Liposuction is a simple surgical solution that sculpts away troublesome, unwanted fat to give you a more masculine physique. With age, fat grows resistant to diet and exercise. Your body’s processes aren’t equipped to burn fatty areas like they were when you were younger. Even with clean eating and routine visits to your local gym, fat around your abdomen, legs, arms, and chest goes largely unaffected. So, achieving that chiseled musculature can feel next to impossible. But, why?
These areas of unwanted fat aren’t just because your metabolism slows down with age. There’s also a simple biological reason – one that affects men of all ages: There is no way to spot-reduce fatty areas on your own. In fact, studies have shown that exercises only affect the area’s muscle fibers and leave the fatty tissue uninvolved. So, how do you lose fat in specific areas around your body?
Dr. Wael Kouli has helped hundreds of men achieve their ideal appearance with the help of advanced liposuction techniques and technologies. If you would like to see how he can do the same for you, please schedule a personal consultation at our offices in Newport Beach. Here, he can create a detailed surgical plan to get back to your daily routine – with your new physique – as quickly as possible. Call our front office directly at (949) 721-1113.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Body Contouring For Men
- 3 Trouble Fatty Areas
- 4 Is Liposuction Right For Me?
- 5 A Consultation at Esthetica
- 6 Before Liposuction
- 7 Liposculpture Techniques
- 8 How Much Does Liposuction For Men Cost in Orange County?
- 9 References
Before and After Photos
Body Contouring For Men
Historically, men as a whole have avoided cosmetic surgeries. Perhaps this is in part because the aesthetics industry left them out of their marketing campaigns, and surgeons focused their techniques on bringing out feminine contours. But recently, with the advent of specialized processes focused on men’s ideal results, more men are choosing the remarkable results of body contouring. In fact, cosmetic procedures performed on men jumped 273% from 1997 to 2015. With these cosmetic procedures, we help men focus on one simple, yet extremely difficult goal: To lose fat.
Why Is Fat So Hard To Shed?
Not all fat is hard to shed. Most of your body’s fat responds quite well to improvements in diet and activity and is used as fuel when you enter a caloric deficit. It’s only that thin layer of subcutaneous fat that’s the problem. This layer of fat shields underlying structures from infection and damage while also regulating your body’s heat loss. At any age, subcutaneous fat is hard to address, but it gets even more difficult after 30. As you get older, your body loses its abundant supply of essential androgen hormones like testosterone. In Greek, the word androgen is derived from the word man-maker – and it does just that. Androgens are responsible for your masculine characteristics like Adam’s apple, muscle mass, and body hair. In terms of fatty areas, androgens like testosterone regulate your metabolism. When your metabolism slows down, your body starts to store fat in more places. The older you get the more your body holds on to fatty tissue, masking your strong, well-defined physique. This is the type of fat we target during a liposuction procedure.
Trouble Fatty Areas
Now, what exactly is the ideal male physique? Ultimately it comes down to your personal opinion, but there has been scientific research to answer that exact question. Typically, those studies found that the ideal male physique is well-defined with around 16% body fat. With liposuction, we aim to address fat in many different areas, helping you achieve that well-defined, lean physique.
Fat around your abdomen might be the most troublesome of all. A chiseled, well-defined core is usually at the top of every man’s aesthetic goals. In fact, one research study found that people looked at a shirtless man’s abdomen before any other part of his physique. With liposuction, we can suction out the fat between individual muscles around the abdomen, bringing out your natural contours. Because of its overarching success, abdominal liposuction has been nicknamed “Overnight Abs”.
Behind abs, a shirtless man’s chest was the second most noticed area. Well-defined pectorals give your upper-body balance and symmetry. Lingering fat around your breast tissue can throw this look out of sync. During your consultation, Dr. Kouli will examine fatty areas around your chest, checking to see if the swollen appearance isn’t gynecomastia. If it is, we offer reduction surgery that oftentimes incorporates advanced liposculpture techniques.
