Super Special
Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Nasal Surgery
Chin Implant
Neck Lift
Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid - Blepharoplasty
Brow Lift
Eyelid Surgery and Insurance
Breast Lift 
Breast Reduction
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reconstruction
Silicone Breast
Arm Lift
Buttock Augmentation
Thigh Lift
Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty
Free Consultation
Easy Financing
Contact Us
  Tel. 800-373-0731
Office Hours: M-F 10:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Are patients outside of the Los Angeles area able to have a consultation and surgery on the next day?

 We can help you with Travel Arrangement

(For more info click here).

  In the Silverlake Virgil Surgical Center we accept the following payment:  
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Finance your Procedure

( For more info click here )


O u r   L o c a t i o n :

Los Angeles

  Home   |   Free Consultation   |   About Us   |   Easy Financing   |   Contact Us  

Our Location

Los Angeles

By Appointment Only

We do not see patients
without scheduled appointment.


Office Hours:
M-F 10:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time


Male liposuction is increasing in popularity in the U.S. According to statistical dada, male liposuction represents approximately 15% of all liposuction surgery performed in this country. In my own practice, male liposuction represents twice as much as the national average: 30% of my liposuction patients are men.

Liposuction. Regain Control of your Body!

Special (this Month)
Special (this Month)
*$595 for each additional area
  You may be considering liposuction as an option for yourself. If you have been faithful to your diet and exercise routine without seeing any significant diminishment of fat deposits on your chest, belly, or under your chin, then liposuction may be the ideal solution for you. Male liposuction is becoming more and more common as more men want to look good on the beach, at home, and at work. Liposuction is not a replacement for healthy eating and exercising, but it can greatly improve your appearance and make you feel better, too.  
    Male Liposuction: Abdominal Area

Because so many men want to get rid of their “love handles,” male liposuction very often targets the fatty regions in the abdominal area. This applies particularly to the lower area of the abdomen; it is very common for men to develop regional fat deposits there that are extremely resistant to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. This area is often called one's paunch, beer belly, or pot belly. Men who have these fat deposits are often genetically predisposed, and may have inherited their pot bellies from their fathers.

Male liposuction can eliminate these problem areas in the abdomen. It is not a replacement for a healthy diet and a good exercise routine, but male liposuction is a good way to target problem areas that a healthy lifestyle has not been able to reduce.

    Male Liposuction: Price

The cost for male liposuction can be more expensive than for female liposuction.  The three primary reasons are as follows: 

First: Male fat is fundamentally different than female fat. The fat on the male body is more fibrous in composition; the fibrous septae that permeate male fat deposits are thicker and tougher than they are in a female body. This feature is obvious when cells from fat biopsies are examined under a microscope. Thus, male liposuction involves more time and effort.

Second: Male liposuction generally targets the chest, love handle area, and abdomen. Fat located in these regions is always more fibrous in both sexes.

Third: Men are usually larger than women, so with male liposuction there is often more fat to remove than with female liposuction.

    Male Liposuction: Love Handles

“Love handles” is a common phrase used to denote excess fat surrounding or resting just below the waist. Love handles commonly occur in men, and they can be extremely diet- and exercise-resistant. Men who have them are often genetically predisposed. They are so hard to remove because exercise often builds the muscles underneath the fat, but leaves the fat intact.

Male liposuction easily takes care of love handles. The results are rewarding and last a long time. As long as a healthy diet and exercise routine is maintained, and care is taken to keep significant weight gain from occurring after the surgery, the results will be permanent.

New advances in tumescent technique make male liposuction in these areas an easy office procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. R ecuperation is quick; most patients can walk immediately after the procedure, and usually are back to work in as little as three days.
   Male Liposuction: Areas of Treatment

The most common bodily areas targeted by male liposuction are:

  • "love handles"
  • chest
  • upper and lower abdomen
  • neck

   There are many different ways that the liposuction procedure is performed today are discussed below. The main differences between these techniques are as follows:
  • Solution has to be injected under the skin to perform a liposuction. These procedures will vary in the amount of the solution that is used for this.
  • Some additional devices may be needed to assist in performing the liposuction and this varies from technique to technique.

Due to their poor safety records, some of the older techniques are no longer used.

