Liposuction for Men is a specialized form of liposuction that targets areas typically resistant to diet and exercise, like the abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and chest. This procedure is tailored to meet the aesthetic goals and physique of men, aiming for a more sculpted and defined look.
The techniques used for liposuction in men are similar to those used for women and include traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and others. The choice of technique depends on the specific needs of the patient and Dr. Rammos’ expertise.
Dr. Rammos will discuss your goals with you in regard to what areas of the body you want to target with your fat loss. This will help him advise you on what is possible to achieve with liposuction for you and create a plan for which procedures would best reshape and contour the areas of your body that you wish to change.
The goals of liposuction for men often include creating a more masculine and chiseled appearance.
Preparing For Your Liposuction Surgery
You should stop taking any medication or supplements that could increase your risk of bleeding before your liposuction procedure, and at least two weeks in advance. Check first with your primary care physician before taking these steps.
While you shouldn’t vape or smoke at all, vaping and smoking is particularly problematic when you are undergoing and then recovering from a procedure. Studies show that there is an increased risk of complications in your recovery if you smoke or vape. It is best to quit four weeks or more in advance before surgery.
Recovering from Liposuction
Recovery from liposuction for men is generally like that for women. It involves post-operative care, wearing compression garments, managing pain and swelling, and gradually returning to normal activities. The specific recovery timeline can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing.
Recovery can be relatively quick. Many patients return to work within just a handful of days, and pain is usually low and can be controlled easily with medication. Swelling and bruising is normal and will likely be more noticeable for a few days up to several weeks post operative. They will subside gradually in time.
Be careful not to overexert yourself, but you should be up and around as much as you can handle after your procedure. You should be back to your normal routine in as soon as a couple weeks after your procedure is done. It is best to avoid any rigorous exercise for at least 6 full weeks. Swelling can take several months to fully subside, so patients should expect to see their final results after it has gone away, and new contours are fully visible.