Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat from different areas of the body. It can help you achieve a more sculpted and defined shape, especially when diet and exercise are not enough. However, not all liposuction techniques are the same. Some are more suited for targeting specific areas, such as the love handles, than others. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of precision contouring and how it can help you get rid of your love handles for good.

Understanding Love Handles

Love handles are the excess fat deposits that accumulate on the sides of the waist, above the hips. They are also known as muffin tops or flanks. They can affect both men and women, regardless of their weight or body type. Love handles are often caused by a combination of factors, such as genetics, hormones, aging, and lifestyle habits.

Many people who have love handles are unhappy with their appearance and wish to have a slimmer and smoother waistline. They may also have difficulty finding clothes that fit well and flatter their figure. Some may even experience lower self-esteem and confidence because of their love handles.

However, getting rid of love handles can be challenging, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is because love handles are composed of stubborn fat cells that are resistant to natural fat-burning processes. Moreover, love handles are located in a delicate area that is close to vital organs and nerves. Therefore, it is important to choose a safe and effective liposuction technique that can precisely target and remove the unwanted fat from the love handles.

Precision Contouring Techniques

Precision contouring is a term that refers to the use of advanced liposuction techniques that can accurately and selectively remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the love handles. Precision contouring can help you achieve a more refined and natural-looking result, as well as minimize the risk of complications and side effects. Some of the precision contouring techniques that are ideal for love handle sculpting are:

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is a technique that involves injecting a large amount of fluid into the treatment area before suctioning out the fat. The fluid contains a local anesthetic, a salt solution, and a drug that constricts the blood vessels. This helps to numb the area, reduce bleeding and swelling, and loosen the fat cells for easier removal.

Tumescent liposuction is beneficial for targeting love handles because it allows the surgeon to control the amount and direction of the fluid injection, as well as the size and shape of the cannula (the thin tube that is used to suction out the fat). This enables the surgeon to sculpt the love handles with more precision and accuracy, as well as avoid damaging the surrounding tissues and organs.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction is a technique that uses a laser device to heat and liquefy the fat cells before suctioning them out. The laser device is inserted through a small incision in the skin and guided by the surgeon to the treatment area. The laser energy melts the fat cells and also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that help to tighten and firm the skin.

Laser-assisted liposuction is advantageous for targeting love handles because it can reach the deeper layers of fat that are difficult to access with other techniques. It can also help to improve the skin quality and elasticity of the love handles, which can prevent sagging and wrinkling after the fat removal. Additionally, laser-assisted liposuction can reduce the bruising and inflammation of the love handles, as well as shorten the recovery time.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction is a technique that uses a motorized device to move the cannula back and forth rapidly, creating tiny vibrations that break up the fat cells and make them easier to suction out. The power-assisted device can be attached to any type of cannula, such as tumescent or laser, and can be adjusted to different speeds and frequencies according to the surgeon’s preference.

Power-assisted liposuction is beneficial for targeting love handles because it can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the fat removal process. It can also reduce the physical strain and fatigue of the surgeon, as well as the trauma and discomfort of the patient. Furthermore, power-assisted liposuction can help to achieve a smoother and more uniform result, as well as prevent irregularities and asymmetries of the love handles.

Dr. Kenton Schoonover’s Approach

Dr. Kenton Schoonover is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in precision contouring techniques for liposuction. He has extensive training and experience in performing liposuction for various areas of the body, including the love handles. He is committed to providing personalized and high-quality care to his patients, as well as achieving their aesthetic goals and expectations.

Dr. Kenton Schoonover is an expert in selecting and combining the best precision contouring techniques for each patient’s unique needs and preferences. He uses the latest technology and equipment to ensure the safety and efficacy of the liposuction procedure. He also pays close attention to the details and nuances of the love handle sculpting, such as the shape, size, proportion, and symmetry of the waistline.

Dr. Kenton Schoonover has helped many patients transform their love handles and enhance their body image and confidence. He has received numerous positive testimonials and reviews from his satisfied patients, who have praised his professionalism, skill, and artistry. He has also showcased some of his impressive success stories and before-and-after photos on his website, which you can view here.

