Body contouring is a range of cosmetic procedures that involves targeting either the underlying tissue, fat, and/or skin.
Over the years, women have been known to be the majority if not the only ones taking advantage of toning and body sculpting treatments. However, we are now entering a paradigm shift in the field of aesthetic medicine in which Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons are creating procedures that fit society’s demands and not just concentrate on one gender because men also want to look and feel their best. There have been huge advancements lately in terms of both surgical and non-surgical body contouring modalities for both men and women. But, male body contouring treatments are not the same as their female counterparts, mainly due to their different physique, concerns, and body goals.
Here are some of the body contouring procedures that are on the rise for men:
Liposuction is a very popular plastic surgery procedure that removes fat through suction. It is performed with a thin tube known as a cannula and it is attached to a vacuum. Most Plastic Surgeons agree that liposuction is the gold standard when it comes to treating the male abdomen that has excess fat and is resistant to diet and exercise. In the male body, liposuction is an effective treatment for flanks (love handles). This is one body area that most men complain about despite living a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to treating the male abdomen, your Plastic Surgeon will not only remove fat via liposuction but will also use energy to melt fat and tighten the skin virtually leaving no scarring and you will minimal to no downtime depending on the liposuction technique used.
Abdominal etching (Lipoetching)
As earlier described, the mid-section is one of the major areas of interest for men. Lipoetching is a liposuction technique that uses a very small and customized cannula to curve shapes out of fat that lies on top of the muscle. This technique is so good that it can create a chiseled look for you without the need of stepping into a gym. This finesse liposuculpting is known to bring out abdominal muscles in males who have good muscle tone but also have some stubborn fat on top of the muscles that obscures their visual appearance.
The chest plays a very important role in the male physique. Gynecomastia is a condition in which there is the presence of excess fat or glandular tissue or even a combination of both causing fullness of the male chest. There are different ways to treat gynecomastia depending on the underlying cause. Liposuction is mainly used when the sole reason for the gynecomastia is too much fat. Reducing and sculpting the fat can lead to a trimmer and more masculine chest.
For those with excess glandular tissue in addition to fat, the gland has to be removed surgically resulting in a flat, smooth chest that men desire to have. Men who have excess loose skin (mainly after dramatic weight loss) in addition to the fat and gland may need surgical removal and adjustment of the skin also.
Tummy tuck procedures
Rapid weight loss can have dramatic effects on the body both good and not so well such as extremely stretched skin that is unable to return to its natural elasticity. Another thing that can cause the skin to stretch and sag are aging. Aging can naturally cause the tissues and skin in the face and body to stretch, descend and eventually lose their elasticity.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures involve removing excess and saggy tummy skin. It is often accompanied by liposuction to improve overall body contour. Sometimes when the sagging is severe as in excessive weight loss a full-body lift is performed where the excess skin is not only removed in the abdomen but also circumferentially.
Not all men are born with a crisp jawline and while some have it in their youth, they tend to lose some of this definition as they age. This is mainly due to the fact that the area under the chin is a prime spot for storing excess fat in men. This can easily make you feel or look overweight even when you are not. This area of fat accumulation can be treated by body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting, SculpSure, and the injectable kybella. Kybella is an injectable that was specifically designed to decrease the submental fat that lies below the chin. However, for males who have a severe amount of extra fat on the chin, they could benefit better from liposuction.
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