Liposuction is often associated with women, but men can also benefit from this safe and modern cosmetic procedure. Liposuction for men is today a common practice that can help the recipients look better and feel better about the way they look. Liposuction has become one of the most popular cosmetic techniques, with more than 200,000 such procedures being performed every year in the United States. Liposuction for men has become increasingly popular because one’s appearance is not only important to women. The main difference is where the procedure is performed, with women usually more interested in reducing fat deposits in their hips and thighs.
Men normally use liposuction to deal with these problem areas:
•The abdomen, where fat is particularly noticeable among men
•The chest, where “sagging” is not only a problem for women
•The neck, where a “double chin” can adversely affect a man’s facial appearance
Although certain areas are more likely to be targeted for treatment, liposuction can be used almost anywhere on a man’s body, including the arms and legs. However, men are usually more interested in using the procedure to tone their bodies and less interested in achieving a thinner appearance. Liposuction is not useful in treating extreme obesity and is best suited for men under the age of 40 who are also in relatively good health. Although different types of liposuction are available today, the standard procedure involves the use of a cannula, essentially a hollow tube, which is inserted into tiny cuts made in the skin. Moved around by the surgeon, the cannula literally “sucks away” the fat cells that have accumulated under the skin. A normal session will take about an hour to complete. The procedure can be accomplished on an outpatient basis, with the patient being given either a general or a local anesthetic. After the procedure has been completed, the treated area will be covered with a bandage. Patients can expect a certain amount of soreness and swelling in the area, but they should be able to return to their normal activities within a couple of weeks. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the effects of liposuction can usually be seen immediately. Liposuction for men is a great option when diet and exercise fail to achieve satisfactory results. If you believe that you are a good candidate for liposuction, schedule a consultation with our office and find out if we can give you the looks that you desire!