As summer is approaching, you may picture yourself on the beach in your “not so summer ready” body. The last minute diet tips and tricks did nothing but make you hungrier and you’re looking down at your belly instead of your toes in the sand, unless of course you suck in the ol’ gut. But how’s this sound, instead of sucking it in, why not suck it out?
Plastic surgery, for quite some time, has seemed to be exclusive to the rich and famous and was mainly directed towards women. Over time, a growing interest in male plastic surgery has occurred and now more than ever, men are becoming more comfortable with not only the thought of going under the knife but the reality of doing so.
If a woman has the option and means to fix her problem areas, whether it be for vanity or self-esteem purposes, why can’t men do the same? The growing trend is picking up momentum now more than ever and summertime is the perfect excuse to getting the body you’ve always wanted.
Liposuction, one of the most popular procedures in the realm of plastic surgery, is a technique that is utilized to help men reshape and contour their body. The driving force behind so is that men are looking to achieve a lean, athletic physique to appear more attractive, healthy and youthful.
Liposuction is ideal for individuals who are looking for new ways to remove unwanted body fat that simply does not budge with regular or rigorous diet and exercise. This procedure can be utilized on areas such as the waist, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, upper arms, chin, cheeks, neck and knees. However, the most popular of them all seems to be the waist region, also recognized by the coined terms “muffin top” or “love handles”.
Male liposuction offers men the opportunity to slim and contour certain problem areas of the body. Moreover, it further ensures that the treated area will not build up fatty deposits in time.
When recommending any procedure, it is extremely important that you consult with a seasoned specialist who can help determine if liposuction is the right option for you. It is also imperative to acknowledge the fact that no procedure guarantees 100% satisfactory results and must have realistic expectations. Considering each patients’ body is different in shape and size, along with the outcomes they desire and expect, it is highly recommended that anyone seeking more information on male liposuction speaks with a reputable surgeon. This will help both you and the surgeon decide which procedures will work best in comparison to your desired results.
Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure or solution, nor can it eliminate cellulite and stretch marks from the skin. However, liposuction can successfully remove small, localized concentrations of fat pockets. Typically, ten pounds or less will be removed from the treated region and the patient should be near or at a healthy existing weight. This procedure will result in subtle body contouring in a natural way.
Another important factor to keep in mind is that every surgery runs with the risks of side effects and concerns. No surgery is 100% risk free and you should always prepare yourself for what could possibly occur. However uncommon, the risks men may face include infection, delayed healing, shock, fat/blood clots, fluid accumulation, burns, perforation injury, lidocaine toxicity, and unfavorable drug/anesthesia reactions.
There is a possibility for irregularities in appearance to occur, such as baggy skin, pigmentation changes and numbness.
For more information on male liposuction, contact Dr. Steinbrech’s LA office at 310-570-2402.