Liposuction! According to the statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery earlier this year, there were roughly 1 million cosmetic procedures done in males last 2013, with liposuction leading the top surgical cosmetic procedures for men.
Although liposuction has been around for a long time, it looks like an increasing number of males, including here at our Encino plastic surgery practice, are actually becoming more open to the idea of having liposuction to get rid of their stubborn pockets of fat (hello love handles and spare tires!) and significantly improve their abdominal contour.
The Male Liposuction Candidate
First of all, it should be noted that liposuction is not a weight loss tool. In fact, men who benefit greatly from liposuction are those who are already physically active and conscious of what they eat.
Take for example one of our most recent male liposuction patient. He does cardio and resistance exercises twice or thrice a week at the gym and has been following the paleo diet for almost a year now. “I just can’t seem to make my abdomen appear flatter and firmer no matter how consistent I am with my abdominal crunches” was one of his complaints.
Moreover, the ideal male liposuction candidate should be within or near their ideal body weight, free from existing medical conditions (or perhaps the condition is well-controlled), and has realistic expectations of the procedure. In addition, he should be able to commit to certain lifestyle changes before and after the procedure such as the need to quit smoking 4 to 6 weeks before surgery. The nicotine in cigarettes can significantly delay healing and increase one’s risk of post-liposuction complications such as infection and bleeding.
A Sculpted Body You Will Be Proud Of!
Liposuction is ideal for getting rid of excess pockets of fat in trouble areas common in men such as the chest (enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia), abdomen, flanks, and lower back. If you’re a man and have been doing everything to achieve the sculpted body you want but just can’t seem to make it work, we encourage you try liposuction. Call us at 818.380.3130 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment with us. We look forward to your visit!