Men have distinctly different issues with fatty deposits, which women do not have. Certainly, the basic principles still apply that in general an adult male has a distinct number and distribution of fat cells which changes little. Therefore, the removal of fat cells changes the contour in that area for good and the overlying skin shrinks accordingly. The fat cells are a little more adherent than in women, but the effect can be just as good.

Areas we generally treat are the chin and neck, the breast (gynaecomastia), the abdomen and loins, and sometimes the inner thighs.

The Chin and Neck:

Chin and neck fat is largely hereditary, but with age, these fat cells increase in size and become more of an issue. The actual removal of fat from this area has to be carried out with care to avoid injury to the branches of the facial nerve and to obtain an even result. The simpler can be more precise the technique is, the better as the skin is relatively thin and because of the beard, is not quite as elastic as in a woman.

Skin retraction is therefore slightly less, however, the scarring created under the skin will pull the skin back up into the chin and neck giving a better neckline. In the older patients, one might consider skin excision, as in a standard neck lift or the Cadogan Swan Neck procedure. However, liposuction alone will always be worthwhile.

It should be noted that treatments which simply remove the fat non-surgically or by injection do not have any effect on the skin and therefore it will tend to leave more obvious laxity.

In the older patient, we often combine liposuction with the Cadogan Swan Neck procedure, whereby we tighten the platysma muscle and remove skin discreetly in the mid-line. This may seem a big procedure but it can be carried out very satisfactorily under local anaesthesia.

Gynaecomastia:

Liposuction of the male breast (gynaecomastia) is very effective and avoids the common deformities of direct excision. In some cases, we combine this with a direct excision of the firm breast disc immediately behind the nipple which is termed Webster’s Procedure.

Abdomen / Stomach:

The bulging abdomen can be due to fat within the abdominal cavity or fat beneath the skin. It is the fat beneath the skin which we can treat by liposuction. There is often a combination of the two fatty deposits in which case there is a limit to the improvement possible. We often perform an adbominoplasty alongside liposuction for these patients.

The fit patient, looking for a six pack, will find that liposuction removes fat very effectively but will not define muscles to this extent. There are surgeons, who claim to be able to produce a six pack, but this is a somewhat ridiculous idea. Fat is taken out in strips leaving fat in place of muscle. This is often claimed by surgeons, using the ultrasound technique of Vaser, as though it was a special property of Vaser, but in fact, this can be done using any technique. It is just that most would not wish to. Fatty lumps are not toned muscle.

The loins or flanks are another male problem and of course spill out over the waistband. Liposuction is very effective, but remember in an older person the skin may also be loose and still tend to fold.

Inner Thighs:

There is often an annoying pad of fat at the inner thighs which can be easily treated by liposuction.

Weight Loss:

Liposuction is not used to treat weight loss per say, but there can be occasions, where specific areas are a problem and can be treated, often without much change in weight. For example, the inner thighs might chaff and prevent easy walking and liposuction limited to this area will often cure the problem. Also, there may be a particular embarrassment by rolls of fat around the neck. It should also be noted that there are some patients who find that liposuction gives them a spur to tackle the real problem of a proper diet.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Cadogan Clinic was founded by Mr Bryan Mayou, the surgeon responsible for introducing liposuction into the UK more than 30 years ago. As such, he has more experience of the various techniques than anybody else in the country and now leads the country’s leading team of experts in performing more liposuction surgeries than anybody else in the UK.

We carefully evaluate all available liposuction techniques and are able to offer different kinds, depending on your specific condition and needs. We currently offer Lipomatic, MicroAir, BodyJet and MicroLiposuction techniques. We also offer SmartLipoMPX, which is liposuction done via ultrasound.

After carrying out extensive research into other techniques, the clinic has abandoned all laser liposuction techniques (such as Vaser) as we consider them to offer no advantage and add unnecessary complications.

Liposuction is suitable for fat removal from virtually any part of the body, but popular areas include the lower back, inner thighs, upper arms, stomach, chin, hips, abs, knees, loins and ankles.

It is also popular for men around the breast area for a condition called 'gynaecomastia'. 

You may be wondering if liposuction really works – to put it simply, yes!

Liposuction provides a quick, safe and effective solution for permanent removal of unwanted excess fat deposits from the body. When you lose weight, by diet or exercise, all your fat cells shrink in size, but they do not disappear.

With liposuction the cells themselves are removed and are therefore not available to become enlarged again under any circumstances. Even if you put on a lot of weight the new relative shape remains.

The results of liposuction typically come in stages, varying by individual. You’ll likely see some results immediately after surgery, but swelling and bruising are normal and can take weeks to resolve. Some residual swelling can persist for several months. Most people see good results from 6 weeks but final results 6 - 12 months after surgery.

It is completely normal to experience minor swelling, bruising and tenderness following liposuction, but bruising will subside completely within 3 weeks. 

You can usually commence normal daily activities and exercise as soon as you are comfortable, but in general the only restriction is to wait until your stitches are removed (7-10 days post surgery). Sometimes when large amounts of fat are removed patients are somewhat anaemic and need to take iron for a few weeks and you may be asked to wear a support garment to reduce bruising and swelling.

The Cadogan Clinic is proud to work with some the top liposuction surgeons in UK, in a team led by Mr Bryan Mayou, the surgeon responsible for introducing liposuction to the UK over 30 years ago. For this reason, you can rest assured you are in the best hands possible and will be getting the very best in quality and procedure, with no compromise whatsoever.

