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Get That Masculine Physique You Want: Male Liposuction

By Dr. Suzanne Yee on July 11, 2015


Close-up of a patient’s chest, which is flat and smooth after male liposuctionAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction was the third most popular form of plastic surgery among male patients in 2014, trailing only two facial procedures, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Liposuction has long been popular among men due to its ability to restore definition to the contours of the body, lending a more masculine shape to the chest, the abdomen, and the thighs. As a method of sculpting an otherwise basically healthy and fit body, liposuction is unsurpassed in its efficacy, efficiency, and transformative power in all of plastic surgery. It can take a man who is near or at his ideal weight and give him the toned, trim body he desires.

Especially when it is performed by an experienced and talented plastic surgeon such as Suzanne W. Yee, M.D., male liposuction can also produce results that are subtle and natural looking. When Dr. Yee performs male liposuction at her Little Rock plastic surgery practice, patients emerge from the procedure looking as though they had slimmed down and toned up through diet and exercise, with none of the tell-tale signs of having undergone a surgical procedure. They look just like themselves, only healthier, younger, and fitter.

Are you a good candidate for male liposuction? Find out for yourself by meeting with Dr. Yee at your earliest convenience.

Which areas of the body can be treated by male liposuction?

One of the unique areas of the body that can be treated by male liposuction is the chest region. Although most instances of gynecomastia - or enlarged breasts in males - involve tissues other than simply fat, if a patient does have excess deposits of fat in the chest region, liposuction can be used to remove them. In some patients, this can have a profound difference in their appearance. In other patients, liposuction can be combined with male breast reduction surgery to combat the effects of gynecomastia, resulting in a flatter, more masculine chest.

Otherwise, male liposuction does not differ substantially from female liposuction in terms of the areas of the body that are commonly treated, although the aesthetic goals would obviously be quite different. As with female patients, Dr. Yee uses male liposuction to target isolated deposits of fat that have remained resistant to diet and exercise with the objective of achieving smoother skin and more flattering contours. However, while she strives to produce more feminine contours for her female patients, she uses her keen artistic eye to produce more masculine contours for her male patients.

The most common areas of treatment for males include the:

  • Flanks (“love handles”)
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Chest (“male breasts”)
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Upper arms

As long as you are healthy enough to undergo surgery and willing to follow all post-surgical instructions provided by Dr. Yee, you are probably a good candidate for male liposuction.

Learn More about Male Liposuction

To learn more about male liposuction, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Yee, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.

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