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Lipo for men is an effective way to get rid of the stubborn fat that prevents men from looking their best. It’s best to know as much as possible about the procedure beforehand so that you can be as prepared as possible. Here are the most common lipo for men FAQs for Santa Monica patients.

What Is Lipo for Men?

Lipo for men focuses on removing stubborn excess fat in order to achieve the aesthetic goals of male patients. The ideal male aesthetic is very different from the ideal female aesthetic, and stubborn fat tends to form in different areas for men. Typical goals of male liposuction include increased jawline definition and more pronounced musculature in areas like the chest, abdomen, back, arms, and legs.

Who Are Good Candidates for Lipo for Men?

Men who have already reached or are close to reaching their weight-loss goals are good candidates for lipo for men. This is because any future dramatic weight changes can potentially negatively affect lipo results.

A male liposuction is also an excellent option for men who have almost attained their fitness goals but are still dealing with small pockets of stubborn fat. Removing excess fat makes it easier to see patients’ defined musculature, helping them show off their hard work at the gym.

Which Areas of the Male Body Can Be Treated with Liposuction?

Liposuction can target any part of the body, but for men, some of the most common trouble spots include the neck, flanks, abdomen, and chest. The arms and legs can be targeted, as well. Love handles and spare tires are commonly treated with liposuction. For cases where gynecomastia is an issue, this will need to be discussed when patients come in for a consultation.

Do You Use Local or General Anesthesia for Male Liposuction?

At our practice, we only use local anesthesia for male liposuction (and for all of our procedures), never general anesthesia. This avoids the risks associated with general anesthesia and allows patients to recover much more quickly.

Is Male Liposuction a Good Method for Weight Loss?

No, male liposuction is not a weight-loss solution. It is instead intended to help patients get rid of small stubborn fat deposits. Weight-loss methods create an overall reduction in body fat, whereas liposuction creates a targeted fat reduction in one or more specific areas. This is because weight loss shrinks fat cells, whereas liposuction permanently removes them from the body.

Is Liposuction for Men Permanent?

During liposuction, the fat cells in the stubborn deposits of the flab are suctioned out of the body. Because of this, the procedure in Santa Monica has a permanent effect. However, there will still be some fat cells remaining in the treated area, and these cells can grow over time. To avoid this, patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle after the procedure.

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How Much Does Lipo for Men Cost in Santa Monica?

There are several factors that can affect the cost of lipo for men. The number of areas that need to be targeted and the amount of fat that is removed can affect the total price. The size of the areas being treated and anesthesia fees can also impact the cost.

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More details about lipo for men in Santa Monica are available when patients schedule a consultation with Ralph A. Massey, M.D. Contact us today for your consultation.

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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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