What is Liposuction?
Liposuction works to remove excess fatty deposits for a slim figure and well-toned appearance. Men often choose liposuction to reduce fat in their chest, midsection, waistline, neck, and jawline. While other non-invasive treatments can be used for similar purposes, liposuction only requires one treatment and can give dramatic, permanent results. Liposuction for men can result in more muscle definition for a masculine figure.
Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?
Men who are unhappy with areas of stubborn fat on the body and wish for a slimmer figure and boosted self-confidence can benefit from liposuction. Candidates for liposuction are men who are non-smokers and are at their ideal weight but still experience stubborn fatty areas. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise and should only be used when other efforts to remove stubborn fat have failed. Candidates with good skin elasticity can achieve more successful results.
Liposuction is performed under sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Small incisions will be made in the targeted treatment area. A small tube-shaped cannula is inserted through the incisions to dislodge and remove the excess fat for a well-contoured figure. The time it takes for your liposuction procedure will depend on the size of the areas you’ve chosen to treat and the amount of stubborn fat present.
Recovery from liposuction will depend on the extent of treatment you required. When your procedure is complete, surgical dressings will be applied to the treated area. You may also be required to wear a support garment to reduce any swelling and add support to the treated areas. You might experience some discomfort and pain in the days after surgery that can be managed with a medication prescribed by your surgeon. You should begin walking as soon as possible to prevent the formation of blood clots. More strenuous activity should be avoided for the first four to six weeks after treatment.