Whether in their personal or professional life, men want to look younger, fix features they don’t like, or get rid of annoying fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Looking good is not just a female thing anymore. In fact, as cosmetic surgeons will tell you, it never was!
Problem areas for men
The number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery each year is growing, and liposuction is no exception. Men, too, are susceptible to areas of stubborn fat that hang on despite a healthy diet and exercise.
It’s frustrating for men who work hard to sculpt a masculine physique to find that their efforts are being covered by excess fat. They may lift weights, do cardio, and hit the gym several times a week — and yet, certain areas of their body just don’t reflect their fitness level.
Although it’s often assumed that women are more concerned with appearance, men want to look and feel their best too. Many males desire a lean look, particularly from the waist up. They’re often expected to go shirtless at the beach, and it can be uncomfortable for men who feel that their stomach or torso area looks paunchy or soft.
Although liposuction works equally well for men and women, the areas treated tend to be different. The most common areas for liposuction in men are:
- Love handles
- Chest (male breasts)
- Chin and neck area
Getting the best results
A man’s physique is obviously different from a woman’s, and for that reason, he should make sure he chooses a cosmetic surgeon who is experienced in lipo for men. Liposuction is a versatile and customizable procedure — so make sure the surgeon you choose knows how to use today’s liposuction techniques to your advantage. Talk about your aesthetic goals and expectations, and make sure your surgeon is on board with what you want.
Before and after photos can tell you a lot about the skill of the surgeon too. Ask to view photos of past patients, and make sure you feel comfortable asking questions without pressure or obligation.
Men shouldn’t feel hesitant to pursue liposuction — or any cosmetic surgery. Today, it’s widely accepted that no matter what your age or gender, cosmetic surgery should be your personal choice.
Men and women alike may find that once they remove their problem areas, they can focus on their well-being and enjoy the results of a healthy lifestyle — without fat pockets hiding their hard work. It can be downright motivating to see your hard work take shape in the mirror, and liposuction has the ability to do that for many people.
Would you like to learn more about liposuction? Download our free e-book, Your Guide to SmartLipo™. Once you’re ready to move forward, contact GLOW Surgical Arts to schedule your confidential consultation!