Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, liposculpture, or body contouring, is the suction removal of excess fat. Male liposuction is liposuction that specifically targets the areas in which men most commonly store excess fat – namely, the “spare tire” area, the flanks, “love handles,” “beer belly,” “muffin top.” In other words, the area of the mid-torso. While women have a tendency to gain weight in the extended region from their ribs to their knees, men have a more isolated area in which they gain fat. Dr. Weintraub is expert at removing this excess fat and sculpting the male torso to appear more fit, toned, athletic and handsome. Should you choose, Dr. Weintraub can then store your fat, once harvested, in a safe, cryogenic state for future use to inject into your face, chin, or other areas that can become fat-depleted and skeletal as one ages. His is the only licensed tissue bank in New York City to do this procedure.
Rather than making incisions in the skin for male liposuction, Dr. Weintraub prefers to create tiny apertures with a very small needle to accommodate the lipo cannula so that there are no visible scars or telltale signs after your liposuction surgery.
- Types of Male Liposuction
- Considering Male Liposuction
- Goals of Male Liposuction
- Your Consultation
- Choosing A Plastic Surgeon
- How Male Liposuction is Performed
- Where Male Liposuction is Performed
- The Best Candidates for Male Liposuction
- Preparing for Male Liposuction
- The Cost
- After Male Liposuction Surgery
- What Sets Dr. Weintraub Apart
There are several different types of Male Liposuction:
Traditional liposuction is the measured removal of unwanted fat through very small hollow wands called cannulae. Contrary to popular thought, male liposuction is not “vacuum cleaning” fat away, but instead, with each insertion of the wand, a specific volume of fat is extracted, leaving a small tunnel that looks like Swiss cheese on cross section. The skin then shrinks down to create a slimmer profile.
Tumescent liposuction, also known as super-wet-technique liposuction, requires an infusion of saline solution that is injected into fatty areas prior to male liposuction to loosen the fat and to minimize bleeding and bruising by constricting blood vessels.
Laser liposuction, or “Smart Lipo,” is actually not liposuction at all! A laser probe is passed under the skin to melt fat, transforming it into an oily substance that, in large volumes, must then be removed by traditional liposuction. Laser lipo is useful only in small areas. Dr. Weintraub does not consider it effective for large areas because it can create enormous amount of oil under the skin that can be predisposed to dangerous seroma formation.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, also known as UAL, utilizes ultrasonic energy to loosen the fat to ease in its extraction.
While male liposuction can reshape your body, it is important to note that it is not a treatment for obesity, nor is it a substitute for proper diet and exercise. After undergoing male liposuction, however, many men find it easier to live a healthier lifestyle inspired by the immediate slimming effect of liposuction, and continued weight loss and improvement of a man’s self-esteem are not uncommon.
Considering Male Liposuction
There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have male liposuction; the best way to know when it’s right to call for a consultation for male liposuction in New York is when you see something that truly bothers you when you look in the mirror. Likewise, there is only one person to have plastic surgery for: you and you alone. It should never be undertaken due to pressure from others.
Goals of Male Liposuction
No matter how much some men diet and exercise, there are certain areas they can not effectively reshape. The goal of male liposuction is to create a more handsome body with a slim, chiseled torso with flat abs.
Male liposuction can effectively remove the unattractive “muffin top” of excess fat that bulges out over the top of a waistband or belt. It can also slim the flanks and “love handles.” It can also be done on the neck and under the chin when performing an Executive Facelift, redefining the jawline and reducing the unattractive “double chin.” Certain men also suffer from abnormal development of mammary glands (“gynecomastia”) which produces enlarged breasts. Dr. Weintraub uses cannulae made for specifically for male breast-reduction surgery when performing this procedure.
You’ve certainly looked in the mirror many times. However, when you look in the mirror and begin to see things that upset you, that’s when you should schedule a consultation. A consultation will help give you a better understanding of your own issues.
When choosing a surgeon, you should:
- Check for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (there are many other boards, some legitimate, some not, but there is only one American Board of Plastic Surgery, established in 1931)
- Ensure that the physician attends a major hospital in your community, and is in good standing with that hospital
- Confirm that he or she has a fine reputation amongst other medical professionals in your community
- Speak to the surgeon’s patients who have undergone similar procedures
- Remember, this is your surgery, and you are interviewing the doctor as much as he’s interviewing you. Do not hesitate to bring a list of questions with you on your male liposuction consultation. And remember: a good surgeon is someone who not only has the skill to perform the surgery, but is someone who understands what your specific needs and desires are. A good surgeon should listen, listen, and listen!
