How Body Contouring Procedures Can Help Men Improve Their Appearance

Although in the past there was a perception that cosmetic surgery was almost exclusively for women, the truth is that cosmetic procedures for men become more and more commonplace every year. Because plastic surgery as a whole has increased in popularity, I have noticed a large influx of male patients seeking cosmetic alterations in recent years. And why not? In such a competitive economy, it makes sense that more guys would want to look their very best. Instead of detailing the entire menu of cosmetic procedures available for men, I have decided to focus on three of the most popular body contouring procedures I perform on male patients who seek to achieve a more toned, masculine physique.

How Body Contouring Procedures Can Help Men Improve Their AppearanceMany men strive for a trim, athletic-looking body contour. However, as the years go on, this can become challenging to maintain. Stubborn, excess fat can accrue over time in areas all over the body including the abdomen, flanks (or “love handles”), chest, back, and neck. Liposuction can effectively remove fat from these areas that can be virtually impossible to reduce with diet and exercise alone. Because most men’s skin typically retains elasticity longer than most women’s, liposuction can be even more successful in helping men tone and shape their bodies.

A flat, masculine chest contour is another crucial component of a rejuvenated, healthy-looking appearance. Unfortunately, many men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition in which an excess of glandular breast tissue can create enlargement in the male breast. While many guys may think this is something that can be improved by eating right and exercising regularly, true gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of hormones, not weight gain. Meaning, to truly treat gynecomastia and improve their physique, male breast reduction surgery may be required.

Lastly, a tummy tuck can have a significant impact on guys who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen and waist. It’s common for guys to be left with excess, hanging abdominal skin after undergoing considerable weight loss. A tummy tuck can help guys flatten their abs by removing excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles and trimming the waistline.

There has never been a better time for men to improve their appearance with cosmetic procedures. From the body contouring procedures mentioned above to post-weight loss surgery, facial procedures, and more, guys have more options than ever to help them look and feel their very best. Please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery for more information on cosmetic surgery for men or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for the latest plastic surgery news, tips, and photos.

Why Patients Seek Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery continues to be on the rise in America. Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicate that cosmetic procedures for men and women are steadily rising annually. Aesthetic plastic surgery offers an abundance of ways to manage and improve a patient’s appearance including halting telltale signs of aging like wrinkles, removing unhealthy excess fat, or even restoring a patient’s body after a trauma like breast cancer or certain severe injuries. While the results of cosmetic surgery procedures are most commonly thought of in-terms of the physical improvements they provide patients, the psychological and emotional effects of cosmetic surgery can often be just as powerful as the physical effects.

Whether a patient is trying to improve an aesthetic imperfection with a face lift or trying to feel whole again following a mastectomy, cosmetic surgery can have significant positive effects on the patient’s emotional health. After performing cosmetic procedures for over 20 years, I have seen it firsthand. People spend so much time fretting about their appearance, especially as we age and the more obvious signs of aging become more apparent. Having the opportunity to turn back the clock in order to look and feel your best can be simply too good to pass up.

In a recent survey taken by RealSelf, 700 men and women who had previously contacted a cosmetic surgeon to set up a consultation were asked about their post-surgery emotional goals. The participants were given a list of emotions and asked to identify how they hoped to feel following their procedure. The overwhelming winner was “confident”, which was selected by 76% of responders, almost twice as many as second place.

Why Patients Seek Cosmetic Surgery

If you are seeking improved self-esteem or any other goal achievable through a cosmetic surgery procedure, please don’t hesitate to set-up a complimentary consultation with Southern Plastic Surgery today. During your consultation, Dr. David Whiteman discusses his surgical method, as well as the patient’s expectations and aesthetic goals to provide a comprehensive picture of how cosmetic surgery can help. To schedule your consultation, contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.