For several hundred years women have used corsets and other constricting undergarments to conceal obesity. Even today, loose over sized clothes are used to conceal the bulges. Although diet, exercise and flattering clothing styles help many look better, others remain dissatisfied because of stubborn, unsightly bulges that seem to defy diet and exercise. Depending upon the actual type of fat cell, some are actually resistant to diet and exercise. In women fat deposits occur most frequently from the waist down, on hips, buttocks and thighs.
Fat deposits on men tend to accumulate above the waist, on the abdomen and sides of the waist (love handles). Liposuction in men is a little more challenging because there is more fibrous connective tissue to deal with, men are more muscular, and have thicker skin. More power is helpful to efficiently remove fat in men, for this reason Dr. Gordon regularly utilizes ultrasonic liposuction and power assisted liposuction in men.