Liposuction for Men
For many men, exercise is the problem-solver of choice. As becomes clear as time goes on, however, exercise cannot solve every predicament. And while complete lifestyle changes can encourage marked transformations, there are some body issues that even diet and exercise cannot effectively target. Modern liposuction techniques are designed specifically to target those stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise alone simply cannot eliminate. Liposuction empowers you to sculpt those aspects of your body when your biology simply isn’t designed for the task. Offering services that specialize in the procedure, East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery offers residents of New Jersey liposuction for men procedures that highlight their masculinity.
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How is Liposuction for Men Different?
When performing liposuction for men, the plastic surgeons at East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery always maintain a respect for the masculine proportions and aesthetics of our patients. Liposuction itself has come a long way from what was once a massive weight loss strategy. Now, liposuction utilizes a small cannula (or tube) inserted beneath the skin. Thanks to a small vacuum pump, the cannula removes unwanted fatty tissue from beneath the skin, sometimes with the assistance of water, heat, or radio waves to help break up the fat and provide the surgeon with the greatest control possible.
When performing liposuction on men, the plastic surgeons at ECAPS tend to favor the muscle mass already in place, removing just enough fat to highlight the tone and shape of those muscles. Modern liposuction techniques and technology allow plastic surgeons to essentially “sculpt” the unwanted fat in a way that is most flattering and most in line with your desired results. It’s important to note that liposuction is not a procedure that is limited, as it might be in popular depictions, to only belly fat. In fact, liposuction is often used to target fat in areas such as the back, chest, legs, and arms. Modern liposuction technique allows ECAPS plastic surgeons to remove fat from these areas while simultaneously ensuring that those areas align seamlessly with your natural body shapes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction for Men?
Aesthetic plastic surgery isn’t necessarily the best course of action to solve every issue, so the following list can help you determine if surgery is the best option for you. At ECAPS, we look for the following characteristics in our liposuction for men patients:
- You can persistent pockets of fat that diet and exercise cannot eliminate
- You are generally healthy and can withstand the stress of surgery
- Your weight is generally stable, as sudden and excessive weigh loss or weight gain can jeopardize your results
During your confidential consultation with the plastic surgeons at East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery, the goal of the meeting will be to create a road map to your desired results, whatever those may be. ECAPS surgeons may also ask about your skin elasticity and, if that elasticity is lacking, may recommend additional procedures to smooth out your tissue as necessary.
To ensure the best results, you should come to the consultation prepared to discuss all aspects of your medical history, including current treatments, past medications, and even family history. While tobacco use is not an immediate disqualifier, it is highly recommended that you discontinue use prior to your operation. The more information your surgeon knows, the better he will be able to ensure and safeguard your results.
Special Considerations for Liposuction for Men
As with any surgical operations, there are special criteria to consider when it comes to liposuction for men. These may include:
- Weight: Liposuction is not an ideal weight loss solution. For massive weight loss options, bariatric surgery should be considered. Rather, the success of liposuction depends on a relatively consistent weight for best results.
- Medical Conditions: There are certain medical conditions that may unfavorably complicate any possible operation, including heart problems, diabetes, and any immunodeficiency. It is vital you discuss these conditions with your plastic surgeon during your confidential consultation.
- Body Hair: While liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, the operation is still likely to require shaving the targeted area for ease of surgery.
Surgery and Recovery
Liposuction procedures are heavily dependent upon the area targeted. Small procedure will require less downtime; likewise, larger procedures will require more downtime. Liposuction is usually performed at a surgical suite and often on an outpatient basis, though sometimes the procedure is performed in a hospital setting. Depending on the scope of work, New Jersey liposuction for men procedures can be performed under local or general anesthetic.
Recovery from liposuction is generally characterized by intense soreness for up to the first week after surgery. While your recovery will, again, depend largely upon the scope of work performed, but patients can generally count on roughly two weeks of recovery before returning to work. Primary swelling and bruising should subside in roughly three weeks, while minimal swelling may persist for several month before diminishing. Even with a moderately lengthy recovery, it’s worth noting that liposuction has a very high success rate, and many of the liposuction for men patients seen by ECAPS surgeons are incredibly satisfied with the results they receive.