Liposuction For Men

Men, Are You Pumping Iron And Starving Yourself To No Avail?

Liposuction For Men

Hey Guys, sick of starving yourself and beating yourself up at the gym with no visible results?

Do you have fat that just won’t go away no matter how much iron you pump, how many sit ups you do, or how much you starve yourself?

If you have excesss subcutaneous fat, which is resistant to diet and exercises and you wish to change the contours of your body, then liposuction surgery may be appropriate for you.

Commonly involved areas are the anterior part of the neck ( under the chin), upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles.

Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent countour changes. Improved techniques now allow larger amounts of fat removal.

Liposculpture can be useful to heavier persons as well.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation With Dr. Vu Today By Calling 503.601.2910 or Toll Free 866.297.8522.

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Liposuction Surgery For Men – A Quick Glance

Who Is A Liposuction Surgery Candidate?

If you have excess subcutaneous fat, which is resistant to diet and exercise. If you wish to change the contours of your body. Commonly involved areas are the anterior part of the neck (under the chin), upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles.

Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent contour changes. Improved techniques now allow larger amounts of fat removal. Liposculpture can beuseful to heavier persons as well.

Liposuction Surgery Intended Results

A permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas.
A more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing.

Liposuction Surgery Procedure Description

The procedures are done on an outpatient basis.

General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort.
Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.

If very large volumes of fat are to be removed, we will probably ask you to donate one or two units of blood and take supplemental iron before surgery. Your own blood will be used as a transfusion at the end of surgery.

Liposuction Surgery Recuperation And Healing

The patient goes home with a compression garment (or tape) covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for about a month as it helps reduce swelling and helps you achieve the final result more quickly.

Once pain and soreness decrease, it is frequently more comfortable to wear lycra or spandex exercise pants. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.

Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. The final result takes shape over 2-3 months.

Liposuction Surgery Other Options

Additional procedures that may enhance the result are Tummy Tuck
(Abdominoplasty), Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Thigh Lift, or Buttock Lift.

NOTE:

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

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Liposuction Surgery Potential Risks

No surgeries are performed without risks. Dr. Vu’s goal is to perform the planned procedure, take extra precaution during surgery, and most important of all is to be safe and yet achieve utmost optimal outcomes. Following are some of the potential risks that are commonly discussed about regarding liposuction.

A. Waviness, Wrinkling, or Dimpling of the Skin

As knowledge has increased and technology has improved, this potential problem has become much less common. The use of much smaller cannulas (tubes inserted to remove the fat cells) has helped tremendously. Tight and firm skin before surgery will probably remain so after healing.

If your skin is loose, wrinkled, or dimpled before surgery, it may remain the same or be slightly worse after surgery.

B. Asymmetry

It is not always possible to obtain total symmetry when bilateral procedures are performed. Very few people are totally symmetrical prior to liposculpture. If a significant difference is visible following healing, a secondary “touch up” procedure may be indicated to minimize such findings.

C. Loss of Sensation

Usually, any numbness or loss of sensation is temporary and resolves within a few months.

D. Excess Fat Removal

Although this can occur in an attempt to remove as much fat as possible, careful discussion and preoperative understanding between you and Dr. Vu make this an unlikely possibility.

E. Fluid and Electrolyte Problems

When we anticipate that large volumes of fat need removal (2000 cc or more), we will request that you donate a unit or two of your own blood during the preoperative period. This will help your body adjust to the loss of fluid and blood that occurs during surgery and to the postoperative shift of fluids to the areas under the skin that were suctioned.

These changes, the operative fluid losses and the postoperative fluid shifts, help to explain why you may feel “washed out” for a few days after surgery.

F. Bleeding and Bruising

Some bruising almost always surfaces for 2-3 weeks after liposculpture. Formation of hematomas (blood clots under the skin) is rare. Resolution occurs with time and massage. Extremely rare cases may require suction of the blood clots.

G. Skin Loss

Skin loss is extremely rare following liposculpture and may require secondary reparative surgery.

H. Lumpiness, Firmness

During the healing phase (several weeks or longer) you may feel firmness or lumpiness under the treated areas.

I. Seroma formation

Fluids can collect under the skin following liposculpture (very uncommon). If this problem occurs, aspiration with a needle or even open drainage might be indicated.

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Liposuction Surgery Postoperative Care

Special attentions are placed during your postoperative period. My goal is to make sure that you are comfortable after you leave the surgery center, and have proper instructions how to take care of yourself in order for you to have a pleasant surgical experience.

A. Compression Garment

If you have had suction of your knees, thighs, hips, or abdomen, Dr. Vu will have put a compression garment on you at the end of surgery. The extra pressure this garment provides helps reduce swelling and discomfort.

We want you to have circumferential pressure for 4-6 weeks, but you may switch to an exercise garment (Lycra or Spandex) whenever it feels comfortable to slip it on or off, as you will have to do so in order to go to the bathroom.

B. Ice Packs

A significant amount of bruising accompanies liposculpture. Ice packs can be helpful with both swelling and discomfort. After liposculpture of the abdomen, it is not uncommon for the groin and genitalia to become markedly swollen and bruised. Do not be alarmed! The swelling and bruises will go away within several weeks. Ice packs will help the discomfort and swelling.

C. Bathing or Showering

You may shower or bathe the day after surgery.

D. Massage

If you so desire, feel free to have a gentle massage during your post-operative course. This will help smooth out some area of lumpiness or irregularity.

We will wish to examine you 3 or 4 days after surgery, once the tape or foam has been removed. Your stitches will need to be removed about 1 week after surgery.

E. Activities

You must start walking immediately. You may continue the activities of daily living as you feel able. Do not return to strenuous activities or aerobic exercise for 2-3 weeks.

F. Bruising and Swelling

Bruising and swelling are normal in the suctioned areas and usually increase slightly after the removal of any tape or foam. The bruising will decrease over 3-4 weeks, but may last as long as 6 weeks. The swelling, on the other hand, takes as long as 6-9 months to disappear completely, although you should see vast improvement within 1 month. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly the process will proceed.

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Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation With Dr. Vu Today By Calling 503.601.2910 or Toll Free 866.297.8522.

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