Although not commonly discussed, male liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure for men. The goal with male liposuction is to work on the problem areas that men have. Typically, these main problem areas are the love handles (flanks) and the abdomen. The goal with male liposuction is to enhance the V-shape of the trunk area and to show off the six-pack. This is done by using the liposuction in a precise manner in order to expose the abdominal wall musculature.
What is Male Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove stubborn fat cells to reveal a toned contour. This is achieved through the use of a cannula device, breaking up the fat cells and removing them with a gentle suction. This is done through many tiny incisions in the target area. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but it can make a permanent positive change in the patient’s physique because fat cells do not replicate. During male liposuction, more attention is placed on creating a masculine appearance. In male liposuction, the back is not liposuctioned because the V-shape gives men a muscular look. Liposuction can sometimes be done between the pectoralis major and the latissimus dorsi to create definition between the muscles. This leaves a six-pack look and gives men a muscular look while eliminating a more feminine, smooth abdominal. Liposuction can also be used in the chest to eliminate the appearance of enlarged breasts. This is a technique referred to in a male breast reduction, creating a flat, masculine appearance.
Male Liposuction Candidates
Male Liposuction Recovery
As with women, the first night can be rough because of the groggy feelings caused by anesthesia and the throbbing pain from the procedure. Most patients feel much better in about 48 hours after surgery. Most patients do not need pain medicine after 4 to 5 days. There is absolutely no exercise for two weeks as the treatment sites heal. After two weeks, treadmill level exercise can be done at a low intensity level. Four weeks must pass before heavy exercise can be done. Additionally, lymphatic massage aids in recovery by reducing the edema and improving the overall results.
The complications that are associated with liposuction are pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, drug toxicity, infection, hemorrhage and the connotations associated with anesthesia. Following all post-op care instructions carefully can help patients avoid certain risks and complications.
Male Liposuction Results
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