Dr. Fouad J. Samaha Explains Why Liposuction is the # 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure For Men

Dr. Fouad J. Samaha Explains Why Liposuction is the # 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure For Men

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SOURCE Boston Plastic Surgery

Liposuction contours almost any part of the body and permanently removes fat, making it popular with men of all ages

BOSTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Men are flocking to plastic surgeons for liposuction, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS); in 2013, almost 52,000 procedures were performed, with total liposuction procedures up 16% over 2012. Dr. Fouad J. Samaha, a leading Boston plastic surgeon, explains why: liposuction is still the gold standard for removing undesirable fat from any part of the body.

"Competing non-surgical technologies have not surpassed liposuction's ability to precisely shape and sculpt with fast results. It can contour the body in a comprehensive way, almost from head to toe," says Dr. Samaha. "Everything from a double chin to enlarged male breasts to love handles can be treated successfully with liposuction, depending on the individual."

Liposuction permanently eliminates pockets of fat that do not respond to focused exercise or diet, thus giving men an option for bringing specific trouble spots into better balance and proportion. Dr. Samaha favors Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture, also referred to as Tickle liposuction, a power-assisted technique that allows for precise contouring of areas of the body with minimal discomfort and quick recovery times.

The continued popularity of the procedure is likely due to the fact that men who undergo liposuction can get help with diverse common concerns including:

  • Double chin. If a double chin mars the appearance, the fatty deposits can be removed to achieve a sleek profile and provide more definition for the features of the lower face.
  • Bulging neck. Fat in the neck can also be addressed, leading to a more well-defined chin and neck, depending on the extent of the treatment area.
  • Fatty arms. Despite hours in the gym, spot areas of fat can still be present, particularly in the triceps area under the arm. Liposuction can selectively target these deposits for a more sculpted upper arm.
  • Enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, affects almost half of all men, according to some estimates. Many men suffer self-esteem issues from this condition, and for the right candidate, liposuction can be a solution.
  • Love handles. Men are traditionally plagued by spot fat deposits around the abdomen and waist. Liposuction can also sculpt these areas for a tight, toned abdominal region.
  • Fatty back. In addition to fat around the waist and abdomen, men often want to sculpt their backs to eliminate areas of fat that persist either above or below the waist.

Because liposuction is an affordable procedure with a relatively quick recovery period, it allows busy men to return to work soon after the surgery, some as early as a few days after their treatment. Liposuction offers permanent results as long as a stable weight is maintained after the procedure.

"Now that men have embraced plastic surgery, they understand that liposuction can be a good cosmetic solution for troublesome areas throughout the body," adds Dr. Samaha. "Men who have struggled with toning their bodies through healthy lifestyle practices are choosing this procedure as a safe, affordable, and effective way to make aesthetic improvements."

If a man or woman is considering liposuction, Dr. Samaha recommends a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can determine if he or she is a suitable candidate for the procedure. Generally, liposuction is recommended for those who have spot fat deposits but are not overweight and have good skin elasticity.

About Boston Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fouad J. Samaha is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice in Boston for more than 20 years. He is also a member of the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School. His practice is at 2300 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 101, Quincy, MA 02169; 617-786-7600; www.bostonplastic.com

Media Contact: Maureen Walls, R.N., 617-786-7600

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