Male Liposuction in Sarasota with Dr. Kristopher Hamwi
Everyone knows that diet and exercise are essential to a healthy lifestyle. For men, maintaining a trim and athletic figure becomes more difficult with age. Over time, men can develop small pockets of stubborn fat deposits that can accumulate around the abdomen, flanks, breasts, chin, and neck. These problem areas often do not respond well to weight loss or exercise.
Male liposuction may provide the solution to gaining the trim, ideal figure you want when traditional strategies have failed to help you reach your aesthetic goals. As men’s skin retains elasticity longer than women’s, the fat beneath is firmer, making male liposuction a very effective body sculpting tool.
It’s time to reclaim your toned body with Sarasota’s best male liposuction surgeon. Contact Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kristopher Hamwi by calling (941) 800-2000 or completing our online form today.
What is Male Liposuction?
Liposuction for men is a safe plastic surgery procedure for the permanent reduction of subcutaneous fat. It is a versatile treatment aimed at targeting smaller deposits of fat to sculpt a leaner appearance. Traditionally, areas treated with male liposuction include:
- Breasts (gynecomastia)
- Other areas that do not respond to exercise
While liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can be an outstanding way to reduce fat that resists diet and exercise. Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy men close to their target weight who might have stubborn pockets of fat on their bodies.
What are the Benefits of Male Body Contouring with Liposuction?
You are working hard to achieve the ideal male body—a trim, athletic build with broad shoulders and chest, a lean abdomen, and narrow hips and thighs. Combining liposuction with your current healthy lifestyle might be the answer to help improve the appearance of your body with long-lasting results.
After your liposuction procedure, the fat cells removed will not grow back. This means that the results will be permanent. However, the remaining fat cells can still grow larger, so maintaining your healthy diet and exercise is necessary.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Sarasota Liposuction for Men?
Ideal candidates for male liposuction in Florida include healthy men who are close to their target body weight but may still have pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction is a body sculpting treatment rather than an alternative to healthy weight loss, so it isn’t for those who are significantly overweight. If you feel that liposuction for men may benefit you, Dr. Hamwi encourages you to meet with him to see how he can help.
How Does Dr. Hamwi Perform Male Liposuction in Sarasota, FL?
Dr. Hamwi uses a technique called awake liposuction. The procedure is completed while the patient is medicated yet still awake and able to participate by contracting muscles in different positions. This allows for the utmost control when removing fat from delicate areas.
Awake liposuction is a much safer and more effective procedure than traditional liposuction because patients are not under general anesthesia.
During male liposuction, men may also choose to have excess skin excised in addition to fat removal. This procedure is typical in men experiencing gynecomastia. Men who have experienced massive weight loss may also opt for abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, to remove the excess fat and tighten the abdominal muscles.
What Is Awake Liposuction?
Like traditional liposuction, awake liposuction aims at removing excess fatty tissues from various areas of the body to sculpt your physique. Awake male liposuction is a technique Dr. Hamwi performs during which the patient remains awake, interactive, and alert without experiencing surgical pain. By remaining alert, Dr. Hamwi can ask you to participate in the procedure by contracting muscles and modifying positions to more precisely eliminate and sculpt the fat so that you receive optimal results from your procedure.
Liposuction procedures are performed in the same manner whether patients are awake or under anesthesia. However, Dr. Hamwi prefers awake liposuction as it allows him to adjust his technique throughout the surgery as he evaluates your shape, contours, and body symmetry, ensuring your optimal sculpted results.
Other unique benefits of Dr. Hamwi’s awake male liposuction method are that the procedure:
- Avoids general anesthesia medications
- Reduces patient risk
- Allows for a faster recovery
- Ensures patients can stand immediately and walk without assistance
Any area that can be treated by traditional liposuction can also be treated with awake male liposuction in Sarasota. Some of the most common areas for awake male liposuction include:
- Flanks and Waist
- Chest (Gynecomastia)
- Other areas that do not respond to diet and exercise changes
Awake male liposuction is a safer and more effective method of body sculpting with fewer risks. This procedure allows Dr. Hamwi to have utmost control over eliminating the fat, especially in delicate areas.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Hamwi as my Male Liposuction Provider in Sarasota?
