Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular among men. Today, more than ever, men want to maintain youthful and masculine physiques. Men of all ages are turning to plastic surgery to enhance their contours and correct aesthetic flaws. Our Philadelphia plastic surgery practice specializes in male-specific cosmetic surgery treatments. two popular plastic surgery procedures for men are liposuction and the surgical treatment of gynecomastia.
Aging, weight gain, and other factors can cause fat to accumulate in areas of the male body. the “perfect” or “ideal” male form is trim, broad-shouldered, and fit. Even with diet and exercise, this can be difficult to achieve. Liposuction can be combined with a number of treatments including body contouring, gynecomastia treatment, and abdominoplasty. Men with stubborn deposits of fat may benefit from liposuction. Common problem areas in men include the abdomen, the back, the pectoral region, and the flanks. while weight loss is beneficial in many ways, isolated fat deposits can often only be removed by surgical means. the masculine form carries fat differently than the feminine form, and because of this liposuction is especially effective in men. Special body contouring techniques may be used to create a more muscular appearance in the abdomen, calves, and other areas. it is important to remember that liposuction is not meant to replace diet and exercise, and patients should be in good health and of a healthy weight when undergoing treatment.
Enlarged breasts in men is an unfortunate and common condition. many men experience the over-development of breast tissue. This can be a result of weight gain, genetics, hormonal imbalances, certain diseases, certain medications, or just plain bad luck. Men with gynecomastia often suffer in silence and hide their condition. it is common for our male patients with gynecomastia to avoid activities and intimate relationships because of their insecurities and fear of taking off their shirts. Signs of gynecomastia are excessive localized fat, the excessive development of glandular tissue, or the combination of excessive localized fat and the excessive development of glandular tissue. Gynecomastia may be present in one or both breasts.
in order to be a good candidate for surgery, it is important that breast development has stabilized, you are in good health, and at a healthy weight. in our patients in Philadelphia, liposuction alone may be used if gynecomastia is primarily the result of fatty tissue. Other surgical techniques may be required if glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed. the surgical results achieved with male breast reduction surgery are long-lasting when proper care is taken. for example, if gynecomastia is a result of weight gain, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.
for today’s male who wants to appear youthful, refreshed, and natural-looking, there are many treatment options available including facelift surgery, dermal fillers, brow lift, eyelid surgery, and facial implants. your individual needs and goals will determine which treatment is best suited to enhance your masculine contours.
To learn more about specialized plastic surgery procedures for men, please contact Dr. Paul M. Glat today.