Both men and women can struggle with stubborn areas of fat. Liposuction is a surgical technique that can help both sexes to eliminate these fat deposits and achieve their desired look.
Dr. Carlos Chacon is a talented cosmetic plastic surgeon in San Diego who tailors each procedure to the patient’s needs and desired results. He will customize your liposuction based on a thorough consultation and understanding of your cosmetic goals. However, his approach may be different for male and female patients.
Men and Women Have Different Types of Fat Cells
Male fat is denser, thicker and more fibrous and tends to form over or above the muscles. Women are prone to carrying more fat cells with a different composition to help nourish babies during pregnancy. Female fat tends to develop in the subcutaneous tissues and is easier to remove with liposuction. The liposuction technique may need to be adjusted for a male patient versus a female patient because of the differences in fat cells.
Women and Men Have Diverse Goals for Liposuction
Women interested in liposuction often want to appear thinner with soft body curves. However, Dr. Chacon finds that male patients don’t typically seek a slimmer physique but want to increase their muscle tone for a sculpted, masculine figure. Liposuction for men may focus on removing fat from above key muscles to achieve a more chiseled appearance.
Liposuction Treatment Areas Vary for Men and Women
Men and women carry fat in different areas as they age and/or gain weight. Women tend to carry excess pounds in their hips, love handles and thighs, while men are prone to developing a “beer gut” or larger mid-section because of fat accumulation in the abdomen. Liposuction goals often focus on these troublesome areas of fat that persist despite changes to diet and exercise.
Liposuction can be done on virtually any body area, from a “double chin” to the ankles. Women typically choose liposuction for their lower bodies and abdomens for a slimmer body shape. Men also seek abdominal liposuction, but the focus is on the six-pack muscles and reducing fat in the “love handles,” or flanks, to accentuate the abdominal muscles. Male patients may also choose neck liposuction to improve their jawlines for a chiseled facial profile.
Dr. Chacon may recommend incorporating liposuction into fat transfer for patients who wish to transplant surplus fat in one area of the body to another. For example, removing excess abdominal fat and using it to volumize flat buttocks is a popular procedure for women.
If you’re interested in liposuction, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Chacon in Bonita, California, today at (858) 633-7546 or fill out our online contact form.