How Does Liposuction Differ for Men Compared to Women?

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Although liposuction can be a transformative procedure for almost anyone, it is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in tailoring fat removal surgery to help fit each patient's unique individual needs, anatomy, goals, and more. One factor that can influence the approach taken for a liposuction procedure is the patient's gender. Generally speaking, women may turn to liposuction to achieve slimmer contours overall, while men often seek liposuction surgery to create a more sculpted and defined physique in certain areas. Because these are two very different reasons for liposuction, selecting a surgeon with dedicated expertise in the various technical approaches for liposuction is strongly encouraged. At Dallas Cosmetic Center, Dallas, TX board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas specializes in customized liposuction surgery for both men and women. Here, you'll discover some of the most compelling differences in lipo for men vs. women.

How can men benefit from liposuction?

Many people may think of liposuction as being primarily a woman's procedure. While many women do benefit from liposuction surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are common with age, menopause, hormone changes, and more, liposuction for men is also very popular. One of the most popular reasons for male liposuction is to achieve more visible muscle definition — like shredded abs — and a more sculpted, masculine-looking physique overall. This is accomplished by removing targeted and precise deposits of fat around and between muscle groups to emphasize muscle definition in a technique known as abdominal sculpting. It is important to note that male liposuction for muscle definition is most effective for men who have good underlying musculature that is concealed by stubborn fat cells.

Another popular application for liposuction in men is to reduce fatty tissue in the male breast area. If the patient also has excess breast tissue — rather than fat alone — Dr. Huertas may recommend a combination of traditional gynecomastia treatment plus liposuction.

What's the difference between men's liposuction vs. women's lipo?

One of the primary differences in liposuction for men compared to women is the goal for treatment as previously outlined, while another difference is the areas that are typically addressed during a particular procedure:

Popular treatment areas for male liposuction

  • Male chest
  • Abdomen
  • Lower back/flanks
  • Upper arms (biceps)
  • Beneath the chin (neck)

Popular treatment areas for female liposuction

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Upper back/bra line
  • Beneath the chin (neck)

Dr. Huertas also takes into account unique aspects of male and female anatomy, including the density of fat cells in men compared to women, the natural fat distribution of each gender, and other factors when creating a customized surgical plan that best meets each patient's needs.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Regardless of your gender, there are several important requirements for patients to be considered eligible for liposuction surgery. In general, good candidates for liposuction:

  • Are in good health overall
  • Do not smoke
  • Have areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet or exercise
  • Are already at or near their goal weight
  • Adhere to a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine
  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable weight after surgery

During your initial consultation for Dallas, TX liposuction, Dr. Huertas will evaluate all of these and more to determine whether you may qualify for this exciting and potentially life-changing body contouring procedure.

Slim and sculpt the body of your dreams with personalized liposuction in Dallas, TX

At Dallas Cosmetic Center, our dedicated team is here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals so you can finally look and feel your best. For more information about what results may be possible for you, call to schedule your Dallas, TX liposuction consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.