Body contouring procedures are not just for women; today, men are also heading to the plastic surgeon to discover how to sculpt and tone those problem areas. Like women, men also have a number of options in fat reduction strategies that can be customized to the unique needs and desired outcome of the individual patient. Whether you are looking for a procedure that allows you to get back in action right away, or a treatment that offers more dramatic, long-lasting results, there is likely to be a body contouring procedure tailored just for you.
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary way to reduce isolated pockets of fat without discomfort or downtime. The technology uses a targeted cooling process to freeze fat cells so they can be eliminated naturally by the body’s own processes. The procedure takes approximately one hour to complete and results appear gradually in the months following the procedure. Some men can achieve desired fat reduction in a single treatment session, while others may require one or two additional sessions to see full results.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, due to its ability to effectively remove fat deposits from nearly any area of the body. This procedure involves a narrow cannula inserted directly into the fat pocket, which then gently loosens fat cells before suctioning them out of the body. Liposuction is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Most men are back to regular activities within a few days after the procedure and results are considered permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Men that require more dramatic body sculpting, or have loose, sagging skin in addition to fat deposits, may be good candidates for Abdominoplasty- also known as a tummy tuck. This surgical procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the midsection to achieve a smoother, more toned abdominal area. Abdominoplasty is a highly customizable treatment that can be tailored to the unique needs and body shape of the individual patient. Liposuction is often performed with abdominoplasty, which produces more dramatic results.
All of these fat reduction procedures are designed to address isolated pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. They are not meant to be used as a weight loss procedure. For men that have achieved a weight close to their target, all of these procedures can be excellent options for fine-tuning results and achieving the final body contour you were hoping for.
Fat reduction procedures are as beneficial for men as they are for women. If you would like to learn more about your options in fat reduction and body contouring, contact Physician’s Clinic of Iowa, Plastic Surgery at 319-382-8230 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Andrews today.