Male Liposuction at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.
Performed at our Atlanta, Alpharetta and Cumming, GA locations.
Both men and women have excess fat that they wish they could remove. However, there are areas of the body that can be especially troubling to men, resisting the efforts of diet and exercise; for these areas, male liposuction can be the solution.
Liposuction surgery involves the surgical suctioning of excess fat through discrete incisions in different areas of the body and face. These fat deposits, which lie between the skin and muscle, are broken up and then removed from that particular area to create a slimmer, tighter contour. The most common areas for male liposuction include the neck, chin, abdomen, “love handles” and breasts (gynecomastia). The surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery are cognoscente of the innate differences in a man and woman’s anatomy, and can ensure that any body contouring will result in a different, more masculine physique (if desired).
Candidates for male liposuction are men who are in relatively good physical health and wish to remove areas of excess fat that don’t seem to be affected by exercising or dieting. It is of vital importance though that male liposuction patients continue or start a regular exercise and health diet routine to support the results of their procedure. While the fat cells that are removed during male liposuction are long lasting, it does not mean that the remaining fat cells cannot expand with weight gain and reverse the results of the liposuction surgery.
Can male liposuction help me to lose weight?
No, removing more than a few pounds of fat during a single liposuction procedure can potentially be dangerous. This can be particularly true in men, who tend to carry their excess fat in the torso rather than in the thighs or buttocks. Liposuction is most effective when it is used to help treat small deposits of fat from isolated areas of the body that tend to resist the effects of diet and exercise, or when it can refine and complement the results of other body contouring procedures, like a tummy tuck. Liposuction of the flanks, or “love-handles,” is also extremely popular. However, patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and who seek to remove excess, sagging skin that may be left behind can also benefit from various forms of post-weight loss surgery.
How is male liposuction different from liposuction performed on women?
Regardless of whether the patient is male or female, the basic liposuction procedure is exactly the same. The only differences generally involve the areas that are targeted and the overall aesthetic goals. While women usually want liposuction in the hips, thighs or love handles to better define their curves, men are more likely to have liposuction around the abdomen to remove their “spare tire” along with the back, chest, or even around the jawline to create a more chiseled and masculine look. Because many men are interested in revealing muscle definition for a more toned appearance, only a small layer of fat may need to be removed to create the impression of a more sculpted physique. Male liposuction may be slightly more difficult to perform, since fat in men tends to be denser and more fibrous than fat in women. For this reason, men seeking liposuction should consult with an experienced plastic surgeon for optimal results.
For more information about male liposuction or liposuction aftercare, schedule a consultation, available at our offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming / Forsyth, and Northside / Sandy Springs, Georgia. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After male liposuction surgery photographs.