If you’ve been struggling with weight loss and you are finding it hard to lose fatty deposits in certain parts of your body, you can choose to undergo Male liposuction surgery. The aim of this surgery is not too help with total male weight loss but to focus on sculpting specific parts of your body.
Some of the areas where liposuction can be done includes
- Inner and outer thighs
Types of Male Liposuction Procedures
When choosing to undergo this procedure, you should be aware that there are different types of liposuction. Discuss with your doctor, so as to come up with the best solution that is most viable for you. Your doctor will advice you after examining your body.
- Traditional lipo– In this case, a cannula is inserted under your skin in the area where the fat is to be removed. A saline solution is then used to break up the fat cells, before the fat is sucked out of the body. This is known as suction assisted lipectomy.
- Laser lipo– This utilizes a laser to break up the fatty cells in the body, before fat is suctioned away. The difference between this procedure and the traditional one is that this procedure uses less effort and time due to the advanced technology used to melt the fat cells. This male liposuction procedure is referred to as ultrasonic assisted lipectomy.
What to Expect During the Male Fat Removal Procedure
The doctor will use either local or genera anesthesia during the male fat removal procedure. With local anesthesia, the doctor will numb the area using an injection. Saline water is also injected into the area to help break up the fat cells in the body. Adrenaline will also be injected into the targeted area. The aim of this is to help reduce the amount of bleeding and bruising experienced.
When the process is being carried out, you might experience some medium pressure or tingling sensation on the area that is being worked on. You will not feel any pain due to the anesthesia used. The process should take about an hour or up to 5 hours depending on the area that is being worked on. There will be no need for an overnight stay at the hospital.
In fact, you can head back to work again after the procedure if local anesthesia was used. The area where the incisions were made will be covered with a small bandage to protect any fluid from leaking onto your clothes. But if general anesthesia was used during male liposuction procedure, you will need to head back home for some rest and recovery before you can resume work a few days after. You will also need to organize for someone to pick you up from the hospital after the male fat reduction procedure since you will not be in a position to drive.
Some drainage tubes and compression garments and antibiotics will be necessary to help you heal faster during recovery. Even though you should avoid any strenuous activity for the first month after the procedure, you should try and walk around as soon as you can after the procedure instead of just lying down.
Just like any surgical procedure, there are risk associate with this operation. The major risks include
- Irregularities on the skin
The effect of this procedure is permanent since the fat removed from the body will be permanently lost. However, that does not mean that you should not take care of your body. You should exercise and watch what you eat, so that you do not pile on the pounds again.
This male liposuction procedure is best used by individuals who want to lose small fatty deposits in their body but it can also be used to get rid of large amounts of fat. Different areas of the body can be targeted and large amounts of fat suctioned out during the male liposculpture process. But you should realize that this is not often the norm and this is only done in special cases.
What Are The Alternatives To Male Liposculpture?
Men who want to lose only small amounts of fat can consider undergoing coolsculpting instead of lipo. The doctor will work closely with you to come up with a treatment plan that will meet your sculpting needs. This is important since every male patient is different and they have different body structures and different goals.