Liposuction For Men


Liposuction was initially more common with women wishing to remove unwanted deposits in certain areas of the body. It rarely related to being overweight of obese but rather to a body sculpting treatment to improve physical definition. For the very same reasons men have begun to look at liposuction to redefine their chest, stomach area or even to remove stubborn love handles.

Liposuction For The Male Body

Liposuction can be used in most areas of the body and the most popular places for men to have this procedure include; under the chin, around the waist, on the abdomen, on the buttocks, on the calves and on the chest to remove breast-like fatty deposits. Similarly, for men who are looking to enhance and define (or create a six pack) liposuction can also be very effective. Once liposuction has removed the fat cells they are gone permanently so the fat will not reappear if you maintain a sensible diet and exercise regime, although the remaining fat cells can increase in size if weight is gained.

Male liposuction treatment areas.

Patients ideally should be a reasonably healthy weight (within 10%-15% of their ideal weight), should have a healthy diet and exercise routine and should not smoke for at least 6-8 weeks prior to surgery. The beauty of liposuction surgery is that once fat cells have been removed from a problem area they do not regenerate so the chances of putting on weight in that area again are very low.

Hi Def Body Sculpting

While many men work very hard to achieve the perfect body, very few actually achieve it naturally. Many men find that they can never achieve the perfect physique, no matter how hard they try. There is always extra fat in skin creases between muscles and this is where hi def body sculpting may be used to achieve the perfect male physique. This procedure removes smalls amounts of fat from very specific body areas, using a liposuction probe, and targets fat along natural curves and ridges of muscles. The main target areas for this procedure are the abs and chest although it can be applied to other areas.

How Much Will Male Liposuction Cost?

As a rule of thumb, liposuction cost for men can be found from around £2,600 in the UK and this is a similar starting cost for women. However, the actual cost of the liposuction for men will normally be higher due to the fact that the fat in males tends to be more fibrous and harder to remove than female fat and thus requires more time and effort than most procedures for women.

Procedure Price Range (GBP)
VASER Liposuction £2,600-£6,000
Traditional Liposuction £2,770-£6,000
Laser Liposuction £2,770-£6,000
SmartLipo £1,999-£6,000
CoolSculpting £2,770-£6,000
MicroLipo £2,300 for one area

Finance And Repayment Plans

Many clinics will now offer payment plans that allow the patient to make repayments over a fixed period (usually 12, 18 or 24 months) at 0% interest. Or there are private credit companies that specialize in providing credit for cosmetic surgery or medical procedures. These credit providers will usually charge a low-rate of interest on the repayments but with more flexible terms and longer repayment schedules.

The Benefits of Liposuction

The exact benefits achieved through a liposuction procedure will vary from patient to patient. However, some of the most commonly reported benefits include; reduction in body fat (particularly stubborn pockets of fat), increased self esteem and self confidence, more prominent muscles, the ability to wear clothes that were previously considered unsuitable, and feeling that your body is now in proportion.

It is important to remember that there is only a certain amount of fat that can be safely removed in a single liposuction procedure, meaning if you have a large amount of fat to be removed, the desired effect can take more than one session to be achieved.

The Procedure

Liposuction uses a hollow tube known as a cannula to suction away fat tissue. The same cannula is used to physically disrupt the lodged fat and break it into removal pieces during conventional liposuction. Newer types of liposuction can use lasers or ultrasound to liquefy fatty tissue prior to sucking it out of the body. It is even possible to allow the fat to be naturally neutralized and drained away by the body's drainage system as an option with Smart Lipo.

Liposuction Techniques

Traditional liposuction involves the surgeon injecting a mixture of salty water, adrenaline and local anaesthetic under the skin to reduce bleeding and swelling. A tube is then inserted into the skin which is attached to a vacuum pump. The tube is moved around to break up the fat which is then sucked out alongside any fluid.

Increasingly, however, there are more options available for men who are interested in liposuction. A very popular choice for those who are looking at having fat removed from their torso is Ultrasound Liposuction which uses sound waves to break up the fat before it is removed. This is very effective on areas of dense fat which tend to be found on the male body.

Another type of liposuction is dry liposuction, and this is where the fat is removed without the prior addition of liquid. This tends to be a more painful method, however, and surgeons will only recommend this treatment in specific cases.

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Liposuction Aftercare

After your treatment, the area will be covered in bandages and typically you be fitted with an elasticated support garment. These will help reduce the swelling and improve your overall body shape and will need to be worn for up to three weeks.

Depending on whether you have had a general or a local anaesthetic, you may need to be driven home and you will be advised to have a friend or relative with you for the first 24 hours.

It typically takes around 2 weeks to recover fully from a liposuction operation but this will vary depending on the area treated and the amount of fat removed. If you have had a large amount removed, you may need up to 10 days off work.

You will be advised to refrain from taking part in strenuous exercise for 4 weeks although gentle exercise such as walking will be encouraged. You may also need some pain relief but usually over the counter medicines such as paracetamol are sufficient. The swelling can take some time to subside and it can be several months before the final result is apparent.

Potential Complications

The possible risks are connected to bad reactions to anaesthesia, infection, bleeding or possible blood clots. It's important to discuss these potential problems with your surgeon so that you are at least aware of this. Most clinics will offer medical insurance as part of their overall treatment package for the patient's own peace of mind.

Male Liposuction Abroad

Since men tend to be charged a little more than women for liposuction they could quite possibly benefit more by travelling abroad for liposuction surgery. Liposuction for men abroad is available at considerably less than UK liposuction prices and liposuction for men in Prague is available at a fraction of the UK cost starting from around £452. Belgium and the Czech Republic both have lower liposuction for men prices starting at around £963 and £1037 respectively. One should be aware of the potential complications of looking for liposuction abroad as each country will have their own medical standards which may be higher or lower than the UK. Using a legitimate surgery abroad comparison website could be very helpful in putting patients in touch with bona fide surgeons and clinics abroad.