Abdominal Lipo for men
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Am I a Good Candidate for Abdominal Lipo for Men?
Men looking for an effective way to achieve impressive abdominal definition and tone find this procedure to be ideal. It is an excellent option for men who are unsatisfied with their results from exercising and dieting.
Ideal candidates for abdominal lipo for men have realistic expectations in terms of their results and are in good health. Various health conditions can increase the chance of complications, and patients with these conditions may not be good candidates. Non-smokers are preferred for this procedure, since smoking reduces skin health and can result in a prolonged recovery process.
Patients must be at or near their ideal body weight. Lipo procedures are not meant for weight loss and are instead best for spot reduction and contouring. Patients who gain or lose a lot of weight after the treatment may experience changes in their results.
How Does Abdominal Lipo for Men Work?
Abdominal lipo for men is performed in our modern and well-equipped office. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Emer marks the regions of the abdomen that will be targeted for contouring. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the treatment regions to any pain, and the patient is awake for the duration of the procedure.
Once all numbing has taken effect, Dr. Emer creates a small incision. He then performs water-assisted liposuction (WAL) with the Body-Jet system. WAL uses high-pressure water to dislodge fat cells. This allows for easier removal of fat, minimizing post-surgical bruising and swelling.
Dr. Emer also uses ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) with VASERlipo to break up stubborn fatty tissue. This minimizes damage to fat cells during removal, allowing for use in fat-transfer procedures. It is an ideal technique for etching out the lines of the abdominal muscles. UAL also tightens loose skin and can even address scar tissue.
In many cases, Dr. Emer uses SmartLipo laser liposuction for abdominal etching. This technique utilizes laser energy to melt the fat cells, ensuring ease of removal. Skin tightening is also achieved through this process. Power-assisted lipo may also be used depending on the needs of the patient.
In cases where removal of excess skin is necessary, full or partial abdominoplasty surgery can be performed. Also called a tummy tuck, this procedure trims away excess skin and can even tighten loose sagging abdominal muscles. Many patients choose to include this in their abdominal-contouring session.
Skin tightening is a vital aspect of abdominal lipo for men. Without precise application of heating through non-surgical skin tightening, the results of liposuction can be obscured by flaps of drooping skin. Dr. Emer’s experience with skin-retraction techniques allows him to choose between a number of techniques. These encourage collagen protein production to tighten skin.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive treatment that gives the skin of the abdomen a tighter appearance after lipo. Its unique handpiece creates effective and precise internal heating through application of RF energy.
Renuvion combines plasma and RF energy to heat and tighten the skin. Helium is used to protect the tissues through cooling, maintaining a safe temperature.
ThermiRF involves use of a handpiece to apply radiofrequency energy to underlying skin layers. This aids in skin retraction.
Fat grafting, also called fat transfer, uses the excess fat removed from the abdomen to improve other areas of the body. Because this fat comes from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Fat cells also last for a long time compared to synthetic injectable filler products.
Men often use fat grafting to enhance muscle definition in the chest, legs, and arms. It can also be used to enhance the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift), improve penile girth and size, fill in harsh facial folds, volumize thin lips, and improve facial contours.
The fat-transfer process begins with purification of the fat. Purification involves utilizing a Puregraft microfiltration process to remove substances like oil and blood from the harvested fat. What remains is the healthy fatty tissue required for injection. This tissue is mixed with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.
Finally, injections of this mixture are delivered to the targeted regions. This is a time-intensive process, because precision is key when creating natural-looking long-lasting results.
Non-Surgical Abdominal Contouring
Non-surgical treatments can be used to effectively contour the male abdomen, tightening loose skin while melting away fat. Dr. Emer can use these to improve the results of surgical liposuction, or they can be used on their own for non-invasive or minimally invasive contouring.
Cutera truSculpt iD utilizes low-frequency monopolar radiofrequency energy to reduce excess abdominal fat. This treatment also improves skin tone by tightening the tissues.
Fire & Ice sculpts and tightens the abdomen using two treatment modalities: BTL Vanquish ME and CoolSculpting. Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy for tightening and fat reduction, while CoolSculpting uses cooling energy to freeze away excess fat.
Abdominal Lipo Revision
If another doctor has performed sub-par abdominal liposuction, patients can come to Dr. Emer for a revision procedure. Dr. Emer is a respected expert in liposuction revision and utilizes a combination of techniques to address scar tissue, excess skin, and fat-layer irregularities.
How Long Do the Results of Abdominal Lipo for Men Last?
Lipocontouring creates a permanent reduction of volume in the targeted region. When liposuction is performed, the fat cells are removed from the body. New fat cells do not form to replace them, and because of this, the results of abdominal lipo for men can be enjoyed for years to come. Excellent results can be maintained with the help of a regular exercise regimen and a proper diet.
The Cost of Abdominal Lipo for Men
When considering the price of abdominal lipo for men, it’s best to take all factors into account. The techniques utilized will affect the cost of this contouring procedure, as will anesthesia fees, the amount of tissue being removed, and total surgery time.