High Definition liposuction for men is an advanced plastic surgery technique to sculpt the mature male body. There is an intentional approach to how the strong, youthful male body should look. Different from the liposuction technique for the female body, which has continuous flowing curves, the ideal masculine body has strong lines and planar shapes. The chest should have a trapezoid or “shield-like” shape. The lateral pectoral border should be strong and angular. The abdomen should have a strong “V” shape from the nipple line to the pubis. The abdominal (rectus) muscles form the central section with the serratus and oblique muscles defining the lateral planes. The rectus muscle inscriptions (abdominal etching) are defined three-dimensionally to create intentional shadows of depth and definition.
There are specific changes in shape that distort the mature male body from looking youthful and athletic as they age. Due to physiological, hormonal, and lifestyle changes, the mature male body becomes rounder, the pelvis tilts forward and the chest flattens. Looking at this man’s transformation we can see how each of these distortions is corrected.
The protuberant belly or “tummy” is the result of postural changes, weak muscles, and excess fat. High Definition Liposuction removes the excess fatty tissue from the tummy. A strong exercise program after surgery to strengthen muscles and improve posture can change the “poochy” tummy to a flat, more youthful shape. Notice how his posture this patient’s posture has changed.
Looking at this patient’s transformation before and after High Definition Liposuction, in the oblique view there is a reduction of fatty tissue from the back and the front. There is intentional definition of the muscular lines: the lines alba in the midline and the line semilunaris along the lateral rectus muscles. You can see serratus muscles under his arm and the oblique muscles defining this pelvis from his central core.
Finally, the hanging skin in the lower tummy was removed. Because the lower tummy skin is more loosely attached anatomically, this area in particular can have redundant skin. Many times, in a mature male body, the lower tummy skin balloons out with fatty tissue to cover or distort the pubic and genital region. This creates a mound of fullness just above the genitals or causes the genitals to be pushed down. By removing the excess lower tummy skin, the plane from the belly button to the pubic area is flat and the pubic area is lifted to the youthful anatomical position.
High Definition Liposuction uses all the advanced body sculpting tools, from ultrasound-assisted liposuction to water-assisted liposuction. Removing fat or skin, defining anatomy and adding fat as grafts where the volume has been lost. This is particularly true in the upper chest and the buttocks for men. Fat grafts can also be used to define the arms. For this patient, fat was used to augment the definition of the chest and the shape of the upper buttocks.
For most men, excess fat first appears in the lower tummy and the love handles of the lower back area. Together, fatty tissue fullness in these areas creates a distorting roundness. A traditional liposuction procedure can decrease fatty tissue in these areas to improve shape. The complexity, recovery, and investment is less. For many men, a traditional approach using Aquashape or water-assisted liposuction can be a very good solution to removing unwanted fatty tissue.
In traditional liposuction, the goal of the procedure is simply to remove pockets of fat cells from various regions of the body where they are unwanted. It is focused on volume, not necessarily in total body sculpting. Although it is not a weight loss procedure, male liposuction treatments can help patients achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body contour as long as they don’t have excess skin concerns.
By contrast, the patient featured here had High Definition Liposuction to shape the body 360 degrees. He has detailed muscle definition of his chest and abdomen, a strong “V”, and three-dimensional separation of the central core (the front area inside the V) from the lateral oblique muscles. This patient was hugely satisfied with his results and it really motivated him to work out and strengthen his body after surgery.
Both the traditional and the High Definition approach start out with removal of unwanted fatty tissue. High Definition Liposuction goes further using an intentional approach to define and sculpt the male body by removing fat at various levels to obtain the very best results.
As long as you follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, cosmetic procedures like body contouring with liposuction can be a great way to obtain a more youthful, masculine figure. If you have areas of stubborn fat, but you’re worried you may be too old for the procedure, Dr. Ditesheim can help. To learn more about High Definition Liposuction for men, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim by calling our office or contacting us online.