First - congratulations on your fitness and weight loss!
If all Americans were like you, we would be a healthy nation. Well done.
- Your photos show two areas that hold on to fat more than other parts of the body,
- These are two areas where liposuction results can be excellent,
- Have your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon carefully assess you skin - liposuction can leave loose skin and if your skin has loosened from weight loss, you want to understand what your results might be.
- Keep up the good work! Best wishes.
You appear to be an excellent candidate for liposuction. You basically fit with unwanted fat in some select areas that is not excessive. The skin over these areas appears to be in good condition.
There are a few options to get rid of extra fat
from the love handles and lower abdominal region. A non-invasive method of fat reduction that
works very well in this particular area is cryolipolysis, or
CoolSculpting. This involves placing
your love handles in a device that freezes the fat cells, which your body then
naturally clears out of its lymphatic system. It is a painless procedure, does not require anesthesia, can be
performed in 1 hour per area in the office, and there is no down time.Patients come in and can work on their laptop
or even sleep through the procedure. You
can drive themself home and work and go to the gym the same day. The results take 4-6 weeks to see, and the
procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. The result that you get is gradual, but it is possible to get to our
goal with a few sessions if needed. The
surgical option is liposuction of the flanks and abdomen. Liposuction probably gives a more predictable
response and more fat can be removed. Liposuction
can be done under local anesthesia (tumescent technique) or a light general
anesthetic. You can expect about a 1
week recovery before you would feel like you could go back to work, and swelling
will gradually resolve over 3 months. To determine which option is right for
you, I recommend that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon that
is also a member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
As a bodybuilder, I can understand your desires for improvement. You do appear to be a good candidate for liposuction of those areas.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
You are a great candidate for a high-definition sculpting procedure. There are very few physicians that are experts at treating men who are already fit and need defining and shaping. We treat patients like this everyday and have patients from all over the country. It is in your best interest to get a consultation with someone who has a lot of experience with patients of your type. But from the pictures you appear to be a great candidate and because you are already so fit, you will get skin retraction and great shaping post procedure. Email me if you would like to see photos of similar cases. I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.
Congratulations on maintaining your new lifestyle. Liposuction may be appropriate for you to enhance the lower abdomen and "love handles". Consider a consultation by a board certified plastic surgeon.
Congratulations on following such a healthy lifestyle! It is not easy to stay in the type of shape you appear to be in, and you are to be commended on it! You appear to be a very good candidate for liposuction. It has been my experience that men who work out regularly and maintain a healthy diet have excellent results with liposuction to the love handles, flanks, and abdomen. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure; the best results are achieved for patients who have localized fat that cannot be reduced with exercise or diet and are within 10 pounds of their ideal weight. You seem to meet all the criteria. I wish you luck with your decision.