Surgical Procedures for Men

While many men have rigorous weight loss routines (and we praise them for it!), and follow a strict diet, sometimes this can only take a physique so far. That’s where liposuction, SculpSure, abdominoplasty and gynecomastia procedures may help. Each surgery is a little different, but they all serve to improve contour to help men obtain the bodies they’ve always dreamed of.

Liposuction
Some men may have found it easier to take care of their bodies when they were younger. Perhaps they had more free time to be active, stay on a strict diet and appreciate their fast metabolism. But as they’ve aged, they’ve gained weight. For others, the opposite is true. These men have always had difficulty keeping off excess pounds. No matter the case, liposuction is a medical procedure that can assist men in regaining control of their bodies.

Contrary to popular belief, many men, like women, schedule liposuction. According to a report published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction was actually ranked as the No. 1 cosmetic procedure for men in 2014.

The main goal of liposuction is to remove fat and improve contour. This procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, and it can be performed on the arms, chest, abdomen, flanks, back or legs. Recovery time can vary, and typically a patient will have to wear a compression garment for at least six weeks after undergoing a procedure. To find out if you’re a good candidate for liposuction, contact our trained physicians today.

SculpSure
SculpSure is a new, non-invasive lipolysis treatment that can be performed in the office, in only 25 minutes. Using a diode laser, the fat cells just beneath the skin’s surface are heated and destroyed. The results are permanent, and patients can see up to a 24 percent reduction in the number of fat cells with each treatment.

FDA-approved to treat the abdomen and flanks, SculpSure can help shrink the waistline with literally no down time. Patients can go directly back to their activities after treatment, and no compression garments are necessary.

While not as effective as liposuction, SculpSure can remove areas of stubborn fat quickly and easily. If you’re interested in body contouring procedures, schedule a consultation to meet with one of our trained physicians.

Abdominoplasties
Men who want chiseled abs may not be able to get them without having an abdominoplasty performed. When men go through drastic weight fluctuations, their abdominal tissue loses elasticity. Because of the thickness and redundancy of the abdominal skin, they may not be able to see the definition they worked so hard to obtain. In this case, an abdominoplasty can eliminate extra fat and skin to showcase the chiseled profile hiding underneath.

It’s important to remember that abdominoplasty is not a substitute for traditional weight loss. The procedure should be thought of as a complement to a workout and diet regimen. For many, it’s the final step in improving their abdominal contour. An abdominoplasty can either be mini, modified or full. The differences between the types of procedures depends on the length of the incision, whether the belly button is moved or left in place and whether muscle tightening needs to be performed. Our trained physicians can let you know which procedure is right for you during your consultation. Regardless, it’s important to realize it can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete and two to three weeks to recover from this procedure.

Gynecomastia
Women aren’t the only ones who schedule breast surgery procedures. Men do too, typically when they have a condition called gynecomastia, which causes the glandular tissue of the breast to grow. Men of all ages can develop this condition, and many opt for surgery to treat gynecomastia. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 7 percent increase in male gynecomastia procedures between 2013 and 2014.

While gynecomastia typically isn’t a serious medical condition (although it can be), it can affect a man’s self-confidence, whether he’s hanging out on the beach or landscaping his backyard. A study conducted by Dr. Brian Labow of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and colleagues from Boston Children’s Hospital revealed that gynecomastia can significantly reduce an adolescent man’s self-esteem.

To treat gynecomastia, our trained physicians may suggest breast reduction surgery or liposuction. The right procedure depends on how much extra tissue there is and the patient’s skin quality. However, every patient is different, and thus every case is special. In general, recovery is about one to two weeks, and any incisions can be well hidden.