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Male Body Contouring

Men who feel strong and confident in their bodies are able to enjoy life with more ease and assurance. An active and healthy lifestyle is not always enough to achieve a lean, chiseled physique. Aging and genetics can cause men to gain body fat around their midsection or other areas. For men seeking liposuction and abdominoplasty in Loudoun County, Dr. Larry Lickstein offers custom-tailored male body contouring treatment plans.

Liposuction for Men

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and it is the third most popular cosmetic surgery for men. For men, liposuction is often used to eliminate love handles or a “spare tire” around the waist—areas where fat tends to accumulate due to age or genetics. For men who workout frequently, but are unable to achieve sculpted abdominals, liposuction to remove belly fat can reveal ab muscles. Men may also opt for liposuction around the chest, arm, or thighs to increase the visibility of muscle definition or on the neck or under the chin for a more masculine jawline.

Abdominoplasty for Men

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgery to remove excess skin from the midsection. Men who have lost a significant amount of weight may be bothered by skin that sags or hangs over their waistband. A tummy tuck can also tighten abdominal muscles to increase ab definition or repair muscles that have separated due to rapid weight gain in the past.

Benefits of Male Body Contouring

  • Reduction of excess fat or skin that cannot be achieved through diet and exercise 
  • Results are permanent as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained 
  • Better visibility of fitness
  • Increased muscle definition
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

How Does Body Contouring Surgery Work?

Dr. Lickstein is highly regarded for both his surgical skill and his dedication to a collaborative patient relationship. Your treatment plan will be tailored to fit your needs and goals, so your individual experience will vary.

Preparing for Surgery

The first step is a consultation appointment with Dr. Lickstein. He will learn more about your concerns and goals and explain your treatment options. If body contouring surgery is right for you, he’ll go over your customized surgical plan in detail and give you pre-op guidelines.

What to Expect at Your Procedure

Liposuction and Abdominoplasty are outpatient procedures performed with general anesthesia. If you are opting for both procedures, and your surgical plan allows, they may be performed in one surgical appointment. Once you are sedated, Dr. Lickstein will make an incision just above the groin for abdominoplasty before removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. For liposuction, several very small incisions will be made in the treatment area and excess fat will be suctioned away. 

Recovery After Body Contouring

Your recovery will depend on the extent of your treatment plan as well as individual factors. Dr. Lickstein will advise you on post-op guidelines to help you recover as quickly as possible. He may provide you with a pain pump that dispenses local anesthetic in order to minimize the need for narcotic pain medication. You may be advised to wear a compression garment to aid in healing. In general, you should expect to take several weeks off from exercise and any strenuous activities.

Who is a Good Candidate for Male Body Contouring?

Body contouring procedures such as liposuction are not weight loss treatments. The ideal candidate for liposuction or abdominoplasty is at a healthy and stable weight and would like to remove excess skin or small amounts of stubborn fat in order to achieve a more fit look.2

Frequently Asked Questions About Male Body Contouring

  • How is body contouring for men different from procedures for women?

    While the fundamentals of a tummy tuck or liposuction are the same for both men and women, the technique can differ significantly. Dr. Lickstein takes a carefully nuanced approach to male plastic surgery in order to deliver results that are masculine looking.

  • Will male body contouring get rid of my “man boobs”?

    Excess breast tissue on men is called gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery is commonly performed for men who would like a more mascuine chest contour. Dr. Lickstein is highly experienced in gynecomastia surgery and can create a treatment plan for you to combine body contouring with male breast reduction. Learn more about gynecomastia surgery.

  • Are there non-surgical options for male body contouring?

    Yes, Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery is a leading provider of non-surgical body contouring options. We offer CoolSculpting® Elite a non-surgical fat reduction procedure, as well as EMSCULPT NEO®, which can improve muscle tone and definition. If you are looking to eliminate a small amount of stubborn fat or increase visible muscle tone in your abdomen, CoolSculpting Elite or Emsculpt NEO may be right for you.

  • Why choose Dr. Lickstein for body contouring?

    Dr. Lickstein is an Ivy League-trained and award-winning plastic surgeon and he is passionate about using his finely-honed surgical skill to help people look and feel their best. He has a deep understanding of techniques needed to highlight masculine contours and ensure natural-looking results.

Contact Dr. Lickstein

If you are ready to feel confident in your skin, whether you are at the beach or in a suit, Dr. Lickstein can get you there. Contact us to learn more and schedule your consultation appointment.

1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Plastic Surgery Statistics. Available: Accessed March 15, 2022

2 Mayo Clinic. Liposuction. Available: Accessed March 15, 2022

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