INITIAL RECOVERY TIME: 5 DAYS
FINAL RESULTS: 4 MONTHS
Even after counting calories and hitting the gym often, many men often have trouble losing stubborn fat—it’s frustrating, but you do have options. Liposuction may be the solution. As the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., liposuction is well-known and well-loved for its history of safety and success and the consistent results it provides.
Achieving sculpted abs, defined arms, or a sharp jawline can feel near impossible. Despite what fitness magazines say, sometimes following a strict diet and exercise routine simply don’t yield the results you want. That’s because fat doesn’t play by the rules—and we have very little control of how it will be distributed on our bodies.
When performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, liposuction is a safe procedure that can yield dramatic results for the right patient. Better yet, most of our patients are pleasantly surprised that recovery is much easier than they expect—and they feel great and look even better much sooner than they thought they would.
Many men find they accumulate stubborn fat in the following places, all of which respond well to liposuction:
While liposuction is not a weight loss technique and should not replace good diet and exercise, Dr. Chen often uses liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve desired results. He will review your concerns, suggest which solutions will work best for you, and work with you to give you results you’ll love
After your consultation with Dr. Chen, he will explain all the specifics of the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Together, you will create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body proportions and ultimate goals—and Dr. Chen will guide you toward a result that looks natural and complements your natural anatomy.
Your liposuction will be performed under partial or complete anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Dr. Chen will use several small incisions placed as inconspicuously as possible in the target area, allowing him to insert a specialized tube called a cannula and carefully remove fat to sculpt more masculine contours. When the desired look has been achieved, Dr. Chen will close and suture the incisions, and you’ll be sent home in compression garments to facilitate healing and protect your results.
While your individual recovery will depend on where you had liposuction, which technique was used, and your personal healing ability, a large number of our patients find recovery very tolerable. Dr. Chen will prescribe a pain medication for you to use to manage any discomfort, but most start feeling more and more like themselves within just a few days.
We recommend wearing your compression garments according to Dr. Chen’s instructions; these will help keep swelling down and maintain your results. Dr. Chen and his staff will review all home care instructions and questions with you.