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 various reasons, including a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face, a shapely chest, or a trimmer waistline. These procedures consider skin thickness, beard growth, and body type to properly achieve the client’s goal.

The ideal male body shape is trim and athletic, 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.

Gynecomastia is a condition where excess fat accumulates under the breasts and the skin sags because of gravity and aging, causing the appearance of 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 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.

More men are requesting cosmetic procedures, and at La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer our clients a wide variety of options to best achieve their goals. Discuss with your doctor and put a plan together for optimal results on your schedule.


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Ever increasing numbers of males are seeking cosmetic surgery. Most procedures that can be done on women can also be done on males today.