Liposuction procedures are quoted depending on the number of areas being treated and the length of your procedure. Typical liposuction procedures start from £5250, but you will be quoted an exact price depending on your needs. Our costs are fully inclusive, so the quotes price you'll get will include your surgeon fee, theatre fee incl. anaesthetist and sedation costs, prescription medication and compression garments. It also includes all aftercare follow-ups ups with your Patient Adviser, Nurse or Surgeon and our full surgical aftercare plan, which includes scar management sessions and one lymphatic drainage massage session.

Additional treatments that can complement your liposuction surgery and assist with healing can be purchased separately. These include laser scar management, a course of lymphatic drainage massages and accent laser skin tightening.

The procedure can be done under local or general anaesthesia, but can be uncomfortable, slower and more difficult to obtain good results under local anaesthesia.  We would reserve this for small areas, such as the neck, or smaller pockets of fat.  We use a variant anaesthesia called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists.  Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetic team to monitor the depth of anaesthesia more closely using a measurement of the brainwaves.  The result is that you will wake up feeling much better than traditional anaesthesia and will be ready to go home the same day. 

Both men and women undergo liposuction every year to achieve a variety of different goals. For men, liposuction can often successfully treat gynecomastia and other fat areas around their torso, while women use it more commonly around the stomach, hips and thighs. If one or more of the following apply to you, liposuction is an option to consider:

1. You have excess fat deposits on your hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest that won’t respond to diet or exercise.
2. You feel like certain areas are out of proportion with the rest of your figure. Reducing excess fat on one area of the body can bring it into better balance with your natural features.

Liposuction is excellent for reducing areas of fat and sculpting a beautifully natural contour, and using liposuction to remove excess fat on one area of the body can make you seem more in proportion. The ideal liposuction patient has localised fat deposits & good skin tone.

However, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what liposuction can achieve. If any of the following apply to you, then liposuction may only offer limited success in helping you achieve your goals. Your cosmetic surgeon can recommend the options best suited to your needs.

1. You have loose, sagging skin. Liposuction is designed specifically to target fatty tissue, it will not significantly improve the appearance of loose skin. Other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or body lift, may be better options for you.
2. You want to lose a significant amount of weight. Liposuction can improve your shape, which can help you look thinner and more fit, but it’s not a weight loss method. While some overweight patients can benefit from the reshaping effects, the most satisfied patients tend to be happy with their weight prior to surgery.
3. You are just looking to address cellulite. While liposuction can remove fat, it cannot always remove the appearance of cellulite. If it is just cellulite and not fat removal that is your main concern, we recommend Cellulaze.

Liposuction surgery is not the solution for every patient, and if you have any of the following concerns you may want to look at alternative options:

1. You have loose, sagging skin. Liposuction is designed specifically to target fatty tissue, it will not significantly improve the appearance of loose skin. Other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or body lift, may be better options for you.
2. You want to lose a significant amount of weight. Liposuction can improve your shape, which can help you look thinner and more fit, but it’s not a weight loss method. While some overweight patients can benefit from the reshaping effects, the most satisfied patients tend to be happy with their weight prior to surgery.

Regarding non surgical alternatives to removing stubborn pockets of fat, there is very little that provides the same, permanent effect quickly. Please see our non surgical fat reduction page for more information on this.

As our founder pioneered liposuction in the UK, we are selective in the types of liposuction we offer, and only provide the most effective liposuction techniques, all suitable for both men and women. These include:

- Traditional liposuction: which is where a local anesthetic is used to numb the area of your body where the tube will be inserted. Next, a large amount of an anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the fatty tissue before the procedure is started.

- MicroLiposuction: This is where traditional liposuction is used to remove small pockets of fat, but under local anaesthetic instead of general. This is a quick and effective method to ensure the patient has very little downtime and is back to normal as soon as possible. Good areas include the chin, under arms and jawline.

- SmartLipoMPX
or Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: This technique uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat, making it easier to remove. This technique may be particularly helpful in removing fat from the neck, upper abdomen, sides, and back.

After carrying out extensive research into other techniques, the clinic has abandoned all Vaser or Laser liposuction techniques as we consider them to offer no advantage and add unnecessary complications.

Liposuction for Men Results

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

Testimonials

"I found the various consultations and the post-surgery all professional and to the point. I was impressed how quickly the whole business was dealt with which was what I was after all along. Having somebody as charismatic as Mr Amar as one's consultant is always a reassuring and welcome factor"

RM

Testimonials

“Mr Amar is very Respectful and caring towards his patients and is definitely attention to detail which makes his work bespoke, I can never thank him enough for all the hard work and accuracy he has put into making me look so naturally beautiful and taking 20 years of my age.”

NP

Testimonials

‘’Mr Amar has the most wonderful eye for detail and has managed to capture and enhance the femininity and shape of my body – his work is exquisite and his manner is always kind and professional.’’

AC

Testimonials

"My experience with the Cadogan Clinic has been wonderful. Mr Amar, as my surgeon, listened to my questions and answered them patiently, offering constructive feedback. He was professional and caring throughout my treatment from the initial consultation, up to and after the operation, right through to my follow up appointment and final discharge. Mr Amar, I would recommend, without hesitation, to anyone wanting a cosmetic surgeon with empathy.”

JG