Male Liposuction

Male Liposuction

Body fat can be so annoying. It doesn’t care how diligently you follow a diet plan, or how many push-ups and crunches you do. Why won’t those fat pockets budge? All of us are genetically programmed to store fat in certain areas — usually the belly, love handles, chest, back, or chin and neck. The older you get, the harder it becomes to reduce fat in these trouble spots and achieve the classic V-shaped torso.

Instead of cursing genetics, why not get the upper hand on them? Liposuction can remove excess fat cells from specific areas of your body, helping you gain a slimmer, firmer physique and restoring your self-confidence. Liposuction can also be an excellent option to treat gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Virginia cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman is highly experienced in liposuction for men, and specializes in advanced techniques designed to maximize safety and results.

Liposuction is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure performed on men in America today because it is a safe and effective way to sculpt a slimmer, more masculine body contour. Ideal candidates have firm skin and are of normal weight, but have stubborn, diet- and exercise-resistant pockets of fat that they want to put behind them.

During male liposuction, Dr. Desman most often removes fat deposits from the neck, belly, and/or love handles. However, he can remove fat deposits from almost any area on the body.

Traditional Liposuction

The liposuction procedure works by removing these fat deposits using suction. During traditional liposuction, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted through a tiny incision made in your skin. Your fat is then suctioned out through this tube while Virginia cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Eric Desman, moves the tube around underneath the skin to target specific fat deposits.

  • Neck area: Fat deposits in the neck are suctioned through a small incision made underneath your chin and/or behind your ear. The pad of fat beneath your chin can be removed and, because some adhesions form, there may be the added benefit of your skin tightening in this particular area.
  • Hips and abdomen areas: To remove the fat deposits in these areas, incisions are placed in several locations around the area to allow for a crisscross pattern of suctioning. The incisions are very small and will be difficult to see once they have healed.

If you are a male considering liposuction, you probably have questions. Virginia cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Eric Desman, has answers.

Male Liposuction FAQs

The most qualified people to receive liposuction are healthy, non-smoking individuals with good skin elasticity who are already at or near their target body weight, but who have diet- and exercise-resistant deposits of body fat. If you are overweight, Dr. Desman recommends delaying the procedure until you have reached your goal weight.

It’s essential to note the distinction between liposuction and a weight-loss procedure such as gastric bypass, which is designed to help obese people shed pounds from all over their bodies. Instead, when performing your liposuction surgery, Dr. Desman will remove just enough fat to achieve a proportional, natural-looking result.  

Although there are some limits to the amount of fat you can get removed, Dr. Desman will work with you before your surgery to help you determine potential areas for sculpting and what you can realistically expect to achieve by getting this procedure. The best liposuction results occur in body areas where there is reasonable muscle tone, where skin has good elastic quality and where fat is not excessive.

Though liposuction is a safe procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with any surgery, including infection or numbness that can slow the healing process. By choosing a skilled, board-certified liposuction expert such as Dr. Desman to perform your liposuction, you will greatly reduce your chances of having any risks, and increase the chances of enjoying excellent liposuction results.

As you recover from getting liposuction, daily light walks at a moderate pace can help speed the healing process. Most patients can return to their regular exercise routine within one to two weeks of getting the surgery.

Most liposuction patients will begin to see results within the first month or two of getting the procedure. Final results may take up to a year to reveal themselves, as the swelling resolves and the skin bounces back from surgery.

The goal of liposuction is to permanently improve the contours of your body. Therefore, if you gain weight, your new proportions should remain the same, though your contours will be less visible. If you lose the weight again, your body contours should go back to looking the way they did after you got liposuction.

Technically speaking, Dr. Desman can perform liposuction on any man over the age of 18 who meets all the physical criteria. However, skin elasticity plays a vital role in liposuction results. Because skin’s elasticity weakens as we age, Dr. Desman may recommend a different procedure if he feels your skin is not resilient enough to adjust to smaller contours after liposuction.

Yes, we will send you home soon after your surgery. However, make sure you have arranged to have a friend or family member drive you. We suggest you don’t drive for the first 24 hours after surgery, and that you ask someone you trust to stay with you for the first several hours after surgery.

Dr. Desman makes tiny incisions during liposuction, and takes great care to place them in unobtrusive areas, so they remain discreet and heal with minimal risk of scarring.

The first step in your process is to contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Desman. As a liposuction expert, he will thoroughly analyze where the fat pockets have accumulated on your body and answer any questions you have, as well as what to expect from liposuction.

If you are a male considering liposuction, you probably have questions. Virginia cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Eric Desman, has answers. 

If you live in the Alexandria, Virginia, area, please contact our Alexandria plastic surgery office to schedule your consultation. Call (703) 634-4212 to schedule your consultation or to set up a telephone consultation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest-quality cosmetic surgery care in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. region. Dr. Desman is committed to serving you through advanced training, dedication to perfection and unmatched personal care. We are confident you will not be disappointed!

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