Liposuction is an effective way for men to eliminate stubborn fat virtually anywhere on the body that does not respond to traditional diet and exercise.
Age, genetics, a busy lifestyle, and other factors can make it difficult to keep fat at bay and to maintain a well-toned and contoured body. Both traditional and less invasive types of liposuction, such as Lunchtime Lipo and Tickle Lipo, are a safe way to eliminate unwanted fat and to reclaim a slim, contoured body. While liposuction is not meant to replace a healthy lifestyle that includes a sensible diet and regular exercise, it can be used by obese patients as part of their weight loss journey.
Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?
Men are candidates for liposuction just as much as women qualify. Patients in good health who are under 40 years of age can schedule a liposuction consultation right away. Individuals over the age of 40 will need to be cleared by their primary doctor before scheduling their consultation.
What Men Can Expect During a Liposuction Procedure
Before the procedure, patients should discontinue any blood-thinning medications and NSAIDs, such as Aleve, to prevent excessive bleeding and bruising. It is also important not to smoke before or after the procedure to ensure proper healing. The procedure itself is performed under either general or local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. A cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin to loosen and remove the unwanted fat. Most patients notice slight pressure and a vibrating or tickling sensation. Although significant results will be noticeable immediately after the procedure, it may take several weeks for all of the residual bruising and swelling to subside to reveal the full results.
How Is Liposuction for Men and Women Different?
Although the procedure is performed in the same way, it is important to find a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is skilled at removing the fat in a way that maintains the natural masculine contours of the body, like Dr. Jimmy Firouz who is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.