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Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of your body. A liposuction procedure can slim your hips and thighs, flatten your abdomen, reshape your waist, and even eliminate a double chin.

Who is a candidate for Liposuction or Smartlipo at CARE Plastic Surgery?

The ideal candidate for liposuction has localized areas of excess fat and otherwise normal body weight and good skin elasticity and is also free of any complications or preexisting medical conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, skin/connective tissue disorders, etc. Liposuction is not successful in treating generalized obesity. Patients who are generally overweight, but who exhibit unsightly bulges of fat, may be candidates for the treatment of these areas alone. Localized fat deposits may sometimes be an inherited trait and often do not respond to diet or exercise. In these cases, liposuction is often the only way to eliminate fat.

Because liposuction does not reduce the amount of skin or address muscle tightening, optimal results are often obtained in those patients with good skin elasticity. Young patients typically have skin that readily contracts to the underlying frame. That said, pleasing and satisfactory results can also be obtained in older patients with somewhat less skin elasticity. Those patients with more skin laxity and poor elasticity may benefit from the removal of the excess skin to achieve intended results. This might include tummy tuck, arm lifts, breast lifts, and buttock lifts. To determine if your skin elasticity is appropriate for liposuction, you should schedule a consultation with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian Coan.

In the Raleigh and Cary area, liposuction is now nearly as common for men as for women. The areas commonly treated are:

  • Abdomen
  • Calves and Ankles
  • Hips and Waist
  • Chest – Male and Female
  • Flanks and Back
  • Upper Arms
  • Inner, Outer, Anterior Thighs
  • Under the Chin/Double Chin Area
  • Buttocks
  • Face
  • Knees

How is Liposuction Performed by a Plastic Surgeon?

Through tiny incisions, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula breaks up the fat cells and suctions them out, removing them permanently.

Should I have a Plastic Surgeon do my Liposuction?

Liposuction is by far one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed. Because it seems a simple concept to remove fat, it is, unfortunately, an area that is open for marketing tactics that overplay its simplicity and long-term surgical results. Therefore, beware of doctors promoting liposuction that are not trained plastic surgeons. If too much fat is removed with liposuction, you can be left with irregular contours and sagging skin. When fat is removed from the main area without attention to surrounding areas, you may be left with unevenness.

Is it Possible to Have a Breast Augmentation at the Same Time as Liposuction?

Liposuction can frequently be done safely in combination with other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. We recommended that you first seek consultation from a plastic surgeon that is trained, experienced and knowledgeable in all fields of cosmetic surgery and understands the physiological implications on the body.

What is the Next Step if I Would Like More Information on Liposuction?

Whether your goal is to correct an area or remove fat pockets due to aging, we can assist you in discussing your options and help you look for ways to obtain your desired result.

Is liposuction effective for men?

Yes, liposuction is effective for both males and females who are considered reasonable candidates. Liposuction candidacy varies depending on how the adipose tissue presents.

How long will liposuction last for men?

Liposuction can be considered relatively permanent as long as patients maintain their weight postoperatively. However, it is important to note there is no cosmetic surgery considered completely permanent, as we all continue to age over time.

Is liposuction worth getting?

The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is close to or at their ideal weight with reasonable skin quality and has a few areas of concern. This is an effective treatment to remove fat cells and subsequently improve a patient's overall shape and proportions.

Is male liposuction painful?

After liposuction surgery, it is normal for patients to feel some degree of discomfort and soreness. Most patients find they experience aches and soreness rather than sharp, shooting pain. Soreness typically only lasts approximately 1-2 weeks. With our pain management protocol, patients find it easy and manageable to stay comfortable in the early days after surgery.

What is the best age to get liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction have good skin quality and are typically in their 20s-30s. This is because these patients tend have better skin elasticity, meaning their skin is better able to “snapback” after removing fat via liposuction. However, this certainly does not rule out those outside this age range, and determining candidacy for liposuction is very patient-dependent.

What do men wear after lipo?

A compression garment is worn for 6 weeks after surgery. Patients also wear foam padding for the first two weeks after surgery.

Can men get belly fat liposuction?

Yes, men can receive liposuction to the abdomen to contour and debulk the area. Liposuction only targets subcutaneous fat and does not address intraabdominal fat, which only responds to diet and exercise.

Does lipo leave scars?

Yes, liposuction can leave small scars. Liposuction scars are typically asymmetrical and easily concealed.

How do I know if Im a candidate for Liposuction, CoolSculpting, or Abdominoplasty?

An ideal candidate for CoolSculpting would be a patient who has 1-2 stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat they would like to address. Additionally, it is great for patients who are within 10-15 lbs of their goal weight and wish to avoid surgical incisions and substantial downtime associated with surgery. This procedure does not address skin concerns, such as laxity, cellulite, or texture.nnAn ideal candidate for liposuction has several stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat. Additionally, it is great for patients who are at or close to their goal weight and would like all areas addressed at once. This option does require a surgical procedure. The use of a compression garment for 6 weeks post-operatively. This operation does not address skin concerns, such as laxity, cellulite, or texture.nnAn ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty is a patient with abdominal skin and/or abdominal wall laxity. Multiple pregnancies and/or major weight loss can result in being a candidate for abdominoplasty. It is important to note that abdominoplasty can also be combined with liposuction of certain body areas. This option does require a surgical incision, as well as downtime, including the use of a compression garment for 6 weeks post-operatively.

What procedures address loose skin post-liposuction?

Common procedures to address skin laxity include BodyTite and/or abdominoplasty.

What can I expect during my consultation for liposuction?

During a surgical consultation for liposuction, Dr. Coan will thoroughly discuss your areas of concern, aesthetic goals, and expectations about liposuction. Pre-operative requirements, recovery questions, and post-operative care will also be discussed during this consultation.

. What are the most popular treatment areas for male liposuction?

Common treatment areas for liposuction include abdomen, flanks, and chest/breasts.

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