Liposuction for Men
Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess, stubborn cells of fat. Liposuction, although it sucks out fat, is not a weight loss solution and is best done on individuals who are in good mental and physical health. People who have tried diet and exercise to achieve the results they desire but have found that certain, specific areas of their body are unresponsive to it, are the best candidate for this procedure. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, neck lift or breast lift. All of these procedures work to improve the overall contour of the body.
Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in which a long, skinny tube, called a cannula, is inserted and sucks out the unwanted fat cells. Liposuction can be performed on virtually any part of the body from the mid-section to the thighs to breasts to the arms or even the neck. Liposuction can help to create a more proportionate body contour when one area of your body is resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be a good compliment to another body contouring procedure.
Body Contouring is a wonderful procedure to increase body confidence and decrease excess sagging skin, tissue or fat on the body that is resistant to more traditional methods of change such as diet and exercise. That said, all surgical procedures carry some degree of risk and the same is true of aesthetic procedures. You can reduce some, though not all, risk factors by carefully choosing a board certified, trained and experienced plastic surgeon that has a good reputation amongst both peers and patients. Looking at before and after patient photos and reading testimonials, in addition to researching the plastic surgeon’s accreditation, training and experience, is a good way to get a feel for the quality and consistency of his or her work.
Following the procedure, your plastic surgeon will give you a list of guidelines to follow during recovery and it will be important to the safety and speed of your recovery as well as to the final outcome of the procedure that you follow these guidelines very carefully. Some pain, swelling and bruising is to be expected and may vary from patient to patient. Pain medication is sometimes given to help with any discomfort during the post-operative healing process. You may expect a scar when an incision has been made. Most plastic surgeons work very hard to make the incision as inconspicuous as possible to hide it in the body’s natural crevasses and contours. That said, some long term scarring is to be expected for certain procedures, though Liposuction rarely, if ever, leaves scars due to the tiny nature of the incisions.
Finally, Body Contouring and Liposuction can both be wonderful ways to create results not otherwise attainable, but as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and as such the decision is not one to be made lightly. Consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if this is the right procedure for you.