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About Liposuction

Liposuction isn’t just for the ladies. Male liposuction in Tampa has been shown to be highly effective because skin elasticity stays intact longer than their female counterparts, and because the layer of fat beneath the skin in males tends to be firmer.

Liposuction Treatment Areas

Liposuction can be utilized on the areas where men typically store fat – such as the abdominal area, the flanks, the chest area, and the chin and neck. Liposuction is often performed in combination with other surgeries, such as a tummy tuck, or in addition to the placement of cosmetic implants, such as calf implants, chin implants, etc.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Candidates for male liposuction in Tampa should meet the following criteria:

  • Your weight is stable, or you are close to your ideal goal weight and have good skin elasticity. Once you’ve reached a consistent, healthy weight, this will give the surgeon a general idea of how much fat can be removed from the target area. Patients with good skin elasticity and firmness tend to respond better overall to treatment.
  • You are in good health overall and don’t smoke. This procedure requires a period of healing. Ideally, the patient would not have any medical conditions that would impair or complicate the healing process. If you suffer from a chronic medical condition, it’s best to speak to your primary care physician to see if this procedure is right for you. If you smoke, most plastic surgeons will ask that you stop smoking entirely, or stop smoking six weeks prior to your procedure, as well as six weeks post-operation.

If you believe you are a good candidate for liposuction based on the qualifications outlined above, we suggest you schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan to discuss the possibility of liposuction and the added benefits it could bring to your life.


Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is a surgical procedure and will require some downtime. Soreness and swelling are normal. Patients can generally resume light activity a few days post surgery; however, swelling can last for several months. As the swelling dissipates, you’ll see your loose skin start to tighten and firm up. It is essential to wear good compression garments and elastic bandages as Dr. Buchanan advises in order to reduce swelling, scaring, and prevent fluid buildup.

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What Are The Risks?

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with liposuction. Soreness, bruising, inflammation, and swelling are common side effects that should disappear with time.

 More serious complications can include infection, nerve damage and numbness, hematoma, seroma, changes in skin pigmentation or sensation, or severe scarring. Following post-procedure care instructions will greatly reduce the risk of adverse side effects. Dr. Buchanan is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding these risks and others not listed. We believe that it is very important for you to feel at ease with this procedure prior to moving forward.

How Much Does Liposuction for Men Cost? Prices starting at $7,000

The cost of male liposuction in Tampa can vary significantly depending on the complexity of your case. Health insurance companies typically do not cover this procedure since it is considered a cosmetic enhancement.

It's important to note that the total cost of the procedure may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room costs
  • Compression garments for post-surgery
  • Surgeon fees

Additional fees not included in the initial cost may include:

  • Blood tests or other pre-operative testing
  • Medical clearance exams
  • Prescription medications

    The cost of the procedure may also be influenced by factors such as the surgeon's experience and reputation, the techniques used for the procedure, and the complexity of the case. Moreover, the location of the surgeon's practice can also impact the cost, as larger cities tend to have higher operational costs.

    If you are considering liposuction but are worried about the financial aspect, you can discuss financing options with Dr. Buchanan or one of the VIVIFY staff members. They offer financing plans to assist patients in achieving their surgical goals.

    Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon

    While the popularity of plastic surgery among men has grown significantly in recent years, it remains crucial for men to conduct thorough research when selecting a plastic surgeon. It is imperative to consider a surgeon who holds board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Board-certified surgeons undergo rigorous training for a minimum of 6-8 years after medical school, ensuring their comprehensive expertise in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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