Most everyone wants to look their best, men included. While the decision to undergo cosmetic enhancements is widely considered to be slightly more acceptable for women, male plastic surgery has, for some time in the past, carried a particular stigma. Thankfully, though, this trend is changing, and aesthetic procedures for men are becoming more and more popular as the years roll on.
It's by no means an easy choice to make, but, given the time to carefully consider the procedure(s) you might elect to have done and consulting with a knowledgeable doctor can result in outstanding changes to your appearance, along with great benefits for your life overall.
Plastic surgery can assist with reducing the signs of aging, making your face more attractive, contouring your body, or even correcting a receding hairline. For some, not looking their best can take a toll on self-confidence. Addressing these issues through surgery is one option for those looking to make a change.
What Kinds Of Plastic Surgery Are Common For Men?
The options for cosmetic surgery are just as numerous for men as they are for women. In the end, what procedures you decide upon will depend on your personal goals, but here are just a few of the common surgeries that men will have performed.
Liposuction is a procedure used to deal with excess deposits of fat that will not go away in spite of proper diet and exercise. This helps to shape the body in a way that is more aesthetically pleasing, and has become an increasingly popular option for some men.
Traditionally, this surgery has been performed by creating an incision in the target area, then removing fat by way of a powerful vacuum device. Advances in specific techniques now allow for surgeons to perform liposuctions with less discomfort and shorter recovery times than were common in the past. Additionally, methods such as UAL (Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty) can make fat more emulsified before removing it from the body, resulting in less overall trauma to surrounding tissue.
Male liposuction can be effective at helping to remove fat with long-lasting effects—when done correctly and in conjunction with healthy dieting and exercise practices, this surgery can be very helpful for men looking to recontour their bodies.
Abdominoplasty (The Tummy Tuck)
Although exercise can help active males in achieving greater muscle definition, in some cases, such as after dramatic weight increases, the become thicker and less elastic. As a result, these men may not be able to see the results of their hard work due to stretch marks and excessively thick abdominal skin. While not a substitute for proper weight loss methods, a tummy tuck can help with improving the shape and definition of the abdomen and achieving a more desirable look.
Tummy tucks require an incision, after which liposuction will be performed on the midsection if needed. A surgeon will then improve the shape of the abdomen and remove excess skin from the lower part of the abdomen as required. This procedure works best for men that are younger, in good general health, and don't have too large an amount of fat that needs to be removed. In many cases, this is a procedure that has a relatively short recovery period and will have reasonably effective results.
Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
In some cases, men will develop enlarged breasts, known as Gynecomastia. It may be due to some glandular issue that causes excess fatty tissue buildup or a combination of other factors. Regardless, male breast reduction, also called a Gynecomastia Surgery, can be done in some cases, such as instances when alternative treatments are ineffective, to remove the unwanted fat and achieve a more desired appearance.
Gynecomastia is generally performed by creating an incision in the male breast and excising the additional fatty tissue and may sometimes be combined with liposuction. The incision is usually small and heals without becoming noticeable. While this procedure isn't a fix for general obesity, for the right patient, it can be effective at enhancing the shape of the chest and eliminating the excessive fat, permanently, as long as the root cause does not return.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Both men and women experience the signs of aging. One potentially effective method at curbing these signs is Facial Plastic Surgery. Through techniques like the face lift, neck lift, brow lift, and several others, surgeons can help improve the structures of the face into a more attractive look. This results in a more youthful appearance and increased confidence on the part of the patient.
The specific procedures undertaken will vary from individual to individual and depend largely on personal goals. As with all cosmetic surgeries, consulting with a skilled professional beforehand is vital to learning more about all of the options available and determining what will work for you.
The list of procedures available to men goes on, and includes options like injectables, hair transplants, and others. Be sure to take your time in selecting a procedure and gather as much knowledge as you can before making a decision.
Our Approach To Male Plastic Surgery
It starts with a consultation. We'll help you determine what procedures best suit your needs and cover important topics such as:
- How the procedure will benefit you and change your body.
- What results you can expect to achieve.
- What risks are involved with your surgery.
- What you can expect during recovery, including how long it will take.
Dr. Garcia is dedicated to helping you make the most well-informed decision possible and welcomes you to ask whatever questions you may have beforehand so that you can be comfortable.
Would you like to explore your plastic surgery options? Call Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic today at (702) 870-0058 to schedule your consultation. We welcome patients from Las Vegas, the surrounding communities, and around the globe.