Male Liposuction on the Rise, Reveals Latest ASPS Report

by | Published on Jun 25, 2018 | Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction in NYC is a popular option for men and women looking to get rid of unwanted fat and get a well-shaped physique. While most patients are women, recent reports point to a spike in demand for male liposuction. The 2017 annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that 28,000 male liposuction procedures were performed – a 5% increase from the previous year. While the increase demand for plastic surgery in 2017 was the highest among millennials, the latest ASPS report reveals that men of all ages are now going under the knife.

According to the new ASPS report, liposuction was the second most popular procedure in 2017, with 218,000 procedures performed on women and 28,000 on men. Liposuction ranked third among the top five male cosmetic surgical procedures last year, after nose reshaping and eyelid surgery. The report notes that while liposuction procedures rose by 23 percent, tummy tucks increased by 12 percent, and male breast reductions by about 30 percent in the last five years.

More and more men want to shape up and achieve a dream masculine profile. A major reason driving the demand for male liposuction is that men want to maintain a youthful look and feel confident in the workplace. A recent 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.”
In addition to the pressure in the workplace to look young, other factors driving the demand for body contouring among men include the rising obesity rate and growing pressure from social media to look fit at all times. The MailOnline report says that plastic surgeons see the rising figures as a positive sign that men are feeling more comfortable to have an open discussion about their insecurities.

Dr Jeffrey Janis, President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that this focus on their bodies is because “Men just want to look as young as they feel”. Having a procedure on their body can greatly improve their self-confidence and self-esteem.

The availability of advanced minimally-invasive techniques such as Smartlipo in NYC and surgeons skilled in the procedure have also contributed significantly to the spike in demand for liposuction. Smartlipo liposuction is a minimally invasive laser-assisted procedure performed using the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. The small cannula utilizes the power of three laser wavelengths – 1440, 1064 and 1320 nm – to liquefy and remove fat in the targeted areas. The procedure coagulates tissue, minimizes bleeding, and provides superior skin tightening effects. It allows patients to achieve their goals more quickly than traditional liposuction and with considerably less surgical trauma.

As it is performed under local anesthesia, downtime and recovery are short, and patients can get back to normal activity soon. Results can be noticed after a week with laser liposuction, while with traditional liposuction it can take two to four weeks. Ideal candidates are those who are healthy and close to their ideal body weight, but have stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Men seeking that much-coveted sculpted look can opt to have high definition laser liposuction. NYC plastic surgeons also use Smartlipo Triplex technology to perform gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction liposuction safely and effectively.

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