Liposuction for Men Overview
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.
"Yes, It's Scary! But my Tummy is Gone and I Look Amazing! - Houston, TX - Dr. Mentz has been wonderful. He gave me full confidence in the look I wanted and in his ability to deliver. I'm on the road to recovery now and can't wait to show off my figure! - - I'm 51, 2 C-Sections and a lot of pounds ago! I had a TT, lipo of flanks, implants REMOVED and breast contoured. Even having the surgery so recently (3/22), I look amazing! Recovery is important. Take it seriously. Yes, it's boring! That's ok! Take it easy anyway. Don't do too much too soon - don't stress about getting life back to "normal"! I'm looking forward to the next few weeks and seeing the tape and bruising go away and being able to show off my new fab figure!"- C. / RealSelf / Apr 03, 2016
"Second to none! Dr. Mentz is an artist and sought after. Do yourself a favor and read about his experience, expertise and accolades!"- T.W. / Facebook / May 18, 2017
"I had a double chin that bothered me for years. Dr Mentz performed liposuction under my chin, it was such an easy procedure... and I can't believe I didn't do it years ago! No scars, the recovery is about one week. And I look younger! Thank you Dr. Mentz!!! Best plastic surgeon ever."- D.P. / Facebook / Apr 21, 2017
"Continuing New Years Resolution - Currently a post-op patient. After weight loss had a buttock lift performed by Cortez in Houston and after healing top buttock hip crease was lumpy, sagging and also there was still a lot of fat still needing lipo per flank area. Went for consultation afterwards did not feel comfortable with second assessement. Overheard ladies talking about Dr. Mentz at a park and decided to give him a try.... - - Currently a post-op patient. After weight loss had a buttock lift performed by Cortez in Houston and after healing top buttock hip crease was lumpy, sagging and also there was still a lot of fat still needing lipo per flank area. Went for consultation afterwards did not feel comfortable with second assessement. Overheard ladies talking about Dr. Mentz at a park and decided to give him a try. Not to discount previous services but Mentz services and results are on a much different level in comparison. Trust me! An extremely picky, private athlete and not one to display personal information such as this to the world. From the office visit to the actual place of surgery... Impeccable. So far I'm more than happy!"- H. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. MENTZ for more than 15 years. He is an artist...very gifted. He is extremely kind and thoughtful. His staff is conscientious, diligent and very responsive. Choose Dr Mentz and you will be ecstatic with the quality and aesthetics. Also HIGHLY recommend Renee at the spa for fillers, Botox excetera. She is just the best."- L.F. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2017
Liposuction for Men 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.
Liposuction for Men Recovery
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.