Liposuction/Body Contouring For Men
From GQ to Men’s Health, one doesn’t have to look far to see a magazine with a fit-looking man on the cover. As society continues to raise the bar for the ideal male physique, more men want a body that is trim and athletic looking. Broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen, and a narrow hip-thigh area. The problem with this is that as men age, these areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, the flanks (“love handles”), the breast area (a condition called gynecomastia), and along the chin and neck. As a result, men sometimes seek liposuction to remove these fatty areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct these problem areas. This is due to men retaining their skin elasticity longer than women do, and the areas of fat beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular than those in women. Because of these and other factors, liposuction in men is usually very effective. An excision may also be performed on gynecomastia patients whose breast enlargement is made up of mostly glandular tissue, rather than fat.
Despite abdominal exercises, such as situps and intense aerobic workouts, there are often localized fat deposits that remain in the central and lower abdomen and flanks or “love handles” in males. Abdomen reduction may be a good course of action to take to achieve the desired result in the abdominal area. Men with good skin elasticity who have only a moderate amount of excess abdominal fat may benefit from liposuction alone. A full abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” may be chosen by men who have hanging abdominal skin (usually the result of massive weight loss), loose abdominal muscles, and/or neglected hernias. It is a major surgical procedure that removes excess fat, tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, and trims the waistline. With this procedure, a longer recovery time is anticipated.
Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss methods. A consultation with Dr. DiBello will help you determine if you are a candidate for liposuction. At that time, he will discuss what is involved in your personal surgical experience and the best technique for you to achieve a natural, toned result.
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