Tag: Male Cosmetic Surgery

Male Breast Reduction: Men Can Have Boobs Too!

Who can forget the iconic Seinfeld episode when Kramer invents “the Bro,” a supportive undergarment for men with enlarged breasts? He tries to help George’s father, Frank Costanza, deal with the discomfort of his “man boobs” by designing the man’s version of a bra. Unfortunately, Kramer and Frank can’t sell their idea, and it never takes off.

That plot in the Seinfeld episode is full of one-liners and goofy situations, which makes for funny television.

But for those men who suffer in real life from enlarged breasts, they’re not laughing.

In fact, “man boobs” will affect at least 30% of males in their lifetimes, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This condition’s official name is gynecomastia. Those who suffer from it experience anxiety, psychosocial discomfort, and fear of breast cancer.

Treating gynecomastia becomes paramount to give patients overall health, wellbeing, and peace of mind. A male breast reduction procedure uses a combination of liposuction and direct excision to reduce the fat and glandular tissue from the breast area, producing a natural, more masculine chest.

What to Expect With Male Breast Reduction

The male breast reduction surgery requires general or local anesthesia — depending on the extent of your reduction — and is done on an outpatient basis. Once the excess tissue is reduced, you will be left with a flatter, firmer chest contour. The procedure is both effective and long-lasting in getting rid of your “man boobs.”

Male breast reduction side effects include swelling and discomfort following surgery, which can be controlled with prescription pain medication. You’ll be given an elastic pressure garment that you’ll need to wear for about two weeks following surgery to help reduce the swelling. Once your stitches are reduced (after two weeks), you can resume normal activities. However, strenuous exercise, sexual activity, or anything else that may risk a blow to the chest should be avoided. 

Male breast reduction surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are healthy
  • Your weight is stable and relatively normal
  • Your breast development has stabilized
  • You have realistic expectations

Schedule Your Consultation for Male Breast Reduction

Don’t suffer any longer with “man boobs”! The condition isn’t funny, and we can help you get the chest you want to see when you look in the mirror. Male breast reduction surgery works, making you more confident at the beach, in the locker room, or in the bedroom.

For more information on gynecomastia surgery, call us at 615-610-7274 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Five Most Common Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

Even though cosmetic surgery is generally marketed to women, more men today are opting for procedures that will give them a more youthful and powerful appearance.

Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for females, as men underwent more than 85,000 procedures in 2018, according to a recent report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

The ASAPS identified these five most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men last year:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Breast reduction (treatment of gynecomastia)
  3. Eyelid surgery
  4. Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
  5. Tummy Tuck

As men request cosmetic procedures, they are becoming more tailored to address men’s specific concerns. While many of the procedures are similar to those traditionally performed for women, there are subtle but significant surgical variations, which ultimately produce the most appropriate results in cosmetic surgery for a man.

Let’s look more closely at the top five cosmetic surgery procedures for men.  

Liposuction

Liposuction tops the list as the most common cosmetic procedure American men chose in 2018. Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction uses suction to reduce excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle.

Men with love handles or “beer bellies” that won’t disappear, despite spending hours at the gym, find that liposuction can get rid of the stubborn fat, giving them a leaner, trimmer appearance.

Breast Reduction(treatment of gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged breasts due to an overgrowth of tissue. Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reduces excess glandular tissue and fat to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest.

Often called “man boobs,” gynecomastia is estimated to affect between 40 to 60 percent of men. Certain drugs, medical problems, and genetics can contribute to male breast enlargement, but there is no confirmed cause in the majority of cases. 

For some men losing weight can help reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts.  Frequently there is excess glandular tissue as well even for the most slender male patients. 

Male breast reduction surgery is an effective, long lasting treatment that reduces the excess tissue, restoring a more masculine and natural contour to the chest.

Eyelid Surgery

Wrinkles and deep lines, as well as puffiness on the lids, begin to develop with the passage of time. Aged, droopy eyelids can cause men to look old, tired, or angry, produce anxiety, and actually impair vision. Eyelid surgery solves that by removing excess skin and fat on upper and lower eyelids. It is often done in conjunction with other surgical procedures, including a facelift, eyebrow lift, and forehead lift.

Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to improve its size, shape, or function.

Tummy Tuck

A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, reduces excess abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Men have a smoother and firmer profile after a Tummy Tuck.

Many men also request Facelifts and Neck Lifts in our office, even though they didn’t make the top five list from the ASAPS. Both of these procedures rejuvenate the face, jawline, and neck by restoring sagging skin and other tissues. These help improve signs of aging and result in a younger appearance.

Men: transform your body with a cosmetic procedure

Men, if you’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure, you’re in good company. Don’t think of these surgeries as only for women. Thousands of men just like you are getting liposuction, breast reductions, eyelid and nose surgeries, and Tummy Tucks (and more!) each year.

Don’t wait any longer to make positive changes to your body. You’ll feel more confident and look trimmer and more youthful. Call 615-538-0399 or contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.

Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Best Cosmetic Procedures for Men

No one wants to accept how aging affects our appearance. It’s disappointing to look in the mirror and see someone who looks older than we actually are or feel. These insecurities don’t just apply to women; men also suffer. The number of men opting for cosmetic procedures is rising. In honor of Men’s National Health Month, here are cosmetic procedures we recommend for men.

 

Chest

If you suffer from excess skin and fat in the chest, breast reduction surgery could help. It’s quite common for skin to lose its elasticity over time. With excess fat, the tissue can become saggy and may lead to a feminizing appearance of the chest. With breast reduction surgery, the excess skin is removed and tightened. The procedure is not only permanent but can have you back to work in no time.

Stomach

If your efforts at the gym aren’t yielding the results you desire, liposuction or a tummy tuck may be an option for you. Liposuction or SlimLipo targets excess fat in the body and reduces it from hard to reach places, even delicate areas such as around the arm or thighs.

If you are looking to remove larger areas of fat and skin from the waistline, a tummy tuck is a possible solution. This procedure is more in depth and requires more shaping and sculpting, giving you a smaller, more defined waist. It is usually completed in conjunction with some form of liposuction.

*Note: This procedure is ideal for those who have difficulty with trouble spots and should not be considered a weight loss method.

Nose

Rhinoplasty can help reshape your nose for structural or aesthetic purposes. In most cases, the size of the nose can throw off the balance of the whole face. A nose job addresses many cosmetic issues, such as shape and size, to create a harmonious balance. This surgery requires anesthesia, then the doctor will make small incisions inside the nose and sculpt to the appropriate shape. In most cases, the patient’s recovery time is very short, and the results are permanent.

Eyes

A combination of genetics and exposure to the sun can leave your eyes looking tired and makes the skin start to sag. With eyelid surgery, you can quickly achieve a more rejuvenated appearance. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from around the eyes, which will brighten your appearance. The best news is the results are permanent.

If you suffer from under-eye bags or hollows, injections or fillers might be a good option. This process is pretty easy and relatively painless but will require some maintenance.

Face

Sagging skin around the neck can be uncomfortable and can also create an illusion of being heavier than you actually are. If this is an area of concern, a facelift might be the right procedure for you. Facelifts reduces excess skin and fat to give you a firmer, more defined jawline. This process can add years to your appearance and boost confidence. The amount of improvement varies from patient to patient but usually only needs one session to complete. Pain and scarring are minimal with little recovery time after.

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we take pride in staying up-to-date on the latest technologies and techniques. We want to ensure you receive the best, most natural looking results.

If you are ready to see what Dr. Marvel can do for you, call 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today!