Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from specific body parts. It is a popular procedure among men seeking a more toned and defined physique. Liposuction for men can target areas such as the abdomen, chest, love handles, and thighs.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the targeted area, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is then used to break up and suction the excess fat. Liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and the extent of the procedure.

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Liposuction can provide several benefits for men looking to improve their body contour. Some of these benefits include:

  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • A more toned and defined physique
  • Clothes fit better and look more flattering
  • Improved overall health, as excess fat can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes
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If you are a man close to your ideal weight but have stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. However, having realistic expectations and understanding that liposuction is not a weight loss solution is essential. It is also important to be in good overall health and stable weight.

Men considering liposuction generally experience unwanted fat in the following areas:

  • Chin and neck.          
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Calves
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Inner knee
  • Ankles
  • Pubic area


First, Dr. Markelov explains the procedure and listens as you describe your ideal results. He then considers your medical history and determines if liposuction will help you reach your body sculpting goals.

Before the procedure, you will receive anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free. Dr. Markelov will make small incisions in the targeted areas of your body. The incisions are typically less than half an inch long and will be strategically placed to minimize scarring.

Dr. Markelov will use a thin, hollow cannula to suction out unwanted fat during liposuction. The cannula is inserted through the incisions and moved back and forth to break up the fat cells and remove them from your body. Liposuction typically takes one to two hours, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.


After your liposuction procedure, you must care for yourself to ensure a smooth recovery. We will provide you with specific instructions, but here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure
  • You may need to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and promote healing
  • You will need to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after the procedure
  • You may experience some pain, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with medication prescribed by us

Some general guidelines for returning to normal activities include the following:

  • You can usually return to work within a few days to a week, depending on the extent of your procedure and the type of work you do
  • You should avoid strenuous exercise for at least two to four weeks after the procedure
  • You should avoid swimming or soaking in a bathtub for at least two weeks after the procedure
  • You should avoid sun exposure to the treated areas for at least six months after the procedure


The results of your liposuction procedure will be visible immediately, but it may take several weeks to see the final results. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • You may experience some swelling and bruising for several weeks after the procedure, which can affect the appearance of the treated areas
  • You should maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain your results
  • You should follow up with Dr. Markelov as scheduled to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns or questions you may have
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Dr. Markelov’s liposuction procedures for men stand out due to his extensive training and finely tuned body chiseling skills. He loves seeing how liposuction can improve a male patient’s overall look and boost self-confidence. Dr. Markelov has also accomplished the following:

  • Double board-certification
  • He received numerous teaching awards at Drexel University College of Medicine at Easton Hospital, where he underwent general surgery training
  • Completed plastic surgery specialization at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the top medical facilities in the country
  • Won a Patients’ Choice Award

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about liposuction for men!

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