Ever increasing numbers of males are seeking cosmetic surgery. Most procedures that can be done on women can also be done on males today.
Our society places a high value on looking young and fit. Today, men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, which include: a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face, shapely chest or a trimmer waistline. The procedures used to achieve these goals must take skin thickness, beard growth and body type into account.
The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen, and a narrow hip-to-thigh area. However, as men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, the flanks (“love handles”), the breast area (a condition called gynecomastia), and along the chin and neck. Men sometimes seek liposuction to remove these fatty areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct these problem areas. Laser Liposuction is commonly used for treating love handles, excessive fat under the chin or abdomen and almost any area of concern.
Gynecomastia is a condition where excessive fat accumulates under the breasts and also the skin sags because of gravity and aging, causing feminine (gyneco) breasts (mastia). Men retain their skin elasticity longer than women do, and the areas of fat beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular. Because of these and other factors, liposuction in men is usually very effective. Men who have some loose, hanging skin as well as areas of excess fat, may opt for a traditional excision procedure (surgical skin removal) in addition to liposuction. In some patients the glandular element of the breast tissue is excessive in relation to the fat content and this will require surgical removal of the gland thru a small incision under the areola.