Men typically have subcutaneous fat deposits in the lower abdomen, flanks, chest, and under the chin. Women typically have stubborn pocket of fat on the thighs and flanks. These areas of fat may remain after diet and exercise, and can be easily removed by liposuction. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss tool. Best results are achieved in a patient who is of normal or nearly normal weight but has areas of fat deposition that do not disappear with a healthy lifestyle.
Liposuction can be performed in many different areas during a single procedure as no single area has a very large amount of fat to be removed. Typically, liposuction can be treated along other plastic surgical procedures. Due to advances in technology and technique, liposuction is more precise and less traumatic to the body than it was in the past. I create small incisions in inconspicuous or hidden areas of the skin and suction excess fat in a careful manner. Since blood loss, swelling, and bruising are reduced with these newer techniques, more areas can be treated in a single procedure; as a result, less pain and fluid loss occurs.
Liposuction is a beneficial surgery for men with pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. Newer techniques allow for multiple areas to be treated in a single surgery with less swelling and downtime than ever before.