Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgeries on the market today. This fat removal surgery slims and reshapes areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This can be done to create more balanced proportions in the body or remove stubborn fat and improve your body contours.
Liposuction is a prevalent surgery option for both men and women. Even men who are extremely physically active have fat deposits that can be difficult to shed, even with proper nutrition and exercise.
Because this procedure has been around for decades, many surgeons have years of experience performing it. It’s common for surgeons to use a small amount of oral sedation and tumescent anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. This allows for fast recovery time and allows patients to resume their normal lifestyle (including exercise) as soon as it is comfortable. Often as early as the following day.
The Top Reasons Men are Getting Liposuction
The ideal male body shape is typically thought of as athletic and trim. Most men would prefer a body type that featured broad shoulders and chest, flat abdomen, and a narrow hip and thigh area. However, as men age, the fat tends to accumulate around the abdomen, chest, and flanks (often referred to as “love handles”) as well as the chin and neck.
Even men who follow a strict diet and exercise regimen often face stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to budge. In many cases, liposuction can effectively remove this unwanted fat and correct the problem areas.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, male patients interested in liposuction tend to be athletically fit but have one or two problem areas. Men also tend to retain their skin elasticity longer than women do. Meaning the fat areas beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular than those in women. This is a real positive when it comes to treatments like liposuction because it allows for faster recovery with no follow-up treatments.
Although on some occasions (for instance, after extreme weight loss), men have loose hanging skin and excess fat. In this case, it would be better to opt for a procedure that can correct loose skin and excess fat, such as an Abdominoplasty. This is especially common for male patients who had liposuction in their abdomen, resulting in excess skin.
The Top Areas Men Choose for Liposuction
The abdominal reduction is the most common area for liposuction among male patients. Various surgical procedures can be done to tighten and firm this area of the body. Some patients need a small amount of excess fat removed. In which case, Liposuction is a great option; however, if excess skin is an issue, a full tummy tuck might be necessary. This is usually the result of a massive weight loss.
It’s also common for men to follow up their liposuction treatments with further non-surgical fat removal procedures to help build muscle and reduce fat. Call us today to learn more about these procedures.
Liposuction along a patient’s waist or Flanks (often referred to as love handles) is the second most common place for male patients to request liposuction. This area of the body can be one of the hardest areas to lose weight.
Carrying weight along your flanks can make you feel sluggish, cause back pain, and often take away from your overall appearance. Getting a small amount of fat removed here can be a restorative process. You’ll definitely look and feel younger and more like yourself. Call us today to see what a difference this surgery can make for you.
Gynecomastia is a condition where men carry fat in the chest or breast tissue. Often this can be treated by liposuction, but it sometimes requires excision of the breast tissue. (This is a different procedure than Liposuction because that tissue is often glandular and not fat).
Sometimes men who want a more masculine chest can lose a few pounds. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for everyone. Accumulating more fat on your chest can result from genetics and cannot be addressed even with diet and exercise. In this case, surgery is often the answer.
If you’re uncomfortable with the extra tissue on your chest, call us today for your free consultation. We know that excess tissue on the chest can affect more than just your physical appearance. It can affect your quality of life, cause back pain, and affect your range of motion. Surgical options are available. Call us today.
Why Men Choose Dr. Larsen for Their Liposuction Procedure
Although Liposuction is a common procedure, it’s still extremely technical. You should only consider this procedure if you have an extremely talented surgeon. Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has an excellent reputation for surgical precision and patient care. His team at Buckhead Plastic Surgery was hand-selected because they are the best in the industry.
Not only is Dr. Larsen an incredibly talented surgeon, but he’s also been performing liposuction procedures for decades. He’s extremely experienced in this particular procedure and has perfected his technique. Patients love working with Dr. Larsen because he’s so proficient that most liposuction surgeries can be done comfortably without general anesthesia, which leads to a faster recovery and less downtime for the patient.
Call us today to book your complimentary consultation. Let Dr. Larsen examine the areas you’d like treated, and he will present you with the options that will give you your optimal results. This is a perfect time to get your questions answered and see before and after pictures from other patients just like you. Don’t wait to live your best life. Call us today!