Over ten years of training in the finest programs in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Harvard has made board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi an expert in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Hamwi pairs his unparalleled expertise with his passion for helping patients regain self-esteem through industry-leading aesthetic procedures.
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Your Male Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Hamwi
During your in-person or virtual consultation, Dr. Hamwi will listen to your concerns and goals. As your aesthetic plastic surgery expert, Dr. Hamwi aims to help you achieve the best possible results in the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective manner. His dedication to his patients’ overall wellness journeys is unmatched.
Dr. Hamwi will ensure you feel prepared, comfortable, and empowered to make informed decisions about your procedures. You’ll never feel pressured to commit to decisions you’re not ready to make.
What Can I Expect During a Male Liposuction Procedure?
Each liposuction procedure will vary depending on the specifics of your treatment plan. However, you can expect some standard steps to happen:
You’ll arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery to meet with Dr. Hamwi and your anesthesia provider. Dr. Hamwi uses local anesthesia for liposuction, which means you will be awake for the procedure’s duration. You will be safe and feel no pain during the process.
Once you are safely anesthetized, Dr. Hamwi will begin your liposuction procedure by making small incisions at the treatment site.
During liposuction, the treatment areas are injected with a solution that contains saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine to numb the tissue, control bleeding, and prepare the tissue for the procedure.
Once the fat is isolated, it is gently extracted from the treatment site with a thin, hollow rod, leaving you with a smoother, trimmer figure.
After your liposuction procedure, dressings will be applied, and you may be outfitted in compression garments.
How Soon Will I See My Sarasota Male Liposuction Results?
Most patients notice immediate improvements to their shape following male liposuction. You may experience swelling that temporarily obstructs your results, but this should subside within weeks.
You will continue to see improved results as your body heals and adjusts, leaving the treated areas with a leaner, more sculpted appearance.
Dr. Hamwi’s dedication to his patients’ means he will educate you on ways to sustain your results, including maintaining your healthy diet and exercise regimen.
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Sarasota, FL Male Liposuction Procedures FAQs
Due to the highly customizable nature of liposuction, each individual’s unique plastic surgery plan will determine the treatment cost. Dr. Hamwi will provide an accurate estimate for your liposuction cost in Sarasota, FL.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and will not drastically lower your weight. Instead, liposuction is a body contouring plastic surgery procedure that targets small fat deposits that do not respond to dietary and exercise changes.
During the first few days of your recovery, you may experience moderate pain and soreness at the procedure site. Following Dr. Hamwi’s instructions regarding pain medication and activity is important during this time.
Yes; Dr. Hamwi frequently combines liposuction with tummy tucks (see our blog on the benefits of combining lipo with a tummy tuck), fat transfer, breast augmentation, or other procedures as needed. After reviewing your goals and medical history, you and he can decide if combining procedures is beneficial to you.
Awake liposuction refers to a technique of performing liposuction on an area that has been numbed with anesthetic but the patient is not put to sleep. During the procedure the patient remains awake and interactive. This allows the patient and doctor to move into a variety of positions to better sculpt and evaluate the outcome while the treatment progresses.
Dr. Hamwi likes awake liposuction because it allows him to place the patient into multiple lying positions that he can continually change as he performs the treatment. Dr Hamwi finds that this allows him to get a better sense of the symmetry and shape that he is creating. Awake liposuction also avoids the medications used with general anesthesia. This allows for a faster recovery from anesthesia at the end of the procedure. Patients are able to stand up immediately after the procedure is complete and walk out of the office without assistance.
When Dr. Hamwi performs liposuction on an awake patient vs. an asleep patient the procedure is done in the same manner. The main difference in the technique is that Dr. Hamwi will ask an awake patient to hold certain positions that they couldn’t do if they were asleep. Also, when a procedure is done awake the patient can stand up to evaluate the shape, contours and symmetry. We often find that a body shape will look differently when the patient is standing up compared to lying down. This also allows us to evaluate for any small irregularities which may not be evident when a patient is lying.
