Although having liposuction done has traditionally been the realm of females, male liposuction is becoming more and more popular. Men who are looking for help to get rid of that spare tire around the middle or excess fat elsewhere, including double chins and arms, are now turning to liposuction to help. Male liposuction is much the same as the procedure for women and uses the same tools, but it is often performed on different areas of the body.
Men tend to collect fat in different areas of the body than women. While women tend to accumulate fat deposits on the hips, the backside and the thighs as well as the belly, men generally have most of their excess fat in the belly area as well as in the face; rarely is male liposuction preformed on the thighs as it often is for women. The most common place to have male liposuction performed is around the middle, where a “spare tire” or “love handles” often appear. Men tend to accumulate fat both at the front and around the sides of the belly area, creating that appearance of a tire around the middle.
Like liposuction for women, male liposuction uses a small tube called a cannula that is inserted through small incisions in the skin and is used to suck the fat out from under the skin and remove it. Male liposuction can help to sculpt and tone the body and is best used on men who regularly exercise. Removing that last stubborn layer of fat can help to reveal the abs you have been working on and give your chest and stomach get that sculpted look every man is after. For some men, exercise alone won’t get these results due to genetics; using male liposuction is the only way to get the look you are after.
Male liposuction carries the same risks as it does on women. The major risks include a pulmonary embolism, which is when a small piece of the fat gets loose and travels into the lungs causing serious breathing problems. This is rare but life threatening. Other risks include complications from anesthesia, such as allergic reactions, and also minor issues such as scarring. Male liposuction is a surgery and should be approached with the same caution you would use with any surgical procedure. Sit down with your doctor and make sure you understand all of the possible risks associated with the procedure.
Male liposuction is growing in popularity as more men are willing to do whatever it takes to finally achieve the body of their dreams. It is an effective way to get rid of that last layer of fat or create a smoother and more toned look that exercise alone can’t give you. Remember that male liposuction is an expensive option as well, so be sure that it is the right choice for you. Surgery should always be a last resort, and even a cosmetic surgeon will tell you that exercise and good eating habits are the best way to lose weight.