WHAT ARE LOVE HANDLES?
For many people the amount of excess fat that can be ‘pinched’ is more than one would like, and in the case of love handles, hangs over the top of clothing. It is commonly felt that this concern affects the slim body shape that one desires, which can also lead to a lack of self-confidence.
WHAT CAUSES LOVE HANDLES?
It is often a person’s lifestyle that leads to the development of love handles. Eating fatty or sugary foods can mean a person consumes more calories than their body requires, which can lead to weight gain. Where the body distributes excess fat stores can differ from person to person, however, love handles are a concern that can affect both men and women.
Although weight gain is a common cause of love handles, other contributors can include: hormones (leading to high levels of cortisone), ageing, hypothyroidism / low metabolism and lack of sleep.
HOW CAN THIS BE TREATED?
Love handles can be stubborn, and many people find they are difficult to remove. Although reducing your calorie intake and increasing your activity levels are often an effective weight loss method, for many people, these efforts can have little effect. If you are someone who finds that a healthy lifestyle is not providing you with effective results, Dr. Grace Kelly Aesthetic Clinic may have the ideal solution. Aqualyx fat dissolving injections can be applied to various areas of the face and body to help break down excess fat, so it can be removed naturally by the body’s lymphatic system. Our clinic can also perform EMSculpt, if this treatment is more suitable. This procedure helps to build muscle and burn fat for a slimmer, more toned appearance of the body.