A recent article in the British papers reveals that liposuction for men is way up in the UK. Until late summer of 2009, the top male op was gynecomastia treatment—man boobs or moobs.
However, once soccer star Ronaldo underwent lipo to reveal a more sculpted belly, British men have been visiting the plastic surgeon’s office in droves for similar procedures, resulting in an increase in liposuction for men by nearly 120% last year.
Here in America, nose reshaping and eyelid rejuvenation outpaced liposuction in 2009, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) annual report.
Nonetheless, over 20,000 American men chose liposuction in 2009, positioning the procedure in the top three of all cosmetic surgery procedures requested by men.
Getting rid of man boobs performed here at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY offers men the benefit of permanent fat cell destruction without the drawbacks of traditional liposuction. SmartLipo, one of our preferred liposuction methods, has proven to be popular with men who want to get rid of love handles or an extra pudge on the torso as well as that bit of fat that seems to accumulate around the jaw line as men hit their middle 40’s.
Men who come to me for SmartLipo don’t want to stay home for weeks to recover, and all of them are delighted that SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia. Another plus of SmartLipo is the tighter skin appearance, particularly compared with traditional liposuction.
SmartLipo has the ability to tighten the collagen resulting in an overall firming of the skin after the fat is removed. Traditional liposuction cannot do this and, in fact, the resulting loose skin after traditional liposuction makes that method undesirable for all but the youngest patients who have “bounce back” youthful skin.
We continue to see more and more men in our practice who, like the women in America, are happy to exchange an hour or two of their time to permanently eliminate some fatty areas from their bodies. I don’t know if we’ll ever hit the 120% increase they’re experiencing in the UK but it’s good to see men taking an increased commitment to their appearance!
To Getting Rid of Man Boobs for Good,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.