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Liposuction for men

Liposuction procedures for men

Dr Filipe offers various liposuction procedures for men in Johannesburg. Liposuction is becoming more and more popular for men, whether it be after weight loss or to reveal a six pack gained by hard work in the gym.

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Liposuction For Men

There are many cosmetic and surgical procedures out there which can help everyone achieve the desired look or solve a health issue. Liposuction is one of them, and it can successfully be performed on both men and women. Men are often looking into liposuction to solve some of the issues which come with aging, such as fat accumulating around the abdomen, the breast area (gynecomastia) and around the chin and neck area. These areas are sometimes difficult to target with diet and exercise, so a surgical method seems like a good option.

What is liposuction for men?

Liposuction for men does not differ much from the liposuction for women. It is also used to shape the body and suck out the excess fat out of targeted areas. It is performed under anesthesia (local, or more often general), and it involves injecting the targeted area with a liquid containing the anesthetic or medication, then breaking the fat cells in the area, and finally inserting a suction tube through an incision to suck out the fat with the help of a vacuum machine.

Which areas can men treat with liposuction?

The most common areas men treat are abdomen area and the flanks (also known as love handles), and chin and neck area. Arms, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, and chest can also be successfully treated. What is very interesting is that men’s skin stays firm longer than women’s, so the liposuction is very effective when performed on men, even older men. The procedure is so successful that it is becoming more popular by the day, with around 25% of all liposuction procedures being performed on men. In the world, the number of men seeking to do this procedure increases by 10% every year, according to a 2018 study by the Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

What are the benefits of liposuction for men?

Liposuction is very effective in shaping and toning the body, especially the areas which seems to be unaffected by dieting and exercising. This will contribute your overall confidence and motivate you to continue with a healthier lifestyle. Besides the effect on aesthetics, liposuction has a psychological effect as well.

A trend spurred on by the fitness industry is to have what is referred to as, abdominal etching. This is the removal of stubborn fat to reveal the patients abdominal musles to reveal the “6 pack” they have worked so hard at.

What is the best age for a man to get liposuction?

There is no best age since men of all ages can decide to do this procedure. The best time depends more on your weight, body mass index (BMI), and your overall health. These factors will determine whether you are a good candidate.  Commitment to healthy and active lifestyle, to remain slim with an acceptable fat level is often the point that men turn to liposuction.

The skin on my stomach is hanging. Can liposuction help with that?

If you have hanging skin and excess fat, what you need is an abdomen reduction (tummy tuck). The hanging skin is usually a consequence of weight loss or loose muscles in the abdomen. Besides liposuction, which will get rid of the excess fat, an abdominoplasty or a tummy tuckneeds to be performed as well. This procedure will not only remove fat, but it will also tighten the muscles in your abdomen and trim your waistline.

How long is the recovery period after surgery

This procedure is very efficient for men, but it is also invasive. Therefore, you could continue with normal activities after a couple of weeks. Considering the whole process, the recovery time is not that long, and you will benefit greatly from it. It also depends on the area of the body. Recovery from stomach liposuction lasts from one to three months, for thighs three to four months and for flanks two to four months. In general, men recover very fast from neck liposuction.

Is the effect of liposuction permanent for men?

Since the fat cells are removed from the targeted area for good, they cannot grow back. If you pursue a healthy lifestyle and proper diet with optimal exercise, you will maintain your results. If you gain weight moderately after the procedure, you will not get back to your old shape, since a new body shape has been made during the procedure. According to research, however, if you gain a lot of weight, the areas of the body which were not treated by liposuction will gain much more fat, while the areas where the liposuction was performed will remain without excess fat.

Is liposuction for you?

As you can see, liposuction for men is not rare at all, or a taboo, so feel free to consult Dr Filipe if you think that you are a good candidate or just want to reassure yourself of the effectiveness of liposuction. Dr Filipe uses the latest technology and equipment is his surgeries in Johannesburg and welcomes any questions or queries you may have. The fat removed can also be used in fat grafting, which is the use of your own fat cells to enhance other areas of concern.