“Love Handles” -- the term may sound affectionate, but most men loath the troublesome fat that seems to grow out of their sides as they age. Which could be why this area, along with the chest and abdomen, are the most common spots for liposuction in men.
Liposuction, in which a small, thin tube known as a cannula suctions fat in the targeted area through small incisions in the skin, is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world according to the latest figures from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). Simple and safe, provided it’s performed by a qualified surgeon such as those at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, liposuction in men is also extremely effective at reducing specific pockets of fat and re-contouring the body. It is not, however, a weight loss technique. Which is why it won’t work on the intra-abdominal or visceral fat commonly known as the beer belly. But if you suffer from love handles, chest fat and/or surface abdominal fat that are resistant to diet and exercise then liposuction could be your answer.
There are a number of different liposuction techniques practiced by the surgeons at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, but, in general, since men have more fibrous fat than women, ultra-sound or laser liposuction are the techniques of choice. Both “melt” the fat thus making it easier to remove. Although there is much debate as to whether or not laser liposuction also helps tighten the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, this is less of an issue with men whose skin is more elastic than women’s which is why there’s rarely a problem with excess skin post operatively in liposuction on men.
Recovery time for liposuction is usually quick with most patients returning to work in just a few days. A compression garment must be worn for about a month, but it’s easily hidden under clothes. So, really, if you’ve got pesky areas of fat that won’t budge, come in for a liposuction for men consultation. It could change your life. Or at least make those golf shirts hang a little better.