Liposuction is becoming more and more common among the male population. The most common areas treated are the stomach (abdomen) and the chest (gynecomastia). Fat accumulation in these areas is sometimes unresponsive to diet and exercise. Thus many patients find liposuction surgery very beneficial to achieve their overall appearance goals.
The technique involves the injection of large volumes of diluted lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (drug that shrinks vessels) into the fat under the skin, in local anesthesia. The lidocaine provides such complete local anesthesia, that it eliminates the need for general anesthesia, or IV sedation “twilight sleep” during the lipo.
As a result the patient can return home almost immediately, the pain during the procedure and the following days is minimized, the bruising is minimal and the recovery is very fast. The new technique has eliminated the dangers and complications associated with the older forms of liposuctions in general anesthesia.
Price usually range between 2000-2500 euros.
Dr Ioannis Georgiou