Liposuction is more often associated with women than it is with men, but an increasing number of men are also choosing to contour and shape their body with liposuction. Liposuction for men is often done on many of the areas that are also of concern to women, such as the flanks (love handles), and the neck and abdomen.
Liposuction involves the removal of fatty tissue from various parts of the body, in order to create a contoured, sculpted appearance. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is done under general anesthesia, with the use of a cannula or small tube.The cannula is inserted via small incisions, which are discretely placed, so that they are not easily visible after surgery.
Patients can expect to experience some swelling and discomfort after surgery, and they are also required to wear a compression garment until the swelling subsides. Recovery may take one to three weeks.
Typical male liposuction candidates
Many of the men who get liposuction are health conscious and concerned about their appearance. They often frequent the gym, but can’t seem to shake fat in trouble spots like the abdomen and waist. In addition,some men undergo liposuction to correct the unnatural growth of the breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia.
If you are a healthy male looking to fine-tune your body, then liposuction may be the procedure for you. Most men like the taut physique they achieve with liposuction, and some opt to do other cosmetic procedures at the same time.
If you would like to discuss liposuction for men further, then you can contact Dr. Nia Banks of the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD. Dr. Banks also has patients in the Washington DC, and Maryland MD, areas. You can set up an appointment online at http://www.drbanksplasticsurgery.com/contact/.