For many men, regular exercise and healthy eating are the pathways to achieving the physique they desire. However, after all that hard work, some men find that they still have pockets of stubborn fat that even healthy lifestyle choices can’t get rid of. When weight loss and toning don’t achieve the desired results, men have begun to turn to liposuction surgery and laser treatments to remove stubborn excess fat.
These fat removal procedures are designed to help remove fat pockets and reshape specific areas of the body and are not quick weight loss tools.
Does Fat Removal Work for Men?
Many men are looking into ways to reduce specific areas and wondering whether fat removal for men works. In addition to plastic surgery procedures, there have been many technological advances in nonsurgical treatment for fat removal that works for men.
Fat removal for men works in much the same way as it does for women. Whether it be a surgical procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or laser-assisted liposuction, fat removal basics are the same.
A surgical liposuction procedure is generally an out-patient procedure performed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the targeted area. It involves a suction technique that removes fat from the targeted areas, such as the stomach, hips, and thighs for women and the chest and stomach for men.
Laser Liposuction Treatments
Laser liposuction, or laser lipo, refers to the many nonsurgical laser fat reduction treatments available. Some laser lipo treatments use laser energy to heat and destroy the structure of fat cells. Others use low-level or cold lasers and are generally painless. They release the liquid from inside fat cells into the bloodstream, where it is removed from the body.
Fat-Freezing Treatment (Cryolipolysis)
Fat freezing uses cold enough temperatures to kill fat cells but not cold enough to damage the skin.
This type of fat removal breaks down fat with ultrasound energy. Of all the nonsurgical fat removal treatments, it is the most time-consuming. It is also used solely on the abdomen and isn’t meant for use in other areas.
Radio Frequency (RF) Energy
These devices use RF energy to create heat and kill fat cells. The treatment has no downtime.
Reasons Why Men Are Turning to Laser Fat Removal
Men choose laser fat removal for various reasons and to reduce a diverse range of body areas. Men, like women, want to look as young and energetic as they feel inside. These advanced technologies make fat removal simpler with faster recovery times and minimal downtime.
This makes it easier for men to fit fat removal procedures into their busy schedules so that they can return to work almost immediately. And low-level lasers such as the Emerald Laser can treat a wider variety of areas than other laser technologies. It is the only laser FDA-cleared to treat anyone with a BMI over 30.
Common Areas for Male Fat Removal
While there is some overlap in treatment areas for men and women, such as the stomach and love handles, many men also choose to have fat removal on the chest and get a more masculine and crisp jawline.
Male Stomach Fat Removal
The abdomen, or stomach, is one of the most commonly treated areas for men. Lasers such as the Emerald Laser can be used to treat stubborn fat deposits outside the abdominal wall and give men tauter, flatter abdomens. Nonsurgical treatment generally works by targeting and shrinking fat cells either through with cold lasers.
Traditional liposuction is also used for male stomach fat removal and flank contouring. And, in some cases, a tummy tuck may be used after extreme weight loss.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction is used to treat gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. This may be a genetic condition but can also be caused by certain medications or a hormone imbalance. Men’s chest fat removal can be done with liposuction under local anesthesia and, in some cases, by laser fat removal technologies.
Also known as male pubic fat pad removal, this procedure reduces the suprapubic fat pad’s size directly above the penis. Aging, weight gain, and genetic patterns of fat deposits can cause this area to become enlarged. This area is generally resistant to weight loss. Fat removal can be achieved through traditional liposuction or laser lipo.
Buccal Fat Removal for Men
Buccal fat removal involves removing fat located in a specific cheek area. It results in a sculpted look that highlights the cheekbones and creates a more defined facial appearance. It is a 30-minute surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and little downtime. After this surgery, there is usually some bruising.
Double Chin Removal
A double chin and neck laxity makes some men feel that they look fat and/or old. Others want to improve the look of their jawline. These are just a few reasons that double chin removal is growing in popularity among men of all ages. Since the chin and neck are delicate areas, men’s double chin removal is generally achieved with new laser liposuction techniques.
Double chin removal recovery may take anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks for the bruising to subside, and men must wear a compression garment for the chin to help tighten the chin and keep fluid from accumulating under the neck skin.
Many men find that they have stubborn fat deposits on their upper arms due to weight loss, aging, and other factors. Arm lift surgery or laser liposuction can remove fat from this area.
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