Liposuction for men
Liposuction is a technique to help men shape and contour the body to give a more athletic, lean, and attractive physique.
Dr. Ron Soltero lipo sculpts the body by removing unwanted fat from male patients that have not responded to diet and exercise programs.
Liposuction procedures for men include:
- Abdominal etching
TAP ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS
Do you want washboard abs, but can’t quite achieve the look no matter how much you exercise? You may want to consider abdominal etching, which is a surgical procedure performed to improve the definition of the abdominal muscles. Abdominal etching will accentuate the existing muscle tissue by getting rid of excess fat, giving you “six pack” abs. This procedure takes liposuction and tummy tuck to the next level to sculpt the tissues of the abdomen. Your stomach can look firmer, tighter, and more muscular as a result of abdominal etching.
Are you a candidate?
You might be a candidate for abdominal etching if you are
- In good overall health
- No major medical issues
- Physically fit and have an athletic muscle build
- Already well-toned abdominal muscles, with only a thin layer or small pockets of stubborn fat that covers the muscles
You may NOT be a candidate if you are:
- Overweight with a significant amount of weight to lose from the abdomen
- If your body fat percentage is greater than 18%
- Have unrealistic expectations
One of the most common areas for liposuction for our male patients is the waist, also known as “love handles”. Liposuction not only offers the opportunity to slim and contour areas of the body, but also ensures that these areas will not accumulate fatty deposits in the future.
Liposuction of buttocks can reduce size and bulk, along with providing nice symmetry and smoothness.
Do you feel that you have an excessively full neck or a “double chin, ”despite being at a healthy weight? Liposuction of the neck can help you achieve a more defined, graceful neckline by permanently removing excess fat. Liposuction removes excess fat, but cannot significantly improve sagging skin, the typical neck liposuction patient will be younger, his or her 20’s through early 50’s, as younger patients typically have good skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction.
Initial Consultation for Liposuction
If you are considering Liposuction the very first step is to make an appointment for a complimentary personal consultation in our exclusive La Jolla / San Diego office.
During the consultation Dr. Ron Soltero will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your expectations about liposuction and examine your skin for firmness and elasticity.
You will also be able to point out the areas where you would like to see improvement and talk about incisions and risks involved with liposuction Dr. Ron Soltero will be showing several pre and post op pictures of liposuction.
The Liposuction Surgery
The liposuction procedure is performed on our La Jolla / San Diego certified surgery center. Dr. Ron Soltero’s office is conveniently located in the UTC / La Jolla area. Fully equipped with two AAAASF certified operating rooms, it stands out to be one of the most private and select plastic surgery offices in the San Diego area.
General anesthesia is used to perform liposuction. A Board Certified Anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia.
Nowadays the number of options and liposuction techniques might overwhelm you. The method used in our La Jolla / San Diego clinic is called Power-Assisted Liposuction or Micro Aire Technique.
The Power-Assisted Liposuction represents an important development in fat removal technology. It is considered the most modern method with best results. This technique is combined with the tumescent liposuction where a medical solution is injected to the areas prior to be treated. The tumescent liposuction helps the fat be removed more easily, reduces blood loss, bruising, provides anesthesia during and after surgery and a more pleasant recovery.
Dr. Ron Soltero will make a tiny incision near the area to be suctioned. Whenever possible, incisions are hidden within natural folds or contour lines of the skin.
After the Liposuction Surgery
You will probably feel tired and sore for several days after the liposuction operation. However within one or two days you should be up and around. Within the first weeks, the swelling will reach its peaks and then begin to go down. Bruising might appear and you may feel numbness on the areas suctioned.
Right after the surgery you will be fitted with a compression garment to control swelling and help your skin adjust to its new body contour.
Some pre & post op tips for Liposuction
- Do no take any medication that contains aspirin, vitamin E, weight loss medication or any Chinese herbs for 2 weeks before the surgery. A complete drug list will be provided on your pre op date.
- Arrange for an adult to drive you to and from your surgery. You CAN NOT take a taxi home. You must also arrange for an adult to stay with you for 24 hours after the liposuction
- Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery
- You will be fitted with a compression garment after surgery; you must wear this continuously for 6 weeks.
- Driving is permitted after a few days, if not taking pain medications.
- Avoid heavy lifting, exercise or excessive movement of your arms for 2 weeks.
- You may resume all normal activities after 3 weeks of the liposuction
More specific recommendations will be made when you come in to our La Jolla / San Diego clinic.
If you would like to know more about liposuction you can contact us by phone, email or at Dr. Soltero’s office:
4510 Executive Drive Suite 105
San Diego CA 92121
(UTC / La Jolla area)