Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the US. Although it is often considered a procedure used by females, male liposuction is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, especially in our image-driven society. Liposuction can help men remove stubborn areas of fat that hinder their appearance and keep them from achieving the youthful, toned look they desire. This procedure removes fat by inserting a small tube into the body and suctioning out the fat, leaving patients with a slimmer, sculpted appearance.
Liposuction for men is most commonly performed on the chest, flanks, abdomen, neck and chin. It can also be used to treat the:
- Upper arms
Liposuction is also effective for treating gynecomastia, an enlargement of the male breast tissue caused by a hormonal imbalance. This common condition can be treated through breast reduction surgery, but liposuction often offers the same effective results with minimal downtime and practically no visible scarring. Many men with gynecomastia only have a small amount of fat tissue that needs to be removed and can usually benefit from liposuction.