Liposuction for Men in Chicago
What Is Male Liposuction?
Liposuction, or lipo, is one of the best known and most common cosmetic procedures in the United States for men. Liposuction is a simple procedure that seeks to remove unwanted and excess fat from specific areas of the body. The word itself is a combination of the Greek lipos, meaning “fat” and “suction.” It is important to note that while liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure, treatment can dramatically improve the overall shape and appearance of your body.
Liposuction has been around for decades and is a common and safe way to eliminate body fat. Compared to liposuction procedures for women, men tend to target different areas. Many men choose to remove fat from their abdomen, chest, or neck, but the procedure can be tailored to suit each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Steinbrech and his team at Alpha Male Plastic Surgery are offering liposuction services to men in Chicago.
How Is Liposuction Performed On Men?
There are multiple techniques that can be used during liposuction treatment, but all involve the insertion of a vacuum-connected tube that suctions out subcutaneous fat. Some liposuction procedures involve the injection of a chemical solution into the problem area, which will numb pain and limit bruising. Other procedures implement ultrasound or high-intensity lasers to break down fat cell walls before removal. Regardless of which option you choose, extremely small incisions will be made around the treatment area and excess fat will be vacuumed out. Oftentimes, male patients may opt for liposuction with BodyBanking (or fat transfer), to redistribute fat to more desirable areas such as the delts and glutes.
Preparation For Male Liposuction
It is extremely important that liposuction be performed by an accredited surgical facility. Board-certified surgeon, Dr. Steinbrech offers safe and effective liposuction services for men at Alpha Male Plastic Surgery’s Chicago practice. Additionally, there are some steps that patients themselves must take as they prepare for liposuction. This includes a medical evaluation, potential changes in the medications you take (as advised by your doctor), a cessation of smoking, and an avoidance of anti-inflammatory drugs which increase bleeding.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Liposuction?
Men who have specific areas of the body from which they want to remove fat may want to consider liposuction. As mentioned above, liposuction is not considered a weight-loss treatment, so men looking for medical procedures to dramatically aid in weight loss should consider alternatives. Liposuction will also not remove cellulite from the body. It specifically targets stubborn, hard-to-shed fat in specific areas.
It is also recommended that you halt smoking well in advance of liposuction treatment. During your initial consultation, your doctor will review your medical record to determine your eligibility.
You Are A Good Candidate For Liposuction If You:
- Have fat you want to be eliminated from specific areas of the body
- Wish to improve your physical appearance and shape
- Are within 30% of your ideal body weight
- Have a solid muscle tone with firm, elastic skin
- Have realistic goals in mind regarding your liposuction treatment
What Can I Expect From Liposuction Recovery?
When done by a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Steinbrech, liposuction is one of the safest and most effective ways for men to remove unwanted body fat. Patients will likely experience some pain, swelling and bruising after liposuction, especially in the week after surgery. Normal activities can generally be resumed within a few weeks, but be sure to consult with your doctor, as each individual’s case is different.
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Immediately after liposuction, compression garments and bandages will be applied to control swelling and compress your body to your new contours. In some cases, small drains are applied in existing incisions to drain any excess fluid or fat. These drains are temporary and will be removed at a later date. Your doctor will provide specific steps you should take in the postoperative period. This will include instructions on how to care for the treatment site, as well as any medications needed to avoid infection and reduce pain.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation
Interested in liposuction? Book your initial consultation at our Male Plastic Surgery Chicago office today. More information about liposuction treatment for men will be given during your consult.