Many men work hard to maintain their lean, physically-fit physiques — only to remain frustrated by pockets of stubborn fat. They eat right, sweat in the gym day after day, and still, the fat remains.
Fortunately, liposuction surgery can help. Even the most stubborn fat seemingly melts away with this procedure — as seen here in these male liposuction before and after photos.
If you’d like a sleeker, trimmer profile (and to be rid of unwanted areas of hard-to-reduce fat once and for all), this could be the best procedure for you. Still, a question remains: Where are the best places to actually get lipo as a guy?
Whenever you’re thinking about getting cosmetic surgery, it’s a good idea to do your research first. Fortunately, we did the hard part for you.
Below, we’ve detailed the top three most popular male liposuction areas. Although liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, these three locations seem to have the greatest impact for most men as they are almost always included in male liposuction surgery.
- The Abdomen
The abdomen is by far the most common area to have liposuction. Naturally, this is where many people — both men and women — carry their fat. This “visceral fat” is associated with numerous health problems and, in addition, can make things like finding clothes that fit and look good a challenge.
Many men who are healthy otherwise still struggle with abdominal fat. Fortunately, liposuction can be used to reduce this area and help guys feel more attractive, youthful, and comfortable in their own skin.
- The Flanks (“Love Handles”)
On your lower back, right above your hips and below your ribs are your flanks — also known as your “love handles”. This area tends to be a common trouble spot for men who want a sleek, trim appearance.
By slimming the flanks and entire waistline through liposuction, it’s easier for guys to create the highly sought “V-shape”, extending from the breadth of a man’s shoulders down to his lower back. Fortunately, male liposuction scars are rarely visible on the flanks, so going shirtless won’t be a problem.
- The Chin
Whether you were born with excess fat beneath your chin or time and weight gain have made it a cosmetic issue for you, chin liposuction can help tremendously. Take a look at chin liposuction before and after photos to see the dramatic effect this procedure can have on someone’s silhouette.
Men, especially, desire a strong, wide, and chiseled jaw. But when even the smallest amount of fat crowds the jawline and extends down the neck, your profile can come off as just the opposite. Liposuction can remove this unwanted bulk and reveal a sharply defined jawline and a more handsome appearance overall.
FAQs: Male Liposuction
Is liposuction good for men?
Yes! Liposuction can be great for men. It’s the ideal way to finally rid yourself of unwanted fat that won’t budge with exercise and diet alone.
Does liposuction work on mens belly fat?
Absolutely. One of the most common areas to get liposuction for men is the abdomen. Belly fat can be tough to get rid of, but liposuction is highly effective at helping you get those sleek, trim abs you’ve always wanted.
How long will liposuction last?
This largely depends on how well you take care of yourself. If you maintain a steady weight and continue leading a healthy lifestyle, you’re likely to benefit from the effects of liposuction for many years – decades even.
Liposuction effectively removes fat cells permanently, and this means that the only way for the fat to “regrow” in the areas where you had liposuction is for you to gain a significant amount of weight. In this case, the fat cells that were left behind would grow in size.
How painful is a liposuction?
For the most part, it’s not a particularly painful procedure. Most patients opt to take around a week off for the initial recovery period. Swelling, bruising, and some moderate pain and discomfort are normal and can be mitigated with at-home care techniques and medications prescribed by your surgeon.
How much does male liposuction cost?
Most single liposuction treatments cost around $4,000 or more. However, your male liposuction price will vary depending on several factors, such as where you have surgery, what surgeon you see, and how many places on the body you opt to treat.
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