Liposuction For Men Indianapolis
When you’re trying to shed stubborn fat from your abdomen and flanks, sometimes even spending hours at the gym and watching what you eat isn’t enough. That’s why more men than ever are choosing liposuction at our Indianapolis practice with Dr. Jeffrey Wagner. Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery for men in the U.S. for good reason. When performed by a board-certified specialist such as Dr. Wagner, liposuction yields excellent results that reveal the toned and athletic physique men work hard to maintain.
Learn why men considering liposuction from throughout Indiana choose Dr. Wagner by requesting a complimentary consultation at Wagner and Associates using our online form. Or call Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery at 317-621-2520 to schedule an appointment.
Before-&-After Photos of Actual Patients
We encourage you to view our photo gallery of patients treated by Dr. Wagner. You can browse through additional before-and-after photos at your consultation.
Men considering liposuction usually have different goals than women, who typically want a slimmer body with a feminine hourglass shape. Women often want liposuction for their thighs, buttocks, knees, and upper arms, in addition to their abdomen and waist. Liposuction for men usually focuses on the abdomen and flanks (the “love handles”) with the goal of showcasing a more muscular, youthful, and athletic body.
Liposuction for men usually targets 4 distinct areas:
- Chest (gynecomastia treatment)
Patients who are already in good shape see the best results from liposuction and recover more quickly after the procedure. It’s important to remember that liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure and patients should be at or near the weight they wish to maintain before considering liposuction. Its main goal is to tone any stubborn “trouble spots” that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Your Liposuction Consultation
Your consultation with Dr. Wagner is a good time to discuss the specific concerns you have about your body and what you expect to achieve through liposuction. Many of the patients who meet with Dr. Wagner want a V-like shape that involves removing fat from both the abdominal and flank areas. If you’re concerned about the appearance of a double chin, liposuction may be a good option if your skin remains toned and elastic.
Dr. Wagner explains the liposuction techniques he uses, which includes an enhanced form called Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL). In traditional liposuction, often called tumescent liposuction, the surgeon saturates the treatment area with a saltwater solution that includes epinephrine and a local anesthetic that keeps you comfortable during the procedure. Fatty tissue soaked with the solution swells and hardens (becomes tumescent). Using a specialized hollow metal tube called a cannula, the surgeon manually breaks up the fat and suctions it from the body.
The PAL technique eliminates the need to manually break up the fatty tissue. Instead, the cannula is connected to a machine that causes it to vibrate rapidly. That reduces the force needed during the procedure, causing less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction. It is also more accurate than manual liposuction.
PAL is especially useful for treating male patients because fat in men tends to be denser and more fibrous than fat in women. That may make it more of a challenge to remove, which is another reason to find a body contouring specialist such as Dr. Wagner who employs power-assisted liposuction.
Men concerned about the amount of downtime needed following liposuction are often pleasantly surprised to learn that many patients can return to work within 5 days. Recovery time varies somewhat based on the amount of fat removed and the number of areas treated, and each patient recovers at his own pace. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort are typical during the first 7 to 10 days.
More men are choosing to under cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate their appearance. Those include non-surgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and filler injections, which can turn back the clock and give you a refreshed look. This is something to consider if people often remark that you look tired or unhappy. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a straightforward surgical procedure that benefits men with sagging or puffy eyelids. Dr. Wagner is experienced treating the unique needs of his male patients, and he’d be happy to develop a plan that addresses all your goals.