Male Liposuction by ROXY Plastic Surgery
Many men are frustrated with areas of fat that they just can’t get rid of with diet and exercise. Whether your problem area is your belly and love handles or your chest, liposuction is a great way to remove unwanted fat in a certain area while maintaining your overall weight. Once the fat cells are removed, you can’t gain weight there ever again!
Want to schedule a male liposuction consultation, have a question, or need help with financing? Contact us today!
Schedule a Male Liposuction Consultation
Top Rated Male Liposuction Surgeon in Columbus, Ohio
HOW IT WORKS
Consultation and Planning
When you come to a consultation at ROXY Plastic Surgery, Dr. Grawe will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. Good candidates are men who have areas of unwanted fat but no loose skin. If there is loose skin, you may be a better candidate for an Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck). Dr. Grawe will discuss the differences between Cool Sculpting, Laser or Ultra-sonic Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction so you understand the best plan for your specific needs.
Liposuction is an outpatient surgery so you can go home the same day. The surgery takes a couple hours depending on what areas you are having sculpted. There are tiny incisions made in hidden locations and then tumescent fluid is used to break up the fat, stop bleeding, and numb up the area. Fat is then removed and the area is sculpted to the desired shape. Male Liposuction is different than female liposuction as fat is removed in different locations to give a more chiseled appearance but not a curvy look.
Most men have some discomfort after surgery similar to a very hard abdominal work-out. This is relieved with pain medication which will be prescribed for you by Dr. Grawe. You will be wrapped in compression bandages after the procedure which will help decrease the swelling and discomfort. There will be some bruising which goes away over the next week.
You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down.
You should not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 2 weeks after surgery but you can do light aerobic exercise. You should walk around immediately after surgery and NOT stay in bed. This is important to prevent blood clots. You may remove your outer dressing and shower 48 hours after surgery. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing.
Men can return to their weight lifting routine 2 weeks after surgery and with the fat removed from your problem area, you will see results from your work-outs much quicker!
You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine. Most people are able to return to a light duty job about 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.
With every surgery there are risks involved including bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain, scarring, delayed healing and need for further surgery. Here are some complications specific to Male Liposuction:
Most men are not symmetrical from one side to the other due to bony or muscle asymmetries and there may be asymmetries after surgery as well.
The scars are placed in hidden locations but scars are permanent. The scars fade and improve over time. There may be a scar that looks worse than normal and additional treatments can be done to improve the result.
There may be an area that is not contoured exactly how you want it to be. A further procedure may need to be done to correct it.
There is a lot of water in fat and if a large amount of liposuction is performed you may have low blood pressure afterwards. Sometimes, Dr. Grawe may have you plan on staying overnight in the hospital if a large amount of liposuction is planned so that you can receive IV fluids during your stay. You will need to hydrate before surgery and drink plenty of fluids after surgery as well.
If an area of the abdominal skin does not heal normally, you may develop a wound which requires dressing changes and takes longer than normal to heal.