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You eat well and exercise, yet you still have “love handles†or stubborn fat around your abdomen or in the breast / chest area. This is an all-too-common complaint we hear from men and, for more and more, each year, the answer has become liposuction.

Liposuction removes the unwanted fat and allows for the re-contouring of the body. As such, it involves more than just understanding the procedure; it involves artistry, in terms of:

Good Candidates for Male Liposuction

As with virtually any plastic surgery option, a good candidate is someone who:

There are two other conditions to consider:

Will the results of liposuction last?

The answer, in terms of fat removal, is “yes.†The answer, in terms of appearance, is “it depends.†To maintain your results, you will need to eat healthy and exercise, so you donâ€t gain a significant amount of weight in the future.

The “Life†of Fat Cells in Adults

The body has a stable number of fat cells. Without them being surgically removed, this number does not change. What does change is their size. They grow or shrink as weight is gained or lost.

If you gain weight after liposuction, you have fewer fat cells in the treated zone. If you lose weight after liposuction, the area that had the procedure will improve even more.

The best thing to do is try to remain at a stable weight afterwards or depending on your goals some patients would like to loose additonal weight.  A number of our patients have reported that losing weight is easier after liposuction. It is not, however, intended as a method of weight loss.

The Procedure for Male Liposuction

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure in almost all cases. Anesthesia may be local or general, or your surgeon may use intravenous sedation. The actual liposuction (suctioning out of fat cells) is done through tiny incisions.

To begin with, diluted anesthesia is inserted in the incisions. This helps minimize bruising, bleeding and trauma. Then a thin tube, called a “cannula,†is inserted through the incisions. It is carefully moved back and forth, loosening the excess fat, which is then suctioned out of body.

Recovery and Results from Male Liposuction

Your surgeon will, of course give you detailed recovery instructions. However, to control swelling and maintain contours, you will wear a compression garment or elastic bandages in the early stages of healing. For small areas done under local anesthetic you may be able to return to work immediately. For larger areas, one to three days†rest is recommended but it all depends on the kind of work you do.


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