Effective Liposuction for Men
Many men become understandably frustrated with stubborn deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, feeling that these areas can detract from their masculinity. Fortunately, there is an available treatment option that can eliminate fat accumulations that otherwise will not disappear. Dr. Stephen P. Hardy in Missoula, MT, is a Board Certified plastic surgeon offering liposuction for men, using proven and advanced surgical techniques.
Liposuction is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it is virtually the only way to reduce stubborn fat deposits. Additionally, this is an extremely versatile procedure that can be used to enhance many areas of the body. Liposuction is most commonly used in areas that are prone to acquiring and holding onto fatty tissue, including:
- The abdomen, around the navel and down towards the groin
- The chest, to create a leaner, more masculine shape
- The back, usually from the mid-back down and outward to the flanks
- The love handles, to form a narrow, more shapely line along the sides of the body
Cosmetic Surgery for Men
In recent years, we see the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery among male patients at our cosmetic surgery office in Missoula, Montana. Dr. Hardy offers a wide range of cosmetic options for our male patients ranging from non-surgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic to more invasive options such as face lift and liposuction.
Candidacy for Liposuction
Most patients who are in good overall health and within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight can be excellent candidates for liposuction. It is important to keep in mind that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, and not one intended for weight loss or to treat the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, patients should have good skin elasticity and muscle tone, which helps to ensure lean, tight results following the procedure. In all, liposuction is designed to create a greater proportion and balance between your features.
This technique begins with the doctor injecting a saline solution mixed with a local anesthetic (for patient comfort) and epinephrine (to constrict the capillaries). As the blood vessels shrink, the surrounding tissue becomes swollen and firm, or tumescent. In this engorged state, the treated fatty tissue can be extracted with minimal patient discomfort.
For decades, Dr. Hardy and his team have been helping patients achieve the enhanced appearance that they are seeking.
This approach to liposuction has a number of advantages in that the patient may only need the local anesthetic, obviating the need for general anesthesia or sedatives. In addition, by constricting the capillaries, blood loss during surgery is minimized, providing for reduced bruising, swelling, and treatment times.
Laser-assisted liposuction is performed using a specialized cannula guided by a low-energy, low-heat laser. These low levels of heat help to break down the fatty deposits, weakening the cell membranes to aid in the expedient removal of the adipose tissue. The Osyris Lipotherme™ system that we use in our office provides a safe, consistent level of heat, reducing recovery time and inflammation. This technology can also improve your skin elasticity for a smoother postoperative appearance.
Make Your Appointment Today
For decades, Dr. Hardy and his team have been helping patients achieve the enhanced appearance that they are seeking. If you are ready to diminish areas of stubborn fat, reach out to our practice today or by calling (406) 728-3811.