Male Liposuction Las Vegas
Liposuction is currently the number one cosmetic surgery chosen by men.
The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen, and a narrow hip and waist area. However, as men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, waist, lower back, chest (a condition called pseudo-gynecomastia), and along the chin and neck. Liposuction can help sculpt these areas back to a more youthful and athletic look.
Liposuction works by reshaping the body by removing fat that lies between the skin and muscles. The goal isn’t to remove every bit of fat, but to sculpt a better physique. Dr. Pancholi performs liposuction in a fully accredited surgery center for maximum safety, comfort, and privacy.
About the liposuction procedure
Liposuction is performed by first placing tumescent fluid (a mixture of saline solution, lidocaine (anesthetic), and epinephrine, which constricts blood vessels) throughout the fat layer. Excess fat is then removed with varying techniques to sculpt the body into a better physique. Some of the tumescent fluid comes out with the fat, and some stays behind. The fluid that stays behind will be absorbed by your body or drip from the tiny incisions used during the procedure (the more fluid that comes out, the less your body has to absorb). As the fluid disappears, the swelling will decrease and you will start to see more and more of your new shape.
In many cases, Dr. Pancholi will use VASER liposelection, an ultrasound assisted technique that provides him with greater precision when sculpting the body, allowing him to create the shadows, curves, and lines that make the difference between just a “thinner” look and a sculpted, fit body. Additionally, the heat generated from the ultrasonic energy helps shrink the skin to a greater extent than tumescent liposuction alone, translating to better skin tone & appearance with your new slimmer shape.
How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
You will feel achy and sore for the first 5-7 days. We encourage you to walk often after surgery, as this helps the fluid come out and burdens your body less. Soreness and swelling will decrease little by little over the next 3-4 weeks as your new shape starts to reveal itself. During this time, your skin will shrink and may feel itchy. Also, after surgery, you will be placed in an “Under Armor” type compression garment to help to squeeze and smooth out the tissue while minimizing swelling. You will wear this for the next 4-6 weeks, or until everything settles down.
Your shape will continue to develop and improve over the next 3-6 months as your body continues to heal. Dr. Pancholi will tell you how much fat has been removed so you can have a better idea of what your new weight after liposuction is and to provide a new reference point for weight gain and loss.
In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct “problem areas,” as men tend to retain their skin elasticity well. Others who have had dramatic changes may feel their skin is loose. In this case, further body contouring surgery, such as abdominoplasty, may be needed to trim away the excess skin and smooth out the body contour.
Schedule your consultation
If you would like to address stubborn fat that diet and exercise cannot help, we invite you to call us at 702-363-0240 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pancholi.