   Technique 1 – Dry:
  This technique is no longer used. It would have required general anesthesia. It was called the dry technique because of the fact that injection of a local anesthetic into the fat cells was not performed before the liposuction was performed. This often caused excessive blood loss and therefore is no longer performed. Approximately 30% of the tissue removed during this type of procedure was blood.
   Technique 2 – Wet:
  This technique also required a general anesthetic to be administered. This technique has also been discarded. For this type of procedure, around 100 ml of local anesthetic with epinephrine was injected into the fat cells. This technique caused far less blood less than the dry technique but was still considered unsafe. With this technique, about 15-20% of the tissue being removed consisted of blood.
   Technique 3 – Super Wet:
  This technique also requires a general anesthetic. For this technique, a volume of dilute local anesthetic is injected, but this is less than half the volume required for the tumescent technique. Surgical blood loss is about 8% of the fluid removed, which is significantly less than the wet technique, but greater than the blood loss in the tumescent technique.
   Technique 4 – Tumescent :
  Tumescent Liposuction requires the injection of a large volume of very dilute local anesthetic that contains both lidocaine and epinephrine. This amount of anesthetic causes the fat cells to become “swollen and firm” or “tumescent”, hence the name. This is the only procedure that permits liposuction with only local anesthesia. With this technique, only about 1% of the fluid removed during the procedure is blood.
   Technique 5 –Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL):
  PAL devices are also now available. They use power supplied by an electric motor or compressed air. They either produce a rapid in and out movement or a spinning movement of the attached liposuction cannula. These are purported to make the procedure easier for the surgeon. Though some surgeons advocate the use of Power Assisted Liposuction, many remain skeptical about its advantages. It should be noted that there are still no objective scientific publications that support the claims made by the manufacturers of these devices.
   Tumescent Liposuction – The procedure itself:
  Large volumes of a solution are injected into the targeted fat areas. This solution is usually a local anesthetic with epinephrine. Epinephrine causes the shrinkage of blood capillaries and helps to minimize any blood loss. A small incision is made in the skin, and a small tube called a “cannula” attached to a vacuuming device is then inserted into the fatty deposits. Back and forth movements are used and the fat is sucked through the tube into a sterile collection unit. An elastic compression garment placed on the treated area to assist the skin in contracting and healing, resulting in a more sculpted look and more attractive contour
   Benefits of the Tumescent Technique:
  The several benefits of this technique include less bleeding, fewer skin irregularities, less bruising, and a speedier recovery. It is also performed as an outpatient procedure, thus avoiding complications from a general anesthetic and also helping to avoid a costly hospital stay. Since the patient is awake during the procedure, they can sit or stand during the procedure to allow the surgeon to monitor the status of the patient and the overall progress of the contouring more effectively.
   Safety of the procedure:
  Any surgery has both benefits and risks associated with it. When performed by a qualified dermatalogic surgeon the tumescent liposuction procedure with local anesthetic is extremely safe and has very few side effects. Minor complications may include lumpiness, dimpling, skin irregularity, loose skin, numbness, infections and some scarring although rare, may occur, and can usually be corrected fairly easily.
   Post-operative procedures:
  The local anesthesia remains effective in minimizing pain from the surgery for approximately 24 hours. Patients are usually generally alert and able to function. They do not usually suffer the same nausea, grogginess and the washed out feeling associated with the effects of general anesthesia. Patients are usually encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure to enhance the healing process. Patients can usually resume regular desk-work within a few days, but physical exercise can be resumed three to seven days after the procedure.
  In the Silverlake Virgil Surgical Center we accept the following payment:
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  ( For more info click here )

Are patients outside of the Los Angeles area able to have a consultation and surgery on the next day? We can help you with Travel Arrangement . (For more info click here)

Many of out of town patients have their initial physical exam and consultation immediately prior to scheduled surgery. During this consultation, the doctors will discuss the surgery in full detail.

  Insurance Guidelines:
Are the costs of covered by Insurance?

Our center accepts most PPO insurance plans. You may submit information regarding your insurance carrier in the Patient/Inquiry department. Insurance coordinator will verify your insurance information and determine if your insurance covers the procedure. Insurance will be considered for this surgery if proper documentation is provided to substantiate medical necessity.
You may also contact us at:
and provide us your insurance information over the phone for verification.  

What insurance companies do you accept?

...and more...


In our Surgical Center compare to number of other Surgical Center we prefer  General Anesthesia , in which case you'll sleep through the entire operation and do not feel any pain.
* The Information Presented On This Website Is Intended To Be Used For Informational Use Only; It Is Not Intended To Be A Substitute For Professional Advice. If You Are Planning On Having A Procedure Performed Or If There Is Anything You Don't Understand Or Have Questions About Your Procedure, Time, Price Variation Due Patient Comorbidity, Blood Work, Additional Cost for General Anesthesia, Post Surgery Recovery, Combination Of The Different Procedures. Please Consult Our Physician Who Will Be Happy During Your Free Consultation To Go Over In Details With All Your Questions.
Information Request Form
What is the best time and phone number to reach you at between the hours of 10:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time
Home Phone Cell Phone
Which procedures would you like more information about?
Liposuction Facelift
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Neck Lift
Breast Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Nose Enhancement)
Breast Lift Stretch Mark Removal
Eye Enhancement    
Privacy Assured

Important notice: We will NOT share your email addresses and other personal information with any companies. By entering your name, email and telephone number and clicking the "Submit" button above you hereby consent to receiving telephonic, sms text, email communications.

Copyright ©2007. All Rights Reserved.