Liposuction for Men in Houston, TX

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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.

Surgical Technique

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. 

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Average Cost  
$4,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
4-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Inpatient or Outpatient
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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.

Faster Recovery?

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.

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