Many men are frustrated with areas of fat that they just can’t get rid of with diet and exercise. Whether your problem area is your belly and love handles or your chest, liposuction is a great way to remove unwanted fat in a certain area while maintaining your overall weight.
Once the fat cells are removed, you can’t gain weight there ever again! Want to schedule a male liposuction consultation, have a question, or need help with financing? Contact us today!
1. Consultation and Planning
When you come to a consultation at New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Lee will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. Good candidates are men who have areas of unwanted fat but no loose skin.
If there is loose skin, you may be a better candidate for an Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck). Dr. Lee will discuss the differences between procedures so you understand the best plan for your specific needs.
You will arrive at the office in the morning and be home in the afternoon. This surgery is always done with IV conscious sedation and NOT general anesthesia. Thus you will sleep through the entire procedure but be breathing on your own. You do not need to be intubated.
You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be very swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down. You should not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You should walk around immediately after surgery and NOT stay in bed. This is important to prevent blood clots. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing.
Dr. Lee sees all the patients the next day after surgery. He will remove the bandages and you can shower after these bandages have been removed. You should not lift anything over 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks of recovery. However most patients return to work within 1 week, especially if they have light duty at work. You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine.
Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.
Liposuction for men will give you the contoured, cut body you are looking for. When you are recovered, you will feel confident showing off your sculpted body and enjoy smaller clothes. Individual results may vary.