Male Liposuction in NYC with Dr. Darren Smith
Liposuction, aka ‘body contouring,’ became a globally sought-after cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat in various areas of the body because of its dramatic results and easy recovery.
Dr. Smith is one of the only board-certified plastic surgeons in the country to have completed advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery. Along with his vast repertoire of skills, Dr. Smith is one of the leading surgeons for male liposuction in New York City.
About Liposuction for Men
For many men, toning up, losing weight, and achieving their ideal body requires a mixture of healthy meals and regular exercise. Yet, some men are still left with stubborn pockets of fat around the mid-torso and other areas. Male liposuction is liposuction that specifically targets the areas men tend to store excess fat: the old “muffin top,” “beer belly,” or whatever loving name you have for your mid-region.
Dr. Smith is an expert at removing excess fat and sculpting the male body to achieve a more fit, toned, and athletic shape. Dr. Smith is known for his exceptional liposuction results for men ranging from eliminating fat from the abdomen, thighs, chin, or enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) without extensive incisions.
More common problem areas that can be treated with liposuction surgery include:
- Inner & Outer Thighs
- Men abdominal Liposuction
Considering Male Liposuction in New York
We get it, you’ve looked in the mirror and noticed things that you didn’t like. How will you know when it’s time to schedule a consultation? When you look in the mirror, and the first thing you see is what bothers you. The goal of plastic surgery is to make you feel better about yourself. Gain the self-confidence you can’t achieve in the gym. For some men, no amount of exercise and diet will rid their problem areas of excess fat. Dr. Smith will help you tighten and tone your abdomen, flanks, and more.
How is the liposuction procedure performed?
Male body sculpting is performed under a general anesthetic, a local anesthetic with sedation, or straight local anesthesia. You’ll discuss what anesthetic option is best for you during your initial consultation. The procedure takes an average of 1-2 hours and involves making small (less than 1 cm in size) incisions. Dr. Smith uses a suction device called a cannula to remove stubborn excess fat. The incisions are then closed with a stitch or dissolvable suture. Once fully healed, the incisions are well-hidden and very hard to see.
Who Are The Best Candidates for Male Liposuction?
The best candidates for male liposuction are men of all ages who are in good general health, have good skin elasticity, and maintain realistic expectations. Dr. Smith evaluates every candidate on an individual basis during a private surgical consultation. Male liposuction can help when you aren’t able to achieve the results you’re looking for with lifestyle modification. l. Suppose you’re feeling a lack of self-esteem or look disproportionate because of localized areas of fat in the body. In that case, Dr. Smith reduces these areas with liposuction leaving you with a slimmer, proportionate, and toned appearance.
- If you can check off each item on the list below, you’re a great candidate for male liposuction.
- You want to make a positive change for yourself.
- You are close to your goal weight and want to improve the appearance of specific body areas like the abdomen, waist, or “double chin”.
- You have the financial ability to do elective cosmetic surgery.
- You’re excited about doing something to better yourself.
What to Expect After Male Liposuction Surgery?
After Dr. Smith is finished with your procedure, you’ll head over to our recovery room to relax. Our expert nursing staff will be on hand to ensure you’re comfortable and well taken care of. Most of our male liposuction patients will go home the same day as the procedure. We typically keep you here for an hour or two for monitoring, and when everything’s cleared, you’ll be able to walk out the door.
Keep in mind there will always be a short period of swelling and potential bruising after your procedure.his is completely normal and bruising tends to clear up by 10-14 days and most visible swelling is gone in a few weeks. Before your liposuction procedure, you’ll be given a list of care instructions by Dr. Smith. It’s crucial to carefully follow the aftercare guidelines to achieve the best results. We’ll begin to administer mild pain medication and an anti-nausea medication immediately following surgery.
You’ll be wearing a specially contoured garment for 48 hours after your surgery. This compression garment is vital to your healing. This garment ensures the skin where you had excess fat removed remains tight and smooth. We will offer guidance to ensure you get the proper compression garment for your size and for the procedure you had done.
During your pre-op appointment with Dr. Smith, he’ll give you a better understanding of when you can return to your normal lifestyle and exercise routine. Most patients can be back at a desk job in 48 hours (yay for weekend recovery!) and back to a light workout in about 5 days. On average, full recovery takes two weeks. It can take a few months to see the final results of your procedure as swelling subsides and tissue contraction occurs.
How much is liposuction for men?
cing depends on a number of factors but is mostly determined by the number of areas being treated, the size of those areas, if any additional treatments (like skin tightening with BodyTite) are necessary, and the kind of anesthesia that is required.
Treatments that might be conducted in combination with male liposuction are generally some form of skin tightening procedure or a treatment to build muscle mass. Our favorite skin tightening procedure is BodyTite, which uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to heat and tighten skin. To build muscle definition, we will often pair our liposuction procedures with a post-operative course of Emsculpt Neo, which is one of the world’s most advanced noninvasive body contouring technologies. Emsculpt Neo will refine your liposuction result by building muscle mass by an average of 25% in the treatment area.
Regarding options for anesthesia with male liposuction, there are essentially three kinds of anesthesia available. First, there is general anesthesia, in which you are completely asleep, and a machine helps you breathe. Next is twilight anesthesia (also called intravenous sedation), in which you are awake and breathing on your own but made to feel relaxed with intravenous medication. Finally, there is local anesthesia. In local anesthesia, the surgical site is made to feel numb, but you are awake. The first two kinds of anesthesia (general and twilight) require a board-certified anesthesiologist and are therefore more costly. Dr. Smith recommends general or twilight anesthesia for larger, multiple-area cases. Smaller liposuction procedures involving one or two areas may often reasonably be performed with local anesthesia alone.
It is reasonable to expect male liposuction with Dr. Smith to start at approximately $3,500 for liposuction of a small area like the waist under local anesthesia. The most common option, liposuction of the abdomen and waist under twilight or general anesthesia is generally from $9,000-$11,000 depending on the size and complexity of the case. Adding other treatment modalities like Emscuplt Neo or BodyTite to the procedure will increase cost accordingly.