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.
Many 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.