you can return to your normal activities once you feel rested and recovered.

How long does it take to get rid of love handles?

It normally takes two treatment sessions to kill all the targeted fat cells, applying two cycles per treatment session. Each session takes place at two-week intervals, and you should see the first effects in around two months. It can take up to six months before the process is complete, but once treated, your muffin tops are gone for good.

To find out more about how CoolSculpting can rid you of your love handles, call Achieve Body Sculpting today or book an appointment online.