Love Handles Liposuction

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Roseville, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Rocklin and Sacramento, CA

love handles liposuction procedure

Do you have more fluff, jiggle, or volume on your sides than you would like? Love Handles Liposuction will eliminate frustrating, unwanted fat from your flanks for a sleek, long-lasting transformation to your body. 

Bye-bye, shapewear! Target your love handles and slim down this common problem area for good with Love Handles Liposuction at NorCal LipoSculpture. Love Handles Lipo is minimally-invasive and produces minimal scarring for ideal, flattering results. 

As a highly-experienced surgeon and body contouring specialist, Dr. Jack Friedlander, puts his patient’s comfort, safety, and satisfaction first. He performs a thorough assessment of every case to make sure their custom treatment plan is safe and appropriate for their goals. Patients who are interested in the smooth, slim outcomes of Love Handles Liposuction are invited to learn more at a private consultation at NorCal LipoSculpture. 

What is Love Handles Liposuction?

If the fat on your hips/waist has not responded to your diet and exercise efforts, don’t give up hope on your beach body just yet! A smooth figure IS obtainable.

Love Handles Liposuction addresses stubborn fat on the hips to achieve a slim, healthy look. Dr. Friedlander tailors his surgical plan to deliver the results his patients want, from toned, athletic contours to a smooth, curved silhouette. Love Handles Liposuction is often combined with Abdominal Liposuction to completely transform the torso and enable patients to show their stomachs off again with confidence. 

Love Handles Liposuction is a minimally-invasive fat-elimination surgery. The procedure is performed using tiny incisions and a slim cannula. The incisions are placed within the natural folds of the body, resulting in little-to-no visible scarring.

Benefits of Love Handles Liposuction

Love Handles Liposuction is a highly popular procedure because it:

  • Delivers custom-tailored results
  • Eliminates fat from the love handles for good!
  • Achieves sleek, smooth contours
  • Produces your preferred, tapered figure 
  • Improves fit in clothing 
  • Boosts self-confidence

Liposuction Techniques

Dr. Friedlander will take the patient’s physique, health history, and personal goals into account when determining the surgical technique that is most appropriate for them. Love Handles Liposuction is performed using VASER liposuction with tumescence.  

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction minimizes strain on the body during fat elimination with the help of tumescent fluid.

Tumescent fluid is comprised of saline, epinephrine, bicarbonate and lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic. Epinephrine constricts blood vessels, thereby reducing post-procedure bleeding.  Bicarbonate takes the sting out of the local anesthetic. The tumescent fluid has the effect of swelling the fat cells, making them much easier to emulsify and gently remove from the hips and flanks. 

VASER liposuction enables Dr. Friedlander to safely extract fat and smooth a patient’s body contours into the desired slim, healthy physique. Tumescent lipo is a safe, effective way to eliminate love handles for tighter, more flattering hips.

VASER Liposuction

Dr. Friedlander most frequently addresses fat on the Love Handles with VASER Liposuction.

VASER Liposuction optimizes fat breakdown with ultrasound technology. The VASER probe emits ultrasound waves, which allows the fat cells to emulsify in the tumescent fluid, thereby optimizing safe fat elimination. The ultrasound has the added benefit of aiding skin tightening, producing impressively slim, smooth results. 

VASER enables Dr. Friedlander to customize his patient’s body contours to a degree previously unseen in the world of medical aesthetics! VASER Liposuction will eliminate your love handles, shorten your recovery time, and help you achieve the waist you’ve always wanted. 

Six Pack Abs with Abdominal VASER

Stubborn subcutaneous fat loves to cling to the hips and abdomen. Patients often decide to address both their love handles and tummy fat with VASER for one comprehensive, life-changing procedure! VASER enables Dr. Friedlander to achieve the patient’s preferred results, whether that is a more tapered waist or a defined, six-pack abdominal contour. 


If you diet and exercise, yet have not seen the improvement you want in the pockets of fat on your hips, Love Handles liposuction can give you back your confidence and your waistline. VASER Liposuction is an excellent option for people who are otherwise fit and healthy but who struggle with problem areas of fat on their flanks and hips. 

You are a good candidate for Love Handles liposuction if you would like to make a long-lasting improvement in the contours of your figure. Because weight fluctuations can impact the results achieved with liposuction, candidates will see their best results if they are within a few pounds of their goal weight. 

