Liposuction 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
As 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
If 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
This 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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