Patients are fully aware that with liposuction and all cosmetic surgeries, there will most likely be a specific technique used by the surgeon, as well as, a history to the cosmetic procedure. Many male patients expect to eliminate:
- Gynecomastia “man boobs”
- Extra belly fat
- Love handles
- Inner thigh fat
- Double chin
- Inner or outer arm fat
In the earliest days of liposuction, there were only two available methods – wet and dry. Their common factors involved the manipulation and removal of fat cells and vacuum powered suction assistance during surgery.
When using dry liposuction, surgeons would get to the stubborn fat deposits via incisions, place a large inflexible tube and try to suction out the fat. Just as it sounds, this method was extremely rough on the body and caused more health problems than it fixed. This type of liposuction was found to be medically unsafe after a patient lost a leg due to gangrene, which was related to liposuction surgery complications. It was 1926 when dry liposuction was discredited and stopped.
By 1960, the lure of liposuction surfaced once again. The wet method was introduced in an attempt to help fix the problems of the past by washing excess tissue and fat to be removed prior to removal. Saturating the tissues with up to four times the amount of liquid, an antiseptic and saline combination, vs. the amount of body product that would be removed worked successfully, though, not without severe bleeding and swelling. This was due to the suction and extraction strength applied along with the amount of fluid used for preparation. When a liquid numbing anesthetic was added to the mix, it helped greatly in constricting blood vessels and reducing the amount of fluid used.
The infamous Tumescent Liposuction method became THE method of choice for board-certified plastic surgeons. This started the process of newer and more advanced techniques that would follow. There are now more than two methods, to choose from, with the guidance and expert opinion of board-certified plastic surgeon Kole Plastic Surgery. The current techniques include the following:
- Traditional manual liposuction
- Power assisted liposuction
- Laser assisted liposuction “Smart Lipo”
- Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
These varying techniques also change the course of your after surgical recovery.
Male Liposuction Recovery Different from Before
Whatever method of liposuction is performed during your procedure will dictate your recovery process. Long ago, when only dry liposuction existed, patients had a long painful recovery. Currently, with newer techniques, surgeons are constantly finding different ways to help minimize side effects, post-op recovery, and healing. Kole Plastic Surgery, a board-certified plastic surgeon located in the Philadelphia suburbs, has found that using the other methods mentioned above, help reduce patient recovery time. When using these methods, compression garments and pain relief medications make a huge difference. The majority of male liposuction patients have a quick, uneventful recovery and are back to normal activities within one month as opposed to three months. Please remember each patient recovers in his own time.
Please contact The Kole Plastic Surgery Center Center at 215-315-7655 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Kole Plastic Surgery if you’re ready to talk about male liposuction, gain knowledge, look at before and after pictures, review procedural details, discuss expectations and learn about Dr. Kole’s extensive professional training, background and expertise. There is no better time than now. Our Office and Licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center is conveniently located at [primary_address] Southampton, PA, [primary_state] [primary_postal]