Liposuction Surgery for Men
Otherwise known as liposculpture, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed throughout Europe. Last year, liposuction was ranked one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK, with over 2,300 people electing to have the surgery, 270 being men.
Liposuction for Men
While liposuction is commonly associated with women, the procedure can also be performed on men. Almost every liposuction procedure follows the same routine, however, there is one difference when treating men. The primary difference regarding liposuction for men is the targeted areas. For example, common target areas for women include the hips and thighs. Men, on the other hand, may choose to focus specifically on the stomach.
Each liposuction treatment aims to improve your physical appearance by removing stubborn fat pockets from areas where it’s notoriously difficult to shift fat. This can be done using several different liposuction techniques, but selecting the appropriate treatment course is a decision to be made between you and your surgical consultant.
Liposuction for men is not an alternative to weight loss, nor should it be seen as a cure for obesity. Post-surgery, your surgeon will advise you to adhere to a healthy diet and lifestyle to ensure you get the most out of your liposuction procedure.
What does Liposuction for Men Involve?
All surgical treatments at The McIndoe Centre begin by arranging a consultation with your chosen consultant. During your consultation, your surgical consultant will explain the procedure and your treatment journey. You will be free to ask any questions surrounding your liposuction surgery and we encourage all patients to ask as many questions as they can.
Your consultant will then mark out sections of the area to help guide the surgery, give you an indication of the areas where the surgery will take place, and roughly how you can expect to look after surgery.
During surgery, your consultant will begin by making incisions in the targeted areas in order to insert the cannula. The cannula is then used to help break up fat deposits within these targeted areas and a vacuum is used to remove the fat. Your incisions are then sewn up and left to heal.
Note: Each patient will experience a different liposuction treatment depending on their individual requirements. No liposuction treatment is the same and no single technique works for all patients.
Liposuction for Men FAQs
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If you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, here are some important questions that you should ask yourself to help you make the decision that is right for you.
- What do I want to change and why do I want to have surgery?
- Have I considered all the options?
- Can surgery give me the results I want?
- Am I expecting the surgery to change my life as well as my appearance?
- Is now the right time?
Having surgery is a big decision
Planning your long-term goals with your consultant, and researching the procedure, will reinforce whether surgery is the right option for you.Surgery is not without risk so you should be sure in your reasons for wanting to go ahead. It is important that your expectations are realistic and that the advantages to you always outweigh the risk of surgery.
Take this checklist to your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure. Discuss each topic with your surgeon to help you make the decision that is right for you before having surgery.
Having surgery is a big decision
Think carefully before having cosmetic surgery
Never feel rushed or pressured into giving your consent. Be wary of surgeons or staff who try to convince you to go ahead. Take plenty of time to make your decision.
We strongly advise you take at least two weeks after your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure to think things through before surgery.