Plastic Surgery Can Improve Men’s Appearance and Self-Esteem
By Sheryl Pilcher on July 17, 2015
As a man, you desire a firm, toned body. However, even if you work out and eat right, you may find that your appearance does not mirror your healthy way of life. Unfortunately, many men never consider plastic surgery, believing that the procedures are designed primarily for women. This is far from the case. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, over 200,000 men underwent plastic surgery in 2014. At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A, Dr. Pilcher offers several body contouring procedures that can be especially beneficial for men. She also performs facial plastic surgery, which can help you feel more confident about your appearance. To learn more about male plastic surgery, contact our San Antonio practice today.
Body Contouring for Men
Liposuction is one of the most common male plastic surgery procedures. Like many men, you may have isolated pockets of fat that you cannot seem to remove with diet and exercise. Provided that you are at or near a healthy weight, the procedure can be a great way to remove these deposits. It is important to remember, however, that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. To perform liposuction, Dr. Pilcher will create a small incision, usually about a quarter of an inch long. She will insert a small tube, or canula, through the incision, using the device to loosen fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Then she will gently suction them out. Common areas for male liposuction include the abdomen, flanks, chest, and neck.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is another option, particularly if you have recently lost a large amount of weight. Extreme weight loss can leave you with stretched skin and weak, damaged muscles. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Pilcher will lift and tighten your stomach muscles, suturing them in higher, tauter positions. She will also remove fat pockets and trim off excess skin.
Male Facial Plastic Surgery
As a man, you will not only benefit from body contouring. There are also a number of facial plastic surgeries that can improve your overall look. The most common procedures for men include:
- Rhinoplasty: Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. Your nose affects the balance and proportions of your face. If you are unhappy with its shape or size, it can impact your self-esteem, as well. During rhinoplasty, Dr. Pilcher will trim off small amounts of cartilage or bone. She can also perform a tissue graft, if desired. Each procedure is unique and will be tailored to your goals.
- Otoplasty: Otoplasty, or “ear pinning,” can benefit males of all ages, including children. If you have disproportionate ears, or if you feel that they stick out too far, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Through tiny incisions, Dr. Pilcher will position your ears closer to your head, and she can also remove excess cartilage.
- Chin augmentation: Perhaps you desire a stronger jawline. If so, consider chin augmentation. Dr. Pilcher will place a carefully selected silicone implant through a hidden incision. The procedure involves a quick recovery, and it can give you more defined, masculine facial contours.
Treatment for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia causes you to develop excess fat or skin tissue in your chest. This condition will not affect your health, but the development of “male breasts” can dramatically affect your self-confidence. Dr. Pilcher can use several techniques to perform male breast reduction. If you only require a moderate degree of correction, she may simply use liposuction to eliminate excess fat. On the other hand, if you require a more dramatic improvement, she can surgically remove extra skin tissue. In some cases, she may combine liposuction with manual techniques. No matter what method she uses, she will carefully plan your procedure to minimize scarring and give you smooth, natural results.
Find Out Which Procedure May Be Right for You
Learn more about the most beneficial plastic surgery procedures for males and find out which one may be right for you. Contact our office to book your consultation.
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