One of the most common area of concern for men is the abdomen. This is because men generally store most of their fat around the waist. Genetics may also play a big role in the appearance of the male abdomen.
Through liposuction, Dr. Moenster can give the abdomen a more athletic appearance. She accomplishes this by strategically removing fat from the abdomen, waist, and love handles. By suctioning fat from the individual abdominal muscles, she can reveal a more pleasing abdominal contour.
Prior to general or local anesthesia, Dr. Moenster will mark your abdomen with lines to guide her surgical incisions. Using an instrument called a cannula, Dr. Moenster will insert it through the incisions to sculpt the abdominal muscles by removing excess fat. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. Scars will be minimal as the incisions are small.
Abdominal contouring can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the area or areas that are being treated.
Once the procedure is complete, a compression garment may cover the treatment area. This will help control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contour. This garment is worn for 4-8 weeks post operatively.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with abdominal contouring for men. Risks may include:
Patients can almost always expect bruising and swelling after abdominal their contouring procedure. It is not uncommon to have numbness or changes in sensation to the area for 8-12 weeks.
Abdominal contouring results will be long lasting with the understanding that the candidate maintains a stable weight and general fitness. Body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following abdominal contouring, subsides. Specific results may include:
To learn more about abdominal contouring procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!