Touted for its immediate removal of pesky fat and traditionally associated with women, liposuction for men has become increasingly popular in recent time. While it’s not a replacement to help lose weight, it’s a great option to help eliminate stubborn fat that’s more resistant to diet and exercise.
For men, liposuction can help remove excess fat from all over the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and even breasts. Several liposuction procedures are available, but two stand out among the rest thanks to their ability to help tone and contour stubborn areas in a relatively short amount of time.
Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction for men?
According to Dr Lanzer, the success of liposuction for men depends on certain factors such as age, skin type, weight, and overall general health. Becoming a candidate for liposuction doesn’t necessarily require being overweight. The ideal candidate is average weight and no more than 20 kg overweight. They’re healthy and will have specific areas where they can’t seem to lose excess fat no matter their diet or exercise. While the procedure is obviously in-demand for those who are overweight, the end goal and result in comparison to their healthier counterparts differ.
What procedure is right for me?
With several liposuction procedures available, it’s important to understand which one is right for you and your needs. These are two uniquely popular procedures with men that deliver outstanding results to get you closer to your ideal body:
Liposculpture is a body contouring procedure that helps restore your athletic physique while suctioning out the fat. It’s used primarily for treating the outer thighs and buttocks to produce a more natural-looking body silhouette. To understand precisely how much fat they need to remove takes years of experience. To start, the areas where you want fat removed are marked. The tumescent fluid, a combination of saline solution, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline is put into the targeted areas through a small incision. Then using a cannula wand, they remove the excess fat.
Gynecomastia surgery – also known as man boob surgery – is a popular surgery known for remodelling the male chest by removing the development of “man boobs”. The condition is common with many men suffering from excess fat and tissue that can cause the appearance of “man boobs”. The results are permanent, but Dr Lanzer recommends avoiding significant weight gain as the problem could occur again if you’re prone to stubborn fats. Most men who take advantage of this surgery have been experiencing the problem for years and found that exercise and diet only help slightly. With man boobs surgery, men can enjoy a flatter chest.
While liposuction removes existing fat and helps to contour the body, it doesn’t guarantee that you won’t regain fat in that part of your body. Leading a balanced lifestyle that’s easy to maintain and sustain will see great results. To learn more about liposuction, the results and whether it’s truly for you, contact Dr Lanzer and his team to book a free consultation.
All surgery has risks and Dr Lanzer recommends seeking a second medical opinion.