In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual statistics report showed that over 1.6 million men had some form of cosmetic procedure, such as breast reduction (gynecomastia), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or liposuction - proving that men are just as concerned about their bodies as women, Dr. Alan Durkin at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery understands the male anatomy and wants his patients to have a place where they can be themselves and understand the high demands expected. Schedule your one-on-one with Dr. Durkin at our Vero Beach plastic surgery location.
When you have to look your best, Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Florida, delivers excellent liposuction results for men.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves the contours and proportions of your physique.
Many patients choose to undergo liposuction in Vero Beach to achieve the tone, contours, and sculpted body they have worked hard to attain. In addition, stubborn pockets of unwanted fat can be removed from specific areas of the body with the help of liposuction. As you get older, your body loses the ability to eliminate fat. Diet and exercise alone may not be enough to give you back a toned and tight body, but liposuction can give you your desired look.
While the most requested areas treated with liposuction at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery include the chin, neck, arms, stomach, and hips, the back, love handles, buttocks, and thighs are also common treatment areas. In addition, liposuction can also be used as a male breast reduction technique, traditionally used in Gynecomastia procedures.
Liposuction treatment is a viable option for most men who have good skin elasticity. However, while liposuction removes excess fat from the body to achieve a smoother, natural look, it also removes areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. But, Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Before considering liposuction, it is essential to be near or at your ideal weight to avoid weight fluctuations. Dr. Durkin will discuss your diet and exercise routines and examine the fat pockets you want to remove.
Depending on the number of treated areas, your liposuction treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours. Liposuction is performed as outpatient surgery, but you must have someone drive you home as you are given anesthesia either locally or via an IV solution. Based on your treatment plan, as discussed in your consultation,
Dr. Durkin will make one or more incisions and inject a large volume of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine into your tissues. The injection of fluid causes the fat to swell and makes it easier to move. A cannula is then inserted and moved back and forth under your skin to break up fatty deposits before suctioning it out. Liposuction for men typically includes treating the flanks, calves, thighs, chest, upper arms, neck, and face.
A unique liposuction technique is called Abdominal Etching, which focuses on the subcutaneous fat that often hides your muscle definition from showing.
It is recommended to take three to seven days off from work to rest and heal, but you may need longer depending on your pain tolerance. You will receive pain medication from Dr. Durkin, but over-the-counter pain medication will suffice as well. You can expect swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the treated areas. Dr. Durkin may have you wear a compression garment to help with swelling, bruising and speed up healing.
Depending on how much work you have had done, you may notice your results immediately. However, waiting until the swelling subsides is ideal. You should see and feel excellent results in about six weeks and final results in about six months. Liposuction results are permanent, but that does not mean you can’t gain weight. While fat cells were removed from treated areas, if you gain significant weight, it could show up in other areas of your body and throw off the contours you worked so hard to achieve. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime is advised.
Dr. Alan Durkin and his highly skilled medical team at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery are excited to guide you through your aesthetic journey. Achieve your physique goals with us. Learn more if liposuction is right for you and discuss your options during a consultation today.Learn more About Dr. Durkin
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin, Dr. Jimmy Chim and their team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin or Dr. Chim today.