Last updated date: 24-May-2023
Medically Reviewed By
Dr. Anas Walid Shehada
Originally Written in English
Fortunately, cosmetic surgery for guys is getting more effective. Liposuction is a tailored procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body in order to sculpt the body and create a leaner, more toned appearance. A thin cannula is inserted through very small incisions in the skin to break down and suction away fat cells during the procedure. Liposuction for men is the surgical removal of excess fat from problem areas of the body.
What is Liposuction Surgery?
Liposuction, also known as 'lipo,' is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of fat from a specific area of the body. While this may appear to be a hard process, it is actually a rather simple technique that does not normally necessitate the use of general anaesthetic. Lipo for males is often performed as an outpatient operation, which means you may go home the same day. It's worth noting, though, that this might vary depending on the intricacy of the treatment.
Liposuction surgery is performed using a variety of techniques. The most commonly used methods are listed below.
- Tumescent liposuction: This procedure includes injecting a saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine solution into the treated region to sterilise it and reduce pain and blood loss. Suction is then used to remove the fat.
- Laser Lipolysis: A laser-assisted procedure that ruptures and liquifies fat before extracting it.
- Vaser Liposuction: An ultrasound-assisted procedure that uses cutting-edge ultrasound technology to precisely target and remove excess fat.
- Water-Jet Liposuction (WAL): This procedure uses a pressurized saline stream to loosen fat cells and allow for gentle and easy removal.
Where Can I Get Male Liposuction?
Liposuction can treat excess fat anywhere on the body, from the chin to the ankle. However, there are a few areas where the treatment can be most effective in dealing with stubborn weight.
Liposuction for Men: Popular Treatment Areas
- Arms - While this is a more frequent target region for women, it may also be useful for males, helping to tighten skin and eliminate extra fat.
- Thighs - The inner and outer thighs are common areas for male lipo, particularly for individuals who are bothered by the rubbing of their inner thighs. Outer thigh liposuction is frequently combined with liposuction of another location, such as the hips.
- Even with a regular fitness regimen, achieving a flat tummy can be frustratingly tough. Male liposuction in this area frequently seeks to flatten the stomach as well as provide a more defined appearance.
- Chest - Lipo for men frequently focuses on the chest area, removing unwanted fat that accumulates around the male breast. However, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, liposuction may not always be effective, and a surgical procedure such as male breast reduction may be a better option.
- Chin -Male liposuction around the chin is popular among men who want a more visibly pronounced jawline. While this is more typical among elderly males, it can also be appropriate for younger people.
- Hips - Hip liposuction is getting more popular. Lipo around this area can assist to eliminate stubborn fat that is difficult to shift with regular exercise.
Other common areas of treatment include:
- Upper and lower back
Wherever you choose to have liposuction surgery, keep in mind that this treatment is not intended to provide a quick solution to weight loss. In fact, those who are significantly overweight may be ineligible for lipo and should instead consider a type of weight loss surgery.
What is Male Liposuction?
Male liposuction removes undesirable fat deposits that are typically seen in the abdomen, hips, or thighs, resulting in the impression of uneven body proportions. These undesired fat deposits are broken down and eliminated from the body throughout this process, resulting in a smoother, flatter look. As a result, the operation reduces or eliminates self-consciousness associated with persistent body fat, resulting in a gain in confidence post-surgery. Male liposuction is also commonly done to eliminate extra tissue in the chest (gynecomastia surgery).
Your surgeon will inject a saline solution into the desired fat deposits via a series of tiny incisions, making the fat cells simpler to break up and remove. Following that, a tiny suction tube will be inserted to permanently remove the fat deposits. Male liposuction in Boston is frequently combined with other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as a Male Tummy Tuck or Male Breast Reduction surgery.
Why you might need it?
Liposuction is not a therapy for obesity or being overweight. It is a method of removing stubborn fat that will not go away despite your efforts to improve your lifestyle.
It won't get rid of cellulite or loose skin, but it can help with male breasts (gynecomastia) and excess fluid. Except when used in conjunction with reconstructive surgery, this treatment is not generally offered on the NHS. If you've tried and failed to lose weight with diet and exercise, Spire liposuction may be able to assist.
