What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery for men contours the body and removes excess fat deposits, resulting in a more athletic, lean, and attractive physique. This procedure sculpts the body by removing unwanted fat from patients that have not responded to diet and exercise programs, particularly stubborn areas affected by age such as the abdomen, flanks, and breast area. In a 2018 study, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed liposuction as one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men in NYC and the U.S.

Liposuction is best performed by an experienced, board-certified professional. Referred to by Forbes as “the go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech specializes in liposuction at his NYC practice. As stated in his case study, he often uses liposuction in conjunction with other treatments to enhance his patients’ results. BodyBanking®, a process Dr. Steinbrech developed to perform a selective fat transfer, removes undesirable fat from one region and injects it into another that may be lacking. Male liposuction with BodyBanking® controls the density of fatty tissue, resulting in a more natural-looking physical improvement without the use of synthetic injectables. Dr. Steinbrech knows that all male patients are different, both in their body shapes and in what they wish to achieve with liposuction.

Target Areas: Abdomen, Waist, Hips, Buttocks, Thighs, Knees, Upper Arms, Chin & Neck, Cheeks.

Male Liposuction Before & After Picture Gallery

To view some of Dr. Steinbrech’s before and after liposuction photos of his male patients in New York City, please click the images below.

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How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction typically initiates with the administration of a solution consisting of saline, a local anesthetic, and a small dose of adrenaline. This solution, referred to as either the tumescent or super-wet technique, serves to reduce bruising and bleeding. Following the introduction of this solution into the targeted area for liposuction, the procedure continues with one of two approved methods: suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) or ultrasonic-assisted lipectomy (UAL), overseen by Dr. Steinbrech. In both approaches, a small incision is discreetly made. During SAL, a cannula (a small tube) is inserted and maneuvered beneath the skin, breaking down the fat layer and extracting it through suction. Conversely, UAL involves the utilization of ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat before it is extracted using a cannula.

How Long Does Liposuction Take?

Depending on the amount of fat being removed, male liposuction surgery may take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours at Dr. Steinbrech’s NYC clinic.

How Much Does Male Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction for men can vary significantly depending on several factors. These include the geographical location of the procedure, the extent of the treatment area, the surgeon’s expertise, the type of liposuction technique used, and any additional services required for post-operative care. On average, in the United States, liposuction costs for men typically range from $3,000 to $10,000 per treatment area. However, this figure can increase substantially for multiple areas or more complex procedures. In metropolitan areas like New York City, prices tend to be higher due to higher living costs and demand for cosmetic procedures. It’s essential for individuals considering liposuction to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for an accurate assessment of costs based on their specific needs and desired outcomes. Additionally, financing options may be available to help make the procedure more affordable for those interested.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction for men is typically best for adults nearing 25 to 30% of their ideal body weight. Patients with stubborn fat deposits who have not responded to diet programs are often the best candidates. Though liposuction offers dramatic, life-changing results, it is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Healthy patients with good skin elasticity and muscle tone will see the best results. It is advised to avoid surgery if you have any life-threatening medical conditions.

360 TorsoTuck® - Before & After

Liposuction Recovery Time

Following liposuction, patients may require drainage tubes, compression garments, and antibiotics to aid in the healing process during recovery. Male individuals are advised to commence walking as soon as they are able, with many able to return to work within a few days. Engaging in strenuous activities should be avoided for approximately one month. The results of liposuction become immediately visible, and improvement typically persists as swelling diminishes over the initial three months post-surgery for male patients in New York City

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation

For more information about liposuction for men or to schedule a consultation, contact the Male Plastic Surgery NYC office at 646-949-0130 or book an appointment online.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn Moreseals
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