More and more men are turning to plastic surgery because sculpting the male body with liposuction is becoming more acceptable than ever before. The sculpting can be done on the torso, legs, arms, and face, which are the most common areas for men to have liposuction.

The idea is to create a more youthful physique than you had before through male body contouring. Most often, this would involve the removal of excess fat around the abdomen. Usually, these procedures will be separate so as not to overtax the body’s ability to heal itself.

Considerations for Such Procedures for Me

First, the men’s bodies have fat that is thicker and more fibrous than the fat on women’s bodies. For that reason, when we perform the body sculpting procedures, we tend to use energy-assisted methods of liposuction.

These methods include SmartLipo, which involves only a tiny cut through which a laser tube is inserted. This laser will break up the fat, making it much easier to remove. VASER Lipo, on the other hand, attempts to achieve the same results through ultrasonics.

Finally, BodyTite seeks the same results through radiofrequency stimulation of the fat. This treatment performed by Dr. Andrew Compton at his surgery practice in Troy, MI.

BodyTite is a minimally invasive device utilizing radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) to contour various body areas and reduce fat. It targets regions like the abdomen, upper arms, love handles, back, hips, thighs, knees, and chest, effectively removing excess fat while tightening the skin.

Specifically focusing on areas like the abdomen and love handles, a BodyTite treatment employs RFAL to break down unwanted fat cells and initiate skin contraction, resulting in enhanced abdominal contours and more defined obliques. The procedure involves inserting probes into the skin to deliver controlled radiofrequency energy, which breaks down fat cells and stimulates collagen production, ultimately leading to tightened skin and improved body contours.

Dr. Compton will discuss the benefits and risks of traditional liposuction and BodyTite. After your initial consultation, which will include collecting your entire medical history and list of current medications and supplements, he will recommend the best course of action to achieve the desired results.

A Note on Gynecomastia

Some men have difficulty discussing their breasts at all, let alone if they have the condition called gynecomastia. That’s where the patient will have an excess of breast tissue, which gives the impression of female breasts. The condition isn’t rare, but men spurn treatment for various reasons. Liposuction is the by far the best choice of cosmetic surgeons when it comes to treating gynecomastia. As with most liposuction procedures, recovery time is short, and the long-term prognosis for people who have the procedure done is good.

What to Expect

Generally, liposuction is an outpatient procedure that can be done in the surgeon’s office. Most of the time, you’ll receive local anesthetic, but sometimes, you might need twilight sedation. If you have to be sedated in any way, then you have to have someone drive you home because you won’t be able to operate any heavy machinery safely. Liposuction procedures for men usually take from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of liposuction Dr. Compton will perform and other characteristics of your particular case.

As with most surgeries, you won’t be able to do anything strenuous for a while. Interestingly, the recovery time for men is much shorter than for women. The former usually return to normal, albeit light, activity a day after the procedure. Still, we recommended to avoid work and other kinds of activity for up to a week after the procedure.

Consult with Dr. Compton Today

No matter why someone would want to have liposuction done, the idea is to create a more toned and athletic appearance. Some men may be physically fit and quite athletic, yet they still have stubborn pieces of fat that won’t go away, and in these cases, liposuction is an attractive alternative.

Dr. Andrew Compton performs male body contouring using techniques like traditional liposuction and BodyTite. Book your consultation today to discuss personalized options for achieving your aesthetic goals and take the first step towards a more confident you.