The Most Common Areas for Male Plastic Surgery

Over the past few years, one of the most prominent trends I have noticed is a sizable increase in the demand for male plastic surgery. Men of all ages, from baby boomers trying to look younger and more refreshed, to guys who seek to rid themselves of unwanted body fat are finally beginning to realize the incredible potential of cosmetic plastic surgery. In my experiences with male patients, it’s clear that men and women often pursue cosmetic surgery for similar reasons: to increase their self-esteem and quality of life by achieving a rejuvenated, fit, and younger-looking appearance. To help guys understand the various ways cosmetic surgery can help, I have highlighted a few of the most common areas for male plastic surgery.

The Most Common Areas for Male Plastic Surgery

Male Plastic Surgery for the Face

Looking youthful can be a major component to staying ahead in an increasingly younger and more competitive workforce. A facelift can tighten and smooth the facial skin to treat wrinkles and rejuvenate the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Some men may prefer more subtle results that can be achieved through a mini facelift. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, has become increasingly more in-demand with guys. By removing excess skin and fat deposits from the upper and/or lower eyelids, blepharoplasty is able to provide a refreshed, more rested look to men who suffer from “tired eyes”.

Male Plastic Surgery for the Body

Many guys strive to maintain the cut, athletic physique from their youth as they age, but this can be difficult as stubborn fat begins to accumulate in the abdomen, back, and the flanks (or love handles). With this in mind, it’s no surprise that liposuction is the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery performed on men. Liposuction can surgically remove stubborn fat from areas all over the body including the abdomen, hips, love handles, and more that may not be treatable with diet and exercise alone. If the patient prefers, I also perform fat transfer injections in which the fat removed during lipo is used to sculpt other areas of the body like the abdomen, pectoral muscles, or face.

Male Breast Reduction

Men of all ages may suffer from gynecomastia, otherwise known as male breast enlargement. Although it may not be damaging to a man’s health, gynecomastia can severely impact the confidence and body image of guys ranging from adolescents to fully mature adults. I perform male breast reduction for patients who want to flatten their chest contour and create a more masculine physique.

This is merely the tip of the iceberg. From facial and body contouring procedures, to post-weight loss surgery, to non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, guys have more options than ever to turn back the clock and improve their appearance. But the first step for any aesthetic alteration is a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic needs, goals, and expectations to determine which procedure is the best fit for you. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for the latest plastic surgery news, tips, and photos.

Answering Common Questions About Fat Transfer Injections

There is no question that fat transfer is becoming more and more popular with cosmetic surgery patients across the country. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), fat transfer injections to the face, breasts, and buttocks all increased significantly between 2015 and last year. Still, despite its surging popularity, I have noticed that patients still have plenty of questions about what they can and can’t do with fat transfer. That’s why I’ve taken some time to answer some common questions about how fat transfer injections can help my patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals.

Answering Common Questions About Fat Transfer InjectionsQuestion 1: What is the difference between facial fat transfer injections and facial filler injections?

Both fat transfer injections and dermal fillers can rejuvenate a patient’s face by plumping up areas of lost volume and improving the facial contour. The biggest difference between fat transfer and facial fillers is that fat transfer uses a patient’s own organic material, whereas facial fillers use a synthetic material instead. This makes fat transfer for the face a bit safer for certain patients, especially those who are allergic or sensitive to certain products.

Question 2: Can I dramatically increase my breast size with fat transfer injections?

Unfortunately not. Though fat transfer injections to the breast are very popular right now, they cannot replicate the dramatic increase in breast size that a breast augmentation procedure can provide. Instead, fat transfer for the breast is perfect for patients who seek a more modest, natural-looking increase in breast size, or those who want to correct a mild or moderate asymmetry.

Question 3: Will my fat transfer procedure lead to much scarring?

One of the many things my patients love about fat transfer is the minimal scarring it leaves. Because liposuction incisions are typically small, the scars left behind are also small (often just a few millimeters long). I also try to make incisions in less visible locations. Even the more visible scars left after liposuction will fade over time. Scarring may be more visible for patients who require larger liposuction cannulas or those with more darkly pigmented skin.

I hope this was educational for patients who are interested in learning more about this fantastic, versatile procedure. If you think fat transfer injections may be right for you, it’s important to bring this up during your liposuction consultation where I will determine if you have the necessary amount of fat in donor sites required for fat transfer. For more information on fat transfer injections or other plastic surgery procedures, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more plastic surgery tips, news, and photos.

Summertime Savings this July at Southern Plastic Surgery

Happy July, everyone! We hope everyone is enjoying their fun in the sun in style. While it may feel like the summer has just begun, before you know it the kids will be heading back to school and vacation season will be a thing of the past. But there is still time to enjoy excellent summer savings at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Whether you’re interested in losing some stubborn fat for your upcoming beach trip, shedding unwanted body hair, or rejuvenating the appearance of your face, the July events and specials at SPS and Laser Lights may have just what you’re looking for.

You’re Invited: Men’s Night Event at SPS & Laser Lights

We are happy to announce that Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights will be hosting a joint Men’s Night Event this August. This special open house event is the perfect time for guys to enjoy exclusive savings and in-depth education on many of our most popular cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery procedures for men. Stop by to learn more about the many cosmetic treatments (both surgical and non-surgical) that are available to help keep guys looking fit and young all through the summer beach season and beyond. Keep an eye out for more details in the weeks to come. And if you can’t wait until then, contact us today to discuss all the great treatments and procedures that we offer for men including male breast reduction for gynecomastia, nonsurgical fat reduction, and more.  

July Cosmetic Specials

This July, the cosmetic specials available at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center provide patients with fantastic deals on some of our most beloved cosmetic treatments. Enjoy summer savings on many of the most in-demand procedures available including chemical peels, SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction, laser tattoo removal, and more. We also have monthly discounts on popular skincare products from top brands like Revision® Skincare and iS Clinical®, as well as new skin care products available from Jan Marini Skin Research®. Check out the flyer for all the details!

Check Out Laser Lights July 2017 Specials Available at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

Check Out Laser Lights July 2017 Specials Available at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

Don’t forget, Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights offer gift certificates that can be used on all of our available cosmetic procedures and treatments. Why not treat that special someone in your life to the gift of a rejuvenated, youthful look they deserve? All of our promotions are good until July 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on specials at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. You can also call us to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Whiteman. Have a great July from Dr. Whiteman and all of us at SPS and Laser Lights!