Dr. Kamran Azad
Liposuction for Men – When Exercise & Diet May Not be Enough
Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery and more men are benefiting from liposuction to improve their physique. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2014 Plastic Surgeon Statistics Report, 12% of liposuction procedures were performed on men, a 3% increase from 2013. Liposuction has become increasingly more popular among our male patients in the San Diego area and the most commonly treated areas are the flanks (‘love handles’), abdomen, chest, and neck.
Men interested in body contouring have generally tried several exercise regimens and diets to remove stubborn fat deposits, and turn to liposuction as a method to achieve a smoother, and more toned look. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss solution, liposuction is a contouring/sculpting procedure, and patients should not except to lose a dramatic amount of weight from the procedure.
Why Liposuction for Men?
Liposuction produces significant improvements in aesthetic appearance because fat is removed from cosmetically important areas. Removing the excess fat from men’s abdomens, love handles, and chest, results in a thinner, V-contoured body and chest, and reduces the size and thickness of the waistline. Men often seek out 6-pack abs, and patients who are in shape but have minimal excess abdominal fat, can benefit from liposculpture to produce a ripped appearance. This procedure involves ab etching, removing the fat around the abdominal muscular structure while sculpting abs along their natural contours.
Liposuction is a great solution to remove stubborn areas of fat, with minimal scarring and down time. If you are considering liposuction and want to discuss your options in depth, schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Azad.