What Causes Love Handles and How to Get Rid of them with Liposuction Surgery
What is Love handles?
Love handles are a result of the fat deposits in the body. We gain these when we eat more than what our body needs. The fat cells collect around our stomach and back.
The term love handles are often used to refer to the fatty area between our hips and waist on either side of our torso, but it is actually scientifically known as visceral adipose tissue or VAT.
VAT is linked to many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lung disease and sleep apnea, which has caused people to start looking for ways on how to reduce or get rid of it.
The best way is by ensuring that you maintain your ideal weight or even lose weight, if necessary, by eating healthy foods and engaging in physical activities until your weight stabilizes over months or years.
The lower back has the largest concentration of fat cells in the body. This is why those love handles form around this region. The size and shape of the body plays a role in how fat accumulates in this area too – for example, apple bodies tend to have an excess of fat around their lower backs, whereas pear shapes have more fat distributed evenly.
Hormonal changes are also responsible for weight gain in this area. Estrogen causes women to store fat on their hips and thighs as well as their tummies and lower backs while men produce testosterone which is responsible for storing abdominal fat.
What Causes Love Handles?
Love handles are seen as a sign of weight gain by many.
However, some people have them even when they are not over their ideal weight, and some people may only have love handles on one side.
The reasons for this phenomenon can vary depending on the individual, but there is one thing that is always true: Love handles can never be shrunk without losing weight.
Love handles are caused by a few different factors that vary from person to person. These factors include
- being overweight or obese or having an excess fat deposit around the waist,
- being genetically predisposed to storing excess fat in the abdomen region and
- finally overdoing it with certain activities such as sitting for long periods of time or bending down too much.
- lack of sleep
- sleep deprivation
- high fat, sugar or calories consumption
- medical conditions causing slow metabolism
How Can Liposuction Surgery Help?
Having a slim waistline is something that many people strive for and never achieve – or at least not without surgery. However, with the liposuction treatment, this dream becomes reality.
Since the early 2000s, liposuction has been one of the top treatments for body contouring. It is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from various parts of your body like love handles, thighs, or back fat. The procedure is performed by a surgeon in an operating room and takes about two hours to complete.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and then a tube is inserted through small incisions on the body. The tubes are connected to a machine that sucks out the fat cells through a vacuum process, thereby reducing inches around your waistline and thighs, love handles and other areas of localized fat deposits
The benefits of liposuction are:
- The shape of your body improves drastically
- You may have more energy after the procedure and you will feel more confident because you are attractive to other people
- Blood pressure levels improve dramatically which leads to many other health
- Fast Recovery
- no noticeable scars
- minimal bleeding, bruising and pain