Fat can linger around your biceps and triceps, disguising their musculature. During an arm liposuction procedure, Dr. Kouli makes a discreet incision and suctions out all the unwanted fatty tissue. He leaves behind a well-contoured arm that shows contours around the bicep and along the backside of the tricep.
We liposuction around the legs to help balance a man’s physique. Too much fat around a man’s lower body can make his upper body look underdeveloped. By liposuctioning away the troublesome fat, we help you achieve a well-rounded, balanced physique.
A sharp jawline is a strong characteristic of masculinity. Due to age, weight gain, and genetics, fat around your chin and jawline can make your face appear contourless. This is often called a double- or weak-chin. To bring out your natural jawline, we use submental liposuction. This approach brings dimension to your head and neck while achieving a distinguishing masculine appearance.
Is Liposuction Right For Me?
If you are interested in enhancing your masculine contours through liposuction, the first step is to schedule a personal consultation with us. Here, we’ll discern if liposuction is the best path for you and if any other procedures would complement your results. Liposuction does require anesthesia, so you will not need to be healthy enough to undergo general surgery. We recommend being at a healthy, stable weight because any future weight gain will diminish your results. Also, liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not weight-loss surgery. You should be at or near your goal weight by the time of your procedure. Because of this, many patients consult with us after completing a weight loss journey.
A Consultation at Esthetica
If this is your first time with us, we will begin by learning about your recent medical history and ideal results. We’ll use your aesthetic goals as an outline for your personalized treatment plan. We offer many different approaches to liposculpture. So, we will explain the differences between each and determine which one is best for you. Many patients have poor skin laxity following a liposuction procedure. This means that instead of unwanted fat in troubled areas, now they have loose, excess skin. To treat this, we can do various lifts and tucks to surgically solve unwanted, loose skin. Be sure to ask how during your consultation. At the end of your appointment, we’ll give you a customized pre-op plan to prepare you for your liposuction procedure.
Basic preparation steps involve avoiding blood-thinning medications, alcohol, and nicotine. Also, we recommend planning ahead. Get your prescriptions beforehand, ready your home, and take a couple of days off from work and strenuous activities. Lastly, we recommend nominating a caregiver to drive you home after your surgery and look after you for the first few hours.
Liposuction uses an aspirating cannula that pulls fat cells from their connective tissues. In a basic liposuction procedure, this aspirating cannula moves through the fat lobules and suctions out fatty tissue, leaving behind better-defined areas. With the fat extracted from the body, the skin lays directly on the muscle, showcasing your hard-earned musculature.
At Esthetica, we go beyond basic liposuction. Our advanced tools and technologies achieve even better results. These approaches include:
- Tumescent: tumescent fluid is a liquid solution that is applied to the fat cells. Made with saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine, tumescent fluid swells fat cells, constricts blood vessels, and numbs nerve endings. All of this allows for less pain, minimal risk of blood loss, and more extractable fat. Patients who choose tumescent fluid get better results followed by less recovery time.
- Ultrasound: also known as VASER, ultrasound liposuction introduces low-frequency waves to fat cells. These waves dislodge the fat cells from their connective tissue. This allows Dr. Kouli better access to extract them, giving you enhanced results. This is the technology that is used for “Overnight Abs”.
- Laser-Assisted: with laser-assisted liposuction, Dr. Kouli uses a skin-safe laser to emulsify fat cells. Once fat cells are treated with thermal energy, they are easily accessible. If any fat cells are not extracted, the body processes them out through the lymphatic system, leaving behind chiseled contours.
How Much Does Liposuction For Men Cost in Orange County?
The cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the number of areas you have treated as well as the chosen liposculpture tools. We will discuss and determine the cost of your procedure during your consultation. Stay up-to-date on our specials by visiting our specials page. If you’re interested in reading more about Esthetica and the aesthetics industry, check out our blog. Reach us directly at (949) 721-1113.
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