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Tired of your efforts at the gym being thwarted by stubborn fat deposits? Liposuction targets unwanted fat, helping you spot-reduce and sculpt a better shape to areas where diet and exercise fail to make a difference. Read on to learn more about our most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure for men.
The infamous “middle aged spread” is real. As we age, excess fat gets more and more difficult to shed through diet and exercise. And it’s not always reserved for middle age—men of all ages are bothered by stubborn fat bulges on the abdomen, flanks, or even beneath the chin. If you are fed up with fat that will not budge, liposuction may be a great option to help you get rid of it for good.
By selectively removing excess fat cells through a very small incision, a skilled plastic surgeon can not only help you lose bulk in an area, but also can sculpt an improved shape.
Eating a healthy diet and exercising can help lower your overall body fat percentage, but even if you’re at a healthy weight and in good physical shape, you may have persistent fat deposits that just won’t budge. Liposuction removes excess fat that diet and exercise cannot address and sculpts more attractive body contour. As a result, your clothes will fit more comfortably and attractively, and your efforts at the gym will show more easily.
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure, but it can help you get a leaner, more attractive physique by reducing isolated fat deposits. Good skin elasticity is key for optimal results, as your skin needs to contract well to your new, slimmer contours. Dr. Thors will help you decide whether liposuction or another procedure is best suited to your goals.
Dr. Gunnar Thors has more than 20 years of experience performing liposuction for men, and individualizes the procedure to your specified needs and goals. He uses a technique called “tumescent liposuction,” which uses a special fluid to assist in fat removal and reduce swelling and trauma to surrounding tissues for improved results and a quicker recovery.
Dr. Thors can perform liposuction nearly anywhere on the body, even in very small areas. Common places men request liposuction include:
Dr. Thors performs liposuction using local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure. Following surgery, you will be placed in a compression garment to provide support and control post-operative swelling. Most patients return to work within 1 week, and exercise may be gradually resumed beginning 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Final results are in place about 3 to 6 months after liposuction.
Liposuction results will last for many years as long as you maintain a stable weight. Incisions made during liposuction are very small (≤ 1 cm in length), and once faded, scars are virtually undetectable.
There’s no need to live with unwanted fat bulges when liposuction can address them quickly and definitively. To learn more about liposuction surgery in Algonquin and the greater Chicago area, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Thors.
"I have the utmost respect for Dr. Gunnar Thors and his staff. From the consultation, through the pre-op questions, surgery and the follow-ups, I have been treated so wonderfully."Meet Dr. Thors »