Male Liposuction: What It Can Offer

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If you’re a man who is struggling to shed stubborn fat deposits around your waistline, hips, chest or neck, you already know that diet and exercise alone may not be a match for fat that simply won’t budge. Increasingly, men like you are taking control by having male liposuction to achieve the lean, sculpted look they’ve always wanted.

What Is Male Liposuction?

Also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, male liposuction is quickly becoming one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures among men. Liposuction is a well-established surgical technique that uses a specialized sterile suction device to remove fat from targeted areas throughout the body. The procedure is performed either under general anesthesia or with local anesthetic and IV sedation depending on the treatment location, the amount of fat that needs to be removed, and your personal medical profile.

During the procedure Dr. Rednam makes one or more tiny incisions near the treatment site. A small hollow instrument called a cannula is inserted into the treatment area and the unwanted fat is suctioned out in a way that both eliminates the fatty deposit and blends seamlessly with the surrounding tissue using a technique known as contouring.

Once the procedure is completed the incisions are surgically sealed. Patients may experience some swelling and mild discomfort near the treatment site for 5-7 days, however, in most cases patients are able to return to their normal activities within 72 hrs to a week.

The results of male liposuction are in part visible quickly with long term effects seen by the next season.  As long as the patient doesn’t gain a significant amount of weight, the visible effects of the treatment will last long term as adults do not make new fat cells.

What’s The Difference Between Male Liposuction and Female Liposuction?

While liposuction is performed using the same equipment and general technique for men and women, there’s a significant difference how the fatty tissue is contoured with removal.

Men tend to have firm, fibrous adipose (fat) tissue while women usually have soft, less fibrous fatty tissue which does need to be taken into consideration as well. It’s important to choose a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has experience working with men because of the differences between male and female fatty tissue and desired contours.

The other significant difference between liposuction for men and lipo for women is the treatment location. While women often seek liposuction to deal with fatty deposits on their upper arms, abdomen, and thighs, it’s common for men to struggle with excess fat around their lower back waist, neck, and chest.

Male liposuction is also an effective treatment option for men who suffer from pseudogynecomastia, a condition that causes excess fatty deposits to form on the chest in a way that makes the man look like he has female breasts. Liposuction is also used in combination with surgical excision to correct gynecomastia, a hormone-related condition that causes enlargement of breast tissue in males.

Schedule Your Confidential Male Lipo Consultation Today

To learn more about male liposuction and find out if this cosmetic procedure is right for you, contact Dr. Rednam in Houston today to schedule your confidential consultation.