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Common Liposuction Areas for Men

La Jolla Male Body Contouring SurgeryLiposuction for men is not as uncommon as you might think. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction was the fourth most common cosmetic surgical procedure among men in 2016 – after rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction surgery).

You typically don’t associate cosmetic surgery and other aesthetic procedures with men, yet, if you’re a man, you know how frustrating it can be to feel fit only to find that stubborn pockets of fat still persist in certain areas. In fact, you may not admit it, but you may have similar issues with your body that women do.

The board-certified dermatologists and liposuction specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are experts at dealing with male body issues. Your cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals differ from those of a woman, so you’ll want to discuss these issues with an expert who’s experienced in addressing these differences. Our team will create a custom plan to ensure that you achieve carefully sculpted results that are as dramatic or subtle as you prefer in order to address your specific goals. The liposuction procedure we use, tumescent anesthesia, is performed entirely under local anesthesia for a quick recovery with minimal to any pain and no noticeable scars. Patients are usually back to work as back to all physical activities in a day or so as well.

Like women and other men, you may want to remove fat from your stomach or around your waist, but those may not be the only areas of concern.

Common Liposuction Treatment Areas for Men

Liposuction For Love Handles and Abdomen

San Diego Body Sculpting SurgeryAs a man, you may have noticed that your body is changing and that you don’t burn fat as easily as you once did. Extra weight often shows up on your waist and stomach regardless of diet and exercise.

However, changes in your ability to produce testosterone as you age can soften a chiseled six-pack and/or sculpted flanks or “love handles.” Because it is difficult to reduce fatty deposits in these areas, many men turn to liposuction to remove stubborn fat. This procedure can shrink the abdomen quickly and safely, allowing you to regain a youthful, trimmer appearance.

You should keep one thing in mind, though: liposuction will not eliminate a “beer belly.” If you have such a belly, liposuction might work for a portion of your belly fat but it will not result in much fat removal because belly fat is usually too far under the skin surface for liposuction to address.

Liposuction for Gynecomastia

La Jolla Abdomen Body Sculpting ProcedureIf you suffer from gynecomastia (enlarged man boobs), liposuction performed by the doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is an effective solution. Gynecomastia is among the most problematic concerns for men because it detracts from what is considered a masculine physique – defined pectorals.

Although results can vary, when performed in combination with a micro-excision of your breast glands, this surgery can help restore your youthful, sculpted chest area. If you’re like many men who have successfully undergone this procedure, you’ll notice results after you’ve worked out at the gym on the bench press or after doing push-ups. You’ll feel a lot more comfortable when your shirt is off at the beach, the gym, and (especially) at home.

Liposculpture for Under the Chin and on the Neck

San Diego Male Facial Jaw SculptingThis is simply another term for liposuction and it is effective for precisely sculpting areas where a deft touch is needed. While it is a helpful procedure for fat in other areas of the body, such as the arms or the chest, liposculpture can be effective for creating more structure to the face. With a minimally invasive procedure, you can achieve a more chiseled jawline as well as a slimmer neck and/or chin.

Using a specialized surgical instrument called a cannula, the doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can remove any neck or chin fat safely and precisely. This can restore a more sculpted jawline and strong chin area. In addition, the use of a radiofrequency cannula can also tighten the skin in this area.

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Effective Fat Removal for Men

Liposuction might be a good choice for you if you’re in good health with pockets of fat in specific areas of your body. The procedure is popular because liposuction can yield amazing results with just a single session rather than with the multiple sessions that might be necessary with non-invasive body contouring treatments, such as CoolSculpting.

Lastly, the results can be as conservative or dramatic as you want, ensuring that your newly-restored trim body can be achieved with a single procedure. Although results vary, you may see improvement within a week or within a month, but the noticeable results you’re looking for will be evident in 2-3 months. Learn more about fat removal at WebMD.com.

You may have to raid the nearest men’s clothing store for more slim-fitting attire!

Learn More about Liposuction for Men at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

The board-certified surgeons on Cosmetic Laser Dermatology staff are experienced at performing liposuction for men to reveal the muscles hidden beneath stubborn pockets of fat. We and our staff have over 50 years of combined experience in performed liposuction on thousands of satisfied patients over the past 25 years. To learn more, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for a consultation by calling our practice in San Diego or contacting us online.

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Nutrition Guidelines for Your Post-Lipo Body

La Jolla Liposuction Lifestyle GuideLiposuction (also known as liposculpture) has often been a lightning rod for controversy despite its long, successful track record in safely helping patients achieve their fat loss goals. Usually, this attitude arises from patients who have unrealistic expectations about what the fat removal procedure can accomplish. No procedure is perfect, and liposuction is no exception. Your desired results depend on the skilled cosmetic surgeon performing the procedure, as well as your lifestyle choices once the procedure is done.

Liposuction is extremely effective and versatile. It can treat fatty pockets in such areas as the waist, stomach, butt, hips, arms, and legs for a more contoured effect. However, liposuction is not a fat loss solution, nor is it a replacement for eating well and exercising right. The final results following surgical fat removal require effort and due diligence on your part.

Because we at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego want you to succeed, we’ve compiled several nutritional tips to follow post-lipo. These guidelines help patients not just reach their liposuction goals, but to also maintain (and even exceed) them. Read more

8 Common Liposuction Misconceptions

San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Body ContouringFor nearly five decades, liposuction (also known as liposculpture) has helped patients shed fat and achieve outstanding aesthetic goals. For many patients, liposuction is an excellent choice for removing pockets of fat and it’s versatile enough for a variety of areas, including the stomach, buttocks, waist, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, and more.

