Liposuction for Men
A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential for reaching your aesthetic goals. However, stubborn fat deposits may remain despite your best efforts. Excess fat often is seen in the abdomen and waist of our male patients in the Tampa area.
Liposuction can eliminate these problem spots, providing a slimmer and more muscular appearance. Fatty deposits blur the more chiseled look of the chest and abdomen, and removing those deposits can encourage a more cut, muscular appearance to the torso.
Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about male liposuction. A Tampa Bay native himself, Dr. Castellano knows exactly how important it is to look and feel confident both on and off the beach.
When Liposuction Is Right
The men who are most satisfied with their liposuction results have realistic expectations and are already in good health. Liposuction isn’t a weight loss solution, and is used instead to help sculpt the body and reveal muscle tone which may otherwise be lost or disguised by stubborn fat.
If you are already living a healthy lifestyle and staying active, and are looking for a way to further enhance your appearance, lipo might be the right choice for you. Slimmer lines through the waist also help men look younger and fitter. Facial liposuction and lipo of the neck can also contribute to a younger appearance.
The most popular areas treated by liposuction for men are the abdomen, chest and “love handles.”
What to Expect
Prior to the liposuction procedure, Dr. Castellano will meet with you for a scheduled consultation. This meeting gives you time to get your questions answered, have the doctor review your goals, and customize a plan to help you achieve your them.
During the procedure, very small incisions will be made to access the targeted pockets of fat. These incisions are placed unobtrusively which is designed to be hidden by everyday clothing. Through the incision, a small surgical wand, called a cannula, is inserted. The cannula is moved back and forth under the skin to break up and remove the fat deposits.
Dr. Castellano performs Tumescent Liposuction to inject fluid during the procedure, allowing for increased comfort and larger amounts of fat to be removed easily.
Recovery and Results
Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure, and recovery time is similarly minimal. Since the incisions for liposuction are so small that they don’t generally require stitches, scarring is rarely a concern. This allows for maximum discretion and a quick return to your normal routine.
Some men report a sensation similar to feeling bruised in the treatment area the next day, though this should not last more than a day or two. A reduction in fat deposits will be apparent almost immediately. However, there may be swelling that follows a bit later on that can potentially disguise those areas again. The final, slimmer results should be visible within the first week or two after the procedure.
With Other Procedures
Liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to improve the results without the additional recovery period which would be necessary for a separate surgical procedure. Liposuction can also enhance other, similar procedures. For example, liposuction can be combined with abdominoplasty for a full restructuring of the entire abdominal area.