Liposuction is a common fat-extracting procedure that an increasing number of men turn to when diet and exercise alone can’t rid the body of unwanted areas of fat.
Whether you want to get rid of “love handles,” enlarged, droopy breasts, or fatty deposits in your midsection, liposuction may help you achieve the slim, well-defined body you’re seeking.
Liposuction has been successfully used to treat these common trouble areas for men:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can usually be done as an outpatient procedure in one to four hours under general anesthesia with minimal side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain. Men who undergo liposuction typically return to work in days and are able to resume light exercise in two weeks.
Your Kelsey-Seybold surgeon will make several small incisions in the area to be treated. Because the incisions are small, the procedure leaves little to no trace after it’s completed. The doctor will insert into each incision a small hollow tube called a cannula to dislodge and break up fat deposits. A small surgical vacuum is then inserted to suction out the dislodged fat.
For more information about male liposuction, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.