Liposuction is one of the leading cosmetic surgeries performed nationwide. The fat removing technique is popular with both men and women seeking to improve their body contours, though there are a few key differences in how it may be performed for each. Here is a closer look at three liposuction differences when performed in men as compared to women.
1. Fat Is More Dense in Men
Male fat tends to be more dense than fat in women. In addition to being thick and fibrous, male fat sticks closely to the layer over the muscle, making separation and removal more challenging. Because of the added challenges of male liposuction, it should be performed by a body contouring specialist skilled in liposuction for men.
2. Less Fat Is Typically Removed for Men
Men are generally less interested in looking thin and are more interested in being toned. Therefore, less fat removal is typically necessary to achieve the desired appearance. Often in male liposuction, only small amounts of fat overlying muscles or obscuring body contours must be sculpted in order to showcase the figure.
3. Different Target Areas
The primary difference between male and female liposuction lies in the target areas. Although liposuction can be performed virtually anywhere on the body, women tend to focus on the hips, love handles and thighs. However, liposuction of the hips and thighs is rarer in men. Instead, men often opt for lipo around the abdomen, targeting the “spare tire” for six-pack abs, the love handles, or even the neck for a better sculpted jaw line.