Although women do make up a large portion of the clients that plastic surgeons treat, men are beginning to see the benefits of cosmetic surgery for themselves. Especially as they age, men may need a little help in maintaining a masculine physique. Unexpected weight gain can affect how the male body appears, but the services a plastic surgeon provides can counteract those effects. Dr. Hall understands the needs of men and how different body contouring procedures can benefit them.
Men Can Benefit From Body Contouring Too
Just as we have an impression of what the ideal female body looks like, we have preconceptions about how the male body should appear. As men age, they may gain weight around the abdomen and in the upper chest. Even the chin and neck may retain fat and lose the chiseled appearance that was once apparent. This can leave any man looking softer and less masculine, which can affect his self-esteem and confidence. Ideally, diet and exercise should help restore your physique but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the body is just resistant to these efforts, leaving you to explore other options. Liposuction can help you regain the appearance you want by extracting the unwanted fat from these parts of the body. In fact, liposuction can produce even better results in men than in women. This is partly because the skin is more resilient in men than in women, so it will still be firmer after the fat has been extracted. If the skin does develop a sagging appearance, Dr. Hall can remove the extra skin to help create a slimmer, firmer look. In some men, fat accumulation can affect the appearance of the breasts. This is a condition called gynecomastia. In these instances, fat can be removed from the enlarged breasts and the excess skin can be trimmed to restore a more masculine appearance.
Men Can Also Get Tummy Tucks
It’s not uncommon for men to have extra skin hanging around the abdomen, resulting from sudden weight loss, neglected hernias, or loose abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, can remove the excess skin and fat, trimming the abdomen and firming up the muscles. A tummy tuck can help produce better results when lifestyle changes and liposuction aren’t as effective as expected. In some cases, the excess skin and fat in the abdominal area isn’t very significant. In these cases, there may be better elasticity and the area can be firmed up through liposuction alone. Additionally, there are muscle sculpting techniques that allow the surgeon to create a more toned physique for the patient. Cosmetic implants can also be used to enhance the appearance of muscles.
Implants Help Improve Muscular Contour
Muscle implants were developed out of necessity, so accident victims could have their calves restored to fullness. Today, they can be used to restore the fullness of the leg in anyone. Pectoral implants can similarly be used to fill out the chest and give the impression of a more muscular chest. Again, these implants were developed to help reconstruct the chests of patients, particularly those suffering from Poland’s syndrome, but they’re now more widely available.
Abdominal etching is another service your plastic surgeon may offer. This helps give a more refined appearance of muscles, so the physique will look tone and firm. While these procedures are still new, they have helped men regain a more masculine appearance. By consulting a plastic surgeon, you can find out if these procedures are right for you, and you can learn how they can affect your appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance, calling the office of Dr. Jonathan D. Hall can help you discover your options. Dr. Hall can discuss the body contouring services he provides, so you can determine if these services can help you. Restoring your physique can help you feel more confident and improve your ability to interact with others. To schedule an appointment call the office or fill out an online form for all of your male body contouring questions.