How to Lose Love Handles in Bowie, MD
Certain parts of the body accumulate more fat than others. One of the most prominent areas of excess fat is the abdominal region, which has given life to the term abdominal obesity. There are many different names for types of abdominal obesity. One of the most common is love handles.
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What are Love Handles?
“Love handles” is a slang term for pockets of excess fat that sit at the sides of the body. Other terms for this type of fat include saddlebags and back fat. Love handles are unsightly and may even restrict the types of clothes that you feel comfortable wearing.
Love handles can occur in both men and women.
Often, love handles may even appear in someone who maintains proper diet and exercise habits. That's what makes love handles a form of problem fat: they may not respond to the traditional methods of treatment or lifestyle changes.
What Causes Love Handles?
There is generally no one cause of love handles, but instead many contributing factors. Causes of love handles include:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Genetic predisposition
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Lack of sleep
- Pregnancy weight gain
- Thyroid issues
- Certain medications
Depending on the individual case, the love handles may be caused by just one of these factors or many of them. The individual cause of love handles varies from person to person.
While love handles themselves are not a cause for medical concern, they are most often a sign of obesity or abdominal obesity, which may lead to a number of serious health concerns.
Treatment for Love Handles
In most cases love handles are treatable. Despite what you may have read, targeted exercise will not necessarily eliminate love handles. While doing exercises for love handles will build the muscles around the area, there is no way for exercise or dieting to eliminate fat from one specific area of the body.
Because of this, many love handle treatments are available. Different types of love handle treatment include:
- Laser fat reduction like SculpSure
- Fat freezing fat reduction like CoolSculpting
- Ultrasound fat reduction like Ultherapy
- Medical weight loss
- Radiofrequency technology like Profound
These represent just a small portion of the many different ways to get rid of love handles and most providers will not offer all methods. The only way to determine which method is right for your needs is to work closely with an experienced professional.
Request More Information Today
Love handles can severely damage your self-esteem and confidence levels. Love handle treatment may be the solution you need. Request more information today: call (410) 204-2254 or contact Dr. Karen Clarke-Bennett online.
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