Liposuction for Men Mountain View
Dr. Lowen specializes in the removal of male breast fat excess with Vaser or Smartlipo laser liposuction. If there is excess breast tissue, gynecomastia surgery is added to remove that as well. Only a very small incision at the base of the nipple is needed. Men appreciate the thoroughness of Dr. Lowen’s approach to their problem. Dr. Lowen has been treating men for gynecomastia, male breast fat reduction, and total upper body sculpting for over twenty years. He has been using Vaser ultrasonic liposuction for over ten years and has offered Smartlipo MPX since 2008, one of the first in the Bay Area to do so. We now use the Smartlipo Triplex with its Thermal Guide heat sensing mechanism to both dissolve fat and tighten the skin by the controlled application of heat.
You can be confident that Dr. Lowen will listen to and understand your needs, and that he has the experience and the artistic eye to help you achieve your goals.
Treatment: Tumescent liposculpture, either by Smart-Lipo™ Triplex, or Vaser® ultrasonic liposuction.
These procedures can be done either under local anesthetic, in the case of Smart-Lipo, or general anesthetic for vaser. When men want a comprehensive and extensive removal of fat around the chest, underarms, back, waist and abdomen, it is convenient to do this in one operative stage while asleep under general anesthesia.
Smart-Lipo™ laser lipoplasty is designed to sequentially remove smaller areas. This has a faster recovery than the more extensive procedure. For example, if you want to remove fat around the abdomen and hip rolls or “love handles”, you can do this in one procedure using tumescent, local anesthesia. You take a mild sedative and a pain pill by mouth, and remain awake but relaxed. Then the area of the flanks is anesthetized, and the laser energy is applied under the skin to “melt” the fat. The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. You then turn over on your back and the same procedure is done on the abdomen. After a few days you can return to normal activity and in about two weeks can start working out.
If you had an additional area, such as the chest to treat, another session would be scheduled. Any two areas can be done at one time, one area being the chest, the abdomen, or both flanks.
During the recovery period, you wear a compression garment, like a vest or body suit that fits under normal clothing without being noticeable. You can start working out 2-4 weeks after the procedure, depending on how strenuous the activity. As the swelling recedes over the next several months, more slimness is visible until the final result at about six months.
Contact us today to schedule a personal cosmetic surgery consultation with board certified surgeon Dr. Robert Lowen.