Male liposuction is one of the fasting growing cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK as even very toned and fit men can suffer from stubborn deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction aims to create a more balanced and harmonious body contour to restore confidence and help you commit to a healthier lifestyle.
Men and women store fat differently, with women mainly accumulating subcutaneous fat on the buttocks and thighs. Men are more likely to develop excess fat on the abdomen, flanks or chest. The neck and chin are also common areas of concern for men. The loosening of muscles and loss of skin elasticity due to ageing can often result in fat accumulating under the chin or the neck. Liposuction can deliver a more defined and youthful-looking neck and jawline.
Mr Alex Karidis is renowned as one of the UK’s leading gynecomastia surgeons and often performs liposuction in combination with male breast reduction surgery to remove excess glandular and fatty tissue from the chest area to produce a flatter, more masculine appearance.
Choosing a plastic surgeon that’s highly skilled and experienced in treating male patients is a must, as male fat is often encased in fibrous tissue making it more challenging to remove. Our surgeons will also assess skin elasticity, but thicker male skin tends to reshape better to your body’s new contours post-surgery.
Your Karidis Clinic surgeon will make several tiny incisions in the target area during your procedure. These incisions will be placed where they are least noticeable. Saline solution containing dilute local anaesthetic and adrenaline is injected to make it easier to remove the fat cells. Cannulas are then inserted, and the fat is suctioned out, leaving the fibrous tissue as undamaged as possible.
Our Liposuction Recovery Guide
Click here to go to the Karidis Clinic guide to your liposuction recovery including the expected timeline, the questions we always get asked, and tips from Stevie, our highly experienced surgical nurse.
FAQs for Fat Removal Surgery (Liposuction)
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure; it is best to be near to or at your ideal body weight to achieve optimal results. For the appropriate candidates, male liposuction can have several benefits:
- Enhancing your self-image and confidence
- Encouraging a healthier lifestyle to maintain your results
- Feel more in proportion
- Long-lasting results if a healthy weight is maintained
The cost of male lipo, including your hospital fees performed by Mr Alex Karidis, our Medical Director, typically costs from:
1 Area Liposuction: £9,400
2 Area Liposuction: £12,000
3 Area Liposuction: £15,100
The cost of liposuction performed by Mr Karidis’s associate fellow surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe, including your hospital fees, typically costs from:
1 Area Liposuction: £6,000
2 Area Liposuction: £7,750
3 Area Liposuction: £8,750
This is a guide price only, as each patient is unique and may require a different procedure or combination of techniques to deliver the optimal result and fulfil expectations.
There are various male liposuction options, including the tumescent technique, Ultrasonic liposuction, Power Assisted Lipoplasty (PAL) and SmartLipo. Your Karidis Clinic surgeon will discuss the most appropriate procedure during your consultation, depending on your goal.
Mr Alex Karidis is one the UK pioneers in the use of the Power-Assisted Lipoplasty technique (PAL) and has been using it with great success for many years. Mr Karidis feels that Power-Assisted Lipoplasty is the gold standard in liposuction for me as it offers patients consistent results while reducing the risk of possible side effects.
Prepare for your male lipo procedure by embarking on a healthy diet and exercise routine so you’re in the best shape possible and you are at a weight that you’ll be able to maintain post-procedure. We also advise you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery to ensure a smooth healing process.
Your recovery from liposuction will depend on the amount of fat removed and how many areas are being treated. Although the incisions are tiny, there has been trauma to the area beneath the skin and swelling is the most common post-lipo complication.
The bulk of the swelling starts to go down by the end of the first week, but residual swelling can last for many months. Post-surgery compression garments will help reduce swelling and support the skin as it reshapes to your new body contour. Most male lipo patients can return to work after a week and exercise is usually recommended from about two to three weeks.
Tips from the Top
Senior Nurse Suzi says:
A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery – try drinking a fresh green juice every morning.
Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything.
Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products).
Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation.
Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal.