Cosmetic Procedure Options for Men Considering A Makeover
Attention fellas: Plastic surgery isn't just for the ladies anymore. In fact, it hasn’t been for a while but male-centric options are just now beginning to go mainstream. While male-focused procedures may not make the headlines as frequently, they are certainly available if you feel like it's time for some sprucing up. There is a suite of procedures that can stand alone or be paired together for a dynamic transformation; these range from the superficial (chemical peels) to the, ahem, intimately substantive (penis enlargement).
Skin on your face, neck and hands create a first impression. While men can hide behind a 5 o’clock shadow, that doesn't mean that the quality of your skin should be neglected. Dead skin builds up, creating a dull, rough surface and needs to be removed. Chemical peels are offered in a variety of strengths and formulas catered to your face's needs at the time. It reverses sun damage, balances uneven skin tones, and reduces wrinkles. The variation of the chemical peel can be increased with each session.
When diet and exercise leave resistant pockets of fat, liposuction can surgically remove them from areas such as the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, pecs, back, arms and neck. The unwanted fat can be injected into other areas the body, such as the pectoral muscles, sculpting your overall shape. Say hello to a six-pack!
Breast Reduction To Treat Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is the swelling of breast tissue in men, usually caused by unbalanced hormones. Multiple reduction methods such as liposuction or cutting out excess glandular tissue or a combination of both liposuction and excision can be used to treat gynecomastia.
Pectoral and/or Calf Implants
If hours at the gym and proper nutrition still leave parts of the body looking less than ideal in your mind, there's a way to get that desired contour for your pectorals, and legs: chest implants and calf implants.
Pectoral implants are available to men who are unable to develop thickness of their chest.
A two-inch incision is made close to the armpit so scars won't be easily visible. A pocket is created between the chest muscles, where the implant is then inserted. Implants can be made of silicone gel or fluid and are available in different sizes.
Pectoral implants won't improve the actual muscular structure of the chest, but they will enhance the contour, creating the desired silhouette.
Calf implants are available to men who have attempted to build more muscle and definition in the lower leg and who can’t seem to make it happen with regular exercise and diet.
An incision is made at the back of the knee, through the skin and fascia, where a snug pocket will be created to house the implant between the fascia and muscle.
If sexual performance isn't an issue but additional length or girth is desired, the penis can be enhanced surgically. For additional length, the ligaments that connect to the pubic bone are cut and the base of the penis is moved out. To increase the circumference, a layer of collagen is inserted under the skin, between the skin and the shaft.
An experienced board-certified plastic surgeon will take measurements of existing length and girth and make a recommendation to create the enhancement in a proportional way.
From outpatient facial treatments to surgical transformations, there are safe and effective options for men who are ready for a change. Remember to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the procedure that is best for you.
By Mary Cunningham