Male Liposculpture Procedure
The example to the left is a patient with significant lipodystrophy adiposity of the iliac crest rolls, the belt area, extending to the periumbilical and lower abdomen. This patient is not an excellent candidate, but rather a good candidate for liposuction, as he does have significant intraperitoneal fat including omentum and mesentery. However, liposuctioning the sides and the lower abdominal periumbilical area will help to reduce some of the lateral distention along the hip area and along the lower beltline. The patient underwent tumescent liposculpture procedure. Postop one week results show a great reduction in fat around the iliac crest roll and the hip region extending to the periumbilical lower abdominal area. Liposculpture in men is quite different than in women in that the fat is fibrotic, usually thicker, and harder to get out within the subcutaneous Camper’s and Scarpa’s fascia. These patients however do well with aggressive tumescent liposuction technique and six to eight weeks of compression garments postoperatively.