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Women have asked most of the questions about procedures that reduce the...

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Women have asked most of the questions about procedures that reduce the mid-section and love handles.  What kind of results can men get with this kind of surgery?

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Men are often ideal candidates for lipoplasty (liposuction) of the lower abdomen and "love handles." The best candidates are in generally good physical shape, and the love handles are usually very responsive to treatment. The overall protrusion of the stomach in heavier men is due to excess fat inside the abdomen and lipoplasty is not effective in treating this condition. Lipoplasty is not intended as a substitute for weight reduction. In older men, there is often excess skin that may require a more involved procedure such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

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Plastic Surgery for Men

Each year, aesthetic plastic surgery and medical spa procedures become more popular among men.  It is quite clear that in the United States, and around the world, the percentage of aesthetic surgery patients which are male is rising.  As Americans live longer and healthier lives, more and more people have the expectation of appearing young and vital into their sixties and even their seventies.  When performed artistically and conservatively, aesthetic surgery of the male face and body can have a dramatic rejuvenating effect. Non-surgical aesthetic technologies are also available to enhance the male face and body, without the "downtime' required for surgical procedures.

One of the most popular surgical procedures among men is liposuction. As with women, men are genetically designed to accumulate fat in certain areas. While women tend to accumulate fat in the hips and thighs, in men fat generally goes straight to the waistline.  For some patients, once this excess fat has accumulated, no amount of diet or exercise may be able to make it disappear.  Such individuals are often excellent candidates for liposuction. I typically perform circumferential liposuction of the trunk for male patients, to improve the aesthetics of the torso not only anteriorly but also in profile and when viewed from behind.

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