Liposuction (“Lipo”) is a procedure that removes fat from the body. While some may view this procedure as one directed towards women, it is actually very common among men. No matter how fit you may be, you may still have excess fat beneath your chin, on your chest or breast area, or in your flanks and abdomen. Although diet and exercise may reduce the size of fat cells, liposuction helps to reduce their number and redefine your shape and contour. Liposuction can be used to treat isolated small areas or multiple larger areas where pockets of unwanted fat exist, reshaping what diet and exercise alone cannot always achieve. With small incisions, limited downtime, and a focus on your safety, comfort, and lifestyle, the Plastic Surgery Center of Stockton can help you reduce excess fat and achieve a body that’s custom sculpted to fit your proportions.
Liposuction is a procedure where an incision is made in the treatment area. A small tube – known as a cannula – is placed through the incision and used to break up fatty tissue. The fat is then suctioned out of the body, thus providing significant contouring to the treatment area. The most common liposuction areas for male patients are:
- Abdomen (upper and Lower)
- Chest (removal of unwanted male breast tissue)
- Back (upper and lower)
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes 1-2 weeks for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are quite small and will fade over time.