While the majority of plastic surgery patients are female, an increasing number of men are enjoying the benefits of treatment. Men deserve to look and feel good about themselves, even when the effects of aging, stress, hormones and weight fluctuation have taken their unfortunate toll. Dr. Ereso offers several types of body contouring treatments to address excess body fat and loose skin and give male patients the enviable physique they desire.
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Male Body Contouring Options
Male Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia
A classically masculine chest is flat, firm, and muscular. Unfortunately, some men have enlarged, women-like breasts due to a medical condition known as gynecomastia. This problem can be socially devastating in that besides being afraid to be seen with their shirt off in public, some men wear clothes that are excessively loose and ill-fitting in the attempt to hide their chest contour. Male breast reduction surgery is performed to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the chest to recreate the contours of a more “normal” looking chest. Depending on the specific patient’s problem, liposuction and surgical excision techniques are used to remove the fat and glandular tissue all while keeping the scars small and imperceptible. Dr. Ereso has performed this procedure on many patients. His expertise has led to dramatic changes in the lifestyle of patients and profound improvement in their self-confidence.
Liposuction is a contouring tool, not a weight loss method. It is intended for men that are in relatively good shape but have pockets of unwanted body fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. Dr. Ereso utilizes the latest techniques in liposuction including ultrasonic-assisted and power-assisted liposuction. The ultimate goal of these techniques is to break up the stubborn fatty tissue and remove it from the body. Liposuction is commonly used to shape the abdominal area, flanks, buttocks, back, upper arms and even the chin (in the case of a “double chin” ). If you feel a certain area of your body looks out of proportion to the rest of your physique, liposuction may be right for you.
Male Lower Body Lift
Lower body lift is a procedure to remove excess loose skin, tissue and fat deposits for a more toned body appearance. It is a wonderful solution for men that have lost a significant amount of weight but find their skin has not contracted around their new shape. During the procedure, excess skin, lax tissue and pockets of fat are removed from the abdomen, hips, outer thighs and buttocks. Then, the remaining skin and tissue are re-sculpted to “lift” the lower body. Not only does a body lift have cosmetic benefits, it can also decrease some of the uncomfortable side effects of too much loose skin, including chafing, rashes, infections and limited mobility. Most patients notice their clothing fits better after surgery and moving around is easier.
Recovering From Body Contouring
The recovery from body contouring surgery varies by patient and procedure. Most men need to take a week or more off from work and socializing for their initial recovery. Strenuous exercise is not permitted for at least four to six weeks after surgery.
Dr. Ereso understands that it can be challenging for men to take the time to recuperate from surgery. Many men are used to an active lifestyle and have a hard time asking for help from others. In the interest of a smooth, speedy recovery, plan to relax for a few weeks and recruit the help of a loved one to help you with cooking, chores and other household responsibilities.