This efficient device removes fat cells with more ease than alternative liposuction techniques. Since men experience fat encased in fibrous tissue, removing it can be more difficult, making power-assisted liposuction the ideal technique for men.
This surgical procedure is recommended to treat more fibrous fatty regions such as the hips, back, and male chest. The same treatment areas targeted with regular liposuction are also treatable with power-assisted liposuction. Men commonly target different treatment areas than women. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Love handles
Depending on your treatment goals, Dr. Wallach can also use a power-assisted liposuction to perform “abdominal etching,” a liposuction technique for men who want a more sculpted abdomen and a more defined six-pack appearance. This can be combined with selective fat grafting to enhance the abdominal contour.
Candidates for liposuction must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. It’s essential to keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it is designed to help people improve their natural body contour, not necessarily to lose weight. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction is through in-depth consultation with Dr. Wallach at our office.
The surgical procedure for power-assisted liposuction is comparable to traditional liposuction. Your treatment area will first be cleansed and marked up. Dr. Wallach will inject the targeted area with a tumescent solution that contains the anesthetic lidocaine and epinephrine. Epinephrine constricts blood vessels to minimize side effects of bleeding and bruising. Once the area has become numbed, Dr. Wallach will carefully make your small incisions. The power-assisted liposuction cannula is inserted into your incision area, and the device is turned on to break up and suction out unwanted fat cells.
After your power-assisted liposuction plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Wallach will dress you in compression garments to reduce swelling and bruising. Compression garments can also ensure that the treated area heals correctly. After liposuction, it is recommended that you take some time off work to recover and let your body heal. Liposuction patients have very little postoperative pain after their treatment. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with prescribed medications or over-the-counter medications. Most swelling will fade within 6-8 weeks, but your final power-assisted liposuction results will appear after the swelling has entirely subsided, which can take around 4- 6 months and sometimes longer.
If you are interested in learning more about power-assisted liposuction for men, do not hesitate to talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach about your options for liposuction. Get started by calling our office at (212) 861-6400 or contacting us online today.