Liposuction for Men

Man before Plastic Surgery

A welcome trend in the cosmetic world is the increased take-up of cosmetic procedures among men. More men are taking an interest in looking and feeling good. Men especially value their presence and like to invest in proper fitting clothing. But sometimes, the body may fail to bring out the immaculate fit.

The ideal male body shape is an athletic look with a broad chest and shoulders and a narrow flat abdomen. Going down, they like to keep the hip area narrow, with muscular, firm thighs. But, even with exercise and diet, there may still be stubborn fats around the breast area, the abdomen, the flanks, and the neck and chin. Liposuction helps to eliminate the resistant fat cells and reshape the target areas.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure done by making small incisions on the skin and inserting a hollow tube to reach the target layers of fat. The tube called a cannula breaks, and vacuums the fat cells. Liposuction is popular because it focuses on the stubborn areas and offers a long-term solution.

On average, a liposuction procedure takes one to two hours. During this time, you may be on general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedated. The plastic surgeon makes a small incision from which he draws out the fat. After the procedure, the surgeon neatly closes up the incision using dissolvable sutures or stitches.

Recently, liposuction has advanced, particularly with the introduction of the tumescent technique. The technique involves injecting a numbing solution to the target area. The numbing limits bruising and reduce pain. The surgeon may also “melt” the fat underneath the skin using a laser or an ultrasound. The melted fat is easier to remove.

Liposuction for Men

There is no difference between the liposuction done on women and that done on men. The only difference would be the areas the genders ask for liposuction. Besides the flanks, upper arms, and lower abdomen, men also request the procedure on the buttocks, knees, neck, chest, thighs, and chin. However, liposuction can be performed in any other area of the body with excess fat deposits. Most men get liposuction as part of their male chest reduction or male tummy tuck.

The recovery procedure is no different, either. The doctor will discharge you as soon as the anesthetic starts to wear off. Rest is particularly crucial during recovery. Patients should desist from strenuous activity for at least seven days. Some patients may not be able to get back to work for up to four weeks following the surgery. The surgeon will also advise you on the need to wear conforming garments on the target areas. They help to prevent lumpiness and irregularities on the body contour.


A man can expect several benefits from undergoing a liposuction procedure. The body feels more proportional, and its shape enhances. Men also report having a self-esteem boost because they feel happier with how they look. Many get the motivation to pursue a healthy lifestyle to avoid a repeat buildup of fats. Men also say that the variety of clothes they can fit into and look good becomes wider. Lastly, if the individual maintains a stable weight, the results are permanent.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure fat removal procedure with lasting results. Get it done at Aesthetic Surgical Associates in Metairie, Louisiana. You can also call (504) 226-8200 to book your appointment.