Liposuction & Body Contouring
Cost of Liposuction & Body Contouring for Men
Varies by area, number of areas and surgery time.
(example abdomen/Flanks $4,500 - $5,900)
Which men are good candidates for liposuction and body contouring?
Unlike women, men hold a lot of their fat intra-abdominally, however it does not mean some men do not have a specific area such as the abdomen or love handles where fat sits and is resistant to exercise or weight loss.
The Procedure for Liposuction & Body Contouring for Men
Liposuction is done either under sedation or general anesthesia in an ambulatory surgery center. During surgery, several 3-4mm holes are made in the skin, and through this, fluid containing an anesthetizing agent and epinephrine (to shrink blood vessels and lead to less bleeding) is injected into the tissues. Metal rods of various lengths and thicknesses called cannulas are ten used to remove fat and sculpt the targeted areas. The fat is collected into a canister and discarded. Dr. Kayan also uses a special cannula at the end of the case to smooth out all the liposuctioned areas to try and avoid any dents or divots. All incision sites are closed with dissolvable sutures. The procedure takes about 1 hour if limited areas are done, and longer if multiple areas are done or if the patient will need a position change during surgery (e.g. if fat is taken from both the front and the back).
Recovery After Liposuction & Body Contouring
After surgery, the patient will typically need to wear a compression garment 24/7 for 4-6 weeks. Pain is mild to moderate for most patients, and most patients are up and moving even on the day of surgery. Certain movements such as bending at the waist and twisting are to be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Showering can be resumed the day after surgery, and patients can go back to work in as little as 1 week after the surgery. Final results are not visible until at least 3 months after surgery because swelling can come and go. There may be some hardened areas of scar tissue that will take several months to resolve. Massage of the hardened areas is encouraged several times per day as early as tolerated as it can help the scar tissue soften faster. It is true that the removed fat cells are gone forever and don't "grow back," however if you gain weight after liposuction, the fat cells that are still in your body can still grow larger.
Frequently asked questions
What type of anesthesia is used for liposuction?
Liposuction is performed under sedation or general anesthesia.
Where are the incisions for liposuction?
Several 3-4mm incisions are made in the areas that fat is being removed from.
How long is a liposuction procedure?
Liposuction takes about 1 hour if limited areas are done, and longer if multiple areas are done and/or if a position change is needed during surgery (e.g. if fat is taken from both the front and the back of the body).
What is the recovery time after liposuction?
The patient will have minor restrictions for 4-6 weeks after surgery. Most return to work within a week.
What is the cost of liposuction?
The cost of liposuction varies by area, number of areas, and surgery time.
(example abdomen/Flanks $5,000 - $6,200)
What should be expected after liposuction?
After surgery, the patient will need to wear a compression garment 24/7 for 4-6 weeks. Pain is mild to moderate for most patients, and most are up and moving even on the day of surgery.