Liposculpture for Men
Before & After Liposculpture with Skin Etching by Dr Hodgkinson
Liposuction for men is very different rom liposuction for women. In women, the goal is to sculpt a smooth contour to create a lovely feminine figure, whereas in men the goal is to sculpt a highly contoured physique which reveals the muscles and sinews of the male body. This muscular, “ripped” look has always been associated with masculinity as we can see from classical sculpture.
The problem for men is that they tend to accumulate fatty deposits around the middle leaving them with a ‘gut’, ‘love handles’ and often fatty deposits on their backs. These fatty deposits can be resistant to diet and exercise. Because of this, men in their 20s to 40s who are finding it hard to win the battle of the bulge may consider body contour surgery to regain or create their physique.
Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, in the hands of an expert can employ many technologies and techniqes to literally sculpt a more masculine physique. One of these techniques which requires years of experience to be carried out effectively is ‘skin etching’ which can create specific contours to give the ‘six-pack’ appearance. While some may consider Abdominal etching the ”cheater’s” way of acquiring more muscle definition in the abdomen, in most cases the intended goals were not achieved through weight loss or exercise alone, so this procedure provides an suitable alternative.
Abdominal etching gives men the washboard or “ripped” look by combining liposuction with liposculpture to create subtle ripples in the abdominal area, allowing the underlying abdominal muscles to show greater detail achieving a more athletic appearing abdomen. Dr Hodgkinson selectively removes the fat from the abdomen in a specialised way that actually enhances muscle definition in this area. Most incisions are hidden in the natural body creases of the body and leave very small scar.
Performed at Dr Hodgkinson’s state of the art licensed and accredited Day Surgery Facility in Double Bay, the surgery usually takes one to two hours and is performed under general anaesthesia, allowing you to return home several hours after the procedure is completed.
Side effects including moderate bruising and pain can be experienced for a few days post procedure, those these can easily be controlled with the use of pain medication. And I advise to not shower until the second day after the procedure.
Other techniques include the ultrasonic and pneumatic techniques which can reduce the trauma to the tissues and allow for a faster resolution of the swelling.
With most of these procedures, patients usually return to work in a week and the result continues to resolve and improve over approximately three months; though your specific recover period and results will be determined by the extent of the procedures involved and will be discussed during your consultation.
For more information on liposculpture, skin etching and other cosmetic surgical procedures or to make an appoinment to see Dr Hodgkinson, send us an email at [email protected] or phone the clinic on 02 9362 7400.