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Liposuction for Men
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Liposuction for Men

Many men spend significant time exercising and watching what they eat, but they are unable to attain the lean, toned bodies they’ve worked for. Stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise can be frustrating to deal with.

Male liposuction removes excess fat with minimal scarring or downtime and provides men with the improvement in contour they desire.

If stubborn fat deposits are getting in the way of you feeling like the best, most-confident version of yourself, male liposuction may be right for you.

What Can Male Liposuction Do?

The Liposuction Procedure

  • Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body.

    Common areas men have treated with liposuction include:

    • Lower abdomen
    • Flanks/posterior waistline
    • Chest
    • Hips
    • Upper arms
    • Love handles
  • Male liposuction is performed using IV sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

  • First, Dr. Cohn will inject a solution into the treatment area that reduces bleeding. This solution contains medication to help minimize bruising and pain after your liposuction procedure.

    Small incisions will be made in inconspicuous locations to limit scarring. Dr. Cohn will then use a small cannula to remove excess fat.

  • After the excess fat is removed, incisions are closed.

    Patients are then moved to our recovery room.

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What to Expect After Liposuction for Men

Getting Home

Can I Drive Home After My Male Liposuction Procedure?

Since the anesthesia will put you to sleep for your liposuction procedure, you will not be able to drive yourself home. Please arrange for a family member or friend to drive you after your surgery.


What Can I Expect During My Recovery From Male Liposuction?

During your recovery, you should expect mild bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first few days. Although recovery varies between patients, most can return to work within one to three days following their procedure. Patients should avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting until cleared by Dr. Cohn.

To lower your risk of complications and promote proper healing during recovery after liposuction, follow the post-operative instructions provided to you by Dr. Cohn.


Will I Have Scarring After Male Liposuction?

Scarring after male liposuction is minimal since only small incisions are placed in inconspicuous locations. However, the degree of scarring often depends on your body’s ability to heal, the location of your incisions, and how well you follow your post-op instructions.


Is Liposuction for Men Painful?

Since you are put to sleep during your liposuction procedure, you will not feel any pain during the treatment. Pain and discomfort during recovery can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medication.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction for Men

  • The cost of liposuction for men varies between patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the number of treatment areas. Liposuction cost also depends on anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, and the procedure’s location.

    Cohn Plastic Surgery offers plastic surgery financing options if needed.

  • Liposuction is one of the top cosmetic surgeries for men in Birmingham. You may be a candidate for male liposuction if you have excess fat on your body that you’d like to get rid of.

    Generally, male liposuction candidates:

    • Are at or near their ideal weight
    • Do not smoke
    • Have realistic expectations of their results
    • Are in generally good health

    A consultation with Dr. Cohn will help determine if you are a candidate for male liposuction.

  • During your consultation, you and you doctor will discuss your medical history, goals for the procedure, and which areas you wish to target. He will then perform a physical evaluation to determine if liposuction is right for you. Dr. Cohn may also take photographs for your medical records.

    At this time,Dr. Cohn will provide you with preoperative instructions and what to expect during your recovery.

  • To see male liposuction before and after photos, please visit our liposuction photo gallery.

  • Many people believe liposuction is a weight loss procedure. However, liposuction will not help you lose a significant amount of weight. Instead, liposuction is most beneficial for men at or near their ideal weight who need help eliminating stubborn fat.

  • Liposuction can treat gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue) if the primary cause is excess fat. Other male breast reduction techniques will be needed if there is excess skin and glandular breast tissue.

    Read our blog for more information about what causes gynecomastia.

  • Many men undergoing liposuction wish to improve other areas of their bodies at the same time. Male liposuction is commonly performed in combination with tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty)arm lift surgery (brachioplasty), or neck lift surgery.

  • When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Cohn, male liposuction is a generally safe procedure. However, risks are present for all surgeries.

    Potential liposuction risks include:

    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Fluid accumulation
    • DVT
    • Infection
    • Anesthesia risks