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You eat well and exercise, yet you still have “love handles” or stubborn fat around your abdomen or in the breast / chest area. This is an all-too-common complaint we hear from men and, for more and more, each year, the answer has become liposuction.

Liposuction removes the unwanted fat and allows for the re-contouring of the body. As such, it involves more than just understanding the procedure; it involves artistry, in terms of:

Good Candidates for Male Liposuction

As with virtually any plastic surgery option, a good candidate is someone who:

There are two other conditions to consider:

Will the results of liposuction last?

The answer, in terms of fat removal, is “yes.” The answer, in terms of appearance, is “it depends.” To maintain your results, you will need to eat healthy and exercise, so you don’t gain a significant amount of weight in the future.

The “Life” of Fat Cells in Adults

The body has a stable number of fat cells. Without them being surgically removed, this number does not change. What does change is their size. They grow or shrink as weight is gained or lost.

If you gain weight after liposuction, you have fewer fat cells in the treated zone. If you lose weight after liposuction, the area that had the procedure will improve even more.

The best thing to do is try to remain at a stable weight afterwards or depending on your goals some patients would like to loose additonal weight.  A number of our patients have reported that losing weight is easier after liposuction. It is not, however, intended as a method of weight loss.

The Procedure for Male Liposuction

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure in almost all cases. Anesthesia may be local or general, or your surgeon may use intravenous sedation. The actual liposuction (suctioning out of fat cells) is done through tiny incisions.

To begin with, diluted anesthesia is inserted in the incisions. This helps minimize bruising, bleeding and trauma. Then a thin tube, called a “cannula,” is inserted through the incisions. It is carefully moved back and forth, loosening the excess fat, which is then suctioned out of body.

Recovery and Results from Male Liposuction

Your surgeon will, of course give you detailed recovery instructions. However, to control swelling and maintain contours, you will wear a compression garment or elastic bandages in the early stages of healing. For small areas done under local anesthetic you may be able to return to work immediately. For larger areas, one to three days’ rest is recommended but it all depends on the kind of work you do.


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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

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