Sometimes no matter how hard you work out or how well you eat, you will still have fat deposits that just won’t go away. Many people have issues with the same areas. In men, fat tends to shift to the midsection and can become difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, there are options.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S. Also referred to as “lipo”, it is a technique to help men shape and contour their body to achieve a more lean and athletic physique. Liposuction is a very efficient and effective way to shape the midsection and chest, as well as removing love handles.
Liposuction has the ability to remove undesirable fat from just about any location on the body including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, knees, buttocks, upper arms, chin and neck. One of the most common areas for liposuction requested by male patients is the waist and love handle areas. Having liposuction on these areas not only removes the fat, but also helps keep these areas from accumulating fatty deposits in the future.
Doing liposuction in men and women is very different. It is important when doing liposuction on a male to not remove too much fat. Removing too much fat around a man’s midsection can make him appear more feminine. There are certain areas that need some shape and structure to create the most aesthetically pleasing look.
The neck and chin are other areas that are popular among men for liposuction. Sometimes men can have double chins or even some extra fat around their necks that simply does not seem to belong on their fit bodies. These types of fat deposits around the face can obscure the outline of the jaw, making the patient look older and less physically fit.
Chest liposuction is another area some men have questions about. If men have excess fat in the chest area, it can usually be treated in the office with liposuction.
Males with naturally occurring excess breast tissue, which is called gynecomastia, often end up in a plastic surgeon’s office looking for help. No amount of diet and exercise can reduce this type of “chest fat” because it is actually breast tissue. While gynecomastia can sometimes be treated with liposuction, it may require surgical excision of the breast tissue.
If you are struggling with excess fat, liposuction may be the best option for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning, board-certified, plastic surgeons, Dr. Peter Butler, Dr. Jocelyn Leveque or Dr. Nathan Patterson