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Male Liposuction

Male liposuction in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills can accomplish many of the physique goals that cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD has performed thousands of liposuction, liposculpture, and liposuction revision procedures for his very satisfied patients in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas and patients around the world. Liposuction 360 or 360 degree liposuction (liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and back) has become Dr. Hughes’ most popular procedure.

Many varieties of liposuction are available including ultrasonic, smart lipo, laser lipo, vaser lipo, and conventional liposuction. However, the results depend less on the method used and more on the surgeon and the postoperative care.

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Dr. Hughes has extensive experience in large volume liposuctions of 5 L, the safe maximum amount that can be suctioned out in an outpatient setting. While less volume can be suctioned safely, the less the fat that is suctioned the less of a change in body form that is produced. And no patient wants to go through two surgeries when one surgery would have sufficed.

The liposuction or liposculpture procedure involves making a few small (3 or 4 mm) incisions through which instruments called cannulae are inserted to remove the fat in a very precise fashion. Dr. Hughes uses small cannulae of 3 or 4 mm in diameter to allow for a more precise fat extraction and sculpting. Any area of the body can be sculpted including abdomen, flanks, back, medial thighs, lateral thighs, upper arms, and chin. The areas are sculpted as the patient desires.

In addition, Dr. Hughes can use some of the liposuctioned fat to augment and fill facial areas due to aging (facial fat grafting procedure). He can also use the liposuctioned fat to create larger, shapelier buttocks with the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a world-recognized expert at BBL, has performed thousands of Brazilian buttlifts or BBLs.

what is the cost of male liposuction in los angeles and beverly hills?

  • Liposuction of the Abdomen, Sides, and Lower Back or Lipo 360 costs $15,000 to $18,000.
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen, Sides, and Lower Back or Lipo 360 and Brazilian buttlift costs $18,000 to $21,000.

Please do not select your surgeon based upon cost nor select the cheapest liposuction doctor in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills.

factors to consider prior to male liposuction with dr. kenneth hughes

Patients who are significantly overweight (BMI greater than 30 or 35) have a higher risk for poor wound healing, infection, and blood clots, and candidacy of these patients should be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Patients should not have hernia (umbilical hernia is the most common). If a patient does have a hernia, Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD, can repair it prior to liposuction.  Patients who have a great deal of skin laxity may require a tummy tuck or a body lift to address that loose skin.  This is very common after larger amounts of weight loss in males and females alike.

Some patients have a lot of intra-abdominal fat, which cannot be addressed by liposuction. The patient must have adequate skin elasticity to allow for skin retraction after surgery. This factor is the most important element to good results aside from technical proficiency of the surgeon and the patient’s ability to follow the postoperative regimen of wearing the compression garment appropriately.

bodytite for skin and tissue tightening

Bodytite, which is the newest and most expensive tissue and skin tightening technology to date, is offered in lieu of these older technologies such as SmartLipo, laserlipo, vaserlipo, etc. Though it has nothing to do with liposuction, Bodytite can be used in conjunction with liposuction on any part of the body (abdomen, sides, back, thighs, knees, arms, neck, buttocks, etc.

Dr. Hughes exerts extreme care to avoid burns, but burns are a known complication of this surgery. However, the burns will not occupy a large surface area as was the case with some of the older technology.

the day of your male liposuction surgery

The day of surgery the patient will come to the office about one hour before surgery to check in and sign remaining paperwork as necessary. Dr. Hughes will reiterate the operative plan and any additional questions will be answered and additional concerns will be addressed.

The nursing staff and board-certified anesthesiologist will perform additional history and physical assessments to assure optimal patient health and safety. Sometimes patients will be asked to obtain medical clearance in addition to routine lab or blood work prior to surgery and this will be reviewed as well.

The liposuction surgery may be performed under local anesthesia for smaller areas or less involved surgeries. Areas that involve more fat removal or when multiple areas are to be liposuctioned, general anesthesia is usually more comfortable for the patient and allows for the most precision on the part of the surgeon.

The surgery itself usually lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours based upon the number of areas that are to be liposuctioned and the relative complexity of the procedures. The patient usually remains in recovery for 1 or 2 hours as they awaken and assessed appropriately prior to discharge.

male liposuction recovery and results

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD, recognized as one of the best liposuction surgeons in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, typically sees patients 3 to 7 days following surgery. Dr. Hughes will assess at follow-up if the garment is being worn correctly and if postoperative instructions are being observed accordingly.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes will then usually follow-up with patients at 4 weeks and at 3 to 6 months. If there are ever any issues with healing, Dr. Hughes can be contacted through both email and by calling the office. Patients may not realize the full results from liposuction until 6 months or longer.

Fluid collection is the number one complication that can ruin a liposuction result and is the primary reason for the wearing of the garment for 6 weeks and the avoidance of exercise or strain for 6 weeks.

schedule your consultation for male liposuction

Contact the office of Dr. Kenneth Hughes to schedule your consultation for the male liposuction in Los Angeles. We will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.