In recent years, the taboos surrounding plastic surgery have diminished. Treatments previously considered very feminine such as dermal fillers and Botox® are now finding their way to the top of most requested procedures for men. In addition to these minimally invasive options, liposuction is quickly gaining popularity among male patients.
If you’re one of the countless men with plans to look your best this year, consider this your guide to liposuction.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic body contouring procedures available among both men and women. Unlike other body sculpting procedures that can require invasive surgery and muscle readjustments, liposuction is conducted through strategically placed entry points around the area of concern.
During the procedure, a mixture of medications is administered to the excess fat tissue to help numb and loosen fat cells. Ultra-thin needles called cannulas are then used to gently disrupt and remove unwanted fat cells from the body. The results of treatment leave patients with a more defined figure.
Who is a candidate?
Another important advantage of liposuction is how adaptable the treatment can be. As we age, excess fat can stubbornly become attached to certain parts of the body. While women may see accumulation around the hips and buttocks, men tend to see extra fat pocket around the abdomen, below the chin, jowls and breast.
Liposuction is a great option for finally saying goodbye to unwanted fat pockets that can develop over time and seem resistant to strict diet and exercise. As the treatment removes fat rather than weight loss, many men find the treatment results last longer when they’ve already reached and maintained their goal weight.
What to expect during treatment and recovery
While liposuction is still a form of cosmetic surgery, the procedure itself is minimally invasive compared to other body shaping procedures. In most cases, the procedure is an outpatient treatment in which patients go home soon after their procedure is over. During the recovery period, patients do need to wear special compression garments to help mitigate post-operative swelling and help loose skin tighten back up. Usually, these garments are worn for around three months under clothing, making them a discreet addition to daily outfits.
Going further with liposculpture
Some patients don’t just want to streamline their physique – they want to add definition to their figure as well. Hi-def liposculpture is a popular option for men looking to enhance their musculature.
Like traditional liposuction, liposculpture removes fat cells from the body. However, this treatment is unique in several ways. For starters, hi-def liposculpture uses radiofrequency waves to gently loosen and remove the unwanted fat cell. Additionally, while liposuction targets fat cells all over the body, liposculpture focuses on the grooves of the abdominal muscles, creating the ultra-toned appearance many patients are looking for.
If your goals are simply to smooth or hone in on musculature and tone your body, both liposuction and liposculpture treatments offer men the chance to look and feel confident. Communicating your treatment goals to an experienced surgeon can help ensure that you achieve your dream figure.
Start Treatment with The Experts
Feeling confident in your body can be life changing, helping men feel younger and better about themselves. If you’re ready for a change, it’s time to schedule your consultation with the experts. At Tim Sayed MD, our Southern California plastic surgeon has extensive experience helping countless men look and feel their absolute best. Learn how you can transform your appearance with liposuction by calling 858-247-2933 and scheduling your consultation today.