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Liposuction for Men in Houston, TX

Even the most physically fit men can struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that don’t budge. Unevenly distributed fat can reduce muscle definition and confidence, especially when wearing certain clothing styles or wanting to go shirtless.

Male liposuction, or liposculpture, is a cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the male body. The liposuction procedure involves using a long, thin tube called a cannula that loosens and suctions away fat cells to create more appealing contours and increased definition.

Dr. Patronella performs liposuction to enhance your body, restore your self-esteem, and give you the slimmer, sculpted appearance you desire.

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?

While liposuction is often associated with female patients, more men seek this procedure to enhance their physique, improve body contour, and address areas resistant to diet and exercise.

Male liposuction is an appropriate option for men who:

  • Have localized fat deposits – Men who maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise but struggle with stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body may benefit from liposuction. Common target areas include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), chest, thighs, and neck.
  • Desire improved body contour – Individuals who seek enhanced body definition, muscle visibility, and a more sculpted appearance can achieve their goals through male liposuction.
  • Wish to boost their self-esteem – Men who want to increase confidence in their appearance may find liposuction a valuable tool in their aesthetic journey.

If you have recently experienced major weight loss and have a lot of loose skin, Dr. Patronella may recommend a tummy tuck or a more comprehensive body contouring procedure.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Before undergoing male liposuction, you will visit Dr. Patronella for an in-depth consultation where you can discuss your concerns and goals. He will assess the fat distribution in your body, ask about your overall health, review any medications you are taking, and determine the most suitable treatment plan. Dr. Patronella will also explain the procedure, expected outcomes, and potential risks.

You may also expect to complete one or more of the following preoperative preparations:

  • A comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure your readiness for liposuction.
  • Lifestyle modifications, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to optimize results and promote a smooth recovery.
  • Smoking cessation. Nicotine can cause bleeding during the procedure and complicate your healing process.
  • Fasting for a specified period, typically starting at midnight the night before the procedure.

During the Surgery

Male liposuction is less invasive than other cosmetic surgeries and is typically performed on an outpatient basis using the following five steps:

  1. Our licensed and experienced anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
  2. Small incisions, typically less than half an inch long, are strategically made in the treatment area(s).
  3. A tumescent solution consisting of saline and anesthetic is injected into the target areas to make fat removal easier, minimize bleeding, and facilitate fat removal.
  4. Dr. Patronella uses a cannula attached to a medical suction device to remove excess fat from the treatment areas. The cannula is maneuvered to sculpt the desired contours.
  5. After the fat removal is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape.


What Is Male Liposuction Recovery Like?

After the procedure, you will be closely monitored in the recovery area before discharge. Once you are discharged, you will need someone to drive you home.

You must wear compression garments over the treated areas for several weeks to reduce swelling and promote optimal healing.

Rest is essential during the initial recovery period. Dr. Patronella will prescribe pain medications to manage any discomfort, and you should avoid strenuous activities until he clears you to resume them.

You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising, which typically peak in the first few days and gradually subside over several weeks. Following Dr. Patronella’s instructions and attending your post-operative appointments are crucial to monitor progress, remove sutures, and assess the results.

The recovery timeline for male liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s individual healing capacity. Usually, it involves an initial rest period and a return to light activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps optimize your recovery experience and results.

What Areas Can You Treat With Male Liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to sculpt these body areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Neck/double chin
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Knees and ankles

What Does Male Liposuction Cost?

The costs of male liposuction with our Houston surgeon depend on the extent of treatment you desire.

To get a general idea of pricing, please visit Dr. Patronella’s price list. Dr. Patronella also offers financing options to make achieving your cosmetic goals manageable.

What Will My Liposuction Results Be Like?

Male liposuction results include increased muscle definition and improved body contours. You are likely to feel more confident in your appearance. Early results can be seen within weeks, and final results within two to six months. A healthy diet and regular exercise can improve your outcome.

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Getting Excellent Results From Male Lipo in Houston

You can depend on Dr. Patronella for top-level care and the best possible results from male liposuction in Houston, Texas. Call our office today at (713) 575-1996 to schedule your consultation.

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