Are you bothered by stubborn areas of fat that just won’t seem to budge, despite an active and healthy lifestyle? Liposuction is a body contouring method that eliminates fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including:
- Chin, neck, or cheeks
- Upper arms or chest
- Abdomen, waist, buttocks, hips, or thighs
- Knees, calves, or ankles
It is important to understand that liposuction is not an alternative to dieting and exercise; instead, it targets those areas of your body that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods. The procedure works best if your weight is fairly stable, but you have pockets of excess fat in specific places.
Liposuction is often confused with other procedures such as tummy tucks and cellulite reduction. Both liposuction and tummy tucks remove excess fat from your abdomen, but liposuction will not tighten muscles or eliminate loose skin, as a tummy tuck will do. However, the procedures are often performed together.
Who can Benefit from Liposuction for Men?
Men who have areas of exercise-resistant fat that they wish to eliminate can often benefit from this procedure. The ideal candidate will be within 30% of their ideal weight and have elastic skin and good muscle tone. To learn more about this procedure and if it is right for you, contact our Grand Rapids, MI office today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you. To begin, your surgeon makes a small incision in the targeted area and inserts a cannula, which is a hollow tube attached to a vacuum. The cannula breaks up the fat and suctions it out in a process that takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. You will feel some vibration and friction if you are under local anesthetic, and possibly a stinging sensation when the cannula moves close to the muscle.
Following your liposuction procedure, you may need to wear a compression garment or bandages to help control swelling and support your new body contours. Strenuous activity should be avoided for two to four weeks, and stitches will dissolve or be removed within 10 days. You should be able to resume work in two or three days if your surgery was minor, or within two weeks if it was more extensive. Liposuction does leave scars, but they are small and placed where they are hidden from view. Your new body contour will be permanent as long as you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
“Almost a year ago I had muscle repair, lipo and a tummy tuck and my only regret is not doing it sooner! Dr. Renucci was so knowledgeable and confident about my results that it put my mind at ease. Everything turned out better than I could have imagined it.”Patient reviews
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