Liposuction for Men: Is it Right for You?

Though women still dominate the demand for plastic surgery procedures, men are quickly coming on board. In 2018, doctors performed nearly 30,000 male liposuction procedures in the United States, 11% of the year’s total, placing it in the top five of cosmetic surgeries chosen by men.

Daniel Brauman, MD, who has a cutting-edge plastic surgery practice in White Plains, New York, has performed many liposuctions. In this blog, Dr. Brauman explains what liposuction is and how men can benefit from it.

The body sculpting phenomenon

If you work out, eat a healthy diet, and keep your weight under control, you may find it aggravating to find pockets of fat that you can’t get rid of. Unfortunately, time and genetics can conspire against you. As you age, pockets of subdermal fat tissue ― which is fat that is between skin and muscle ― can resist all efforts to get rid of it. This has led to a boom in body sculpting demand for not just women, but men also.

There’s been a huge growth in techniques and procedures that deal with subdermal fat. Many methods are minimally or noninvasive. And while some of these methods may have their place, typically you need to wait weeks or months to see results. While liposuction is considered invasive surgery, it produces results much sooner.

The proven results of liposuction

Liposuction is the ultimate finishing touch when it comes to body shaping. It’s not a weight-loss method. It’s a procedure to remove pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

To perform liposuction, Dr. Brauman uses a long, hollow needle called a cannula to break up and remove fat using suction. Dr. Brauman uses contemporary techniques, so he makes small access incisions that can heal easily.

The advantage men have with liposuction is that men tend to retain skin elasticity longer than women. Because of this, the skin often tightens up well in areas where fat has been removed, thus helping men get the shape they're after.

Alone or paired

Fat accumulation is a natural consequence of aging for many men, who typically gain fat around the abdomen, flank area, breasts, and under the chin. Liposuction can achieve remarkable results in each of these problem spots.

Every patient’s challenges are unique, however, and liposuction is ideal for pairing with other cosmetic procedures to treat individual trouble spots. For instance, aggressive weight loss can leave you with extra folds of skin around your abdomen. Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is the perfect partner for liposuction to reshape skin, muscle, and remaining fat around your midsection. Male breast-reduction surgery may also combine with liposuction for more aggressive results.

To learn more about male liposuction and to see if it may be able to help you, book an appointment over the phone with the practice of Daniel Brauman, MD, today.

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