Brian D. Cohen, MD, whose mastery of cosmetic surgery is well-known throughout the New York area, has a great deal of experience performing liposuction on men in both New York City and Long Island. Dr. Cohen has a well-earned reputation for customizing his procedures to address each patient’s individual needs and for being empathic as well as highly skilled in his craft. If you feel the burden of carrying extra weight interferes with your appearance and comfort level in addition to your health, liposuction may be the right choice for you.

Certainly, discussing your situation with Dr. Cohen will be a positive step and may lead you to a self-improvement procedure that will change your life. Since maintaining an appropriate body mass index is considered necessary for health as well as your physical appearance, liposuction is becoming a routine procedure for both men and women. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States.

What exactly does a liposuction procedure accomplish?

Liposuction is a descriptive name for the procedure during which fat (a type of lipid) is suctioned out from desired areas of the body. Typically, liposuction targets areas in which unwanted fat tends to accumulate, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Buttocks 
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Upper arms 

Because these areas are difficult to address with exercise and weight loss, many male patients come to Dr. Cohen seeking another method to remove this bothersome fatty tissue.

How Liposuction Is Performed

As noted, liposuction is not a one-size-fits-all operation. Dr. Cohen will spend a good deal of time strategizing the safest, most efficient way to remove unwanted fat in your particular case. Because the amount of fat that requires removal and its location are both variable, Dr. Cohen may perform your surgery while you are under local or general anesthesia and the operation may take anywhere from one to five hours to complete.

Types of Liposuction Procedures for Men

There are several ways liposuction can be performed. Dr. Cohen is well-schooled in all techniques, including:

  1. Tumescent Liposuction
  2. Super-wet Liposuction
  3. Power-assisted Liposuction (PAL)

All of the above methods involve a tiny incision to provide access to the layer of fat. Also, in all of the techniques, a small tube known as a cannula is inserted into the created opening and moved back-and-forth to break up the fatty layer to suction it out. All of the techniques performed by Dr. Cohen use an injection of fluid. This fluid provides the following advantages: it administers anesthesia while facilitating the removal of fat; it also reduces blood loss and the bruising that follows. 

Are there any risks to having a liposuction procedure?

When a plastic surgeon with the excellent credentials and outstanding track record of Dr. Brian D. Cohen performs a liposuction procedure, there is very little chance of anything going wrong. Nonetheless, there are risks with any operation. In the case of liposuction, these include: possible infection or delayed healing, formation of clots of fat or blood, shock, excess fluid accumulation necessitating drainage, burns, perforation injury, lidocaine toxicity, and negative reaction to anesthesia.

What Men Can Expect During Recovery from Liposuction

As with most surgeries, cosmetic or otherwise, during the immediate aftermath of the procedure, you will need special care for a short time. Following liposuction, you are required to wear compression garments to make your recovery go as quickly and smoothly as possible and to avoid any complications. 

You will be able to walk soon after surgery and walking will be encouraged. Within a few days, you will be able to return to work unless your job requires strenuous activity since the latter must be avoided for about a month. Liposuction may result in small irregularities in the skin, such as asymmetry or baggy skin, or some numbness or changes in pigmentation. Scars are barely visible after the procedure.

Why Most Men Are Very Pleased With the Results of Liposuction

Although it may take a while for all post-surgical swelling to recede, your appearance will be almost immediately improved. Benefits of liposuction for men include:

  • Enhancing body contours, leading to a more slender, sculpted appearance
  • Repairing gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excessive breast tissue
  • Providing long-lasting results for those who maintain a constant weight
  • Helping patients commit to lifestyle changes like exercising and eating a healthy diet
  • Providing the increased self-esteem and energy that comes with feeling more attractive

Give Yourself the Boost You Deserve

If you’re a man in Manhattan or Nassau County who feels the need to make a positive change in your appearance, why not contact Dr. Cohen for a liposuction consult. You will find him open, compassionate and frank about your best options. Undergoing this short procedure may be just the boost you’re looking for.