Although liposuction treatments have been much more popular among female body contouring patients, more and more men are discovering the benefits of this surgery. As the stigma against male patients of liposuction begins to fade, men are feeling more comfortable consulting with a plastic surgeon about targeting body fat and meeting their body contouring goals. Indeed, liposuction techniques like SmartLipo and CoolSculpting can provide all the same benefits to men that women have been enjoying for years.
Why Do Men Seek Liposuction Surgery?
The reasons that patients seek liposuction are numerous. The removal of fat cells from strategic areas of the body can provide a long list of results. Among male patients, some of the top reasons for liposuction treatments include:
- More youthful, fitter body tone.
- Visible results that support time at the gym.
- Slimmer, smoother physique without excess pockets of fat.
- Control over their appearance, especially after weight fluctuations and aging.
- Public perception, especially as it relates to career advancement and job security.
SmartLipo liposuction treatments are a great way to achieve the body contouring results you want to see, whether you are male or female. It can be applied to the hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, male breasts, and even the face and neck. Whatever your reasons for seeking liposuction may be, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to plan a successful procedure that addresses all of your concerns.
Where Areas Are Common Treatment Spots for Male Patients?
One of the ways that body contouring treatments may differ between male and female patients is in the treatment spots they choose. Male patients tend to favor specific areas of the body that can crop up as trouble spots for them. Love handles are a big complaint among male patients, as well as the hips and lower abdomen. It is less common for men to have liposuction treatments around the thighs, arms, and buttocks, some of the top spots for females. Men can also use SmartLipo or CoolSculpting treatments to permanently remove fatty tissue around the male breasts, helping to create a more masculine shape to the chest.
The SmartLipo Procedure
The SmartLipo Triplex approach to liposuction uses laser energy to permanently remove unwanted fat cells from strategic areas of the body. The procedure is much less invasive and safer than traditional methods of liposuction, with a shorter recovery period and improved results.
SmartLipo treatments are typically performed under local anesthesia. The procedure begins with small incisions along the treatment area, through which a small cannula can be inserted. This tube is fitted with laser fibers, which is used to liquefy fat cells. These are then suctioned out with the cannula and removed from the body. The laser energy also works to tighten up the skin of the treatment area, leaving a smoother and slimmer appearance to the area.
The Nonsurgical CoolSculpting Procedure
Through recent innovations in medical technology, liposuction can now be performed as a nonsurgical procedure with the use of the CoolSculpting machine. With this treatment, pockets of fat can be removed even more safely and without a long healing period. The procedure can be performed without any anesthetics or sedatives, with most patients happy to recline and read a book, tap a nap, or work on a laptop.
CoolSculpting can be applied anywhere on the body that traditional or laser liposuction can. During the procedure, two cooling panels are used to lift the skin and tissue and send freezing temperatures into the fat cells. These temperatures are specially targeted to freeze fat cells without causing harm to the surrounding skin and tissue. The frozen fat cells will die off and be removed by the body, gradually revealing your results over time for up to three or four months. Most patients can see up to 20% fat cell reduction at the treatment sites. CoolSculpting can be repeated to achieve more dramatic results, if desired.
Planning a SmartLipo or CoolScultping Procedure
If you’re a male or female prospective body contouring patient, a consultation can help you to decide which treatments are the right fit for you. To get a preview of how you will likely look after your fat removal procedure, Dr. Rubinstein will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your body, they will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results from either approach.
For expert guidance through the planning process of your body contouring procedure, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.