Why is Liposuction a Highly Sought Out Male Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

Just like women, men too have cosmetic concerns, especially when it comes to body contour. Excess fat does not go away even with rigorous workouts and diets and that’s why men are turning to liposuction to achieve that well contoured look that can give them that edge – socially and career-wise. It therefore comes as no surprise that liposuction stood third in the list of top cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2013 according to statistics from American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Up to 24000 lipolyis procedures were performed for men in 2013, up by 3% from 2012.

Here are some common male aesthetic concerns that liposuction can resolve:

  • Enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia: Many men develop fat in the region of the chest, causing much embarrassment and undermining confidence. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), about 40 to 60 percent of men suffer from this condition. Lipolysis removes the excess fat and sculpts the chest for a masculine look. ASPS reports that breast reduction ranks fourth in the top five male cosmetic surgical procedures for men in 2013 with a total of 22,939 procedures and higher by 11% from 2012.
  • Protruding abdomen: This plastic surgery procedure can remove excess fat build up in the abdominal region. Combined with a tummy tuck to remove excess skin left over after fat removal, the treatment provides a tighter, well-toned abdomen. According to ASPS, tummy tuck procedures went up by 4% in 2012-2013 and by 97% in 2000-2013.
  • Bulging neck: Liposuction addresses the fat in the area to provide a well-defined chin and neck.
  • Double chin: Sagging fat in the lower half of the face is common among men who are overweight. Liposuction can provide a well-defined jaw line by removing the fat and tightening the skin.
  • Upper arms sag: Fat in the triceps is hard to remove with even hours in the gym. By selectively targeting these fat deposits, liposuction provides more sculpted upper arms.

The appeal of this body sculpting procedure also lies in the fact that it can be performed on an outpatient basis using advanced technologies such as SmartLipo Triplex, BodyTite and VASERlipo. With the right plastic surgeon, complications and side effects are minimal too, and you can get back to routine in a short time.

Dramatic Increase in Demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures in UK in 2013

Plastic surgery procedures have increased in popularity during the past few years. Advanced techniques and technologies have enhanced the reliability and safety of plastic surgery with the result that more women and men than ever before are requesting aesthetic improvements. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has reported a dramatic rise in the demand for cosmetic treatments in 2013, up by 17% from 2012.

BAAPS comments on this dramatic increase as the most impressive rise in demand since the recession in 2008. In fact, the audit shows an “impressive double-digit rise in all cosmetic procedures”, with the distinction that a single individual procedure saw a decrease on the year. Up to 50,122 cosmetic procedures were performed in 2013. Liposuction topped the list with a hike in demand by 41%. Younger people of average age 33 were seen to have gone in for body slimming and anti-ageing treatments. Men showed the most interest in rhinoplasty or nose jobs, while breast enhancement was the most popular choice among women.

The BAAPS statistics on the plastic surgery procedures performed in the UK last year are as follows

  • Breast augmentation up 13% to 11,135
  • Eyelid surgery up 14% to 7,808
  • Face and neck lifts up 13% to 6,380
  • Breast reduction up 12.5% to 5,476
  • Nose jobs up 17% to 4,878
  • Liposuction up 41% to 4,326
  • Tummy tuck up 16% to 3,466
  • Fat transfer operations up 14.5% to 3,302
  • Brow lifts up 17% to 2,138
  • Ear corrections up 14% to 1,213

In the U.S., too, the demand for plastic surgery is rising. As per the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics released by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, marking a fourth consecutive year of growth. The year 2013 showed an increase in demand for cosmetic surgery procedures, up by 3% from 2012.

Fat Cells Do Not Come Back After Liposuction

Liposuction is one most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. Individuals looking to achieve a well contoured body undergo this cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat from specific areas such as arms, thighs, abdomen, and hips. However, concerns have been raised as to whether the fat removed via liposuction would return over time after the procedure. A report published earlier in 2011 in the journal Obesity was not in favor of the surgery as it said fat returned to untreated areas of the body even though it took over a year post the treatment. And it was especially visible in the abdomen, shoulders, and arms.

A new study allays these fears. According to this study published in 2012 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), fat cells neither return to treated areas nor get redistributed to untreated areas of the body after liposuction. Up to 301 candidates were involved in this study and included those who underwent combined abdominoplasty procedures or simple liposuction. There were no indications supporting the fat re-growth in treated areas of the arms, abdomen, or lower body. Also the upper body dimensions were not altered following the procedure, substantiating the finding that no fat redistribution took place.

Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure; it is a plastic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise and achieve a slim, well-contoured body. Conventional liposuction surgery or lipoplasty uses a suction technique to remove pockets of fat from troublesome areas. The plastic surgeon inserts a cannula through incisions in the treatment area and moves it around to remove the fat. Advanced, minimally invasive liposuction treatments using Smartlipo Triplex, BodyTite or Vaser melt the fat before removing it and involve less discomfort and downtime. A healthy diet and proper exercise regimen are necessary to maintain the results of liposuction surgery.

Why Upper Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Rising

Celebrity inspired plastic surgery is on the rise nowadays. Just like Kate Middleton’s nose, the shapely upper arms of female idols have also inspired a lot of women. In a survey of 1,219 women conducted by the ASPS, nearly one-third said they’d most like to have Michelle Obama’s arms, followed by Jennifer Aniston (29 percent), Jessica Biel (16 percent), Kelly Ripa (13 percent), and Demi Moore (11 percent).

The popularity of arm lift plastic surgery has surged since 2000. The latest statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in April 2013 show that arm lift procedures have “skyrocketed” 4,378 percent during the past decade. In the year 2000, just over 300 women chose upper arm lifts, while in 2012, more than 15,000 chose this procedure.

Weight gain and loss, growing older and even heredity can lead to fat accumulating in the upper arm and creating the saggy appearance. Drastic weight loss can also leave excess skin in the upper arms. Upper arm lift procedure involves trimming loose skin from the underarm area; the plastic surgeon may also perform liposuction to remove excess fat.

New technologies and techniques such as BodyTite, Smartlipo and VASERlipo have made it possible to treat heavy upper arms with minimally invasive methods. With these techniques, bruising and pain are minimal. An expert plastic surgeon with experience in using advanced arm lift techniques can help you achieve your goals.

Arm Lift Plastic Surgery

Demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

According to a report in Female First, new statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) shows a dramatic increase in the demand for plastic surgery procedures during 2013. Figures show a 10% increase for the nose jobs, face lifts and breast implants. The star on the list was liposuction, which marked a tremendous increase in demand by about 41%. In an official statement, Baaps rated the liposuction boom “the most impressive rise in demand” since 2008.

A total of 50,122 cosmetic procedures were performed during 2013, up by 17% from the previous year. Here are the rates of increase for the top 10 plastic surgery procedures.

  • Breast augmentation up 13% to 11,135
  • Eyelid surgery up 14% to 7,808
  • Face and neck lifts up 13% to 6,380
  • Breast reduction up 12.5% to 5,476
  • Nose jobs up 17% to 4,878
  • Liposuction up 41% to 4,326
  • Tummy tucks up 16% to 3,466
  • Fat transfer operations up 14.5% to 3,302
  • Brow lifts up 17% to 2,138
  • Ear corrections up 14% to 1,213

The Baaps report says that there was a consistent demand for traditional invasive treatments, there was an increased demand for body slimming and anti-ageing treatments among younger patients of average age 33. Breast augmentation was the most popular procedure among women, while nose jobs were the top choice among men. Patients from countries like China and the Middle East contributed to the demand for non-invasive procedures such as Fraxel and Thermage. Many also sought blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery to achieve a more Western look.

The increase in the demand for plastic surgery procedures is not confined to the U.K. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 15.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2013, up by 3% from the previous year. Here too, breast augmentation topped the list of cosmetic surgery procedures.

These figures go to show the wide acceptance of the plastic surgery across the globe. Recent advancements in technology and techniques have improved safety and efficiency. Skilled plastic surgeons are providing men and women with customized treatment to achieve their aesthetic goals with minimal side effects and downtime.

New Study Refutes Previous Findings that Fat Returns after Liposuction

Liposuction, advertised heavily since 1974 has become a popular plastic surgery procedure to get rid of excess fat from problem areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and buttocks. According to the 2012 plastic surgery statistics report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 202,000 procedures were performed in 2012. Amidst its popularity, there existed a confusion that made at least some people hesitate to undergo the procedure – will fat return after liposuction?

A study in the August 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that fat actually does not return in both treated and untreated areas following liposuction. The study evaluated 301 patients who had liposuction, either alone or in combination with abdominoplasty, using standardized photographs and computer-assisted measurements of body dimensions obtained preoperatively and at least three months after surgery. The study revealed no evidence of fat re-growth in treated areas of the arms, abdomen, or lower body. Upper body dimensions were also unchanged after surgery, indicating no fat redistribution. Measurements in the study do not support the concept of fat re-accumulation in treated or untreated areas of the body.

