Why Men's Liposuction?
Liposuction has historically been a cosmetic surgery domain reserved for women. In the past, lipo for men was very rare, but this has changed significantly in recent years, and now the popularity of liposuction for men has noticeably increased. This could result from several factors, including increased client awareness about the possibility of lipo for men.
Where women tend to want liposuction results that include straighter, toned legs, a narrow waist and a tight abdominal region, men frequently seek liposuction to reduce fat for an increased muscular definition of their pectoral (or chest) muscles, lats (back muscles), or to reveal six-pack, washboard abs. Modern men are increasingly keenly interested in achieving a fitter, leaner-looking physique, which is likely the major factor in the rising popularity of men's liposuction.
But how do you know if male lipo is right for you? And how exactly does it all work, anyway?
The key difference is that men typically seek very different results from women.
Common Areas of Liposuction for Men
Our team has found that liposuction surgery for men typically focuses on a few main areas that male patients want to sculpt and enhance, including:
- Upper Abdomen
- Lower Abdomen
- Chest or 'man boobs' (Gynecomastia)
- Face and Neck
Like women, one of the most common and popular target areas is men's abdominal liposuction. A crucial difference, however, between women's and men's abdominal liposuction is that men tend to have significantly better skin retraction post-surgery. This means that the results of liposuction for men tend to be good.
The second most common male liposuction procedure addresses the medical condition, Gynaecomastia, more commonly referred to as 'man boobs'. If you suffer from this condition and would like to know more, we cover information regarding male breast reduction surgery here.
Men's chin liposuction is typically the third most common type of liposuction for men and is becoming increasingly popular. Men striving to achieve the very attractive aesthetic of a 'strong chin' find that men's chin liposuction can help them achieve the necessary chin projection and sharper jaw definition they're looking for. A thorough, professional assessment by the surgeon is required before pursuing chin liposuction, as the jaw structures play a significant role in the surgery's success. While most men get good results from chin liposuction, individuals with an overbite and/or a small chin may have unsatisfactory results.
Mens Lipo Before & After Photos
A patient's liposuction results depend upon the surgeon's vision, experience, and skill in performing their procedure, as well as the volume of fat and the amount of excess skin the patient needs to be removed. After undergoing Liposuction, the "excess" skin typically shrinks and becomes taut. Once the swelling and retention of fluid decrease, you will notice a better body shape. It could take a few months for the swelling to go down completely. Nevertheless, there are certain circumstances where an operation to extract extra skin may be required.
Which Mens Lipo Procedure is Best?
The procedures we recommend for male liposuction are fundamentally the same as those techniques used in female lipo, which are Vaser or Pal liposuction procedures. These liposuction techniques allow our technicians to remove large amounts of fat and reveal the muscle beneath. As a result, this technology allows us to sculpt the area and showcase the muscle definition hiding beneath the fat layer. Other advantages may include just needing one single session to see results.
With both procedures, we use Tumescent anaesthesia, a specialised local anaesthesia with the advantage of numbing the area while simultaneously shrinking blood vessels. This minimises the discomfort and any chance of bleeding during or after the surgery.
Recovery Time and Returning to Exercise
Your surgeon will provide individual advice about the recovery time following your procedure; however, expect 1-4 weeks of downtime depending on the liposuction you undergo. Using a compression garment, as recommended by your doctor after the procedure, will aid with recovery and reduce pain, allowing you to enjoy your life more quickly.
Your ability to return to exercise will be discussed with you after your procedure and will depend on your healing and the type of liposuction undergone. Patients should not expect to return to exercise before two weeks of recovery.
Possible Complications & Risks
- Patients possess unrealistic expectations of the possible outcomes.
- Patients who have undergone crash dieting before the treatment.
- Morbid obesity (mega non-surgical liposuction controversial due to higher risk of mortality from fluid shifts)
- Known allergy to the medications used during the surgery.
- Patients who have a history of bad scarring or keloids.
- Temporary bruising, Seroma, irregularities of the skin or unevenness and hematomas.
- More serious risks include Infection or Necrotizing fasciitis.
Your first step to getting started is to call our friendly staff and book your one-on-one consultation with our cosmetic practitioner, Dr Mark Attalla.
We'll cover your medical history in detail during your consultation and conduct a thorough physical examination. Afterwards, Dr Attalla will advise you whether this procedure suits you, discuss realistic expectations for the outcome, discuss the procedure in detail, and suggest other alternatives that may apply.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as possible during the consultation! We want you to understand the procedure comprehensively to help set your mind at ease that you've made the right choice. Dr Attalla will also discuss possible side effects and the men's liposuction costs.
Before you leave the clinic, our friendly staff will give you a folder containing a hard copy containing further information about the procedure and a referral for a blood test that you can use should you decide to proceed with the procedure.
*All cosmetic surgery is invasive and carries risk
**Individual results vary as the outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience, due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.