How to get rid of love handles

Love handles. Muffin top. Such fun words for a not so fun problem we face when trying on new jeans or just wanting to wear our favorite crop top. "Love handles" refers to that area of your body just under the narrowest part of your waist, and above your hips. You may have also heard them referenced as your "flanks" or sides. Targeting that area can be hard since there is not really a large muscle group directly associated with it. If exercise and diet isn't working for you, then here are a few options you can look into! 



  • Nonsurgical
  • Very popular option when slimming down the love handles
  • Can gradually tighten skin due to the time it takes to get reduction
  • Zero downtime
  • Long lasting results of permanent fat removal 
  • FDA Approved to treat 13 different areas of the body


  • takes several months to see full results, some changes can be seen within 4-6 weeks in some cases
  • Side effects can include bruising, redness, swelling and stinging post treatment
  • Multiple treatment sessions are often required
  • Rare side effect called PAH where you get bigger instead of smaller: Liposuction reverses this side effect.


CoolSculpting is the worlds #1 noninvasive fat reduction treatment available right now and has been called the best alternative to Liposuction in Virginia beach. An ideal candidate for CoolSculpting would be someone who is within 30lbs of their goal weight and wants to remove stubborn pockets of fat on their love handles. Staying active and living a healthy lifestyle is still required in order to maintain results on their love handles long term. 

For the best CoolSculpting results, picking the right provider is of the upmost importance. Cool Body Sculpting Center in Virginia Beach specialized in only CoolSculpting for many years and remains Southern Virginia's #1 CoolSculpting provider. To see how much CoolSculpting costs for your love handles, call (757) 761-9317. 

Liposuction in Virginia Beach

Liposuction on Love Handles


  • Permanent results
  • Large volume fat removal in one visit
  • Prevention of health-related issues due to excess weight
  • Smaller scars compared to procedures such as Abdominoplasty's. 


  • Surgical risks
  • Some down time
  • No Skin tightening
  • Can leave scars
  • Must be under anesthesia in most cases
  • Less common side effects include blog clots and delayed healing


According to Mayo Clinic, "Liposuction is a type of surgery. It uses suction to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction also shapes these areas. That process is called contouring. Other names for liposuction include lipoplasty and body contouring.

Liposuction isn’t considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. People who are overweight can lose more weight through diet and exercise or through other kinds of surgery than with liposuction.

Liposuction may work for you if you have a lot of body fat in specific places but otherwise have a stable body weight."

In Virginia beach, North Beach Plastic Surgery is who we recommend for liposuction in Virginia beach!



  • Noninvasive
  • Zero Pain
  • Tightens skin while also melting fat
  • 30-60 minute treatments


  • Multiple treatments required once a week
  • Risk of burning skin
  • Only melts a small amount of fat compared to other noninvasive fat reduction procedures.


The Evolve uses radiofrequency technology to heat the tissue, melting fat and remodeling tissue. Not only can you achieve a snatched waist from this procedure, but the Evolve can also tighten skin and tone muscle while simultaneously melting fat. This treatment is very comfortable and can be done during a lunch break. For that reason, the Evolve can be a great noninvasive alternative to liposuction in Virginia Beach or other painful, surgical procedures.  

how to get rid of love handles

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting or the Evolve Radiofrequency procedure, please give us a call at (757) 761-9317 to schedule a free consultation!