Stubborn fat pockets on the male body tend to show up in different places than in women; along with the thighs, belly, and arms, many men also find problem fat in the chest, back, calves, and even less-obvious areas such as around the knees. Liposuction can target and sculpt each of these problem areas precisely. Male liposuction uses a thin liposuction wand (“cannula”) to remove fat from these areas gently while the patient is under twilight or general sedation.
Men typically have larger areas of fat removed this way from 4 common areas: the chest, belly, back, and arms. One common condition that requires this treatment is gynecomastia, excess fat and tissue in the male “breast” area, but liposuction can correct this excess fat on the torso, back, and arms. Some men have excess fat stored on their upper chest in the form of breast tissue. Gynecomastia, as the condition is known, is very embarrassing for men and they seek removal of the fat pockets.
Many men have only small amount of fat tissue, which needs to be removed. Liposuction helps remove this tissue. Liposuction is carried out through the minimally invasive tumescent technique to help minimize or eliminate the risk of tiny scars, and shorten recovery time.
In some men, excess fat can appear under the chin and around the neck, making them appear shorter or slouching. Men who experience this problem may appear heavier than they are in reality due to fat pockets in this area. Some men are left with excess skin after losing too much weight. In that case, a combination of liposuction and brachioplasty, or arm lift, can help. The procedure removes folds of excess skin and helps make the arm look more slender.
Keep in mind, Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity; it cannot replace proper diet and exercise to reduce weight. However, if diet and exercise are not enough to create the sculpted shape you want, this procedure may be the most effective way to target fat deposits in specific areas, with the end result being a smoother, firmer, and more sculpted body.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.