The stigma that surrounded male cosmetic surgery has disappeared. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveal that men accounted for 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2020 (289,000 surgical and 820,000 minimally-invasive). Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures men are booking. Liposuction in NYC is the gold standard for removing unwanted fat from different areas of the body.
Though liposuction is a popular option among women, these days, more and more men are getting the procedure to shape up, achieve the ideal male body, look youthful, and feel confident in the workplace. Commenting on this trend, a MailOnline article notes, “Some people call it the ‘executive edge’ because a lot of patients report that they want to look younger to continue to compete in the workplace”.
According to ASPS, surgeons say that they have noticed an overall attitude change in the male patients. They noticed that, lately, men seem more comfortable with their interest in having surgery than in the past, which clearly indicates that the stigma surrounding male cosmetic surgery is fading, and hope that it will mostly be gone over the next number of years.
ASPS reports show that liposuction consistently ranked among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures for a few years and that a total of 22,815 procedures performed on men in 2020. Many men who have lost weight and are healthy find that isolated pockets of fat persist in body areas such as waist line, buttock, thigh, abdomen, and chest area. This excess fat that is difficult to resolve with even rigorous exercise and diet can be removed safely and effectively with liposuction. Today, minimally-invasive options such as Smartlipo have gained popularity over traditional excisional liposuction surgery for their low complication rate.
Smartlipo laser liposuction in NYC is a safe and effective fat removal procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. It comes with minimal complications, short downtime and faster recovery than conventional liposuction that is performed using general anesthesia. This procedure effectively targets small pockets of fat and can provide excellent body contouring results for the right candidate.
The Smartlipo Triplex workstation comes with three powerful laser wavelengths (1440nm, 1320 nm, and 1064 nm). After numbing the treatment site with local anesthesia, the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted into it through a small incision to deliver laser energy directly to fat cells. The laser energy disrupts the fat, allowing for its easy removal through gentle suction. The treatment also tightens the skin, providing an overall smoother outcome. Smartlipo’s intelligent delivery systems deliver the laser energy in the right proportion and prevent overtreatment. Laser liposuction comes with less bleeding, bruising and pain compared to conventional liposuction.
Along with liposuction, other popular procedures men are seeking, according to ASPS, include:
- Muscle enhancement and chest contouring
- Gynecomastia surgery
- Hair transplant
- Tummy tuck
- Chin augmentation
- Injectables ( such as Botox and fillers )
If you are considering liposuction in NYC or any other plastic surgery procedure, choose an AAAASF plastic surgery facility with expert surgeons. After confirming that you are a good candidate for the treatment, a reliable surgeon will discuss your goals and provide personalized treatment to help you achieve them. In a reliable facility, you can expect proper care from the initial consultation through to complete recovery.