If you are bothered by excess fat anywhere on your body, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. Hundreds of thousands of Americans get liposuction every year, including many men: in fact, liposuction is one of the top 5 male plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Liposuction for men can be a great way to trim away excess fat and restore a masculine physique.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can help reduce fat deposits throughout the body. It is performed on problem areas where stubborn fat persists despite dieting and exercise. The procedure works by inserting a tube into an incision made below the skin surface and then suctioning out the fat cells. This decreases the amount of fatty tissue and creates slimmer, smoother body contours.
What Areas of the Male Body Can Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction can be performed nearly anywhere on the body. For men, the most popular treatment areas are the abdomen, flanks (sides of the waist), chest, and back. Flattening and smoothing these areas can go a long way toward restoring firm and masculine contours.
How Can Liposuction Help Men?
Liposuction can get rid of fat from nearly anywhere on the body, but most men undergo the procedure to eliminate stubborn belly fat. The waistline is a common fat deposit, especially for men; statistics indicate that men have a higher tendency to accumulate abdominal fat than women. Because this unfortunate reality can negatively affect overall health, and because it is directly at odds with societal beliefs regarding the ideal male body shape, belly fat is a popular reason for men to get liposuction.
Improve Male Body Shape
It is widely believed that the ideal male figure is built like an upside-down triangle: broad at the shoulders and narrowing downward to the hips. For men with stubborn belly fat, however, the body may look nothing like this. Call it a stomach paunch, beer belly, potbelly, spare tire–whatever the name, it is more similar to an apple than an upside-down triangle. This problem can be made worse if the chest area has also accumulated excess fat, creating the appearance of pseudo male breasts.
Fortunately, liposuction can help. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat directly from the lower abdomen and the chest. The result? A trimmer, more contoured and masculine appearance from the chest down through the waistline.
Whether or not your figure matches society’s male body ideal, liposuction has the power to help you look your best. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have broad shoulders and narrow hips; men who are slight of build, who have wider hips, who have excess fat in areas other than the abdomen, and more can all benefit from liposuction. By trimming away stubborn fat wherever it is located, liposuction sculpts your body into a more ideal shape.
Improve Men’s Health
In addition to the aesthetic reasons to undergo liposuction, this procedure can also indirectly improve men’s health. Stubborn belly fat has been strongly linked to major health problems like type II diabetes and heart disease. Reducing the amount of fat you have in your midsection can help lower your chances of developing these conditions.
Having less belly fat can also provide incredible motivation to maintain your body shape. After liposuction, you may find yourself developing a greater desire to exercise regularly, watch what you eat, and take care of your body. This personal motivation can help you stay on track to maintain your newly improved figure for many years.
Whether you want to improve your figure, your health, or both, liposuction can help. This procedure can help you look your best and improve your quality of life. Men all across the nation have been turning to liposuction in order to look and feel their best.
For more information about liposuction for men, schedule your consultation with Denver area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat. Call (303) 232-8585 or contact us online today.