Liposuction (“Lipo”) is a procedure that removes fat from the body. While some may view this procedure as one directed towards women, it is actually very common among men. Dr. Connors is a recognized leader in male plastic surgery procedures – including body contouring using the SmartLipo Triplex laser system. Using a multi-angled approach, Dr. John Connors or Dr. Alexandra Hart are able to remove unwanted fat while tightening the skin to provide a more chiseled appearance. They use the most high-tech and effective liposuction technology available to remove areas of diet-resistant fat and tighten loose skin.
- Average Procedure Time: 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up: 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient
Male Liposuction FAQs
How Safe Is Lipo?
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have endured bad results at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before, but surgeon skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth result. An experienced surgeon will be able to provide this outcome.
Is It Permanent?
Fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after surgery.
How Much Fat?
The amount of fat removed really depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly 10 pounds of fat or less. Otherwise it is considered a high-volume liposuction, which does present an increased set of risks. It’s advised to get down to your ideal weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Skin Tautness (laxity)?
Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address skin imperfections caused by sagging skin or cellulite under the skin. During your consultation, a discussion can be had regarding the available procedures, which address and improve skin texture. Some procedures recommended to correct skin laxity include abdominoplasty, thigh lift, neck lift, and butt lift surgeries.