Liposuction for Men

Even when you hit your goal weight, it can be frustrating to be left with stubborn fat. This usually exists in areas like the stomach, hips, or back, where fat can take away from your new contours. For the muscle definition you’ve been working on, body contouring procedures can also be an excellent option.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure designed to remove stubborn fat from different areas of the body. Although liposuction can come in different forms, it usually requires a small incision through which a cannula and surgical vacuum can be inserted to remove fat. It can be performed on most fatty areas of the body and is a popular option for men looking for more definition and to put the finishing touches on their weight loss results.

Candidates for Liposuction

Men who can benefit most from liposuction surgery are those who are at or near their goal weight but are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat. These are most often on areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, chest, upper arms, and back. It’s important to have a healthy lifestyle established so that you can maintain your results going forward. You should also be healthy enough to undergo a minimally invasive surgery, so Dr. DiFrancesco will discuss your health history during a consultation.

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Types of Liposuction

Dr. DiFrancesco offers a few types of liposuction to men looking for extra definition. You’ll discuss the ideal type for you with the help of our board-certified plastic surgeon.

Traditional Liposuction

This type is sometimes called tumescent liposuction because it uses a special tumescent solution to restrict blood vessels and numb the area. Then, a hollow cannula is used to remove the fatty tissue with a gentle back-and-forth motion.

Power Assisted Liposuction

This type of liposuction is similar to the traditional method but instead uses a specialized handpiece that rapidly vibrates to help break up fatty tissue. The benefits include less labor for Dr. DiFrancesco and more effective removal of fibrous tissue in the case of gynecomastia.

SmartLipo™

This type, sometimes called laser liposuction, uses a small laser fiber to liquefy fat cells before removal with a cannula. SmartLipo™ can also stimulate collagen in the skin, causing it to shrink if sagging or loose skin is a concern.

SAFELipo

SAFELipo is one of the newest techniques available and uses a specialized three-step combination process of separation, aspiration, and fat equalization to ensure effective, natural results with less of a toll on the surrounding tissues.

Liposuction Procedure

Each liposuction technique can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation at our Atlanta office. What the procedure actually entails can depend on how much fat is removed and the areas being treated. Dr. DiFrancesco will ensure you understand the steps of your procedure and how long it will take. After completion, since liposuction is an outpatient procedure, you can return home.

Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction often only requires a few days of downtime, after which you can return to normal activities. It’s important to wear a compression garment on your treatment area for about six weeks in order to reduce swelling and help the skin adhere to the new contours. Although you’ll see results within a week or so, it can take up to six months for your final results to emerge as the swelling goes down and your body adjusts to the new shape.

Schedule a Consultation

Liposuction is an excellent option for men looking to boost their body and their look with some extra definition and reduced fatty pockets. To get started on discussing your options, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form and schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does fat come back after lipo?

No once the fat cells are removed by liposuction they are gone permanently

Does liposuction get rid of cellulite?

Liposuction removes fat and may or may not improve cellulite. However, Cellfina will improve cellulite and has a 5 year FDA approval for cellulite reduction.

How long do you need off work after liposuction?

Many patients can return to work and a day or 2. You should expect to have more bruising, swelling, and discomfort for each additional area or procedure.

How much does liposuction cost without insurance?

Insurance does not cover liposuction.

How painful is liposuction recovery?

Most patient experience minimal discomfort described as soreness but not pain. Patients typically resume normal everyday activities the next day. Walking is healthy and encouraged with patients returning to full exercise in 2 weeks.

Is liposuction an outpatient procedure?

Liposuction can be safely performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you will be able to have your procedure and go home the same day.

Does it improve the look of skin?

Yes. Although, liposuction is not an effective treatment for the dimpled skin known as cellulite, it does stimulate collagen tissue at the same time fat is removed. This helps tighten and improve loose skin.

How many sizes can you lose with liposuction?

This can be different based on your unique procedure, but it's possible to lost about 2 sizes with liposuction. Liposuction should not be considered a weight loss procedure, however.

Does a tummy tuck remove fat?

A tummy tuck removes extra skin and fat. It is often combined liposuction to improve the contour of your abdomen and waist area.

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your stomach?

Pricing varies depending on number of areas and the time your procedure takes. At your consultation you will be given an estimate of costs for your procedure.

What is ultrasonic liposuction?

Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound to break up fat cell making it easier to remove the fat. It has lost its popularity due to a higher complication rate and new technologies which do the same and are safer.

What areas of the body can liposuction improve?

Liposuction can smooth contours and remove unwanted fat from many areas of the body u2013 including the abdomen, where many people have the dreaded “muffin top.” We also use liposuction for under the chin, male chest, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms and back, where a “bra roll” of excess fat often develops.

Does liposuction get rid of a double chin?

Some people are prone to having a double chin even if they're at a healthy weight. Liposuction is actually one of the most effective ways to remove stubborn fat under the chin.

How can I speed up liposuction recovery?

The best way to ensure a speedy, successful recovery is following our team's aftercare instructions. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to rest and avoid straining your body too much during the first couple weeks.

Can visceral fat be removed?

Liposuction cant remove visceral fat or internal fat. Liposuction will permanently remove fat that is subcutaneous or fat you can pinch under your skin.

Does liposuction really work?

Yes liposuction really works. The fat removal is permanent.

How can I avoid weight gain after surgery?

Diet and exercise are the best way to maintain your results after liposuction.

How can I lose tummy fat fast?

Liposuction will remove tummy fat with results seen immediately

How do you shower after liposuction?

You may shower normally the day after your procedure

How does fat transfer work?

Fat transfer is commonly used in the buttock and breast. Liposuction is used to remove the fat from the donor sites. The fat is processed in a closed system and injected into the breast or buttock.

How does Lipo work?

Liposuction permanently removes the fat cell through a hollow cannula or tube. It can contour your body and remove pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise.

How much fat can lipo remove?

A total of 5 liter of fat can be removed during a single outpatient procedure safely. If you have several areas of liposuction which exceed the 5 liters, you can stage the procedure over several days.

What is AirSculpt Lipo?

Airsculpt is a type of liposuction which uses a cannula vibrating at a high rate of speed.

What is the best way to sleep after liposuction?

Depending on where on the body you get liposuction, it's best to sleep on your back and in an elevated position to avoid putting pressure on your incisions. Dr. DiFrancesco will indicate how to sleep as part of your aftercare instructions.

Is liposuction the same thing as a tummy tuck?

Liposuction and tummy tuck are two separate procedures (which can sometimes be performed together). A tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin and tightens muscles while liposuction simply removes fat from an area. Liposuction on the stomach is not the same thing as a tummy tuck.

Are you put to sleep for liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed under general anesthesia and you are put to sleep. However, for small areas of liposuction,many patients may only need local anesthesia.

Can I get liposuction if I am overweight?

Liposuction is a procedure that can remove unwanted fat from and area that has been resistant to diet and exercise

How can I reduce my stomach fat?

Yes liposuction is the perfect want to remove unwanted fat resistant to diet and exercise.

How do I prepare for liposuction?

You will need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and stop any NSAIDS or aspirin products.

How long do you drain after lipo?

Most patient experience minimal drainage for 1-2 days after surgery

Is it easier to lose weight after liposuction?

Liposuction will not directly impact your ability to lose weight. A healthy diet is the best method for losing weight

Is Lipo permanent?

Liposuction permanently removes the fat cell through a hollow cannula or tube. It can contour your body and remove pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise.

What can you eat after lipo surgery?

We recommend you eat a healthy diet with exercise to achieve and maintain the best results after liposuction

If I gain weight, does the fat return?

No, once the fat cells are removed by liposuction, they are gone for good.

How long does it take for the procedure, and when do you see results?

Liposuction is performed under local anesthesia with light sedation or general anesthesia depending on the number, size and location of the affected areas. Many of our patients are able to resume normal activities including work, in a day or two and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend wearing a compression garment for about six weeks after liposuction. Most patients see results within one week after liposuction with maximum results at about six months.

What will recovery look like?

Many of our patients are able to resume normal activities including work, in a day or two and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend wearing a compression garment for about six weeks after liposuction.

How long does the procedure take?

Liposuction is performed under local anesthesia with light sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the affected areas. It can take a few hours, depending on the type of liposuction you are receiving.

What areas can liposuction improve?

Liposuction can smooth contours and remove unwanted fat from many areas of the body u2013 particularly the abdomen. We also use liposuction for under the chin, to contour the chest, shape the upper arms, and sculpt the back.

When will you see the results, and how long will they last?

Most patients see results within one week after liposuction with maximum results at about six months. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they will not return.