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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.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Even though the work is rewarding and you’d likely do it all over again, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood take a toll on both mind and body. Getting a Mommy Makeover is an ideal way to do some much-needed self-care, transforming your body back to where it was before kids—or even better!

What exactly is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover isn’t just one cookie-cutter procedure that’s prescribed for every mom who walks through our door.

Your Mommy Makeover at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery is fully customized to address your specific concerns after having grown, birthed, and nurtured a new life. A Mommy Makeover can address all signs of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood that your body may reflect. Whether it’s flat, saggy breasts; excessive jiggling skin that stretched to accommodate a baby (or two!); or fine lines around your eyes and mouth that appear once sleep deprivation sets in, we have options to help.   

How has pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood changed your body? Want to feel like your old self again?

It’s time to get a Mommy Makeover to do just that!

You design your Mommy Makeover

Here at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will work with you to tailor your Mommy Makeover to your priorities for your appearance and wellbeing.

You may think of a breast lift or tummy tuck when you think about post-pregnancy and childbirth cosmetic procedures. We go beyond the typical choices to help each woman achieve her specific appearance goals.

That may include vaginal rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, injectables or, a combination of all or some of these.

Still, the most common surgical procedures requested by mothers do involve the breasts and tummy. Here’s some more information about these procedures that will likely be on your Mommy Makeover “to-do” list:

Breast Procedures

A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Dr. Marvel and our team of board-certified surgeons will recommend a specific type of breast lift based on your amount of sagging.

For women with only a small amount of sagging, Dr. Marvel will only make an incision around the areola. Moderate amounts of sagging will require an incision around the areola, as well as down the front of the breast. More severe cases will require an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and in the breast crease.

You can also add a breast enlargement to your breast lift. In many cases, women who think they need a Breast Lift will only require implants to successfully lift the breasts. During your consultation, our doctors will help determine if a lift is required or if you only need augmentation.

Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck will dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance. Dr. Marvel, Dr. Ingram, or Dr. Morales will make an incision between your navel and pubic hairline and reduce excess fat, skin, and tissue. Weakened abdominal muscles are also repaired during the procedure. The procedure is safe and delivers immediate results.

Liposuction

Liposuction safely reduces stubborn fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. During the procedure, a small incision is made in your skin. One of our board- certified surgeons will insert a tube called a cannula into the fatty tissue and use it to loosen the tissue and extract the fat.

Schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation today!

You spend so much time caring for your family and putting your own needs second to theirs. It’s time to focus on yourself to become the best version of you so that you have even more to give to the ones you love.

That happens when you love the body that you’re in. We can help re-create that with a Mommy Makeover.

Call 615-538-0399 or contact us today to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.

Everything You Need to Know About Lipo 360

Everything You Need to Know About Lipo 360

Getting the sexy curves and sleek figure you’ve always wanted is now easier than ever before! We are excited to announce that Marvel Cosmetic Surgery now offers Lipo 360, an all-inclusive liposuction procedure to contour and shape the midsection!

Swimsuit season will be here before you know it! Now is the time to find out how we can help you transform your body and create a dynamic yet natural looking result. Read on to discover everything you need to know about Lipo 360.

What is Lipo 360?

Lipo 360 is an all-inclusive liposuction procedure that is used to contour and shape the midsection, 360 degrees around. The possible areas for treatment are the upper and lower abdominals, the flanks on both sides, and the lower and mid-back.

We utilized the best cosmetic surgery practices to develop a comprehensive range of liposuction procedures designed to lift, tone, and contour your body. What makes this procedure truly unique is the ability to give you the custom results that you want.

How Lipo 360 Works

First, you’ll meet with a patient care coordinator and one of our surgeons. They will listen to your needs and make recommendations based on how you’d like to shape and define your body.

Lipo 360 uses a vacuum to target and suction fat from specific areas in the midsection. Our surgeons use special techniques to accentuate your natural curves and create a dramatic yet natural-looking result. In some cases, the surgeon may also use a laser in addition to traditional liposuction to help melt fat and tighten the skin.

