Liposuction for Men
For many men, the abdominal area is a source of frustration when it comes to their physique. Liposuction for men can provide improved definition in the abdominal area when exercise has failed.
Dr. Michael Devlin, a cosmetic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, understands the needs of the male patient. Men have different body contouring needs than women and do not want to look feminized. Dr. Devlin is highly experienced in cosmetic surgery procedures for men and knows that their body contouring needs should reflect that of a well-toned male. While women have specific areas of their body where they may struggle with excess fat, men have their own unique concerns.
Most frequently, men come to Dr. Michael Devlin for liposuction of the following areas:
- Tummy and midsection
- Flanks or "love handles"
- Chest, often as part of male breast reduction
- Chin, for a more masculine jawline
The best candidates for liposuction are men close to their ideal weight who are in good overall physical health, with elastic skin tone and realistic expectations.
Areas That Can Be Addressed with Liposuction
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure for men who wish to refine their physique to their ideal proportions. Liposuction can also be used on the neck and around the face. This technique can help you regain or reveal a fit, youthful appearance, adding definition to your facial contours.
Men have liposuction for many different reasons, including:
- To correct disproportionate body fat distribution
- To remove stubborn fat deposits
- To achieve a more physically fit appearance
- To improve self-image and confidence
Liposuction has helped many of Dr. Devlin’s male patients improve their self-confidence, which can enhance both their personal and professional relationships. Without the stubborn fat overshadowing their bodies, men who have liposuction are often motivated to take their fitness to the next level.
Candidates for Male Liposuction
Candidates for liposuction should meet the following criteria:
- They are within 25 lbs. of their ideal weight
- They have firm, elastic skin
- They are not prone to weight fluctuations
- They are well informed regarding the liposuction procedure
- They have realistic expectations
What to Expect following the Procedure
Liposuction is performed under a general anesthesia and typically takes 2-3 hours to perform, depending on the patient. For chin liposuction, the surgery may only take 30 minutes. The incisions are very small and are placed in areas that will be well hidden. These incisions may drain a red-tinged fluid for the first 24-48 hours. During the first few days after your procedure, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort that can be controlled with the pain medication that Dr. Devlin prescribes. A special compression garment will be given to you to wear for the 10 days after the surgery. This garment helps to reduce swelling and promotes healing. Most men take 3-4 days to recover and may resume driving when they are no longer taking pain medications.
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with liposuction surgery. You can help reduce the risks by closely following the pre- and post-surgery instructions provided to you.
Though rare, risks may include any of the following:
- Contour irregularities
What Is the Cost?
The average estimate for liposuction is $6,000-$7,000. This price includes all fees including your surgeon's fees, surgery center, anesthesia, garments, lab work, and all follow-up care. This price can fluctuate depending on the length of surgery for your particular case. Dr. Devlin understands that cost is very important for you and provides several different payment options for your convenience. Remember: costs should be only one factor when considering liposuction. Dr. Devlin has over 15 years experience in transforming the lives of his male patients.
How much fat is removed during liposuction?
Liposuction removes up to five liters (about 11 pounds) of unwanted fat, depending on the patient and the body area being treated. Although male liposuction is not recommended for weight loss, this happens to be one its main benefits.
Does liposuction produce permanent results?
After liposuction, the body's new shape is more or less permanent. Fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back. As long as the patient does not gain excessive amounts of weight, the new, more pleasing body is permanent.
When Will I See Results?
Immediately after your surgery, you will have some swelling and bruising. As the swelling subsides over the following one to three months, you should be able to see your final results more clearly. While you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in their body shape after liposuction, it’s still important to control your weight in order to maintain your results long-term.
Can liposuction give me a six-pack?
No. A six-pack is muscle, and only exercise can create one. However, liposuction can reveal better definition.