Love Handles (Flanks) CoolSculpting

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Culver City and Los Angeles

Love Handles

For a simple, but effective non-invasive fat reduction technique, CoolSculpting is your ideal treatment! CoolSculpting can be applied to many areas of the body and provide great results. One of the more popular areas to be treated are the love handles or as some like to say, “muffin top”. Sometimes referred to as the flanks, this area of the body collects stubborn fat that is hard to diminish through normal means like diet or exercise. Love handles can bulge out over jeans, causing a muffin top and detracts from your natural curves. Both men and women struggle with love handles. The excess fat in this area can make your upper body seem chunky or thick. CoolSculpting will non-surgically reduce the fat in this area and help slim down your figure. Freeze love handles away with just a few treatments!

About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting Applicator for Love Handles

CoolSculpting uses the science of cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to strategically reduce stubborn fat cells. Exposing fat to freezing temperatures tricks your body into thinking it is in extreme conditions. Freezing fat cells kills them, prompting your body to remove them forever. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain great results for the long-term!

Cryolipolysis science has been clinically tested and shows satisfying, safe results. In a CoolSculpting procedure, a specialized applicator will be suctioned to your love handles. The suctioning technique helps to bring the stubborn fat cells to the top of the body and subject it to freezing temperatures. The surrounding tissue will be kept at a comfortable temperature during treatment.

The targeted fat cells will be killed and disposed of naturally
after your CoolSculpting.

It will take a few weeks for you to see results and most patients are advised to undergo a few treatments to maximize their outcome. However, these fat cells will not be able to return. Combining CoolSculpting with working out will give you incredible results!

With no sedation, incisions, injections, or scarring, CoolSculpting is a revolutionary way to shrink your love handles!


There are many advantages to CoolSculpting! Some of the more noted aspects of the procedure are that it requires no preparation or downtime. This simple solution to body sculpting ensures a convenient appointment. You don’t need to fast or change up your schedule before your treatment, and you can return to your regular schedule as soon as your treatment is done.

Candidates for CoolSculpting Love Handles

CoolSculpting men’s love handles is just as common as CoolSculpting women’s love handles. The struggle with love handles is felt by both genders and we seek to improve the shape of your body with this simple, gentle treatment. If you are concerned about your love handles and are not interested in surgery, this is the solution for you.

Certain conditions can impact a patient’s candidacy. Please inform us during your private consultation if you have: Cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, impaired peripheral circulation in the area to be treated, neuropathic disorders, untreated diastasis recti, impaired skin sensation, open wounds, bleeding disorders, recent surgery or scar tissue in the area where you desire treatment, a hernia or history of hernia in the area to be treated or adjacent to it, skin conditions such as eczema or rash, pregnancy or lactation, or an active implanted device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Consultation with Top-Ranked CoolSculpting Experts

In your private meeting with one of the Self Care LA team members, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with your love handles and how you would like to see them change. The CoolSculpting professional will examine your abdomen and flanks and assess whether you are healthy enough to be treated. They will also inquire about your current medications, past procedures, allergies, and general health.

During the meeting, it will help you to see photographs of CoolSculpting love handles before and after the treatment. This will help you have a realistic expectation for what can be achieved with your procedure. It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and everyone’s body will react uniquely to the treatment. You and the team member who works with you will take their time getting to know you and designing a treatment plan that slims down your flanks.

We recommend you ask lots of questions during your consultation. Our staff members have a great deal of experience performing the treatment and aim to give you peace of mind and confidence in your treatment choice. Voice concerns and ask about the little details that may seem confusing.

Some questions to get you started may be:

  • What is the science of CoolSculpting?
  • When will I see my results?
  • Is there any way I can prepare for this treatment?
  • What is expected of me to ensure the best outcome?
  • Will the treatment hurt?
  • When can I get my next CoolSculpting treatment?

Write down your thoughts and bring them to the consultation. If any questions come to you after the meeting, give our office a call.


Patient receiving CoolSculpting

When you show up to the treatment, you will have a seat and the specially-designed applicator will be secured to your love handles. The treatment will take about 35 to 60 minutes but may take longer if you combine your procedure with another location. During the treatment, the applicator will make the area feel cold, but should not prove unbearable.

When your treatment is complete, you may feel a slight pressure as the applicator is removed. The treatment area will be massaged and you will be able to return to your regular routine!