These findings refute an earlier report published in the journal Obesity that had concluded that fat returns to untreated areas of the body, especially the abdomen, shoulders, and arms within one year after liposuction. This study was done on non-obese women who underwent liposuction for their lower abdomen and thighs. The researchers had concluded that fat reappeared in other parts of the body, especially the upper abdomen.

With the arrival of energy based liposuction devices such as Smartlipo Triplex, VASERlipo and BodyTite, skilled plastic surgeons can provide safe and effective body sculpting, with minimal complications and optimal results. The new study will surely encourage more people to undergo body contouring and benefit from an improved appearance.

A traditional as well as advanced liposuction procedure doesn’t affect one’s ability to gain or lose weight. However, future weight gain may change your final result; so it is necessary to exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet after the procedure. The results of liposuction surgery can be long-lasting if you follow all these tips along with the surgeon’s instructions.

U.S. Man Spends Life Savings on Plastic Surgery to Look Like Justin Bieber

Who wouldn’t want to look like their favorite idol? Spending thousands of dollars on plastic surgery to achieve this is something quite extraordinary. But that’s what some people are doing. Of the several cases reported recently, the one that made big headlines was that of Toby Sheldon the 33-year old song writer who spent $100,000 to look like teenage pop idol Justin Bieber!

Reports say that Sheldon underwent extensive procedures over five years including smile surgery to lift his upper lip and plump out his lower lip, eyelid surgery, Botox injections, chin reduction and hair transplants to get the Bieber look. But even after spending $100,000 on these cosmetic procedures to look like his baby-faced idol, Sheldon said he still hasn’t achieved that dream look.

“I know there is more work to be done in order to make a full transformation into Justin Bieber’s doppelganger like a nose job and jaw reduction, which my surgeon has suggested,” Sheldon remarked.

While celebrities are constantly influencing people’s perceptions about the way they should look, you don’t have to go to these lengths to improve your looks. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should be done for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit an ideal image.”

If you are healthy and have realistic expectations about the outcome, a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can help you alter the size or shape of your nose with nose surgery, get rid of sagging brows or bags under your eyes with blepharoplasty, reduce facial sag with a facelift, or improve overall body contour with a liposuction procedure to eliminate unwanted fat deposits and loose skin. Innovative technologies and techniques have made plastic surgery easier and safer with minimal side effects. Being realistic about what cosmetic surgery can do means that you should understand that it can only improve and not perfect your looks.

You should also know that there are risks and complications involved and that these are minimized when you choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. So spend some time doing some research to find the right plastic surgeon and an AAAASF-accredited surgical facility that can provide you with safe, standardized procedures in a private and comfortable setting.

Liposuction Surgery is Safe

Liposuction or lipoplasty is among the top plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. The procedure can reduce unwanted fatty deposits in different areas of the body and improve body contour. However, most people are still concerned about the safety of liposuction surgery.

At the outset, it should be understood that like any other plastic surgery procedure, minor complications are common with liposuction. Rare complications that may occur include small hematomas, seromas and minor contour irregularities.

Technological advancements have made liposuction minimally invasive and safer. Plastic surgeons utilize advanced technologies such as SmartLipo Triplex, VASER and BodyTite are to provide effective results with minimal complications. These technologies can effectively remove fat from almost all areas such as the abdomen, thighs, ankles, arms, back, breasts, chin, hips and knees. Recovery is also quicker with the use of these techniques as they involve the use of only local anesthesia.

Nevertheless, the success and safety of the procedure depends a lot on the plastic surgeon performing lipoplasty. Established plastic surgeons have the highest regard for patient safety and carefully evaluate the patient’s overall health, medical history, expectations and the volume of fat to be removed, while determining the patient’s candidacy for the procedure. The right plastic surgeon would also go by the evidence-based advisory issued by the ASPS Patient Safety Committee to ensure and enhance patient safety. This advisory has recommendations on the type of anesthesia, cannula designs, and post operative care that can ensure safety of patients undertaking liposuction.

Liposuction can be performed in hospital-based ambulatory surgical units, independent ambulatory surgery centers, or in a surgical facility attached to a plastic surgeon’s office. Reliable plastic surgeons perform outpatient liposuction procedures in an American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) accredited surgical suite.

