Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fatty tissue from various areas of the body. Many patients eat healthily and exercise regularly but are still not able to achieve the body they want. Liposuction, or body sculpting, is an increasingly popular option for men to refine the areas of the body that they have been unable to change through dieting or working out. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not an alternative to making healthy lifestyle choices. However, if you are a man in relatively good shape, or perhaps slightly overweight, with specific areas of bulging that you want to be reduced and reshaped, liposuction may be for you.
At Shaddix Plastic Surgery in Pensacola, we offer both traditional tumescent liposuction and power-assisted liposuction, which are some of the most popular procedures we perform. With his experience in performing these various techniques, Dr. Shaddix is able to target the specific areas of concern and directly remove deposits of fat to provide amazing and lasting results. Multiple areas can be treated during one session, and body sculpting by liposuction can be combined with other procedures to help you get the look you want.
Some of the most popular reasons that men pursue a liposuction procedure are:
- Removing and reducing bulges and fatty tissue throughout the body
- Getting rid of your love handles
- Looking and feeling better at the beach or the pool
- Having a more athletic appearance, even in clothing
- Improving your body contours
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During your consultation with Dr. Shaddix, you’ll discuss your unique plan for liposuction. This can include what to expect during your recovery, what technique will be used, and what aesthetic goals you hope to achieve. This is a good time to ask any questions you may have about the procedure so that Dr. Shaddix can address your concerns. He may also recommend other procedures that you may be more suited for or could find additional results with.
General anesthesia is most often used for liposuction procedures. After it’s administered, the treatment areas are accessed by very tiny incisions that can be easily hidden. First, the tissues are filled with a saline-based solution called tumescent solution. This helps to separate the fat cells and make them easier to remove. The solution also helps to decrease postoperative discomfort and bruising. Next, a small instrument called a cannula is attached to a surgical vacuum and used to remove the unwanted fatty tissues. Dr. Shaddix takes great care to blend the treated tissues with the surrounding areas to provide a natural and masculine contour. Often, and especially in his male patients, Dr. Shaddix will use power-assisted liposuction. This is a special instrument that causes the suction cannula to vibrate in the tissue to loosen the fat cells and allow them to be suctioned even more effectively. After the shape is acceptable and a safe amount of unwanted fat has been removed, the incisions are closed with sutures that rapidly absorb and do not need to be removed.
Depending on how extensive your procedure is, you will most likely be able to go home on the same day as surgery. Recovery time is based on the amount of fat removed and the number of areas treated. You may be able to return to work within a day or two, depending upon your job, but a restful week after surgery is never a bad idea. You will have some mild discomfort after surgery, for which Dr. Shaddix can prescribe medication. You can expect some bruising and swelling, but most of this resolves within the first couple of weeks. During the first month, you will be instructed to wear a compression garment to help your skin adhere to the new contour. Your shape will continue to improve during the second month after surgery, during which you will be asked to intermittently wear the same compression garment. Dr. Shaddix will provide you with detailed instructions to guide you along the way during every step of your recovery.