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Liposuction of love handles, hips and waist

Liposuction of the hips allows the removal of love handles. It is a very common procedure in plastic and aesthetic surgery of the abdomen. Excess fat located on the hips is also called love handles and is a genetic location of fat. It is particularly difficult to get rid of it by diet and sport. Liposuction is therefore very frequent and the result is definitive.

This information sheet was written in December 2021 by Dr. Rachel PESSIS and Dr. Ralph ABBOU who are plastic surgeons in Paris.

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Before and after photos of liposuction of love handles in Paris

What is liposuction of the hips and love handles ?

Liposuction of the love handles and hips allows the removal of excess fat from the abdominal area with definitive results.

What are the objectives ?

The goals of liposuction of the hips and love handles :

  • Treat love handles permanently
  • Reduce your waistline
  • Refine your silhouette and beautify your body
  • Treat excess fat that is almost impossible to eliminate by non-surgical means

Who should undergo liposuction of the love handles ?

Liposuction of the hips and love handles is intended for patients who have excess fat localized to the hips and love handles that do not disappear despite a balanced diet and regular exercise.

What is the procedure ?

Before the intervention

Two cosmetic surgery medical consultations to analyze your figure and define the surgical strategy adapted to your case.

Procedure for liposuction of the love handles

Liposuction of the love handles and hips takes place in the operating room under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on your case. The operation lasts 1 to 2 hours depending on the amount of fat to be removed.

Post-operative care

On average, the results are visible two months after the operation and they continue to improve for several months.

The postoperative period is simple. Bruises are present for about fifteen days. The final result is visible after one to two months after complete disappearance of swelling and bruising.

Your final liposuction results may take up to a year to become visible. This will ultimately depend on the extent of your treatment, your post-operative care and your healing process.

Price liposuction love handles paris

Liposuction of the hips and love handles

From 4200€


Does liposuction improve skin quality?

Loose skin does not significantly improve after liposuction. Liposuction improves the shape of the body, but does not significantly improve the quality of the skin texture. If you are concerned about excess and loose skin, you may be a suitable candidate for a facelift procedure. Facelift procedures such as tummy tucks, thigh lifts and arm lifts are designed to remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin for smoother, more attractive contours. Dr. Abbou may also recommend vaser-assisted liposuction to help tighten the skin.

Are there any scars after liposuction of the love handles?

Liposuction requires incisions in the skin, which means that scarring is inevitable. The length of the incisions is usually very short and we take care to place the incisions in discreet places such as natural skin folds, making the scars well hidden and barely noticeable.

Is it necessary to wear a support garment after liposuction?

It is important to follow your surgeon’s recommendations for wearing a compression garment after liposuction as this will help achieve a better result. The postoperative compression garment significantly reduces postoperative swelling. 

How to treat love handles without surgery?

There has been a recent explosion of truly effective non-surgical body contouring techniques such as cryolipolysis. However, liposuction will always be the gold standard in body contouring. It allows the surgeon to remove larger volumes of fat and reshape your body more precisely. It also allows for a one-step treatment whereas non-surgical techniques always require several treatments.

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