While the goal of liposuction is to sculpt the body’s shape, we must consider the differences between men’s and women’s bodies for successful results. This is why patients should seek surgeons with experience and skill, such as the team at Longwood Plastic Surgery.

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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.

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Differences in Male and Female Liposuction

Men have greater fat density than women. It is thicker and more fibrous, and it closely adheres to muscle, more so than with women. This makes fat in men more challenging to remove through liposuction.

Men tend to have less fat removed than women. It’s not so much about looking thinner or more shapely as it is appearing toned. As such, men need less fat removed to achieve their desired goals.

Men concentrate on different target areas than women. Men often opt for, abdomen, love handles, back, chest, and even the neck for a more sculpted jaw. Women find their most focus on hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and sometimes the flanks.

Men’s goals often differ from women’s. Where women want to be slender, men are more concerned about muscle definition. Because of this, the approach to how much fat is removed and from where differs.

I was recommended to Dr. Morris through my doctor at BID-Needham. Due to prior surgeries, I had some issues and Dr. Morris is the best. He has done a fantastic job with my abdomen core and I feel and look fantastic.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about liposuction? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.