Despite the leaps in medical technology over the past 20 years, myths and misconceptions about liposuction still persist. The highly-trained and board-certified dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego know that making a commitment to improve your health or appearance is often fraught with concerns about safety, effectiveness, post-procedure complications, and more. This is why we’re deconstructing the following 8 common liposuction misconceptions.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about liposculpture or any other cosmetic fat removal procedure, please contact CLDerm today! Read more

11 Celebrities Who’ve Undergone Liposuction

Despite liposuction’s track record of safety and effectiveness, it still stokes controversy. However, the reason is less about the procedure itself or the technology used than it is about unskilled or unqualified practitioners administering treatment or in some cases, combining liposuction with multiple surgical procedures at the same time like a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and face-lift. Also, patients who don’t follow proper post-liposuction guidelines often experience dissatisfaction with their results.

The fact is this: ideal body sculpting results depend as much upon a patient’s eating and exercise habits following the procedure as they do upon the procedure itself. Read more

4 Reasons to Consider the Body Shaping Benefits of Liposuction

Del Mar Body Contouring ProcedureMaintaining a healthy weight is a fairly attainable goal for many people, especially if you eat right and exercise regularly. However, even if you work hard and maintain a disciplined diet, you may find yourself disappointed and frustrated with your body shape and the stubborn pockets of fat that persist even though you’ve gotten down to your desired weight.

That last bit of fat around your waist, on your hips, or clinging to your thighs can affect your morale, regardless of how positive your nature is. Fortunately, a number of treatments exist that can eliminate that troublesome fat and give you that shapely, beautifully proportioned body you desire. One of the most effective body shaping treatments available at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is the liposuction procedure. Read more

Considering Liposuction? These 5 Non-Invasive Alternatives May Be Right for You

Del Mar CoolSculpting Body ContouringFor years, liposuction has been the gold standard in San Diego for eliminating pockets of stubborn fat that persist even when you eat right, exercise regularly, and are at an optimal weight. It has been the ideal body sculpting treatment for fat that still clings to your waist, hips, or thighs like you cling to your favorite pair of jeans.

However, as effective as liposuction or liposculpture is for body sculpting, and performing hundreds of liposuction procedures a year in our office, it’s a surgical procedure that requires a period of recovery time, which can turn off many of those who are looking for an effective liposuction alternative treatment for reducing fat. If you’re part of this group, you’re in luck – at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, experts are proud to offer liposuction alternatives in San Diego that can eliminate your troublesome fat and help you get a shapely, desirable body without traditional surgery or an extended downtime. Read more

7 Great Reasons to Get Liposuction

La Jolla Body Shaping ProceduresSummer is almost here. Are you ready? Even after a winter and spring full of eating right and exercising regularly in San Diego, maybe you don’t quite have the beach body you had been hoping for. Perhaps a pudgy bulge or pocket of fat still persists in an unwanted place (maybe even two or three).

It’s not uncommon, especially once you get into your 30s, that nothing you do reduces some pockets of fat. For many people, this is very frustrating; it can affect your self-confidence and cause hesitation about pulling on a swimsuit.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, nearly every day, we work with patients in San Diego just like you who simply want to look and feel better. One procedure for patients who fit the criteria is liposuction (also called liposculpture). Our compassionate, board-certified cosmetic dermatologists are considered leading experts in the field of body contouring and liposuction. Read more

Get Ready for Swimsuit Season with Liposuction

San Diego Fat Removal Surgical ProcedureSwimsuit season is on the horizon but perhaps you’re not as excited about it as you’ve been in the past. You’ve worked hard all winter to get ready but there’s still a bulging, pudgy spot, or pocket of fat in the wrong place(s).

If you feel you’re not ready for swimsuit season or you feel your curves could use a bit of refining, various body contouring treatment procedures are designed just for that. In fact, one of the most effective and popular solutions to become more contoured and beach-ready is liposuction.

Sometimes, regardless of age or fitness level, areas of fat just won’t melt away. You can eat and exercise as well as you’re supposed to, yet your body shape goals remain out of reach. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are liposuction treatment experts with extensive experience in body sculpting and fat removal. Our Dermatologic Surgeons specialize in the latest advancements in the dermatology industry, including liposuction and body sculpting. They frequently lecture about liposculpture techniques and author many articles, book chapters, and textbooks on the subject.

We work with patients just like you at our San Diego office who simply want to remove unwanted areas of fat and finally feel confident and comfortable in a swimsuit. If you’re like many of our patients, you want the freedom to show off your youthful figure. Schedule a consultation with our liposuction experts to learn more! Read more

What Can CoolSculpting Do for Your Arms?

Del Mar Arm Fat Reduction ProcedureFlabby arms. It may seem like no matter how much you diet and exercise there’s doesn’t seem to be an effective way to make much progress in toning your arms. If you’re tired of dressing to hide flabby arms, you’re definitely not alone. Particularly as we age, excess fat and skin can hang from the upper arms detracting from the rest of our toned and fit body.

Up until the past few years, there weren’t any non-surgical options to achieve sleeker, more defined looking arms. Thankfully, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (ZLTQ) announced that CoolSculpting, a revolutionary non-invasive tool for stubborn fat removal, is FDA-approved for treating the upper arms. This announcement makes CoolSculpting the only non-invasive fat removal treatment cleared by the FDA to permanently remove fat from the arms and help you achieve a smoother and sleeker upper physique in San Diego. Read more

The Lowdown on Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently ranked among the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. However, many people don’t know exactly what liposuction entails and may be intimidated by the thought of it. There’s no reason to be intimidated, though – liposuction is a very safe and highly effective procedure that has been practiced and perfected for decades.

Liposuction for Flanks and Back Rolls - Actual Un-Retouched Client

Liposuction for Flanks and Back Rolls – Actual Un-Retouched Client

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