Losing weight, toning up and achieving the body shape you desire requires a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise. However, you may be left with stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise or dieting can remove.
The liposuction surgery, also known as fat removal surgery, helps to remove areas of fat and reshape areas of your body.
Male liposuction can be performed on any area of the body and the technique is often used as part of other cosmetic surgery procedures such as gynecomasty and male pectoral implants. Liposuction is a procedure best suited for body sculpting rather than weight loss.
The Procedure at a Glance
Procedure : Improve body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Common locations for liposuction include chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
Length : 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia : Local, epidural or general.
In/Outpatient : Usually outpatient. Extensive procedures may require short inpatient stay.
Side Effects : Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation.
Your New Look
You will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body quite soon after surgery. However, improvement will become even more apparent after about four to six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about six months, any persistent mild swelling usually disappears and the final contour will be visible.
If your expectations are realistic, you will probably be very pleased with the results of your surgery. You may find that you are more comfortable in a wide variety of clothes and more at ease with your body. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you can help to maintain your new shape.