|Body contouring, or lipoplasty, can benefit both men and women. In men, fat most often accumulates along the belt line as "love handles”, as well as on the flanks, chest and neck; whereas women are more likely to develop excess fat on the hips, inner thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Lipoplasty can also be used to remove fatty tumors (lipomas) and alleviate the development of excessive breast tissue in men (gynecomastia).
Age has become much less of a factor with newer techniques of lipoplasty. Superficial fat suctioning, in which fat close to the skin surface is removed, has extended the age at which the procedure can be effective. Although skin elasticity must be considered regardless of age, it can often be improved using these newer techniques.
Lipoplasty is not a replacement for good eating and exercise habits. Realistic expectations are of utmost importance. Skin with a rippled or dimpled surface - described as "orange peel" and attributed to cellulite - usually cannot be improved with lipoplasty. Nor can these procedures re-sculpt your body to match any shape you desire.
Here are just a few of the body contouring procedures you may want to consider:
Mini Tummy Tuck
Thigh/Buttock Lift, Thighplasty