Liposuction for Men Melbourne

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Losing weight through natural methods and regular exercise offers more health benefits compared to liposuction. We strongly encourage patients to pursue their goals using natural and healthy approaches before contemplating liposuction. It's important to note that liposuction is not a method for weight loss; while it may result in a reduction in dress or pants sizes, the scale may not reflect a significant difference.

Traditionally associated with women, liposuction has primarily been viewed as a cosmetic surgery option for them. However, in the past, the occurrence of liposuction for men was scarce. In recent years, a noteworthy shift has occurred, making liposuction for men more widely available. This change may be attributed to various factors, including heightened awareness among clients regarding the feasibility of liposuction for men.

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.

Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it's important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.

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 enhance, including:

  • Upper Abdomen
  • Lower Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Chest or 'man boobs' (Gynecomastia)
  • Face and Neck
  • Chin

Like women, one of the most common 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.

The second most common male liposuction procedure addresses the medical condition, Gynaecomastia, more commonly referred to as 'male breasts'. 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. Men striving to achieve a 'sharper chin' find that men's chin liposuction can help them achieve the chin projection and sharper jaw definition. A thorough, professional assessment by the practitioner 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.

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Mens Lipo Before & After Photos

A patient's liposuction results depend upon the practitioner's 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.

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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 target 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 reduces the discomfort and any chance of bleeding during or after the surgery.

Recovery Time and Returning to Exercise

Your practitioner will provide individual advice about the recovery time following your procedure. However, expect 1-4 weeks of downtime depending on the male liposuction procedures you choose. 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.
  • Liposuction for men, has the same or very similar risks as for women.

Liposuction For Me - Getting Started

If you are considering any male liposuction procedure, the first step to getting started is to call our friendly staff. They can book your free 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.

Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it's important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.

**Individual outcomes vary as the results for one person may not be the same for others. Several factors, including genetics, diet, and exercise, can contribute to these differences.
*Every type of cosmetic surgery involves invasive procedures and therefore comes with an element of risk. This includes all types of liposuction in Melbourne.

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