How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a small cannula inserted into the fatty tissues of the target area to suction away fat cells. Patients who have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t shift with diet or exercise, or who have a specific goal for their physique are often those who benefit most from liposuction.
The techniques used for male liposuction vary from how the procedure is performed with women, typically due to differences in men’s and women’s anatomical makeup. It’s important to feel comfortable with your surgeon, that they are experienced in the art and science involved in sculpting male and female physiques through liposuction.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is a fairly universal procedure patients of both genders have to achieve their body shaping goals.
The best candidates are those who don’t smoke and have realistic expectations for the outcomes. Liposuction is not a solution for weight loss, so it is best performed on patients at or near their ideal weight. The areas targeted can show dramatic improvements, but the fat volume is generally low in terms of pounds lost. Your LPS surgeon can answer all your questions during your comprehensive consultation.
Similarities in Male and Female Liposuction
All the liposuction procedures performed by your LPS surgeon are done on an outpatient basis in our accredited surgical facility for maximum safety and patient comfort and privacy.
Liposuction can be performed with either general or sedation anesthesia regardless of your gender. In some cases, tumescent fluid with an anesthetic component can be used to further your comfort during and after the procedure. We’ll discuss with you the best type of anesthesia for your specific requirements and medical history.
You can expect a 1-2 week initial recovery period for both men and women. It’s a good idea to be mobile within the first 24-48 hours to maintain good blood circulation, but it’s also important to rest as needed. You’ll need to wear a compression garment day and night for the first 2-3 weeks to support your tissues and preserve your surgeon’s careful sculpting.
Men and women alike have added fat transfer to their liposuction procedure to enhance other areas of the body lacking volume. Women often transfer fat to the breasts, buttocks, or face, while men prefer to enhance areas like the calves. Your LPS surgeon is highly skilled at the techniques necessary for successful fat transfer.