The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen and a narrow hip-thigh area. However, as men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, the flanks (“love handles”), the breast area (a condition called gynecomastia) and along the chin and neck.
Men sometimes seek liposuction to remove excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct these problem areas.
What liposuction can treat
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
Men retain their skin elasticity longer than women do, and the areas of fat beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular than those in women. Because of these and other factors, liposuction in men is usually very effective.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is one of the most popular body contouring procedures among men. CoolSculpting eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. Sometimes, no matter how intense your workout or restrict your diet, you can’t seem to ditch stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is a FDA-cleared procedure that uses controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate fat.
Men get CoolSculpting to treat areas such as:
- Love handles
- Under the chin
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a common body contouring procedure for male patients. The surgery removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen or unsightly navel, and provide waistline definition. Men who are in relatively good shape but who are bothered by large fat deposits in the lower abdomen or skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise may be good candidates for this procedure. Patients who have minimal excess skin or only lower abdominal tone that is an issue may be candidates for a mini-tuck. Most patients are able to return to work with limited activities within two weeks after surgery.
Fluctuations in weight, growing older and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Upper arm contouring has evolved with the marked progress in the surgical treatment of obesity and liposuction techniques.
An upper arm lift is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.