4D Vaser Liposuction For Men
*Individual results may vary
Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States as well as around the world. Although most liposuction patients are female, in todays image-conscious society, more and more males are looking to liposuction to attain the body contours they desire. Just as in females, males can also obtain removal of unwanted, stubborn areas of fat that they believe compromises their appearance and keeps them from obtaining the masculine, youthful sculpted look they desire*.
Liposuction for men is most commonly performed on the chest, flanks, abdomen, neck and chin. Fat transfer can enhance the appearance of muscle volume of the pectoral, buttocks, deltoid and biceps muscles. Some of the commonly (and not so commonly) treated areas are:
- Male breast
- Upper arms
Gynecomastia, an condition presenting as the enlargement of male breast tissue caused by a certain medications, drugs and hormonal imbalance can often be treated via liposcution. This common condition can be treated through more traditional breast reduction surgery, but liposuction can often offer the same if not better results with minimal downtime and practically no visible scarring. Many men with gynecomastia only have a small amount of fat tissue that needs to be removed and can usually benefit from liposuction. Excess glandular tissue can usually be removed using a “pullout” technique through very small incisions as well.
Just like for women, the optimal candidate for liposuction are men who are in good physical shape and medical health, but may have some areas of fat that does hasn’t responded to traditional weight loss methods. Even small localized areas of fat will often leave patients looking disproportionate, with subsequent loss of self-esteem. These areas can often be successfully treated via liposuction to remove excess fat, leaving them with a slimmer, more toned appearance*. Larger areas can also be treated as well. It is important to remember that liposuction does not replace exercise, healthy eating and traditional weight loss when indicated.
Liposuction requires lifestyle changes and is not just a quick fix. Patients with realistic expectations are usually most satisfied with their results.
Male liposuction is performed in the same way as for females. You can read more about the procedure and how it is performed here. Males tend to request more definition, thus VASER Hi-Def/4D VASER Lipo is usually indicated.
After the liposuction procedure, patients usually require one or two small stitches to close their incisions. You can return home right after the procedure and usually return to work within a few days. Compression garments should be worn for several weeks to help minimize swelling and bruising and to help the area heal as quickly as possible. Post-operative massage therapy, including deep-tissue massage, lymphatic drainage and external ultrasound are helpful in reducing the amount and duration of swelling, as well as in obtaining the best aesthetic results.
After liposuction, men can expect results to be visible right away, even when the area is swollen*. During the first few days, swelling will increase and results may be less noticeable. Results will become more evident as swelling subsides, and will continue to improve for several months before full results are present*. Scars from the liposuction procedure will also fade and are usually completely healed within a few months.
Liposuction for men can be slightly more expensive than it is for women because of the tough, fibrous nature of fat found in men. Men also usually require larger areas of fat removal because of their larger general body size. Despite higher costs, liposuction is still an affordable, safe procedure that produces effective results with minimal scarring and short recovery times.