Love Handle (Flank) Liposuction: Say Goodbye to Your Fat!

Liposuction is a procedure used to remove stubborn fat from different parts of the body. Side fats and love handles are also among the popular areas where liposuction is applied. It might be more difficult than it is thought to slim these areas only by diet and exercise. If you cannot get rid of stubborn fat in your side areas despite intense exercise and diet, you can choose the love handles liposuction procedure.

What is Love Handle / Flank Liposuction?

Love handle or flank liposuction removes the stubborn fat on the hips and side areas and allows you to have a healthy appearance. This surgical procedure is applied to those who want to have an athletic, toned, smooth and curved body. It is generally combined with abdominal liposuction for more effective shaping of the upper body.

In this procedure, very small incisions are formed in the relevant area, and fats are removed by the cannulas placed in these areas. The procedure is minimally invasive.

A General Overview of the Procedure

The human body can store excess fat in the side areas. One of the most effective options for removing these fats is liposuction. With the toning of the love handles, the thin waist and muscles become more evident. Besides getting the look you want after the procedure, you also feel good. Having the body you want, and being able to wear what you want comfortably increases your self-confidence significantly.

Local anesthesia is used during the procedure. Since the incisions are very small, the recovery time is also very short.

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What are the Advantages?

Love handles liposuction is one of the popular procedures today. The process has several important advantages. The advantages that stand out are as follows:

  • It ensures that the excess fats in the love handles are eliminated.
  • It gives tailor-made results.
  • Smooth and stylish contours are obtained.
  • It allows wearing the desired clothes comfortably.
  • It significantly increases one’s self-confidence.
  • Produces the preferred conical figure.
  • It can be combined with different procedures.

Flank Liposuction

Recovery Period

Wearing a compression garment for 2 weeks after the operation will help reduce and prevent swelling. It is recommended that patients rest and relax during the 48 hours after the surgery. In the next period, it is possible to gradually return to normal life.

At the end of 48 hours, non-strenuous and light exercises such as walking can be started. Strenuous and heavy exercises should be strictly avoided during the 2 weeks after the operation.

The recovery process may vary according to the patient. However, the majority of patients can return to work only 48 hours after the operation. The pain of the procedure is not much different from the pain that occurs in the body after a heavy workout. Therefore, after a short time, no pain is left that interferes with normal work.

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If you can’t get rid of stubborn fat in the side areas despite diet and exercise, love handles liposuction can provide you with the body of your dreams. This procedure is an excellent option for people who are normally healthy and fit but still have excess fat on the sides and hips.

If you want to make improvements in your outlook, this procedure will be the right choice for you. However, considering that the procedure results may be affected by possible weight fluctuations, candidates should be at or close to their ideal weight.

Candidates must have realistic expectations about the results of the liposuction procedure. It can be applied to people with a good general health conditions and who do not have a health problem that prevents anesthesia and surgery. Besides, the candidates must have sufficient skin elasticity and not smoke.

Preparation for the Procedure

The preparation process is planned individually for each patient. If patients are using blood thinners, they are asked to stop using these medicines a few days before the operation. Such medicines can cause excessive bleeding during the operation and, accordingly, different problems.

Before the operation, patients should avoid foods and supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, turmeric, garlic, and ginkgo biloba. Besides, patients are asked to stop smoking 2-4 weeks before the surgery as smoking negatively affects the blood flow rate and increases the risk of clotting.

It would be better to come to the clinic with a friend or relative for the recovery period to go smoothly. You also need to prepare your house for the recovery period before surgery. If possible, you should ask a relative to help you in the first days. Thus, you will experience great comfort in cooking and housework.

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How Much Does Love Handle Liposuction Cost?

Love handle liposuction cost is $3900 – $4900 in many countries. In places such as European countries or the USA, it can be around $8,000 on average. It is obvious that the costs are quite high and they vary.

At Cosmeticium, we apply liposuction to many patients every year. We provide you with the best liposuction service with experienced doctors for an average of $2000. Apart from the amount that is specifically determined for you, no extra amount is requested. Processes covered by this amount are:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Facility use
  • Antibacterial scrub and antibiotics
  • Compression garment
  • Post-operative supplies
  • All follow-up visits


You will immediately realize a distinctive thinning in the related area after the operation. However, since there will be swelling in the area after the procedure, you will not be able to see the exact results right away. For this, you have to wait for the swelling to go away. You may need an average of 6 months for the swelling to disappear completely and the healing to be completed.

Fats removed by liposuction do not come back easily. When you maintain your ideal weight with diet and exercise and prefer a healthy lifestyle, the results will be permanent.

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If you still have questions about love handle liposuction, you can contact us and ask all the questions in your mind. The experience of our doctors in this field ensures that hundreds of patients leave our clinic happily every year. By taking advantage of this procedure, you can also have the body and outlook of your dreams easily.


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