Like most plastic surgery procedures, people tend to think of how they can benefit the body of women but not how they could benefit a masculine physique. Men can receive similar benefits to women with liposuction, but with the male form in mind. Keep reading to learn more about common male cosmetic concerns that can be helped by liposuction.

SmartLipo for Men

Along with traditional liposuction, men can choose to have SmartLipo, the latest in liposuction technology to remove their stubborn fat. Instead of a cannula being used to break up fat, a noninvasive laser targets fat cells. The procedure can be used in the same ways that liposuction can, but offers many benefits such as less invasion, less downtime, less discomfort and even the additional benefit of skin tightening.


For men who have large breasts classified as gynecomastia or just have stubborn excess fat collecting on the chest, liposuction can be used to remove the excess fat for a more masculine look. For best results, Dr. Erella may choose to use SmartLipo™ in order to sculpt around the pectoral muscles for a toned look. By using SmartLipo men can have a quicker recovery with smaller incisions that result in little to no scarring.

Love Handles/Flanks

A trouble area for many men is the flanks and love handles. This area tends to get in the way of pants fitting properly and can be a source of frustration when trying to slim down. Liposuction can take away some of the bulk in this area for a more contoured look if a balanced diet and regular exercise haven’t worked. The flanks or love handles is a good area for regular liposuction or SmartLipo.


The abdomen, midsection or belly is probably the most common ‘problem’ areas whether you’re a man or woman. For men who have come a long way in the gym and have maintained a healthy diet but still have stubborn belly fat, liposuction may be the answer. Liposuction allows for the most permanent solution as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.


Submental fullness, or excess fat under the chin, can create the appearance of a double chin and a poorly defined jawline. Men can achieve a more masculine jaw and neckline with with traditional liposuction or SmartLipo under their chin to break apart and remove fat.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to know if liposuction is right for you is seeing Dr. Erella for a consultation. He will explain the different techniques and the areas he can treat to help you receive your desired results. Call our Austin, Texas office today to schedule an appointment.


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Liposuction techniques continue to advance with each passing year. SmartLipo is currently one of our favorite techniques, with its precise touch and minimally invasive approach. Depending on your aesthetic goals and your unique situation, Dr. Erella may recommend SmartLipo for your body contouring procedure.

What Makes SmartLipo Different?

Traditional liposuction uses a thin cannula using a back and forth motions to loosen and remove any excess fat while also shaping the body for a more defined contour. Traditional liposuction is a more invasive procedure that is also manual for the surgeon. As for SmartLipo, instead of the traditional cannula, Dr. Erella uses a tiny pen-sized laser that breaks down the fat for easy removal. This technologically advanced method of fat removal is gentler and therefore involves less downtime and bruising. Since the procedure isn’t as invasive, it can be performed in-office under local anesthesia, so you are awake during the process but still completely comfortable. SmartLipo combines techniques from laser therapy to break down fat, with the traditional liposuction cannula to remove the fat. SmartLipo also provides the additional benefit of tightening the skin of the treated areas. This allows for optimal results!

What Areas Can SmartLipo be Used on?

SmartLipo can be used on all the same areas as regular liposuction, as well as some smaller areas. With traditional liposuction, you tend to have less control when it comes to small details due to the manual nature of the treatment. Also, a large cannula is too aggressive for small treatment areas such as chin and jowls.

In most cases, SmartLipo can be used on the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Midsection
  • Chin & Jowls
  • Hips & Flanks
  • Knees & Thighs

Is SmartLipo Right for Me?

If you are looking for smaller incisions and faster recovery or have smaller areas that you would like to treat, SmartLipo may be a good option for you. The quicker recovery can be attributed to the gentler removal of fat cells that causes less trauma to the body. However, the best way to know if SmartLipo is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Erella.

If you are interested in learning more about SmartLipo, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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