Love Handles Liposuction

While they go by many names such as “love handles” or ‘’muffin top’’, this area of stubborn fat can be difficult to tone. Love handles liposuction from the experts at Me Clinic can potentially help reduce bulges and slim the body, but results can vary.

This is a commonly requested procedure as the love handle area can be particularly resistant to exercise and diet. Love handle liposuction has proven to be effective via a safe procedure that will help boost your confidence and comfort. Liposuction is a way to achieve a more desirable shape, and our expert team will be able to determine which is best for you

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What are the benefits of love handles liposuction?

This minimally invasive procedure offers the primary benefits of allowing you to return to your normal routine quickly, along with a more desirable body shape. Targeting the stubborn fat on the back with love handles liposuction offers the following benefits:

  • The procedure typically requires only a small incision site. Recovery time can vary depending on individual factors.
  • A minimal chance of scarring
  • Can be done under a local or general anaesthetic
  • Increased skin tightening as collagen is stimulated during the process
  • A slimmer figure that fits into clothing in a more comfortable way


This patient in their thirties sought advice on liposuction to alter their hips, abdomen, inner and outer thighs.


Liposuction was performed on the areas wich altered the shape and appearance to better align with the patients’ preferences.

Performed By: Dr Ashley Granot (M0001026218) MBBS, FFMACCS (Med), FACP, FACNEM, ABBRM, MA5M Cosmetic Doctor, Melbourne

The love handles can be difficult to target with exercise and diet. Liposuction is one of the solutions we offer, but it’s important to remember that recovery time can vary depending on individual factors.

What is involved with love handle liposuction procedure?

Our expert surgeons use this method to help patients sculpt and tone their body and potentially remove love handle bulges, but it’s important to remember that results can vary. We use a local or general anaesthetic, injected into the area and make small incisions through which a cannula removes the fatty tissue.

The recovery process can vary depending on individual factors. While you may experience some swelling or bruising, this typically subsides within two to six weeks.

Is this procedure right for me?

If you are constantly bothered by pockets of fat above your hip line, you may want to consider love handles liposuction. However, it’s important to remember that the procedure may not be suitable for everyone. The Cosmetic Surgeons at Me Clinic bring over 35 years of experience to this procedure and they are well-positioned to determine if it is right for you. Learn more about liposuction in Melbourne today.

You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you have no prior health conditions and you keep realistic expectations in mind, understanding that results can vary. A consultation with our expert will be used to determine whether or not this procedure will help you achieve your goals. We will assess your current state and suggest the most suitable surgical path for you moving forward.


This 39-year-old patient had already undergone weight loss through exercise and healthy eating and wished to supplement this with liposuction.


They underwent Liposuction to the Abdomen, Upper Hips and Chest areas, achieving their desired result.

Performed By: Dr Ashley Granot (M0001026218) MBBS, FFMACCS (Med), FACP, FACNEM, ABBRM, MA5M Cosmetic Doctor, Melbourne

This minimally invasive procedure offers the primary benefits of allowing you to return to your normal routine quickly, along with a more desirable body shape.

What does love handle liposuction cost?

The cost of the liposuction procedure is determined by various factors, including the extent of the procedure and the specific techniques used. There are significant variances in the time and work required to ensure each patient reaches the look they are aiming for, for this reason, each quote is very different. A consultation is required to determine the specific cost of your procedure.

During this appointment, a surgeon from Me Clinic will examine your needs and provide a customised, no-obligation quote along with all of the answers to your questions and relevant information about the procedure. When you have all of this information, you will be better positioned to make an informed decision about whether or not love handles liposuction is right for you, taking into account the potential risks and benefits.

Why should you consider Me Clinic for a liposuction procedure?

At Me Clinic, our dedicated professionals have over 35+ years of experience in performing liposuction treatments. They not only work hard to find the right solution for you but take the time and care needed to ensure it is a success.

With a strong focus on our patient’s needs, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome, but it’s important to remember that results can vary. The patients at Me Clinic place a great deal of trust in the team, which is not a responsibility that we take lightly. Only the highest level of care is accepted, and Me Clinic has the experience and skills required to ensure your safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

What timeframe should I expect for recovery, and how long do results last?

Recovery time can vary, but some patients are able to return to a desk job within two to three days, although swelling or inflammation may still be present.

The fat cells removed during this procedure are gone for good. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, your results can last for a very long time.

Will I have any scarring in the area?

There will always be a level of scarring with any procedure that requires an incision; however, they are minor for love handles liposuction and the scars will likely fade over time.

What complications should I consider with liposuction?

While this procedure has been used as a form of fat removal, it’s important to remember that there are risks associated with any surgical procedure. One of the most significant risks occurs when too much fat is taken from the body, but there can be other risks as well. The experienced team at Me Clinic negate this risk, and they are well-experienced in the safe practices of liposuction and perform this treatment regularly.

Our experienced cosmetic surgeons will explain any other levels of risk during your consultation.

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Surgical Warning: Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.

The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.

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