Another added benefit of Lipo 360 is that it does not require general anesthesia. Most patients require only IV sedation for this procedure.

The Recovery

Downtime for Lipo 360 is minimal and most patients can return to normal activities within just a few days. But with any surgical procedure, downtime can vary, and following post-op instructions is a must. Your doctor will provide you with specific guidelines to follow to ensure you get the best results and heal quickly. Be prepared to avoid strenuous activities and exercise following your procedure as your body will need time to heal.

The Right Candidate for Lipo 360

The ideal candidate for Lipo 360 will be within their ideal body weight and someone looking to remove fat from trouble areas that are not easily fixed by exercise alone. Lipo 360 works wonders because it targets both small and large areas of the body to contour and shape.

Getting the curves you’ve always wanted is possible with Lipo 360 and starts with a FREE consultation to meet with one of our doctors. At your consultation you will discuss the results you desire and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Start your journey today by giving us a call at 615-861-8174.

How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Procedure

How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Procedure

Many people are choosing cosmetic surgery because they wish to enhance, rejuvenate, or simply reshape their body. Today, technological advancements give surgeons the ability to provide clients with the most natural results.

But before you go under the knife, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your cosmetic procedure.

Confirm Your Doctor is Board Certified

After medical school, most doctors go on to specialize in one area of medicine. They work towards becoming a board-certified surgeon, which requires even more training, continued education, and the ability to pass a rigorous set of exams. Only choose a doctor with a board certification, so you know they will have the expertise to complete your procedure safely and with the best results possible.

Book a Consultation

Consultations are a must when preparing for surgery. In fact, it would be inadvisable to continue with a procedure without talking to your doctor first. The consultation gives you and the surgeon plenty of time to discuss your goals and create a treatment plan specific to you.

During this meeting, ask about your options, the final pricing, and any risks associated with the surgery. Ask about the recovery period, taking time off work, and avoiding strenuous activities like exercise.

This conversation will deepen your connection with your doctor, instill trust, and confirm you have made the appropriate choice for your surgery.

Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery

You’ll need to prepare for surgery at least three weeks before your appointment. Here are some of the best tips for getting your body ready.

Three Weeks Before

What you put in your body can impact the results and how well you recover from surgery. Three weeks out, stop smoking and drinking. Both weaken the immune system which will be working overtime to help you recover after your operation. Alcohol can make you susceptible to bleeding. You should stop consuming alcohol pre and post op until your surgeon has given you permission. 

All prescription and over the counter medications need to be divulged to your doctor. If you are taking anything that could compromise your health during the procedure, you’ll need to stop taking them temporarily to prepare your body.

Two Weeks Before

Coming off your medications is often a gradual process. During week two, you will revisit all your medications with your surgeon and make necessary adjustments. Most notably will be the removal of blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen and other medicines like anti-inflammatories or Vitamin-E.

During week two you start taking vitamin supplements that will boost your overall health. Vitamins A and C are great, plus Bromelain. It’s found in pineapples and works will to relieve swelling after surgery.

One Week Before

This week, you’ll need to focus on reducing the swelling. Surgery is hard on the body, and there is sure to be some swelling associated with the procedure. Did you know that too much salt increases sodium levels which can be uncomfortable after your procedure is complete? Continue improving your immune system by eating whole fruits, vegetables, and grains. If you will need prescription post-op, go ahead and get them filled before.

Are you ready to see what Marvel Cosmetic Surgery can do for you? Contact us today to book your consultation by calling 615-329-3900!

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic surgery is a big decision. Once you’ve decided what procedure you want to have, it’s time to do your research on a cosmetic surgeon. Having all the information about the doctor and procedure before you enter surgery is crucial. Below, we’ve compiled a list to help you choose the best cosmetic surgeon.

