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.
Common Treatment Areas
The most common liposuction areas that Dr. Connors and Dr. Hart treat for their male patients are:
- Abdomen (upper and Lower)
- Chest (removal of unwanted male breast tissue)
- Back (upper and lower)
Male Liposuction Reviews
"Breast Revision, Lift, Underarm Liposuction - I had breast implants 15 years ago. They were implants by Mentor: Smooth Round High Profile Implants both sides 400cc. They've been great and very natural looking until about two years ago when they began to look uneven on nipple height and the right looked smaller than the left. I consulted with three different plastic surgeons who all recommended a lift as well as new implants. They also recommended the newer gummy gel silicone instead of saline. I had my surgery in Atlanta this week. I'm going to post pre-op photos as well as a journey of my surgery and healing."- Y. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2021
"Breast Revision, Lift, Underarm Liposuction - I had breast implants 15 years ago. They were implants by Mentor: Smooth Round High Profile Implants both sides 400cc. They've been great and very natural looking until about two years ago when they began to look uneven on nipple height and the right looked smaller than the left. I consulted with three different plastic surgeons who all recommended a lift as well as new implants. They also recommended the newer gummy gel silicone instead of saline. I had my surgery in Atlanta this week. I'm going to post pre-op photos as well as a journey of my surgery and healing. Updated on 6 Jul 2021: Updated on 6 Jul 2021: DAY 1 POST OP Updated on 7 Jul 2021: DAY 2 POST OP Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY THREE Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY FOUR Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY FIVE Updated on 7 Jul 2021: Day on my 1-week post op visit Updated on 30 Jul 2021: My bruising has mostly subsided. My exercises have begun five times a day. I am still wearing my surgical bra. I am still wearing paper tape and scar away on top of my incisions. I am still waiting on my right breast to level out and become more even with my left breast. During one of my postop zoom meetings the doctor stated it could be six months before they both heal completely. He also stated that due to the amount of tissue in my left breast and the amount of scarring inside of my right breast, that he did two completely different types of lift. Therefore, they will not heal the same and they will not look the same just yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Updated on 30 Jul 2021:"- Y. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2021
"Dr. Conners and his staff are amazing. They offer a personal touch and genuinely care about your health and healing following surgery. They are always available if you have questions or concerns both pre-op and post-op. Dr. Conners removed scar tissue from my abdominal area caused by cool sculpting. He used laser liposuction and I am extremely happy with the results. He suggested I used the emsculpt treatment to strengthen my abdominal area and it has given me the strength to return to exercise! Don’t go anywhere else!!!"- K.W. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2022
"Scheduled for TT in the morning - excited for this journey - Super nervous being that this is my 1st surgery but I'm trusting the process. Dr. Conners and his staff definitely made me feel comfortable and I'm excited for this journey. Will update on post op and results.Updated on 13 Jul 2022:I'm healing quite well and walking around. I'm swollen and a little sore but other than that I'm healing very well. Dr. John Conners and his team are amazing. I removed my compression garment and it looks really good depsite being swollen. I can already see how I'm going to look and I'm super excited. 'll be going back for my 2nd and final procedure after I heal. I'll post again after my 1st post op app.Updated on 15 Jul 2022:Day 4 post op and I'm so surprised how well I'm recovering. I as well had my 1st bm today so everything seems to be getting back to normal. My stomach and back are getting smaller everyday. I'm so glad I chose Dr. Conners for my TT and Liposuction."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 10, 2022
"While I am only 6 weeks post op (tummy tuck and liposuction of back/waist), I couldn’t be happier with my results. The care I have received from Dr. Connors and all the nurses has been top notch. They listen. They care. I also highly recommend staying overnight after surgery. It’s so peaceful and comfortable, not to mention a load off your mind knowing you are getting the correct care for your procedure. I can’t rave enough about Dr. Connors and his staff. I just left my 1 year post op appointment and I STILL can only rave about Dr. Connors and his staff. They are respectful, knowledgeable and prompt. Not to mention my results are INCREDIBLE (if I do say so myself). Every question I had was answered quickly and thoroughly."- L.D. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are usually small and will fade over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.