Benefits of Precision Contouring for Love Handles

Precision contouring techniques for love handle sculpting can offer you many benefits, such as:

  • Improved aesthetic outcomes: Precision contouring techniques can help you achieve a more refined and natural-looking result, as well as avoid over-correction or under-correction of the love handles. They can also help you create a more balanced and harmonious proportion between your love handles and the rest of your body.
  • Minimized recovery time: Precision contouring techniques can reduce the trauma and damage to the surrounding tissues and organs, as well as the bleeding and swelling of the love handles. This can help you heal faster and resume your normal activities sooner.
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction and confidence: Precision contouring techniques can help you get rid of your love handles for good and enhance your body image and confidence. You can enjoy wearing your favorite clothes and feel more comfortable and attractive in your appearance.

Preparing for Liposuction at Kansas Plastic Surgery

If you are ready to take the next step and schedule a consultation for liposuction with Dr. Kenton Schoonover, here are some things you need to know and do to prepare for your appointment:

Consultation process

During your consultation, Dr. Kenton Schoonover will evaluate your medical history, your physical condition, your love handle area, and your aesthetic goals and expectations. He will also explain the different precision contouring techniques and recommend the best one for you. He will answer any questions you may have and provide you with a realistic estimate of the cost and outcome of the liposuction procedure.

Customized treatment plans

Based on your consultation, Dr. Kenton Schoonover will design a customized treatment plan for your love handle sculpting. He will determine the amount and location of fat to be removed, the type and size of cannula to be used, the type and amount of fluid or laser to be injected, and the duration and frequency of the liposuction sessions. He will also advise you on the best anesthesia option, whether it is local, regional, or general.

Pre-operative instructions and expectations

Before your liposuction procedure, Dr. Kenton Schoonover will give you some pre-operative instructions and expectations to follow. These may include:

  • Stopping smoking and drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the surgery, as they can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
  • Avoiding taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E, as they can cause excessive bleeding and bruising during and after the surgery.
  • Arranging for someone to drive you to and from the surgery center, as well as staying with you for the first 24 hours after the surgery, as you may feel groggy and sore from the anesthesia and the liposuction.
  • Wearing loose and comfortable clothing on the day of the surgery, as well as bringing a change of clothes and a compression garment to wear after the surgery, as they can help reduce the swelling and support the healing of the love handle area.
  • Having a light meal and plenty of water before the surgery, as well as avoiding eating or drinking anything for at least six hours before the surgery, as they can affect the anesthesia and the liposuction.
  • Having realistic expectations about the liposuction procedure, as it is not a weight-loss surgery, but a body contouring surgery. It can help you improve the shape and appearance of your love handles, but it cannot change your overall body weight or prevent future weight gain. You will also need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow-up care to preserve the results of the liposuction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during my initial consultation for liposuction at Kansas Plastic Surgery?

During your initial consultation, you can expect a thorough assessment of the areas you wish to target with liposuction. The surgeon will discuss your medical history, the liposuction procedure options, recovery times, potential complications, and the results you can expect. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the surgeon’s experience and techniques.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for precision contouring liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone. You should be a healthy individual without life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing. Nonsmokers with a positive outlook and specific goals for body contouring are also good candidates.

What are the post-operative care instructions after undergoing liposuction for love handles?

After liposuction, you will need to rest and wear compression garments for several weeks to reduce swelling. It’s important to avoid strenuous activities and follow all post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon. Moving around to encourage circulation is recommended, but you should not work out until the surgeon approves. Smoking should be avoided as it impedes healing.

How long do the results of precision contouring liposuction typically last?

The longevity of liposuction results depends on multiple factors, including your age, weight loss, skin elasticity, muscle mass to fat ratio, and overall health. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable body weight after recovery, your results should be long-lasting. However, natural aging processes will continue, and you may experience changes in skin laxity and muscle tone over time.

Interested in Precision Contouring Techniques for Love Handles

Don’t let your love handles hold you back from feeling and looking your best. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenton Schoonover at Kansas Plastic Surgery and let us help you transform your love handles and your life.



Love handles are one of the most common and frustrating areas of fat accumulation that can affect your body shape and confidence. However, with the help of precision contouring techniques, you can get rid of your love handles for good and achieve a more sculpted and defined waistline.

Precision contouring techniques, such as tumescent, laser-assisted, and power-assisted liposuction, can offer you many benefits, such as improved aesthetic outcomes, minimized recovery time, and enhanced patient satisfaction and confidence. They can also help you avoid the risks and complications associated with traditional liposuction methods, such as bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and skin irregularities.


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