Men Have Liposuction, Too!

Liposuction first became popular in the 1980s. All those years ago, the primary patients of plastic surgery were women. The stigma around procedures like liposuction prevented many men from seeking to improve their appearance. All that changed over time. Now, men are not only aware of their candidacy for plastic surgery but they are also more aware of the immense benefits of various procedures. This awareness is reflected in the increasing numbers of men undergoing procedures like liposuction. According to the 2019 American Society of Plastic Surgeons report on cosmetic surgery trends, there were 30,288 male liposuction surgeries nationwide – a 3 percent increase from the previous year.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is a minor surgical procedure that has been perfected over decades to achieve the most cosmetically pleasing results with the shortest amount of downtime. It is popular because it does what diet and exercise cannot – spot reduce in the most problematic areas. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that may be performed using only a local anesthetic. Patients are completely comfortable as a small cannula is used to extract fat cells from a localized area. This is done through very small incisions that may not need stitching to heal well. Liposuction can be performed on larger areas such as the abdomen, or smaller areas like the backs of the arms.

What Liposuction Can Do for a Man

Men get liposuction for particular reasons. Most want to feel more confident in their appearance and are tired of waiting for their diet and exercise routine to get the job done. With liposuction, men can achieve several goals.

Trim and Tighten

Despite ongoing effort, men may find that certain areas of their body just don’t shed fatty tissue as well as it once did or as well as they’d like. Common problem spots include the flanks (love handles), abdomen, chest, and chin and neck. Liposuction performed in these areas can put the finishing touches on shape. Additionally, in many cases, liposuction can accentuate muscle definition.

Men tend to be naturally more muscular than women. They often like their body to reflect this muscle tone but find it difficult. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but a body shaping procedure in which fatty tissue can be decreased in areas that normally have more definition. Six pack, anyone?

Chest Contouring

It has only been in recent years that we’ve become more familiar with the term gynecomastia. This condition is not new. It is often referred to as “man boobs,” and is incredibly difficult to overcome in some cases. Liposuction is one of the leading techniques that help men regain a flatter, more masculine contour in the chest area.

Liposuction can be very beneficial for men! To schedule a consultation in our San Antonio office, call 210-227-3223.

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