If you are struggling with areas of fat on your belly, back, or chest that don’t go away despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, male liposuction in Raleigh may be right for you. This procedure removes the stubborn fat deposits, allowing you to achieve the sculpted, toned physique you’ve been working toward. By working with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, you can reach your goals and experience confidence and pride in your body.
Liposuction, or simply lipo, removes fat deposits from areas of the body. While women often focus on areas of the lower abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, lipo for men tends to target the abdomen and sides, commonly called the "love handles," as well as the breast, shoulders, and back.
There are two liposuction techniques: suction-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. During suction-assisted liposuction, Dr. Ortiz injects a solution of saline, water, and anesthesia into the targeted fat cells. Using a slim cannula, similar to an IV needle, the liquified fat is suctioned out. With ultrasound-assisted liposuction, a slim, specialized cannula is inserted into the targeted area. It then vibrates at a rapid pace while releasing ultrasound energy. As the waves pass through the fat cells, they are liquified and suctioned out.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Ortiz, he will discuss your options with you and determine which method will work best to help you get the results you wish to achieve. While bruising, swelling, and discomfort are typical for around 7 to 10 days, both types of liposuction for men offer minimal scarring and a downtime of only one to two weeks, while strenuous activity should be avoided for a bit longer. Learn about the procedure with our liposuction FAQs.
If you've reached your goal weight, but diet and exercise still aren't enough to get rid of stubborn areas of fat, liposuction for men can help you achieve the toned, trim physique you've been working toward. Dr. Ortiz has performed this procedure countless times to help men get the results they want and can help you, too. To learn more or schedule your personalized consultation at our plastic surgery center in Raleigh, reach out to us today at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our easy-to-use online contact form below.
31-year-old male who presented for evaluation due to concerns about the appearance of his abdomen and flanks, as well as his breast tissue. The patient stated that he has always had some breast tissue since he was a young man, and this has caused some embarrassment in the past. He states that the issue does not resolve no matter how much weight he loses. He also feels that the left breast is larger than the right.
Weight: 180 pounds. BMI: 28.
Procedures performed: Removal of breast tissue to resolve gynecomastia, Liposuction to trunk