You jump, wiggle, and pull, once again struggling to squeeze into your skinny jeans as your skin spills over the sides of the garment.

Cutting into your waist and making it impossible to comfortably wear a blouse that conforms to your body, you sigh in resignation, pinch at your skin, and wonder what, specifically, it will take to finally overcome your side handles.

But don’t despair — we promise you aren’t the only one asking yourself the question while sequestered in your closet. And that’s why we’re here today to answer your top three side handle-related questions…

What Are Side Handles?

Side handles are areas of subcutaneous fat stores along the sides of one’s waist and hips that are also referred to as “love handles,” “muffin tops,” or “flanks.”

According to Healthline, the following may contribute to the development — and subsequent retention — of side handles:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Age
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Diets high in sodium, sugar, and fats
  • And more

While side handles themselves do not pose a health risk, they may often be accompanied by other health conditions that are influenced by one’s weight or overall fitness. Namely, patients may find that they are also living with heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

Why Are Side Handles Hard To Lose?

Most commonly, a continuation of one or more of the aforementioned contributing factors of side handles is the reason they tend to stick around, much to your chagrin. For example, a poor diet may further challenge your body despite the onset of other healthy lifestyle changes.

“Stubborn love handles may be a result of a poor draw in the genetic lottery, but they may also stick around because of the WAY you’ve chosen to lose weight,” Livestrong explains. “Simply decreasing calories without consideration of food quality and adding exercise may cause numbers on the scale to drop, but can leave you with too much body fat — including at your love handles.”

Additionally, side handles are small pockets of fat that are typically harder to target when exercising. While the arms, thighs, belly, and other areas of the body may present visible results in a shorter time frame, side handles are not usually impacted until later on down the weight loss journey.

How Do I Get Rid Of My Side Handles For Good?

Thick, stubborn, and altogether uncomfortable, even the most rigorous and nutritious of lifestyle changes won’t always shrink your side handles. In fact, some patients find the guidance of a trusted medical team to be a more streamlined road to success.

And that’s why we offer LipoSculpting!

Thanks to this revolutionary, minimally-invasive fat reduction treatment, you can finally relish immediate results without the discomfort of traditional liposuction surgery. What’s more, LipoSculpting does not cut, freeze, heat, or tear the body, rendering it safer and more comfortable than other alternatives on the market today.

So, if you’re ready to finally see your long-awaited side handle results, it’s time to contact PureSculpting Tampa! Schedule your appointment today by dialing (813) 251-5669. We look forward to helping you achieve a new level of personal confidence!