Cellulite and fat deposits are problems that can plague both men and women at every stage of life. Men who exercise to lose excess weight may struggle with tightening loose skin on their chests and “love handles,” while new mothers who yearn for their pre-pregnancy bodies may grow frustrated with trying to eliminate pockets of excess skin in their abdominal regions and buttocks.
For these individuals, liposuction is an ideal solution. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that helps reshape and resculpt your body by removing unwanted fat from areas such as the abs, hips, thighs, knees, buttocks, upper arms, neck, cheeks, and chin. Liposuction doesn’t result in weight reduction, but rather enhances and improves your natural shape and contours.
Fortunately, liposuction isn’t limited to a specific gender or age group, and is most ideal for those with normal body weights who have firm, elastic skin and pockets of excess fat in certain areas.
Are you interested in slimming certain problem areas? Take a look at the most common areas liposuction can help improve in both men and women.
Slimming the male physique with liposuction
The ideal physique most men want to achieve is a trim, hard, athletic-looking core with a broad chest and shoulders, abs that are tight and flat, and narrow hips and thighs.
Men who have aged or gained excess weight commonly tend to accumulate deposits of fat on their abdomen, flanks (also known as love handles), and chest areas, as well as along the neck and chin. These areas can be difficult to tighten when practicing good nutrition and exercising regularly — especially when certain strength-training exercises fail to spot-reduce effectively.
Through liposuction, these areas can be reshaped and sculpted, and can even improve muscle tone to produce a more athletic and hard-bodied look most men want to achieve.
Slimming the female physique with liposuction
Aging, weight loss, and pregnancy can leave women feeling unsatisfied and frustrated with stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite — especially when these factors disrupt the svelte, sleek contours of the female body.
While men commonly seek liposuction to help improve the contours of their abs, flanks, chest, neck, and chin areas, women tend to seek liposuction for these same areas, along with their waists, inner and outer thighs, knees, buttocks, backs, and cheeks. Since women’s bodies are so vastly different from men from a genetic standpoint, sometimes problem areas are difficult to tame on behalf of hormonal changes caused by pregnancy or menopause.
Sharing your goals with an experienced cosmetic surgeon
Regardless of whether you’re a man or woman, an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon can speak with you about your goals regarding surgery and make recommendations based on your unique body type. During the initial consultation, your surgeon can answer all your questions about liposuction, and make suggestions accordingly based on what you want to achieve.
If liposuction isn’t ideal for you based on your expectations, procedures such as Smartlipo, Kybella, Botox, and Cellfina might work better for you based on your lifestyle and goals. These cosmetic in-office procedures can help sculpt and contour certain problem areas with less downtime.
Are you interested in reducing cellulite and sculpting stubborn problem areas through liposuction? Monarch Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the slimmer physique you’ve always wanted! Request a consultation to learn more about the benefits of liposuction.