We traditionally think of liposuction as a procedure sought after by women, but more and more men are undergoing the liposuction procedure, according to recent data reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Men accounted for around 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed last year and was one of the top liposuction procedures for men.
With the advancements made in non-surgical lipo techniques making the male liposuction procedure less invasive than it used to be, and an increasingly appearance-driven society, more men are undergoing liposuction to slim and trim their most stubborn fatty areas. The liposuction specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego regularly perform male liposuction and non-invasive CoolSculpting on male patients looking for fat reduction in a variety of problem areas.
Common Problem Areas
One of the most common problem areas for which male liposuction covers is the love handles, although the procedure can effectively remove excess fat from nearly any area, such as the back, arms, or abdomen. It is important to keep in mind, though, that liposculpture is not a weight loss procedure. It is used to remove stubborn fatty deposits from areas of the body that just aren’t responding to a healthy diet and exercise.
The experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology also perform liposuction for male breast reduction. Known as gynecomastia, abnormally large breasts can really impact a man’s self-esteem. With male liposuction in San Diego, men living with gynecomastia can experience a significant reduction in breast size through the removal of the excess fat. We can also use the non-invasive CoolSculpting device to reduce male breasts, which is a good option for those who are looking for non-surgical male breast reduction. Contact us today to learn more about liposculpture and CoolSculpting for male breast reduction.
Another common liposuction treatment area for men that is increasing in popularity is the neck and jowl region. Known as facial liposuction, this treatment can remove excess fat from the area under the chin that tends to droop and sag with age. This can greatly improve the appearance of the neck and jawline and give a more youthful appearance.
Additional info about male liposuction procedures can be found at WebMD.com.
Male Liposuction Treatment Options
Our doctors utilize the advanced tumescent liposculpture technique in which they fill the treatment area with a special solution that numbs the area before removing the excess fat through a specialized instrument called a cannula. They use the small cannula to suction out the fat and artistically sculpt the treatment area for the most natural looking result.
Depending on your problem area and the amount of fat reduction desired, you might be a candidate for the non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure. CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment that uses localized cooling to freeze unwanted fat cells that the body will then gradually flush out over the course of a few months. With no downtime, CoolSculpting is often a good choice for the busy professional looking for a small amount of fat reduction.
Lipoplasty for Men FAQs
We understand that there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to undergo male lipo. To help you make the decision that is best for you, our doctors have answered frequently asked questions for you to reference here. Please contact our office if you have any more questions about male liposuction.
Q: Do a lot of men get liposuction?
A: It’s not only women who are searching for how to reduce body fat. We perform liposuction on male patients regularly and the amount of men seeking the procedure continues to increase! If you are a man considering a lipo procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Q: Is it painful?
A: Our doctors do everything they can to minimize the discomfort experienced during the fat reduction procedure. By injecting a special solution containing lidocaine into the area before removing the fat, the patient should not feel pain during the procedure. There may be some mild pain and bruising afterward, but this should not last long. For the CoolSculpting procedure, no anesthetic is required, but you will feel a tugging sensation as the cooling panels pull the tissue into the proper position. The doctor will discuss what to expect during your consultation.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost of male liposuction will depend on the specific treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed. When you visit one of our male liposuction experts for a consultation, he/she will be able to assess your needs and develop a customized treatment plan just for you. Once the treatment plan has been developed, the cost of the procedure can be determined.
Q: What is the recovery process?
A: The recovery time will depend greatly on the individual and the area treated. Generally, only local anesthesia is used so patients can return home shortly after the procedure. Most patients return to mild activity, including work, within a week of treatment. A compression garment needs to be worn for about 2 weeks. The doctor will give you detailed post-op instructions to guide you through the recovery process.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Patients can see some improvement in the area within a few weeks of treatment, but full results will be evident a few months after the liposculpture or CoolSculpting procedure.
Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego
More men are turning to liposculpture to slim and sculpt areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our doctors are male liposculpture experts who would be happy to create a liposuction treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Contact our office at (858) 365-3623 today to schedule a consultation for male liposuction in San Diego!
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