Correcting localized fat deposits in men

Correcting localized fat deposits in men

25th Mar 2017

Nowadays, it is normal for men to undergo plastic surgery for the purposes of contouring their bodies and erasing the signs of aging. With each passing year, more and more men are researching the different plastic surgery procedures to eliminate fat deposits. It is now important for men to maintain a nice, toned body. Liposuction and anti-aging procedures are among the most in-demand procedures by male patients.

The Difference in Body Fat Distribution in Men and Women

You may have already noticed that men and women distribute weight in different ways. Men often amass weight in regions such as the abdomen, chest, and the waist. This is the reason why the abdominal liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for male patients.

Adipocytes are the body cells that store fat and represent the energy reserves of the body. The production of adipose cells is present from early childhood until adolescence. This is why patients are recommended to be careful with their children’s dietary and exercise regiment during this time.

The following are the different types of obesity:

Obesity by augmentation of the volume of fat cells (hyperplasia)

Obesity through the increase in number of fat cells (hypertrophy)

Mixed obesity – a combination of the previous two types

It is a well-known fact that breast cancer tumor cells change within adipocytes. Researchers tend to believe there is a correlational effect between the rapid spread of cancer, increased risk of metastasis, and obesity.

Correcting Localized Fat in Male Patients

Liposuction is an efficient solution for male patients who wish to contour their bodies. If the patient has undergone a massive weight loss, sagging skin may be present. The sagging is more commonly found in the upper arms, abdomen and thighs. Besides liposuction, there are other plastic surgery interventions for men in correcting the perceived imperfections of their body.

Abdominal Liposuction

Male patients usually don’t have stretch marks and the retraction of their skin after liposuction is faster and better than in women of the same age. Abdominal liposuction is a major preference by men because it entails fewer risks than most procedures and it has a relatively short recovery time. It is worth noting that abdominal liposuction is only recommended if the adipose layer is under the skin. If the male patient is obese or overweight, the liposuction procedure won’t be able to remove the fat situated around the stomach and the organs.If the patient would is of normal weight. Surgeons recommend that the patient should consult a nutritionist and lose weight prior to the plastic surgery procedure.

Abdominal liposuction is an aesthetic procedure that involves the collection of the surplus fat cells present at the abdominal. This fat deposit can be hereditary or caused by an imbalanced diet, or it may just be the aging process. Liposuction can remove the fat deposits on the abdominal area that are difficult to eliminate through exercise and dieting.

To achieve the best results after liposuction of the abdomen, the patient should have the following features:

Good skin elasticity. The skin should be flexible to allow fast and efficient retraction after the procedure. If excess skin is present, the tummy tuck is recommended.

Fat deposits localized in certain areas of the body are limited.

Average weight.

2. Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is another reason why men may resort to plastic surgery interventions. Gynecomastia are fat deposits localized at the chest’s level that gives the impression of female breasts. The gynecomastia procedure is recommended when the patient possesses glandular tissue that needs to be eliminated.

3. Tummy tuck

If the patient possesses surplus skin and fat tissue at the abdominal level, the tummy tuck is a good option to rectify the imperfections. During the tummy tuck, the surgeon will eliminate the excess tissue by making an incision from hip to hip. The intervention is recommended for male patients with sagging at the abdominal level often caused by massive weight fluctuations.

The abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction for better results and a better body frame in general. The abdominoplasty scar will not be a problem, as it is located in the pubic area.

Potential Risks and Complications

There is a risk for complications to occur after any type of surgery, regardless if it’s for aesthetic or health purposes. While risks can be prevented, the following are some potentially unavoidable complications:

– Thromboembolic accidents (phlebitis and pulmonary embolisms) may occur in extremely rare cases

– Hematoma and seroma are common side effects that can develop after plastic surgery intervention

– Infections, which will require antibiotic treatment, may also occur

– Changes in sensitivity at the surgical site are usually just temporary


Nowadays, we have numerous available treatment options when it comes to remedying the localized fat deposits in men. However, patients should note that plastic surgery procedures are not substitutes for proper weight loss methods. Male patients should have a stable, normal weight before scheduling a fat removal procedure.

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