Male Liposuction

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Male Liposuction Overview

Liposuction is a commonly performed body contouring procedure that is often associated with women. However, as more time goes by, the more it is becoming common for men to undergo liposuction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 27,000 men had liposuction in 2008. That’s 11% of all liposuction procedures in the United States.

Men who exercise and stay active often have a hard time losing weight, especially in the areas they want. Choosing liposuction can help tone the body wherever needed, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, waist, breasts, arms and neck. It reduces the appearance of "love handles" and the hard to remove, excess fat around the stomach. Removing fat from those areas results in a better body contour and more self-confidence for men.

Having Realistic Expectations about Male Liposuction

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe plastic surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having liposuction will result in body contouring. Body contouring may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Plastic Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective plastic surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the plastic surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a plastic surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

The different liposuction procedures involve different techniques. Some plastic surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful liposuction. You want to make sure that you choose a plastic surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the plastic surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your plastic surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of Male liposuction:

  • Is liposuction the right procedure for me?
  • How is liposuction performed?
  • Where will the incisions be placed and will there be scars?
  • How can I prepare for recovery?
  • Is it possible to gain weight in that area after the procedure?
  • Do I have to follow strict dietary guidelines after the procedure?

Male Liposuction Recovery

Your surgeon will require you to wear a compression garment for about 2 weeks after the surgery. It is normal to feel slight muscle ache and soreness. Patients typically return home the same day of the procedure, but need to make sure they avoid strenuous activity for up to 2 weeks.

Male Liposuction Risks

Make sure your plastic surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction. During your consultation, you will want to ask your plastic surgeon about the following risks:

  • If I have a history of blood clots, am I at risk during liposuction?
  • What are the chances I might experience skin puckering or sagging?
  • What are the most common risk factors involved in liposuction?
  • What are the risks for excessive fluid loss?
  • Is there any risk of muscle or nerve damage or loss of sensation?

It is important to remember that no plastic surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with liposuction nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Male Liposuction

Fat cells do not reproduce and for this reason, liposuction results are permanent. The remaining fat cells do expand, however, so it is possible for weight gain in other areas of the body, if diet and exercise is not maintained. The results will be evident in approximately 2 weeks but it will take a couple months to see the end results.

Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right plastic surgeon, therefore all of our plastic surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Male Liposuction plastic surgeons in your area, who specialize in liposuction or we can provide a background check on any plastic surgeon.