CoolSculpting Love Handle Results

CoolSculpting results for love handles will show up after a few weeks. For your best results, it is recommended that you receive multiple treatments. At Self Care LA, we want you to enjoy your results for years!

The best way to maintain a slim body is to combine your love handle CoolSculpting with an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

Complementary Procedures

Tape measure around stomach

It is common to combine multiple CoolSculpting treatments. Flank CoolSculpting could be combined with another area where extra fat deposits bother you. Two areas can be safely treated at once, although this will prolong your appointment time. The benefit of treating two areas is that you can comprehensively shape your entire body.

Reduce your love handles and slim down your thighs for an hour-glass figure! Or slim down your flanks and abdomen for a more slim, masculine appearance. CoolSculpting can be used all over the body to truly enhance your form.

Specialized applicators have been made for areas on the body such as:

The Upper Arms: An applicator called the CoolAdvantage Petite is perfect for reducing fat in the upper arms. The upper arm area tends to gather fat as we age. The excess makes the skin stretch and we end up with jiggly arms. CoolAdvantage Petite will contour your arms and help them appear slim and toned.

Abdomen, Flanks and Inner Thighs: The CoolAdvantage applicator will help sculpt your abs, love handles, and inner thighs. These areas often contain stubborn fat. If you are having a hard time reducing fat in these areas, don’t stress!

Larger Areas: The CoolAdvantage Plus is perfect for the abdomen or back and will help reduce large areas of fat.

Under the Chin: Another common area that we often struggle with as we age is fat under the chin. Almost impossible to reduce, this fat can make us appear overweight or older than we really are. The CoolMini will attach to the underside of your chin and diminish fat stores.

Whatever your concern, CoolSculpting will likely have a solution! Don’t worry yourself over surgery and all the risks that come with it. Self Care LA can help you achieve the body you want without scarring or downtime!

CoolSculpting Love Handles Price

The price of your CoolSculpting procedure will vary based on the number of treatments you are interested in. You and the team at Self Care LA will work together to develop a plan that achieves your best outcome! If you are interested in how this treatment will conveniently improve the curves and sexiness of your body, schedule a consultation with us today at (310) 856-9583. Fat freeze flanks away today!


How long does it take to see results of CoolSculpting?

It will take a few weeks for your body to take the targeted cells and remove them. Some patients see results as soon as three weeks after their first treatment. However, CoolScupting will take some time for final results to show. Significant improvements will show after about two months. If you are looking to lose weight for the summer or an event, you will want to plan a few months ahead.

Do you lose weight when you do CoolSculpting?

You do lose some weight. However, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. It is an excellent body sculpting technique for healthy men and women who wish to use CoolSculpting alongside their healthy lifestyle. This treatment can be used to help reduce stubborn areas like love handles that exercise is not quick to reduce.

Can CoolSculpting get rid of love handles?

Yes! CoolSculpting is a great way to reduce unflattering flanks. If you are embarrassed or tired of not seeing much improvement in your love handles, CoolSculpting is worth trying out. This non-invasive treatment will not take a lot of your time and will give you slimming results.

How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed for love handles?

The amount of CoolSculpting treatments needed for love handles will depend on the size of the area and what your ideal outcome is. The common number of treatments needed is three but the exact amount will depend on your desired outcome.

What are the risks of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a popular fat elimination treatment that is non-invasive and low-risk. Common side effects after the treatment include redness, swelling, numbness, bruising, a pinching sensation, tenderness, tingling, itchiness, firmness, mild pain, or muscle cramping in the treated area. In the majority of cases, these conditions resolve within a few days of treatment.

Patients who receive neck or chin CoolSculpting may experience a sensation of submental fullness after treatment. This sensation should abate within a week. In some cases, Diarrhea during the first week is possible as the body disposes of the broken down fat. In very rare cases, CoolSculpting can lead to a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH). In these cases, the treated fat becomes hardened. The firmed fat can sometimes be visible through the skin. The fat will eventually soften, at which point it can be removed from the body.

When performed by a certified provider, freezing your fat with cryolipolysis is safe and highly effective. Candidates are advised to disclose their health history during their private consultation to guarantee their treatment plan is right for them.

Have more questions? The Self Care LA team is here to help!

CoolSculpting(R) is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in 9 areas of the body. Some common side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling.