For men, stubborn fat commonly accumulates in the waist, abdomen, neck, and chin. Triple board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz utilizes liposuction to achieve the following goals:
- Restore a more ideal V-shape to your body.
- Reduce the waistline flab that causes the appearance of a “spare tire” or “love handles”
- Remove fat from the chin and neck to restore more chiseled definition between the neck and jaw. Liposuction may be combined with a neck lift and/or facelift to tighten sagging skin skin and muscles.
- Correct overly developed male breasts (gynecomastia) to restore a more masculine appearance to the chest. This procedure is frequently combined with Pectoral Etching, a liposuction technique which Dr. Mentz developed to define the appearance of the pectoral muscles.
- Abdominal Etching is a specialized liposuction technique in which fat is selectively removed from the abdomen to give it a flatter appearance and to emphasize the muscular contours that create the appearance of washboard abs. The procedure is suitable for those who are relatively in shape who have 1-2 centimeters of pinchable belly fat. A traditional liposuction procedure is more effective for those who have a larger volume of unwanted abdominal fat.
Liposuction for Men Reviews
"On my Way 2 a New Booty - Houston, TX - On line google research - - Really excited and a little scared. Going 4 my new booty tomorrow!!!!I've wanted this for a few years now, the day is almost here!What I'm gonna have is liposuction of my waist, inner thigh and inner kneesThey said it would make my overall bottom half look more proportioned. My goal is 1400 cc on each of my cheeks(butt):). Let u all know how it's going after surgery tomorrow!!!!"- N. / RealSelf / Dec 20, 2012
"My experience with De. Mints and staff was very pleasant and professional. Dr. Mints a down to earth Dr. Payed special attention to my conversation and my need. My older doughtier had a Brest implant, younger doughtier had nose surgery, girlfriend had nose and chin implant, Iand I got a face lift. We are very satisfied with the results.I have scheduled to go in for a liposuction. I recommend Dr. Mints to people who want to get good results. "- E. / Demandforce / Sep 25, 2013
"I went to Dr. Mentz after receiving recommendations from different sources. I had already obtained 3 quotes from other plastic surgeons in Houston for a tummy tuck and liposuction of inner and outer thighs. The quote from his office was in the middle, however, he offered an extended tummy tuck, which the others did not, 2 post-op visits from a nurse, one post-op massage and reassurance of a quicker recovery with the suturing technique he uses with no drainage tubes. I signed-up immediately without even meeting Dr. Mentz and I'm glad I did! The consultation was with his Patient Coordinator, who was very courteous and fit me into her schedule, as I was ready to make a decision and Dr. Mentz didn't have an opening for a consultation that week. I met Dr. Mentz briefly during my next appointment, which was for the pre-op visit and felt reassured that I was a good candidate for this surgery. The day of my surgery is when I actually had an opportunity to show and explain to Dr. Mentz some of my wishes. He was a very good listener. I am very pleased with the results and believe he is a very skilled surgeon. The only issue I had was a rare reaction to the sutures when they began to dissolve (around 4-5 weeks post-op). I went to see him and he said the rash-like symptoms would go away in about a week and they did. I am 52 days post-op, feeling good and I have started exercising. "- A. / Demandforce / May 19, 2014
"Hello everyone- I was reading a "few," and I mean "few," negative reviews about Dr. Mentz. I felt the need to share my thoughts. I have been seeing Dr. Mentz for years. He has absolutely transformed me from the inside out. I have had my breast fixed, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyebrow lift and reconstruction of my nose that two surgeons could not fix. These were done with about 3 surgeries over the years. I also see Renée for all my injection fillers. Dr Mentz is an artist!! He can look at you in about 1 minute and is confident in what you need done. I have been reading comments about people complaining they had to wait too long to see him or how he did not spend enough time with them. I would much rather wait two hours to see an impeccable TRIPLE board certified Doctor and have him know exactly what I need then five minutes to see someone who will mess me up forever. If Dr Mentz is busy, and you have to wait then that means everyone is seeing him to either fix something or have something done right the first time around. I have referred him several times to friends and the feedback is always amazing. Dr Mentz and his team are the best of the best! Thank you for making me beautiful Dr Mentz !! Thank you for giving me back my self-esteem ! I am 40 years old and I still get carded. "- H. / Demandforce / Sep 29, 2015
"49 Female - Houston, TX - Dr Mentz's primary goal "to give patients a natural and long lasting appearance". Goal accomplished !!! - - Dr Mentz guided me with his experience, knowledge and professionalism to help me make the right decision on my lower face, neck lift,fat grafting, and liposuction His realistic approach made me feel comfortable with all the procedures I was doing. The experience and results where more than I ever expected. I am thrilled!!!"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 12, 2016
Liposuction is generally performed as an outpatient surgery in the ACPS SurgiCentre or other accredited surgical facility using general anesthesia. Depending on the areas being treated, Dr. Mentz will make incisions and use the surgical cannula to remove the excess fat until a smooth, even appearance is achieved. For Abdominal or Pectoral Etching, Dr. Mentz uses power-assisted liposuction (PAL), which makes the procedure faster and easier. The length of the surgery will depend on what areas are being treated and how much fat is being removed.
The majority of liposuction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, but for more extensive, large-volume liposuction, Dr. Mentz may recommend an overnight stay in one of his SurgiCentre’s recovery suites, where you will be cared for by our highly-trained registered nursing staff. For patients living within 30 miles of our office or patients who are staying close by for their recovery, a plastic surgery nurse is available to assist you in the first days after your surgery. The nurse will help you with medications, dressings, and report to Dr. Mentz on your progress. Most men are able to return to work in 3-5 days after liposuction and exercise can be resumed in about 2-3 weeks or when Dr. Mentz advises.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Inpatient or Outpatient
Male Lipo FAQs?
Lipo Vs. Ab Etch?
Though both procedures involve the removal of fat to reshape the body, Abdominal Etching is a specialized liposuction technique Dr. Mentz invented to provide the abdomen with a more athletically sculpted appearance. In this procedure, fat is strategically removed from the underlying abdominal structures so that the muscular contours are emphasized to create the appearance of washboard abs. Liposuction is used for larger amounts of fat from several areas of the body.
The massage therapists at Dr. Mentz’s on-site MedSpa offer a special post-surgical massage that is designed to support and speed your body’s natural healing process after a cosmetic surgery procedure. A combination of lymphatic and Swedish massage techniques are used, which work together to relax you and stimulate the lymphatic system to help reduce bruising, swelling, and numbness.
Long Lasting Results?
The results of liposuction and other body contouring procedures are typically long-lasting provided that a stable weight is maintained. If the patient loses or gains a significant amount of weight, the results will be altered.