Men commonly struggle with stubborn, unwanted fat despite healthy diets and regular exercise, especially as they grow older. As a solution, Liposuction can be performed to tone areas like the abdomen, hips, flanks, or back to reveal a muscular, athletic look that appears natural. Dr. Ourian offers High-Definition Liposuction, or HD liposuction, to his patients. These advanced liposuction techniques create a lean, masculine and toned look. Dr. Ourian, an Ivy-League trained plastic surgeon, offers arguably the best liposuction for men Los Angeles has to offer.
Liposuction is commonly referred to as simply “lipo,” but is also known as liposculpture, body contouring, or fat removal surgery. It is a simple cosmetic surgery in which fat cells are permanently removed from the treatment area. For men, common “problem areas” of stubborn fat include the chest, abdomen, neck (or “double chin”), and flanks (or “love handles”). Removing fat from these areas creates a sculpted, toned, and athletic look for men.
Liposuction For Men
At A Glance
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Surgery Length: 1 - 5 Hours
Recovery Time: 3 - 7 Days
Before you choose to undergo male liposuction in Beverly Hills, you should understand that this is not a weight-loss procedure. Through liposuction, fat cells are permanently removed, but men should be within 30% of their ideal, healthy weight before choosing the procedure. Liposuction is also only suitable for patients who have firm skin with good elasticity. Men have thicker skin compared to women, so this is typically not a concern. Otherwise, Beverly Hills liposuction candidates should be generally healthy overall and, ideally, nonsmokers.
What Are The Various Types of Liposuction Available?
Mini Liposuction is a procedure that targets small, very specific areas of unwanted fat. As this procedure is meant to provide a micro-level of contouring and correction, the “cannula” that is used during the procedure is thinner.
360 Liposuction (360 Lipo)
360 Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure, in which various areas are simultaneously liposculpted to best accentuate a masculine figure. Areas that area often treated during this procedure includes the abdomen, flanks, love handles, and back areas.
High definition liposuction (HD Liposuction)
HD-Lipo involves removing fat in very precise areas, while performing liposculpture around muscle groups to create a more muscular and defined physique. This can be used to create six-pack abs appearance and a V shaped torso.
Laser Liposuction (Laser lipo) and VASER Liposuction (VASER lipo)
“Laser liposuction” is a broad term that includes several technologies. For example, VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic technology to break down fat prior to suctioning. Other modalities of include radiofrequency, which can tighten loose skin after liposuction.
Renuvion J-Plasma is used to “shrink wrap” the skin onto the body and underlying muscles after liposuction. This is particularly useful in patients with loose skin.
Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills liposuction for men can be performed under general or local anesthesia depending on the extent of the procedure. Once anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Ourian makes small, 5-millimeter incisions at the treatment area. A cannula is then inserted into the incision, which is used to manually break apart the excess fat using controlled motions and a saline solution called tumescent. Then, the fat is permanently removed using suction and incisions are closed using sutures.
Liposuction can be performed to remove fat in virtually any area of the body. The most commonly treated areas are:
- Neck and under the chin
- Abdomen or stomach liposuction
- Back, commonly called the “back rolls”
- Flanks, commonly called “love handles”
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
After liposuction, men can expect swelling, mild bruising, and soreness. Compression garments are used to control swelling and maintain the proper body contour throughout the healing process. Dr. Ourian will provide instructions on how long or how frequently compression garments should be worn.
Due to swelling, final results from liposuction are not immediately visible. Swelling typically subsides for up to 6 months or more after liposuction, which reveals the final results of the surgery.
Most men can return to work or other routine activities about a week after liposuction, depending on how physically demanding their jobs are. More strenuous activity, including exercise, should be avoided until about three to four weeks after the procedure. Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing through follow-up appointments and advise when you can safely return to your routine.
There are several procedures that men can combine with liposuction to achieve their goal results, depending on their reason for choosing body contouring.
Men who turn to liposuction to remove stubborn fat that remains after losing a significant amount of weight may also be good candidates for tummy tuck. A tummy tuck for men is typically chosen to reduce loose, excess skin that remains in the abdominal region after a man has lost weight. A tummy tuck also tightens the abdominal muscles for a toned and athletic look.
Men with excessive breast tissue due to a condition known as gynecomastia may also be candidates for liposuction. In some cases, liposuction alone can resolve gynecomastia. For other gynecomastia surgery patients, liposuction is used to complement their results by reducing fat in other areas of the body for an overall lean and balanced look.
Finally, some liposuction patients may also be interested in Dr. Ourian’s abdominal etching procedure. Abdominal etching is a specialized liposuction technique which strategically removes fat for a “six pack abs” look. Patients can pair abdominal etching with liposuction for other areas of the body, like the chest or love handles, according to their goals or preferences.
The cost of liposuction for men in Los Angeles varies depending on the number of areas you choose to treat, the amount of fat that is being removed to reach your goals, the expertise of your surgeon, and other factors. Dr. Ourian, a liposuction specialist, will give you a more specific estimate for your liposuction procedure during your complimentary consultation at Ourian Plastic Surgery.
Frequently asked questions
- How much fat can be removed with liposuction?
- A single liposuction procedure can remove up to 5 liters of fat. Patients should remember that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and that the amount of fat removed is based on achieving the intended cosmetic result and a balanced body contour, rather than reducing the patient’s weight. Dr. Ourian will explain how much fat can be safely removed during your consultation.
- Can I gain weight back after liposuction?
- Fat cells do not regenerate, meaning that fat is permanently removed after liposuction. However, patients can still gain weight after the procedure, but it will likely be stored in other areas of the body. It’s crucial to follow a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly after liposuction to maintain your results.
- Does liposuction leave scars?
- Liposuction does typically result in some scars, however, these are small and inconspicuous. Dr. Ourian makes the smallest possible incisions during his liposuction procedure, so scarring after the surgery is minimal. Patients can reduce scarring by carefully following Dr. Ourian’s instructions during the recovery period.
- Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
- Depending on your skin quality, Dr. Ourian may recommend undergoing radiofrequency skin tightening, called Renuvion J-Plasma, at the time of your liposuction. This will lower the chance of having loose skin after your liposuction procedure.