Are you a man struggling to get rid of stubborn fat despite exercise and having a healthy diet?
You’re not alone. Liposuction, or Lipo, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men and could be the solution you’re looking for. At Annapolis Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique needs of our male patients and provide personalized care with exceptional results. While Lipo is commonly associated with women, men can also take advantage of this procedure. In fact, lipo is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men and hundreds of procedures like this are performed in our office every year. Lipo is a fairly common and safe procedure for men who want to improve their confidence and physique.
Lipo can be an excellent solution for men who have tried exercise and dieting to get rid of stubborn fat pockets without success. The suitable candidate for lipo typically has good skin elasticity, and therefore age is another factor to consider. While you may experience some weakness, drowsiness, and discomfort immediately after the procedure it is generally not overly painful. It is essential to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with Dr. Chappell, a forerunner of male lipo and a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 2 decades of experience, who can help determine if lipo is the right option for you.
After learning about lipo, it is common to wonder if there is a difference between liposuction in males and females. Is it safe for me? How effective is liposuction? We have answered these along with other commonly asked post-liposuction questions below!
Dr. Chappell utilizes an advanced lipo technique, Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL), to achieve optimal results for his male patients. PAL is a precise method of removing unwanted fat, which enables Dr. Chappell to sculpt and contour the body with greater ease and less stress on the body. As with any procedure for which a patient has to be “put under”, it can cause anxiety, but it is safe to say that male lipo is a very safe and routine procedure with a low complication rate according to studies by the Cleveland Clinic.
Differences between Male and Female Liposuction
Male lipo, just like female lipo, can be used to remove fat from virtually any area of the body, but the most common areas for men are the chest, abdomen, back, hips, and thighs. Compared to female lipo, male lipo often involves the removal of larger and more dense fat deposits. While the recovery time and potential side effects are similar for both men and women, male lipo may require more advanced techniques to achieve optimal results.
Is Liposuction Effective and Permanent?
Effective? Yes Permanent? Also, yes, but only in the areas of treatment will it effectively and significantly reduce the amount of fat. Lipo is a very useful tool to supplement a healthy lifestyle as lipo enhances one’s appearance by removing excess fat in the areas that will not go away despite diet and exercise.
Another key way to make sure lipo is effective is to adhere to all of the aftercare instructions. Resting and wearing your compression bandages for the appropriate amount of time is key to a successful and swift recovery.
At Annapolis Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique needs of our male patients and we are committed to providing personalized care with exceptional results. Dr. Chappell has over 20 years of experience performing lipo for men and uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward achieving the body you’ve always wanted.
If lipo sparks your interest, feel free to check out our gallery for before and after photos and give us a call at (410) 226- 7215 to schedule a consultation.