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Liposuction for Men

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men’s cosmetic surgery is on the rise. Liposuction is a relatively easy way to improve those stubborn fat deposits that don’t seem to change even with exercise. Dr. Ricciardelli uses the tumescent liposuction technique to give you a better and improved contour.

Is Liposuction surgery for me?

If you have areas of fat deposits that stay even with relatively healthy diet and exercise, then liposuction is a way for you to improve your body shape. The abdomen and flank areas are the two most popular areas to have treated. Liposuction treats the subcutaneous fat or fat on top of the abdominal wall. Also known as love-handles, the area above the crest of the hip bone that can be accentuated by a pair of pants can be re-contoured so that your view from behind is improved.

Can I have another procedure done at the same time?

Yes. This surgery is often combined with a male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery, blepharoplasty, or an abdominoplasty. Take advantage lower pricing and time spent away from work by combining procedures. Ask Dr. Ricciardelli about other procedures during your consultation.

What do I need to do before surgery?

At your consultation, Dr. Ricciardelli will discuss your medical history and your realistic goals for any weight reduction if any. Dr. Ricciardelli will examine your areas of concern to determine the distribution of excess fat. If you are currently trying to lose weight, Dr. Ricciardelli will discuss your <em>realistic</em> weight loss goals and how that might affect your surgery date. Male breast reduction is achieved most commonly by liposuction with the excision underneath the areola. Once the excess fat is taken out the skin will retract over the course of six to twelve weeks resulting in a smaller, flatter breast. Dr. Ricciardelli makes every effort to make the smallest incision possible while giving you the result you desire.

What can I expect during and after surgery?

Your privacy and safety are very important to us. On the day of your surgery you will park in a designated, convenience space in back of the Summit building close to the private back door entrance of our office. Your surgery will most likely take one and a half to two hours in our AAASF (Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) certified operating suite. After the procedure, you will wake up in our warm and caring recovery suite. Our recovery nurse will make sure that you are comfortable and inform your designated driver when you are ready to return to the comfort of your own home that day. You will be given detailed instructions for your specific needs. Most patients do not complain of pain after surgery but a mild discomfort. You will most likely be wearing a compression garment for 2 weeks to reduce any swelling and improve the contour of the surgical area. On average, most patients are able to return to work in 1-5 days and begin light exercising in 1 week. A lot will depend on your level of activity at work. You will be seen back in the office (when?) after surgery. Expect to have possible bruising, swelling and tenderness after surgery. Dr. Ricciardelli will call you in the evening to check-in on your progress as well as see you back in the office for your post-operative visits. Our door is always open for any questions.

Why choose Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?

It’s about confidence: confidence in your surgeon, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard, and confidence you will get the results you want. Dr Ricciardelli has the experience and reputation that ensures you are trusting in a surgeon with a known track record in Wilmington and the qualifications and certifications that recognize him on a regional and national level.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule your consultation now!

At your consultation you’ll meet with one of our surgeons and we’ll discuss all of your options and answer all of your questions.

Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli

Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery.  He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years.  During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…