ABOUT THE INTERVENTION
Liposuction is a technique that removes unwanted fat from problematic areas of the body. Since its inception, this intervention has undergone significant improvements. Nowadays, it is considered one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men in the world.
Liposuction involves the aspiration of fat cells located on the chin, neck, arms, abdomen, hips or saddlebags, buttocks, thighs, knees, and calves. You name the area, and if there is fat involved, liposuction will take care of it!
It is especially useful to eliminate fatty deposits of hereditary origin since these genetically transmitted cells are resistant to various weight-loss diets and exercise. However, liposuction can’t be seen as a weight-loss treatment.
It is a method of fat removal for men who wish to improve their body image and harmonize their shape. The intervention goes hand in hand with aesthetics. It is all about removing fat while sculpting the body’s shape.
In case you choose Vaser liposuction, you can get even more benefits well beyond a better contour. Actually, this technique can enhance and emphasize your musculature.
Therefore, this explains why a lot of men are interested in this surgical procedure. When excess fat is aspirated, the underlying muscles can stand out better. This gives the illusion of a fitness body, especially around the abdomen, arms, and chest.
Beyond removing excess fat, with Vaser technology, you also get an instant skin-tightening effect without bumps or dimples. The ultrasound waves are well known to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, giving a toned and firmer appearance.
RIGHT CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION
A good liposuction candidate is at, or near his ideal weight. Remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution! (We cannot stress this enough). In the end, the weight of the aspirated fat is little compared to total body weight.
In addition, men with absolute contraindications to liposuction will not be able to go through the procedure. It is the case for patients who:
- Suffer from severe obesity. Removing fat must be limited to reduce the risks of the liposuction procedure. The maximum amount of fat that can be easily removed without increasing complications is between six and eight pounds (5-6 liters).
- Have a fragile state of health such as chronic diseases involving immunosuppression, circulatory or heart problems.
In case of doubt, you must get in touch with your plastic surgeon for more info.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE?
The surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic (traditional liposuction). If the treatment is on the lower body, an epidural may be used, so you would be conscious but numbed from the waist down.
In case you choose Vaser Liposuction, the doctor will use a local anaesthetic with sedation.
The procedure can take between 1-3 hours. In the end, the anaesthesia will depend on the extent of your procedure and the number of areas to be contoured.
However, more often than not, this procedure is treated as a day case, and you may not require an overnight stay in hospital.
First, the treatment area(s) is filled with a mixture anaesthetic solution that contains saline solution, epinephrine, and lidocaine. This helps to numb the area and shrink the blood vessels, minimizing bleeding and post-surgery bruising. Also, it makes it easier to break up the fatty tissue.
Then, the surgeon makes very small incisions on the skin between 3-4mm in size, and uses a very thin hollow metal tube (cannula) attached to a powerful vacuum device to suck out the fat quickly and efficiently.
Vaser Liposuction uses sound waves to help break down or “melt” the fat prior to removal. This is very different from traditional liposuction, where the surgeon manually dislodges fat using back and forth movements.
Finally, the small incisions are closed with stitches or dissolvable sutures, so scarring is minimal.
A FINAL WORD
In conclusion, liposuction for men is a truly accessible, virtually painless, low-risk and safe procedure. It is very affordable.
The intervention allows the body to regain harmony in its shape. The procedure helps male patients to gain self-confidence. Furthermore, it reduces the low self-esteem of people who no longer dare to walk in slim pants or swimsuits.
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