AAAASF’s accrediting program helps assure patients of safety and quality in every aspect of their outpatient surgery experience. An AAAASF-accredited ambulatory surgery facility has to meet strict national standards for equipment and operating room safety as well as personnel and surgeon credentials. AAAASF experts monitor the surgical facility on a continuous basis to make sure that current standards are adhered to when delivering outpatient care, with focus on patient safety.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery for You?

Many women anguish over breast size, but for some women, having large breasts is a curse, not a blessing. Women with breasts that are too large sometimes complain of pain in the head, neck and shoulders and back, leading to poor posture and even emotional stress. Oversized breasts are also associated with skin irritation, breathing difficulties, and deep grooves from bra straps.

For some women, the answer could simply lie in losing weight. But for others with breasts that are too large even after weight loss, the best solution for decreasing the size of the bosom is breast reduction surgery. Even Marie Osmond recently disclosed that she underwent breast reduction surgery in her 20’s to reduce her E cup breast size.

Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty involves the removal of the excess fat, glandular tissues and redundant skin. The procedure results in well-shaped breasts that are proportionate to the body. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola. Innovative technologies have made breast reduction a minimally invasive procedure with remarkable skin tightening effects.

According to a study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast reduction surgery improves a woman’s physical health as well as mental well-being. Using Breast Q questionnaire, a well-validated survey instrument, the study tracked the physical and psychological effects of breast reduction surgery. It was found that on a 100-point scale, satisfaction with breast appearance rose from around 20 before surgery to more than 80 after the procedure.

Women are not the only ones to have breast reduction surgery. For men, the procedure is called gynecomastia, the term that describes over-sized male breasts. According to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2012, male patients considering breast reduction or gynecomasty increased 5% from the previous year. Reliable plastic surgeons perform male breast reduction procedures using advanced minimally invasive liposuction technologies such as BodyTite (radio frequency enabled) and SmartLipo Triplex (laser-enabled).

Celebrity Inspired Plastic Surgery Is on the Rise

Plastic surgery is opening up new possibilities. New and improved plastic surgery techniques are now making it possible for anyone to look the way they want to. The recent spate of celebrity-inspired plastic surgeries is proof of this. Over the past year, celebrities have had a big impact on the cosmetic surgery scenario.

Improving your looks with aesthetic surgery in one thing; wanting to look like your favorite celebrity is another. Over the past few months, we have been hearing news of people who approached a plastic surgeon to get their features molded to look like that of a famous personality whose looks they admired. There are people have spent thousands to copy Kate Middleton’s nose, Brad Pitt’s jawline, and Angelina Jolie’s lips. Many people look to achieving such features as a goal when contemplating cosmetic surgery.

The Huffington Post recently reported the case of Myla Sinanaj who spent as much as $30,000 on procedures such as liposuction, lip injections and breast implants to look like Kim Kardashian. Arizona twins Mike and Matt underwent porcelain veneers, chin implants and rhinoplasty to look like Brad Pitt, and the nineteen-year-old Sha opted for liposuction, breast and lip implants in an attempt to resemble Pamela Anderson. And just a week ago, everybody was talking about Toby Sheldon who went in for extensive procedures to emulate Justin Bieber’s looks.

It can be expected that these trends will continue to inspire more and more people in the future. But there are certain things that you should keep in mind when venturing into the world of plastic surgery to look like your favorite idol. Any procedure – liposuction, breast augmentation or a nose job – when done wrong can be difficult to correct and even result in life-long complications. There can be very serious, uncorrectable consequences when cosmetic treatments go wrong. In the midst of success stories, there have been many reports of botched up cosmetic surgery procedures with alarming results. So if you are considering an aesthetic makeover, safeguard yourself from such complications.

Cosmetic surgery, like any kind of surgery, is not without risks and you should be fully informed about them before you go ahead. As the first step, make sure you choose a plastic surgeon experienced in the procedure you are considering. The right surgeon will perform a thorough analysis and ensure you are the right candidate for the procedure. A reliable surgeon will usually refuse to operate on any patient for whom they feel the risk is too great.

It is also important that you have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Discuss all potential risks, complications, and effects with your surgeon. You should also ask about the surgeon’s privileges in the accredited surgery center or a hospital to perform cosmetic surgery. An AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery would ensure patient safety and industry best practices in an outpatient setting.