Some men struggle with extra fat cells in certain areas of their body even if they maintain a healthy weight. Others may find that the aging process makes it more difficult to remain toned and fit. Even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, those muscles may be hiding beneath a stubborn layer of fat. Liposuction for men may be the answer to these issues.
Liposuction is the same procedure whether it is being performed on a man or woman. It can be used to remove fat cells from anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, back, hips, inner and outer thighs, arms, under the chin, and under the buttocks.
Before having the procedure done, the doctor will discuss the patient’s goals to determine where liposuction needs to be performed. They will review the patient’s medical history to ensure they are a good candidate. Contact us for a free consultation.
Under general anesthesia, small incisions are made in the areas and the fat will be carefully removed to “sculpt” the body silhouette. The procedure can last from two to four hours, based on how many areas need to be included in the liposuction. Multiple body parts can be treated at once to reduce the cost. This is similar to the process of liposuction for women.
You may notice some change right away, but the final results won’t be apparent until the swelling subsides. You will be expected to wear a compression garment to speed healing and help reduce swelling. You’ll notice bruising and redness after the surgery, which will go away in time. Scars will also be minimal and will fade in time.
With this procedure, you can usually return to work within two weeks once the swelling and discomfort go away. It will be up to six weeks before you can get back in the gym and work out your new body.
Men often request liposuction for specific areas where they struggle with extra fat cells. Areas of focus for this procedure is the main way liposuction for men differs from liposuction for women.
Men tend to store more fat in their stomachs and even when they lose weight, those last fat cells often stay behind. Liposuction deals with subcutaneous fat, which is fat that is located right under the skin as opposed to visceral fat, which surrounds the organs.
This area around the sides of the hips is a common home for extra fat, especially on men’s bodies. The result is clothing that doesn’t fit well.
This is another area where men like to look their best. A double chin can be an issue even if you’re at your ideal weight. Neck liposuction is an easy way to improve the profile of your jawline and bring back a youthful look. Liposuction can also be used as part of chin augmentation to give you a more defined chin and jaw.
Men like to look muscular in their chests, but stubborn fat cells can hide the pectoral muscles that lie beneath them. They may suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, which requires breast reduction through liposuction.
Liposuction for men can take care of any of these areas or multiple areas at once. It can be performed along with other procedures or as a stand-alone procedure.
Before considering lipo for men, you should aim to get to your goal weight. The closer you are to your preferred weight, the more noticeable the results will be.
Talk to your doctor extensively about the procedure if you have questions or concerns. In your consultation, you should get all the details about liposuction surgery and recovery.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lapuerta to find out more about liposuction for men and what kind of results it can provide for you. Dr. Lapuerta is a triple-board certified plastic surgeon who has more than 20 years in the field. He can help you determine if liposuction is the best option and which areas will benefit from the surgery.
Let Dr. Lapuerta help you to look your best and boost your self-confidence with a procedure that is safe and effective. Give us a call at 713-340-0990 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.