Media surrounds us with images of the perfect body. Lean, long, supple, athletic, buff bodies surround us in print and video. Sadly, that’s not what we see in the mirror. It’s wrong to assume that men don’t compare themselves with the images that surround us. We do, though not all of us care enough to do something about what we see. This is not purely vanity. Most men undergo physical transformations every decade. Our minds see a strong twenty year old, our eyes see a paunchy fifty year old.
Body contouring can be achieved through the combined use of liposuction and skin removal. The male liposuction contours the soft tissue; the excess skin is contoured to fit the body better. Liposuction is the traumatic removal of fat to create a contour change, but liposuction is not weight reduction surgery. Liposuction only tackles the fat between the body wall and the skin. Liposuction can create a substantial contour change that shows off the underlying muscles. It can also create a shape that enhances the underlying muscles by highlighting the contour hollows and leaves fat to look like muscle bulges.
We have the technological spectrum of devices to contour fat from just removing bulges to High-Definition Liposculpture. They are not the same. If the patient has a muffin top or localized areas of fat, and they don’t want a major physical contour change, we offer CoolSculpting. It reduces the bulges very well with essentially no downtime or risk. If they want to look lean and “ripped”, I recommend Vaser Liposculpture to get a high-definition result. The abdominal muscles look well defined with very little fat between the muscle bulges. Typically, the procedure is performed over the entire abdomen, including the back. The effect is striking.
Abdominoplasty for men is occasionally necessary to obtain the desired result. Consultation with Dr. Geldner can help you determine if you require a male abdominoplasty in conjunction with liposuction. If a patient needs an abdominoplasty but only liposuction is performed, it may result in a very irregular and potentially unfixable abdomen.
All procedures have risks. Liposuction and abdominoplasty have been implicated with the risk of blood clots developing in the leg veins and traveling to the heart. The best means of treating this problem is prevention. With Dr. Geldner’s superior skill, 25 years of experience, and his experienced and compassionate staff, we exceed our patient’s expectations.