Look for a Surgeon Who is Board Certified

A board-certified doctor means they have the experience in a particular field that sets them apart from the rest. It takes a lot to become board-certified. To comply, doctors must complete three to five years of training in general surgery and minimum of two to three years of training in plastic surgery. Additionally, they must take written and oral tests and undergo continuous education. Choosing a board-certified doctor confirms your doctor will be up-to-date with the latest techniques and procedures to give you the best results possible.

They Have Completed the Procedure You Want

Every cosmetic surgeon is going to have experience in various procedures, but often they also have a specialty. Completing a breast augmentation isn’t the same as a Brazilian Butt Lift. When you are looking for the right doctor, confirm they have experience doing the procedure you are most interested in and ask for before and after images to see the results.

There is Access to an Operating Facility

Your health and safety revolve around the conditions of the operating facility. Both the anesthetist and quality of the room contribute highly to your outcome, so make sure you ask plenty of questions about it. First, ask where they perform the surgery. Some have operating rooms onsite others work in conjunction with a hospital. Either way, the facility should be accredited. Accreditation means it has a life support system on the off-chance something happened. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO operating facility certification.

They Produce the Results You Want

We already mentioned before and after photos as a great way to ensure the surgeon has experience. But, you can use these photos to confirm they also have similar aesthetics to what you want to achieve. Cosmetic surgery produces permanent results, and you want to be happy with what you get. Take the time to look through previous images. Ideally, your cosmetic surgeon will also have testimonials online to get a better idea about who they are what service they offer.

You Feel a Connection with Your Doctor and Nurses

Depending on the surgery, you will spend a decent amount of time pre and post-op with your doctor and nurses. You will want to trust your surgeon and the staff to give you the care you need. A personal connection will help you feel comfortable in their care. That’s why consultations are significant. It’s the opportunity to speak and ask all the questions you need to about the procedure and to understand whether or not you will work well together.

Consultation Questions

It can be overwhelming when you step into your consultation. Preparation is critical, so we’ve put together a few questions you can ask:

1. How many years of experience do you have in the procedure I want?

2. Would you suggest an alternative?

3. What do I need to do before the treatment to get the best results?

4. What are the risks associated with this particular surgery?

5. What is the recovery period?

6. Do I need more than one procedure to get the results I want?

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery has become one of the most recognized names for cosmetic surgery in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. We offer patients undivided attention and are proud to provide surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions to patients throughout the Middle Tennessee area.

Schedule your consultation by calling 615-205-9771 today!

What is SlimLipo™ Liposuction?

 

SlimLipo LIposuction Dreaming of the perfect bikini body, but can’t seem to achieve the results that you want? You’re not alone. There are many of us who struggle with weight loss and have tried almost everything to achieve a slim, toned figure. If you are experiencing difficulty achieving the sleek shape you want SlimLipo™ might be the right option for you.

What is SlimLipo™?

SlimLipo™ is a new laser liposuction technique that uses laser wavelengths, to dissolve fat. With a few tiny incisions, this laser gently “melts” fat for quick and permanent results. This is a definite advancement over traditional liposuction since the procedure is minimally invasive and you can receive a slimmer look with shorter downtime.

Like other laser treatments, the improvements are multifaceted. Since the lasers stimulate skin cells into producing collagen and elastin, you can not only improve the contours of your body (with the removal of fat) but tighten up the skin in that area so you aren’t left with any sagging or wrinkles. The simplicity of the procedure makes it ideal for anyone looking to target small trouble spots like the arms, neck, and chin.

With SlimLipo liposuction we can treat almost any area of the body in both men and women, with very minimal discomfort. Anyone who has previously had traditional liposuction can also experience the benefits of SlimLipo™ if they wish to continue with a fat removal process.

Depending on the area being treated, this procedure can take as little as an hour, but the true assessment is best achieved by contacting us to talk about your options.

With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to explore your options. And for a limited time only, we are offering a special of only $900 per area!

Call 615-329-3900 or contact us today learn more or schedule a consultation today!

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