Liposuction for Men
Male liposuction is different from female liposuction. The common male areas of diet and exercise resistant fat are chest, tummy (abdomen) and hips or love handles. This is known as an android distribution whereas women have a lower body or gynoid distribution. Female diet and exercise resistant fat preferentially affects thighs hips and buttocks.
Lipodystrophy is the term used to describe these localized areas of diet and exercise resistant fat.
Where Did Your Fat Go?
Diet and exercise resistant fat is seen at all ages from late teens onwards. Young and old tend to have similar problem areas. Liposuction can make it easier to control your weight with diet and exercise. Aging, alcohol consumption (beer gut) weight gain, high glycemic food, and a couch potato sedentary lifestyle with little exercise, are the major causes of lipodystrophy.
Middle aged men typically notice lipodystrophy of the chest, tummy, and hips. The French call truncal adiposity avoirdupois, referring to a paunchiness or protruding belly. Liposuction cannot remove visceral or omental fat which is deep to abdominal wall muscle and is situated around the intestines, Liposuction removes fat deep to the skin and superficial to the deep muscle layer.