Liposuction has traditionally been used by women to remove fat selectively from their bodies. The idea of looking slimmer seemed to be confined just to women, but men are slowly realizing just what liposuction can do for them.
To better understand the benefits of liposuction, let’s examine how fat works on the body.
How Does Fat Work?
Fat is a malleable biological material that humans use to store excess energy. It acts as a layer of insulation while providing a backup supply of energy if a period of starvation occurs.
The problem with fat is that it can be unsightly, deform the skin, and, in the case of men especially, hide more prominent features like muscles. Combine this with the fact that fat tends to be the last thing that the human body burns, and fat quickly becomes hard to remove.
Even people who are at a healthy weight may have excess fat in unwanted areas. The sides of the torso and legs tend to be places where fat prefers to stay.
Liposuction aims to remove troublesome deposits of fat on the body. This can allow someone who is healthy to prominently display their physique.
While liposuction is popular amongst women, it is gaining popularity with men. This is because liposuction can benefit men by:
- Removing stubborn fat deposits that exist on the arms, legs, sides or buttocks.
- Enhancing a man’s self-image and confidence.
- Encouraging a man to become physically fit due to being able to see the results of his work.
- Reducing the overall body fat percentage on a person’s frame by a small amount.
- Sculpting areas of the body where muscle development may be limited.
The greatest of these benefits has to be the removal of fat from certain areas of the body. Fat tends to be converted by the body, which makes losing fat locally through diet and exercise incredibly difficult.
When fat is removed locally from an area, the underlying structures can be seen more prominently. For men, this means those biceps or quadriceps that you have been working to build will be displayed more prominently.
The Many Ways to Perform Liposuction
Despite the benefits liposuction can bring men, few choose to go through with this process. The most common reason men refrain from undergoing liposuction revolves around the perceived requirement for surgery.
New liposuction techniques allow for non-surgical body contouring, which means that recovery and scarring is eliminated almost completely. Even on patients where surgery is required, minimally invasive procedures can reduce undesirable side effects.
To learn more about how liposuction can revolutionize your image, contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today. We will happily answer any questions you have and determine what liposuction procedures will give you the best results.