Ideal candidates for Love Handle liposuction are men and women in overall good health who have positive but realistic expectations of the capabilities of liposuction.  Ideal candidates should be non-smokers who have a healthy skin tone.


love handles liposuction consultation

Dr. Friedlander has helped countless patients achieve their dream physiques with liposuction. He takes time with each patient to help them find the body contouring solutions that are just right for them. He will be happy to answer your questions about love handles liposuction during your private consulting appointment at NorCal LipoSculpture.

Your liposuction plan will be customized to your personal goals for your appearance. Once Dr. Friedlander has examined your fat stores and performed a thorough assessment of your medical history and medication use, he will make a professional recommendation of the type of liposuction that will best achieve your goals. Together, you will create a treatment plan that will replace your love handles with your ideal smooth, fit physique!  


Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure but will require some preparation ahead of time. 

You will receive personalized preparation and recovery instructions before your surgery date. In general, patients will be asked to discontinue the use of blood-thinning medications and supplements a few days to two weeks before love handles liposuction. Blood-thinning medications include ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen, as well as anticoagulants such as Warfarin. Supplements to avoid include fish oil, garlic, vitamin E, turmeric, and ginkgo Biloba. Smoking can increase the risk of blood clots, which can impair healing, and it is strongly advised that patients either quit or cease smoking at least 2-4 weeks prior to surgery. 

To begin your recovery as smoothly as possible, Dr. Friedlander recommends that you arrange ahead of time for a friend or family member to drive you to and from your surgery. If possible, set up your recovery area at home prior to your surgery date. This may include gathering entertainment materials, purchasing easy-to-prepare food, and picking up any prescribed medications ahead of time.


Love handles liposuction typically takes 2-3 hours to perform. Patients are kept completely relaxed and comfortable during their procedure with the help of IV sedation. The steps of your procedure will reflect the unique details of the treatment plan you have created with Dr. Friedlander. 

Love handles liposuction is most frequently performed with VASER liposuction. To perform VASER liposuction, Dr. Friedlander will first introduce tumescent fluid into the treatment site. The tumescent fluid will cause the fat cells to swell, as well as act as a local anesthetic. Once the tumescent fluid has taken effect, Dr. Friedlander will make a tiny incision and insert a slim VASER cannula. The cannula will emit ultrasound energy to emulsify fat for easy extraction. Dr. Friedlander will use the ultrasound energy to accurately emulsify fat from the love handles and produce patients’ desired body contours. 

Once the desired amount of fat has been removed and the preferred shape has been achieved, Dr. Friedlander will close the incisions with stitches. Drains may be placed in the treatment site.  

Patients will be briefly monitored before they are released to begin their recovery at home. 


Dr. Friedlander stresses that liposuction of any kind is a serious surgical procedure and will require some downtime for recovery. 

Patients are advised to rest over the days following love handle liposuction, with brief walks interspersed throughout the day. The treated area may be bruised, swollen, or sore after the surgery, but these conditions will improve. Patients will wear a specialized compression garment to optimize results and help reduce swelling.  Drains, if used, are usually in place for 5-7 days, but this is variable. Most patients who have sedentary or non-physically demanding jobs can return to work within a week of their love handles surgery.

Exercise can be resumed within several weeks.

Most patients feel well-recovered in four to six weeks. Patients will return for follow-up appointments throughout their recovery to allow Dr. Friedlander to assess their progress, as well as for external ultrasound treatments which will expedite recovery.

If patients undergo VASER liposuction, Dr. Friedlander advises avoiding smoking for a month following surgery. Smoking can deplete oxygen in the blood and impede patient healing


You will notice a significant reduction in the size of your love handles immediately after your liposuction surgery. Your final body contours will emerge over the weeks following your procedure as swelling continues to subside. Results may continue to improve for up to six months. 

Get the body you want, with love handles liposuction at NorCal LipoSculpture. In place of jiggly, bulging love handles, patients will have tight, smooth body contours. Patients who address their love handles with VASER liposuction will enjoy dramatically smoother, tighter body contours.

Once liposuction eliminates your love handles fat, it will not return. Patients who maintain a healthy weight with diet and exercise will enjoy the results of their love handles liposuction surgery for the long-term