The procedure normally takes 1 to 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia, so you will be sleeping the entire time. An epidural anaesthesia may be utilized if the therapy is for the lower body. If the liposuction is performed on a very small area of the body, you may be given a local anaesthetic (where only one area of the body is numbed and you remain awake).
Liposuction for Men: Am I Eligible?
While liposuction surgery can be effective for removing stubborn fat, it is not for everyone. The operation isn't intended to result in considerable weight reduction, owing to the minimal weight of the fat removed during the process. If you're interested in lipo but aren't satisfied with your current Body Mass Index (BMI), now might not be the time. Candidates for liposuction should also not expect to lose or gain a considerable amount of weight in the near future.
Ideal candidates are often fit and healthy, but have little pockets of fat that are difficult to shift with traditional diets and exercise regimens. These are the regions that male liposuction can most successfully treat. Candidates with high skin elasticity and muscular tone are also preferred. This will help the skin shrink when the fat is removed. Treatments like as a body lift, on the other hand, can be successful in removing any extra skin that has been left behind. It's also worth noting that skin elasticity often declines with age, making older men less likely to benefit from lipo.
Before undergoing male liposuction, keep in mind that the procedure is irreversible. Fat cells are permanently removed, which means the fat will never return to the treated areas. This does not, however, prevent future weight gain because fat can still be deposited elsewhere in the body.
Preparing for Your Treatment
To ensure a successful surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be stopped two weeks before and two weeks after the surgery. Those who continue to smoke will experience a lengthier healing period and a higher risk of problems.
- Patients must stop taking aspirin or any medicine containing aspirin two weeks before their operation.
- Patients must refrain from eating or drinking for six hours before to surgery. However, little sips of water are tolerated.
- Avoid sun exposure for two weeks before surgery. Wearing sunscreen will help you achieve this.
Liposuction for Men: How Does It Work?
It is critical to have a first consultation with your doctor before performing lipo. This is your chance to express your hopes for the operation and the exact areas you'd like the therapy to address. While male liposuction is a relatively simple procedure, it is critical to find a doctor you can trust. This will ensure that not only is the treatment performed to a high standard, but that you are also comfortable and relaxed before beginning it.
The precise features of the procedure will vary depending on the type of liposuction you choose. To numb the target region during tumescent liposuction, a local anaesthetic is injected coupled with a light sedative. Then, at a previously agreed-upon location on the body, small incisions of 6-8mm are made. Incisions are typically made in a discrete area, such as a natural crease, to minimize visible scarring.
After the incisions are made, a little tube called a cannula is inserted to extract the fat cells. The surgeon can disturb the fat tissues by rotating the cannula around, making extraction simpler. The cannula is then connected to a vacuum, which employs suction to remove the excess fat tissue. Following the removal of the fat, the incision is repaired with stitches or dissolvable sutures, and a compression garment may be supplied to preserve the treated region. The entire procedure usually takes 1-3 hours, and depending on the complexity of the surgery, most patients are able to return home the same day.
There are two types of liposuction: wet and dry. Both are usually done under general anaesthesia. However, if only a small amount of fat is being removed, a local anaesthetic can be used instead.
To assist minimize bleeding, bruising, and swelling, your surgeon will inject a fluid mixture including a salty solution, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline. It also facilitates the removal of fat cells.
A tiny incision is created in your skin to allow for the insertion of a narrow metal tube (microcannula). This is connected to a powerful vacuum pump that is dragged back and forth within the extra fat region to remove it. Stitches are used to close the incision. If the area being treated is vast, many cuts may be done.
The dry liposuction procedure is comparable but does not require a fluid injection. Dry liposuction might cause additional bruising after the procedure. Your surgeon will advise you on the best solution for your specific circumstances.
The procedure eliminates fat while leaving tiny blood arteries and neurons intact. After the fat has been extracted, your surgeon will use small tubes to drain any excess fluid and blood.
Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with another cosmetic operation. We have restrictions on the volume of fat and fluid that can be removed as a stand-alone surgery, depending on the capabilities at your hospital - your surgeon can check this. We have an absolute limit of 5 litres of aspirate, which can only be exceeded in centers with high reliance or critical care capabilities.
When liposuction is performed in combination with another cosmetic operation, our policy is to remove no more than 2000ml of aspirate (fat and fluid) from all areas combined. Liposuction is not possible with the Fleur-de-Lys abdominoplasty (which involves both a vertical and a horizontal incision).
What to expect following Treatment?
Swelling, bruising, inflammation, and soreness surrounding the treated region are frequent after a male liposuction operation. You will most likely be given a compression garment to wear for up to six weeks, however this might vary from patient to patient depending on the unique instance. These can assist to minimize bruising and swelling as well as discomfort after surgery. Your surgeon may also suggest you to take pain relievers and antibiotics to limit the chance of infection.
Individual patients have different healing timeframes. Return to work may normally be made within 2-3 days, depending on the quantity of fat taken and the number of places treated. However, avoid bending over as much as possible during the first week after treatment, and strenuous activities such as heavy lifting should be avoided for at least four weeks.
Although post-op swelling and bruises may make it difficult to observe, fat reduction should be visible right after. However, full results will take time to appear as the swelling subsides. Significant changes will be visible in most cases after four weeks, but in some cases, the final results may take up to six months.
How much is Liposuction for Men?
Liposuction for men has grown cheaper in recent years. Having said that, there is no set fee for the procedure because it might vary depending on a variety of conditions. Location is arguably the most important element influencing men's liposuction expenses. Prices for the procedure vary greatly by nation, with male liposuction in the United Kingdom often being higher than in other European countries. Lipo in Turkey, for example, is one of the most popular places for men seeking this therapy, because to its mix of affordable pricing, cutting-edge facilities, and world renowned doctors.
Liposuction costs are also determined by the area of the body where the procedure is being conducted, how many places are being targeted, and the amount of fat that is being removed, in addition to location. The type of lipo you pick will also affect the cost, with tumescent liposuction frequently being less expensive than laser-assisted or ultrasound-assisted options.
Liposuction Alternatives: Tummy Tuck
If you believe that liposuction surgery is not the best solution for you, there are alternative options. A stomach tuck, often known medically as abdominoplasty, is one of the most common choices. This is a surgical technique that includes permanently removing extra skin and fat from the abdomen area in order to achieve a slimmer appearance. Although it is commonly performed by women after pregnancy, a stomach tuck is equally popular among males, whether performed as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with liposuction surgery.
Male Liposuction Risks
A male liposuction operation, like any other surgery, carries a modest risk of complications. The best thing patients can do to reduce the risk of problems is to choose a reputable liposuction specialist. Toronto Plastic Surgeons' staff has years of expertise doing male liposuction operations. Significant problems are infrequent, and when they do arise, they are effectively addressed.
- Infections: Although infections are uncommon, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons take every care to ensure that the treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Antibiotics for prevention are administered.
- Harmful Anesthetic Effects: The anesthesia used in surgery might have an adverse impact on the patient in some situations. As a result, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons thoroughly examine each and every patient that passes through their doors.
- Nerve Damage: A male liposuction treatment may cause numbness or a change in skin feeling.
- Contour Irregularities: Minor asymmetries may occur following. If patients do not get the desired outcomes, a follow-up operation can be planned to assure acceptable body shape.
Male Liposuction FAQ
- How Painful is it to Get a Male Liposuction?
The patient will not feel any discomfort throughout the process since anaesthetic will be delivered. While some swelling and discomfort are common following surgery, any irritation may be readily treated with oral medicine.
- At what age can you receive a Male Liposuction?
Men above the age of 19 should consider liposuction. While liposuction has no age restrictions, it is not recommended for elderly men due to the elasticity of their skin.
When diet and exercise have failed to improve your body shape, liposuction is a popular vacuum pump technique for removing excess body fat. It is frequently used on men to permanently remove fatty deposits around the stomach, chest, and chin.
Medically Reviewed By
Dr. Anas Walid Shehada