You may eat right, spend hours at the gym, and still be unable to get rid of those annoying fat pockets that pop out above your jeans. Does this sound familiar? No matter how hard we try to exercise and eat the way we should, there are still some parts of our bodies that seem immune to hard work, with the midsection being one of them. Despite their affectionate name, love handles are simply a gift that no one wants, and men have been fighting against this exercise-resistant area for years. And if you realize that crunches are not doing enough to rid you of your love handles, liposuction may be right for you.
Why Are Men Choosing Liposuction?
When people think about liposuction, images of Hollywood actresses likely come to mind. The cosmetic industry tends to target women, but the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures is on the rise. Just like women, men want to look their best, and for trouble areas such as love handles, liposuction is an excellent way to sculpt the body and see quick results. Liposuction works by “vacuuming” out localized, resistant fat deposits with a cannula, leaving you with a trimmer and firmer physique.
Types of Liposuction
The tumescent technique injects the treatment area with large amounts of anesthetic liquid before liposuction. This liquid causes the fat to swell and become firm, which makes inserting the cannula easier and smoother. This variation can minimize the bruising and swelling after the procedure since the process is not as taxing.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL)
This technique involves using a cannula that emits ultrasonic energy. The blasts of energy liquefy the fat, making it easier to remove with the suction cannula.
The Super-Wet Technique
The super-wet technique shares qualities with the tumescent technique in that it also injects fluid into the area, lessening the bruising and swelling post-op. The difference is that less fluid is necessary.
Love handles are not the only area that can benefit from liposuction. Liposuction can also be used to address the:
- Upper arms
Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise and should not be used as a weight-loss program. Ideal candidates are near their ideal weight with good skin elasticity but have stubborn pockets of fat. If you match this description and are considering liposuction, Dr. Mabourakh is eager to discuss your options with you. Call our Folsom office at (916) 984-8585 or our Stockton office at (209) 464-5656, or fill out our online contact form to set up your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon today.