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Liposuction For Men

Liposuction for men is one of the most commonly performed male cosmetic procedures. Stubborn body fat that won’t respond to traditional methods of fat reduction like dieting and exercise can significantly diminish the attractive appearance of a well-defined and well-proportioned masculine male body.

At the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica, our goal is to provide our patients with the exceptional surgical care they need to feel good about the appearance of their bodies. We offer liposuction for men who want to sculpt and refine the appearance of their physique.


In general, men are excellent candidates for the liposuction procedure. Men usually have good skin tones with well-defined localized areas that need treatment. Areas such as the neck and love handles are resistant to regular diet and exercise yet can make you appear older and heavier than you are. Using tumescent liposuction to trim these areas is a safe, simple, and very effective way to improve your overall appearance as well as self-confidence.

As men tend to have a thicker dermis (the undersurface of the skin) and a more fibrous fatty layer, liposuction can be a little more difficult to perform. However, for the same reasons, in experienced hands, men often get the best results of all. While experience is important for all cosmetic surgery this is particularly true for liposuction in men where a different set of cannulas and a modified technique are needed to optimize results.
Male Liposuction


When performing liposuction for the male body, extreme care and precision must be used to ensure that the results provided enhance the masculine appearance of the patient’s figure. A trim, tight, and straight figure is ideal, so fat needs to be removed evenly across the treated areas.

Fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ralph Massey is a recognized expert in cosmetic liposuction. Dr. Massey in Santa Monica uses his exceptional surgical skill coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the male physique to provide outstanding results that are personalized and aesthetically pleasing.

Liposuction can be used to treat large areas of the body where there may be a lot of bulk, as well as to refine more delicate areas of the body. Liposuction can be performed on the.

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Is Liposuction Effective for Treating Male Gynecomastia?

Yes, liposuction can be highly effective for treating male gynecomastia. This technique removes fat and, if necessary, glandular tissue, to achieve a more contoured and masculine chest.

How Long Does Recovery from Liposuction Take for Men?

Men can expect a recovery period of a few days to a week for most activities, though full recovery varies based on the extent of the procedure. Our non-general anesthesia approach enhances safety and generally results in a quicker, more comfortable recovery process.

Are the Results of Liposuction Permanent for Men?

Postoperative results of liposuction are permanent in terms of fat removal. However, significant weight gain can affect the long-term outcomes. Maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results.

What Factors Should Men Consider Before Undergoing Liposuction?

Men should consider their overall health, the specific body areas they want to address, and their expectations for post-surgical outcomes. Consult with Dr. Massey for personalized advice.

Will Liposuction for Men Leave Noticeable Scars?

Liposuction incisions are small and strategically placed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Post-surgical marks typically fade over time and become less noticeable.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used for Liposuction in Men?

We perform all procedures without general anesthesia. Local anesthesia or mild sedation is typically used, enhancing safety and allowing for a quicker, easier recovery.

How Soon Can Men Return to Exercise After Liposuction?

Men can usually resume light exercise within a few days to a week, depending on the specific procedure and individual recovery. Full exercise routines can often be resumed within a few weeks.

What Sets Male Liposuction Apart from Liposuction for Women?

Male liposuction often focuses on different body areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, and chest. Men’s tissue tends to be more fibrous, which can affect the approach your surgeon will take. Dr. Massey tailors techniques to meet our male patients’ unique needs and goals.



Recovery from liposuction is relatively easy, and complications associated with the recovery period are minor and do not occur frequently. Soreness, bruising, and discomfort are common and can be easily managed with medication as recommended.

Most patients need around two weeks to recover from liposuction before they can return to their normal activities. More strenuous activities such as heavy lifting and hard exercise may need to be avoided for a few additional weeks. The incisions used to perform the procedure are small and should not leave noticeable post-surgical marks.

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The cost of a Male Liposuction in Santa Monica will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.


Contact the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Santa Monica today to learn more about liposuction for men during a consultation. Dr. Massey has performed countless liposuction procedures for men and can help you attain the well-defined and masculine-looking figure you want.

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"Dr Massey, you are a rarity today and a fine representation of what a doctor should be… caring for the patient above all else. Thank you most deeply for your beautiful work on my nose. Thank you most especially for seeing me through a very traumatic experience with outstanding care, sensitivity and professionalism."

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Before & afters

For Dr. Massey safety is the first priority with any surgery. He has personally performed hundreds of liposuction surgeries, and none of his patients has had any type of serious complication. Indeed in a recent study of over 15,000 patients treated with tumescent liposuction there was not a single serious complication.

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Visible change in a woman's tummy after undergoing liposuction, highlighting the effectiveness of the procedure.
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