Have no fear during your consultation. This is a time to speak, to be heard, to learn, and to develop a trusting relationship. Questions can be answered, and fears allayed. And while Dr. Weintraub is at the cutting edge of his field in terms of technique and medical developments, you will find his office environment to be comforting, personable, and inviting. He and his New York staff truly care about each and every patient, and take great pride in making themselves available to help with every step of the process.
How Male Liposuction is Performed
Safety comes first. Plastic surgery is surgery, and should therefore be taken seriously.
Dr. Weintraub prefers his male liposuction patients to be in a comfortable state of twilight sleep, where the patient is unarousable and is awakened only after the procedure is over. Due to advancements in anesthesia and new medications possessing a shorter half-life, no longer do male liposuction patients have to contend with nausea, vomiting or grogginess; rather, the emergence from anesthesia is crisp and clear.
Dr. Weintraub insists on the most sterile conditions in the New York City operating room, with board-certified anesthesiologists and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment commensurate with the highest hospital standards. The only person performing the surgery is Dr. Weintraub himself. Every intraoperative maneuver is executed with precision and care, and all wounds are sewn in multiple layers by his own hand.
Male liposuction should never be rushed, and Dr. Weintraub always strives for the best, as he understands that patients will live with the result for the rest of their lives. His aesthetic is sophisticated and reflective of understated elegance. In his own words, “Cosmetic surgery is nothing less than artwork on the human form.”
Where Male Liposuction is Performed
Though once limited to a hospital setting, the more modern approach to cosmetic plastic surgery is to perform such procedures in a safe, secure and completely private operating room. Although Dr. Weintraub has privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, and The Center for Specialty Care (outpatient limb of Weill-Cornell Hospital), he prefers the privacy of his hospital-grade, state-of-the-art surgical center attached to his office at 800A Fifth Avenue. This facility is attended by Dr. Weintraub’s team of board-certified anesthesiologists, certified registered nurses, and fully licensed operating-room staff. With its private entrance, its standards are of the highest quality, and offer Dr. Weintraub’s patients the utmost in medical and plastic-surgical care.
The Best Candidates for Male Liposuction
The best candidates for male liposuction are well balanced, in good general health, and possess realistic expectations. You are an excellent candidate if you’ve done your homework, have had your consultation, and the following three things are present:
- You are highly motivated to make the change
- You have the ability to pause your daily responsibilities (work, family, school etc.) in order to undergo the procedure
- You have the financial wherewithal to make an elective cosmetic surgery come to fruition.
Preparing for Male Liposuction
Once you have decided to make this exciting new change, you will need to provide medical clearance from your family physician. You will be given instructions as to how to prepare for the specific surgery you have chosen, and will be given prescriptions to be filled in advance. Garments (when appropriate) will be ordered for you by Dr. Weintraub’s office. For those patients who live beyond a 50-mile radius of New York City, Dr. Weintraub advises a two-night post-operative stay at The Pierre, The St. Regis, The Surrey, The Mark or The Carlyle Hotel, where his patients are given a special reduced rate, and where he will visit you after your procedure. A private nurse can also be provided.
Each patient is individual in his own makeup and anatomical configuration. Therefore, in order to give an accurate quote for male liposuction, it is best to schedule a consultation that will allow Dr. Weintraub to appropriately judge what is involved. For those patients who live overseas or outside the New York metropolitan area, photographs can be emailed or sent to the office, and a phone consultation can then take place.
After Male Liposuction Surgery
There will always be a short period of minimal swelling and sometimes bruising. You must carefully follow all instructions provided by Dr. Weintraub in order to achieve the best results possible. Mild pain medication, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, and medication to reduce swelling are all begun immediately following surgery.
When you return home from your surgery, you will be wearing a specially contoured garment. Of paramount importance is the fitting and application of appropriately sized compressive garments. Dr. Weintraub’s office will already have assessed the proper size for you, and all garments are custom made. The consistent wearing of these garments is of utmost importance to ensure that the skin over the liposuctioned area adheres snugly and smoothly. Two to three days after surgery, you will be able to shower, as Dr. Weintraub is a firm believer in early showering. He will advise you as to when you can return to your normal lifestyle and exercise routine.
What Sets Dr. Weintraub Apart
Dr. Weintraub has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.*
He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”
During his surgical residence training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.
Dr. Weintraub believes that surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.
Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.
Last, Dr. Weintraub will not hesitate to turn patients away if he feels they are not good candidates for surgery. If a surgery is not in someone’s best interest, he will be the first to say so. However, when a patient is a good candidate, the results produced by Dr. Weintraub can be magical, and he feels that it is an honor to give patients a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
How To Get Started
Dr. Weintraub and his staff will be happy to discuss Male Liposuction surgery with you. Please call our office for a private consultation. We hope you look forward to our warm welcome and the opportunity for us to help you make an educated and confident decision.
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