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Love Handles

Excess fat that accumulates on the sides of the waist and back, commonly referred to as 'muffin tops'

Love Handles

What Are They?

Love handles, also known as 'muffin tops', are the fatty bulges that develop on the sides of the waistline and can create a noticeable bulge over the top of pants or skirts. Love handles can be particularly frustrating, as they are often resistant to targeted exercise and require a comprehensive approach to reducing overall body fat in order to be effectively reduced.

What Causes Them?

Love handles are primarily caused by an excess of abdominal fat, which can be due to a variety of factors such as genetics, poor diet, lack of physical activity, hormonal changes, and ageing. They can also be influenced by other health conditions. While they are not harmful to health, many people seek to reduce love handles for aesthetic reasons.


What Can You Do To Help Naturally?

There are several natural ways to help reduce love handles, including getting regular exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, reducing stress levels, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and avoiding sugary and processed foods. Resistance training exercises like planks, side bends, and bicycle crunches can specifically target the muscles in the love handle area, while cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, or swimming can help burn overall body fat. Eating a diet high in protein, fibre, and healthy fats can also aid in weight loss and reducing love handles.


Can love handles be reduced through exercise?

Yes, regular exercise can help reduce love handles. Incorporating cardiovascular exercise and strength training into your workout routine can help burn fat and build muscle, which can reduce the appearance of love handles.

Can diet changes help reduce love handles?

Yes, making dietary changes can also help reduce love handles. A diet that is low in processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and added sugars can help reduce overall body fat, including love handles.

Are there any non-invasive treatments to reduce love handles?

Yes, there are non-invasive treatments such as Venus Legacy radiofrequency and Strawberry Laser Lipo that can help to reduce the appearance of love handles. These treatments use targeted technologies to destroy fat cells in the love handle area.

Can surgery be used to remove love handles?

Yes, liposuction is a surgical procedure that can be used to remove excess fat from the love handle area. However, it is important to note that surgery comes with risks and should only be considered after other non-invasive methods have been tried and proven ineffective.

Are love handles a health concern?

While love handles may not necessarily be a health concern on their own, excess body fat can increase the risk of several health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Therefore, reducing love handles and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and well-being.

Our Approach

Love handles can be very difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. At RSA, following a detailed consultation, we use the Venus Legacy radiofrequency treatment to stimulate lipolysis (fat removal) and target these stubborn areas. We also combine treatments with the post-lipo programme on the Body Ballancer to ensure effective removal of excess fat cells. We always advise clients to combine body treatments with a prescribed nutrition programme and exercise plan.

Treatments We Offer That Help With Love Handles

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  • Body Ballancer

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