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The Difference Between Liposuction for Men And Women

liposuction 03 Aug 2023

There is a misconception that only women can claim the benefits of cosmetic or plastic surgical procedures. Millions of male and female patients get cosmetic or plastic treatments yearly to improve their bodies or overall appearance. 

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic methods among both men and women. This body contouring surgery is performed by the best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, Dr. Medha Bhave at Laser Cosmesis, using advanced approaches to deliver healthy and safe outcomes to her patients and help them get the desired body shape.

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What is liposuction?

The basic premise of liposuction is the same for men and women. Liposuction, often known as lipo, is a cosmetic fat reduction procedure to remove fat cells from the body. It is an excellent option for individuals who are in good health and close to their optimum weight but have stubborn areas of fat that do not react to diet and exercise as predicted.

Can men have liposuction?

Most people associate liposuction with a woman getting surgery to slim her legs or address persistent fat after pregnancy. Men can, however, obtain remarkable changes in their appearance with liposuction; however, the details of the treatment may differ slightly from liposuction in women. For example, men's targeted liposuction areas differ frequently from women's most regularly treated areas. 

Some of the fundamental characteristics of liposuction in both men and women are as follows:

Liposuction for women

  • Typically aimed at providing a slimmer and tidier overall contour
  • Reduces stubborn fat after pregnancy, ageing, or losing weight
  • The abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks are common treatment areas
  • After liposuction, the removed fat may be transplanted to the buttocks, breasts, or face
  • Women should be past childbearing age and maintain a stable weight.

Liposuction for men

  • Frequently concentrated on sculpting and defining particular features
  • It can be used to treat fatty gynecomastia
  • The chest, abs, arms, tummy, and chin or neck are common treatment areas
  • Many men move the extracted fat to another area, such as the calves.

How is liposuction for men and women different?

Body shape

Body shapes and proportions differ between men and women. Men carry more fat in the upper body, notably around the belly and chest, whereas women have more fat in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. As a result, the stomach fat area, love handles, and chest (to treat gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts) are frequently targeted for liposuction in men. Women's procedures, on the other hand, may concentrate on the hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Skin thickness

Skin thickness is another significant difference between men and women. Men's skin is thicker than women's, making obtaining a smooth, even contour following liposuction more difficult. To solve this, liposuction for men may necessitate more aggressive fat removal procedures, such as power-assisted liposuction (PAL) or ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).

Muscle mass

Men possess more muscle mass than women, which can affect the liposuction treatment. In some conditions, liposuction may be combined with other surgeries, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or pectoral implants, to get the desired results. 

Common Areas of Liposuction For Men

Men’s liposuction surgery in Mumbai at Laser Cosmesis often concentrates on a few particular areas that male patients desire to sculpt and enhance, such as:

  • Abdomen: A small amount of abdominal fat can be the final obstacle to a washboard stomach in men. Sometimes, the bulge is caused by over stretched abdominal muscles, which liposuction cannot treat. In such a case, a tummy tuck is combined for best outcomes. Male patients often have two types of fat in the abdomen: fat that rests in and around the organs, which is best treated through exercise or nutrition, and subcutaneous fat, which can be addressed by liposuction. This outer layer of fat typically responds quite well to Vaser Lipo.
  • Gynecomastia (chest or 'man boobs'): Bulging 'man boobs' can be embarrassing and stop men from enjoying a day at the beach or swimming pool. The good thing is that liposuction often works very well on the male breast area, and the results can last for many years as long as weight is maintained.
  • Lower back: The love handles are a popular liposuction area for both men and women, and the procedure can be very effective in these areas.
  • Chin: Men's chin liposuction is the most prevalent type for men and is growing in popularity. Men seeking the stunning aesthetic of a 'strong chin' notice that men's chin liposuction can help them acquire the essential chin projection and sharper jaw definition. Before considering chin liposuction, a complete professional assessment by the surgeon is necessary, as the jaw structures play a vital role in the surgery's effectiveness. While most men benefit from chin liposuction, those with an overbite or a small chin may experience unsatisfactory results.

Common Areas of Liposuction for Women


Even with a good diet and exercise routine, "love handles" can be challenging for women to lose. Because of optimal skin elasticity, the waist area is highly receptive to liposuction, and patients who get waist liposuction see a significant drop in waist size.


The flank area, like the waist, has good skin elasticity. It is the back end of the "love handles" in the lower back, above the pant line. Liposuction in this area is frequently performed with the waist to provide an even contour and seamless middle transition, allowing female patients to attain the desired hourglass curves.


Most women need to shape this area correctly to have a rounder, more defined buttock, and a curvy, feminine look.

Upper arms

Excess fat and tissue in the upper arm is a common symptom of ageing. Liposuction can tone this area, giving it a more youthful appearance. And depending on the patient's body type, liposuction may provide many benefits of an arm lift without leaving permanent scarring.

Lower abdomen

Liposuction of the abdomen "muffin top" is a popular procedure that can result in a tight, toned tummy. However, if the amount of fat in this area is excessive or skin laxity is extreme, the patient may be a better candidate for a tummy tuck.

Upper abdomen

The upper abdomen (the region between the belly button and the ribs) can also be treated if the lower abdomen is treated to get a seamless transition from one to the other.


Doctors suggest against buttock liposuction since the procedure may leave the buttocks looking deflated or flat. Instead, cosmetic surgeons in Mumbai recommend the Brazilian buttock lift to give patients the full, shapely buttocks they desire.

Do you have additional questions about the difference between male and female liposuction? 

Every plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure is tailored to address specific concerns for both genders. The main aim of liposuction remains the same for both genders, and it is crucial to commend your liposuction journey from a skilled plastic surgeon who comprehends the distinctions between male and female liposuction techniques. 

Innovation in Liposuction Technique with RF Liposuction at Laser Cosmesis

Laser Cosmesis always strives to be at the forefront of innovation in plastic surgery techniques. We are one of the first centres in the country to offer the latest RF liposuction technique. At Laser Cosmesis, the paradigm shift from tummy tuck to liposuction has shown to be effective.

RF liposuction, or Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction, is a revolutionary method for removing excess fat. It also benefits skin tightening, resulting in a more sculpted and toned appearance. 

RF liposuction uses radiofrequency energy to break down and liquefy stubborn fat cells. This makes them easier to remove and results in effective fat reduction. The procedure also stimulates collagen, leading to noticeable skin tightening and firming. It benefits people concerned about loose or sagging skin after fat removal. One can achieve 30-40 % tightening of the skin with RF liposuction.

This procedure can be an excellent alternative to traditional tummy tuck procedures for patients without significant issues with abdominal muscle laxity. Unlike a tummy tuck, which involves a long incision and excision of excess skin, RF liposuction avoids the need for extensive cuts. Helps patients experience a faster recovery time, reduced scarring, and a more comfortable healing process.

If you are considering this amazing body contouring RF Liposuction in Mumbai, consult with the experts at Laser Cosmesis to explore the benefits of this fantastic procedure.


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