Liposuction for men
You are not the only one struggling with stubborn fat pockets. There are many who are unable to get rid of the fat bulges despite following a gym routine and dieting. It is not an easy road and each of us is genetically inclined to fat accumulation in certain areas like the abdomen, chest, love handles, chin, or back. As you age, it gets more and more difficult to get rid of these trouble spots.
It is possible to outsmart your genetics with liposuction, rather than continue fighting it futilely. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that helps remove the excessive fat from specific body areas to give you a firm and slim appearance. It is also a great option as a treatment for gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. Dr. Wallach is highly experienced in liposuction for men. He uses the most advanced techniques to ensure your safety, stunning results and a shorter recovery.
What is liposuction surgery?
Your liposuction surgery will be performed either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia; this depends on your preference as well as the extent of the surgery. Dr. Wallach has experience with different techniques of liposuction including the high definition tumescent liposuction which uses an anesthetic fluid in order to reduce your discomfort and swelling after the procedure. This technique also allows Dr. Wallach to give your abdominal and other muscles a chiseled appearance.
During your procedure, tiny slit-like incisions will be made through which he will remove the fat and sculpt the area using a very thin cannula. Dr. Wallach will listen to you patiently to understand your cosmetic goals and evaluate your body before deciding on the best technique to be used.
How long will your recovery be?
There is minimal discomfort or pain after your liposuction procedure and most patients report feeling sore for a few days, just like you would feel after an intense workout. You should avoid any strenuous activity for a few days after liposuction and allow your body to rest. You will also have to wear a compression garment for up to 6 weeks post the procedure; this helps in keeping any discomfort and swelling in control so that you heal well.
If you have a desk job with no strenuous activity, you will be able to return to your work within 3 days. You can also usually resume your exercise routine within 7-10 days. Even though your final liposuction results are visible only after 6 months, you will be able to see a significant improvement in the first month. You will receive specific aftercare instructions from Dr. Wallach during your pre-surgery and post-surgery appointments.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Men who are struggling with stubborn fatty deposits on the body and face will find liposuction to be an effective solution for long-lasting results. However, it is not the best option for everybody looking for body contouring procedures. You can get the best results if:
- There are specific areas on your body where you wish to reduce fat; for instance, abdomen, chest, love handles, back, calves, knees, or chin.
- It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and the best candidate is near his ideal weight.
- Your weight should also be stable since any major weight fluctuations will adversely affect your results.
- You should have good skin elasticity since excessive or loose skin cannot benefit from liposuction.
Your Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Wallach
When you consult Dr. Wallach for your liposuction surgery, he will discuss the expected results with you so that you can make an informed decision about undergoing the procedure.