Ralph A. Massey, MD — Santa Monica & Encino, CA
Stubborn body fat is not easy to get rid of and does not respond well to traditional fat reduction methods like dieting and exercise. For many people, stubborn fat keeps them from obtaining their aesthetic goals, but thanks to tumescent liposuction provided by Dr. Ralph A. Massey in the Santa Monica and Encino, CA area, the well-defined body you have been dreaming of is well within reach.
Are Males Good Candidates for Liposuction?
Liposuction is now one of the most common cosmetic procedures requested by men and, in general, men are excellent candidates for the procedure. They usually have good skin tone with well-defined localized areas that need treatment. Areas such as the neck and love handles that are resistant to regular diet and exercise yet can make you appear older and heavier than you really are.
Using tumescent liposuction to trim these areas is a safe, simple and very effective way to improve your overall appearance as well as self-confidence. As men tend to have a thicker dermis (the undersurface of the skin) and a more fibrous fatty layer, liposuction can be a little more difficult to perform. However, for the same reasons, in experienced hands men often get the best results of all.
What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a liposuction technique that involves performing liposuction following the administration of local anesthesia and epinephrine to subcutaneous fat volumes. Once the solution of epinephrine and local anesthesia has been administered, the skin of the targeted areas swell and gradually become firmer. This gives Dr. Massey the control needed during the procedure to contour the targeted areas based on the patient’s desired results.
The best thing about tumescent liposuction is that the combination of local anesthesia and epinephrine temporarily shrinks the blood vessels. This results in limited loss of blood as the procedure is performed. It also has an effect on the recovery process, as it significantly reduces side effects such as pain, bruising, and swelling.
Tailoring Liposuction to the Male Physique
When Dr. Massey performs liposuction on the male body, he always exercises extreme care with the utmost precision to ensure that the results he provides will enhance the masculine appearance of the patient’s body. Fat must be removed evenly across the treated areas to obtain a well-toned, trim, and straight figure.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Liposuction is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat many areas of the body, including:
- Upper arms
- Love handles
Dr. Massey will take the time to listen to your needs and develop a treatment plan designed to address your specific aesthetic goals.
Recovering from Male Liposuction
After undergoing liposuction, you can expect to experience some soreness, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment area(s), but these are temporary and easily managed. Patients can expect to take around two weeks to recover. During this time, we advise that you stay home from work and refrain from performing strenuous physical activities such as heavy lifting and exercise.
Contact Our Office
While experience is important for all cosmetic surgery this is particularly true for liposuction in men where a different set of cannulas and a modified technique is needed to optimize results. Areas that we commonly treat in men include the neck and jowls, chest, abdomen and love handles.
To learn more about male liposuction, please visit our website dedicated to liposuction.
Dr. Massey completed his fellowship in cosmetic surgery at Columbia University in New York and will provide you with expert guidance and care throughout the surgical process.
Before & Afters
Lipo abdo & love handles
Liposuction of Love Handles
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