Liposuction for Men
Even though some men may believe only women and celebrities have cosmetic surgery, that is really an outdated view. Statistics show more and more men are choosing to have aesthetic surgery, including body contouring procedures such as liposuction. Memphis-area men request liposuction more than any other procedure at our Germantown, Tennessee practice.
If you've been considering liposuction and are looking for a plastic surgeon, request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Ronald J. Johnson or call our office at (901) 737-1050 and a member of our friendly staff will help schedule an appointment.
What Can Liposuction Do?
Men who come in for liposuction consultations are usually concerned about having excess fat in at least one of these 3 areas:
- The chin and neck
- The chest
- The abdomen and flanks (love handles)
Excess fat in the chin can result in a double-chin. Liposuction may be combined with a neck lift or facelift to get the desired cosmetic results, although younger men with good skin tone and adequate bone structure usually benefit from a less involved procedure. If there is simply excess fat, a small incision in the crease under the chin, along with one at each earlobe, are usually the only incisions needed to provide access for surgical correction. A microcannula, or small tube, is inserted to suction the excess fat.
Liposuction that targets the male abdomen and love handles typically is performed with different aesthetic goals in mind than for women. Although both men and women want to remove pockets of fat that resist exercise and healthy diets, men usually want more pronounced "six-pack" abdominal contours than women.
Adult and adolescent men concerned about gynecomastia, or overly developed breasts, may be good candidates for liposuction if the primary cause of the condition is excess fatty tissue. In some cases, Dr. Johnson may combine liposuction with gynecomastia surgery if excess glandular tissue is also present.
The procedure can usually be performed using 3 or 4 incisions that are still small, even though the amount of fat being removed is much greater than from the neck, for example. Usually the greatest amount of fat is removed from the front of the abdomen, with extensions around the waist toward the back to sculpt the flanks.