Any areas that can be treated with asleep liposuction can be treated awake. Some of the more common areas include the abdomen, hips, waist, flanks, arms, arm pits, legs, chest and chin. See the picture below for a description of each area.
Liposuction 360 refers to liposuction of the entire torso which includes the hips, waist, back and abdomen. You can think of it as everything from under the bra down to the top of the underwear in the front, back and sides.
Yes, for safety reasons there are limits to how much fat and how much medicine can be given in one liposuction treatment. This means that if very large areas are needed to be treated that they may need to be broken up into separate procedures. During your consultation Dr. Hamwi will discuss your goals and a treatment plan with you during your consultation
Loose, hanging or wrinkled skin, back folds, building stomach muscles (diastasis recti). These things can be treated but may require a technique other than liposuction. Dr. Hamwi is skilled in these as well.
Similar to asleep liposuction, awake liposuction tends to work best as a sculpting tool. An ideal candidate for awake liposuction would be someone who is looking to shape their body by decreasing their fat volume in troublesome areas. Because liposuction deflates the skin as fat is removed patients will either need to have good skin elasticity or be willing to consider a skin tightening treatment with their liposuction or a skin excision procedure. Patients with loose skin or wrinkles prior to a treatment will find that those problems can get worse after liposuction alone. Patients should also be free of all nicotine products for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after any surgical procedure as this increases their risk for serious complications. It is also important to be in good health prior to any surgical procedure. Make your surgeon awake of any health problems, medications you take and allergies to medications you may have before your procedure.
Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss tool but as a mechanism to shape and sculpt their body.
- The areas to be treated are marked in a mirror with the patient so that they can help design the treatment.
- Oral medications are administered and the patient is numbed by injecting local anesthetic into the fat that will be removed.
- Liposuction is then performed by using a small tube called a cannula which removes the fat.
- The patient will roll from front to back, side to side with various tilts and angles to assist Dr. Hamwi
- The patient is continuously evaluated as their results are revealed through the sculpting.
- AS the procedure concludes the doctor will stand the patient up and they will check the results together in the mirror.
- A compression garment is put on and often a layer of foam is applied depending on the area treated
- Surgery time depends on the volume and location of the area being treated, the average length ranges from 1-4 hours. Total recovery time is 6 weeks.
- Tenderness lasts for 2-3 weeks, but it takes the body approx 6 weeks to be fully healed.
Small incisions are made where the cannula enters during a procedure. These incisions typically heal very well and require minimal care. Incisions sites tend to be less than half the size of a grain of rice but Dr. Hamwi tries to minimize how noticeable these are. Dr. Hamwi tries to place his incisions in places that will be covered by underwear or bras; he also uses a specially designed skin protector that he puts over the incision during surgery to minimize the irritation to the skin from the cannula.
Post op care includes wearing your compression garment, reducing your strenuous physical activity and massaging the treated area as needed.
Patients can expect to come back into the office the day after the procedure. We also want to follow their healing at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks following their procedure. We offer virtual follow up appointments if needed.
Our patients have a total of 4 scheduled post operative appointments 1 day after the procedure, then again at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks. That being said, patients are encouraged to openly communicate with the doctor and office at any time if they ever have any questions or concerns.
After your initial consultation, our surgical coordinator will find a time that works with your schedule! Because Dr. Hamwi is typically booked out several months, it is best to begin your consultation early.
Liposuction costs typically range from $3,000 – $12,000 depending on the size and number or areas being treated.
We require a $500 deposit to schedule your procedure. The full amount is due 1 week prior to your surgery. We also participate with financing through Care Credit offering 0% interest for 6 or 12 months
Patients will see their results immediately after the procedure is completed. Swelling will occur over the following weeks and will dissipate over the course of the 6 week recovery period.
Yes, Dr. Hamwi is certified by the American Board of Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Hamwi has been performing awake liposuction since 2009 and has performed thousands of procedures
Yes, Dr. Hamwi specializes in awake arm lifts, tummy tucks and facelifts.
Absolutely, liposuction can be used in addition to other procedures in order to meet one’s individual needs. It is often done in conjunction with a tummy tuck for example.