3 Ways Men Can Improve Their Bodies

Between the years 2000 and 2018, there was a 671 percent increase in the number of male buttock lifts performed. 

A total of 133 percent more men underwent cheek implants during the same 18-year comparison. 

During that time, 433 percent more men also chose to have their lips augmented.

This data, compiled in the 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tells a compelling story:

In less than two decades, the stigma surrounding plastic surgery has faded, and the opportunities that were once barely socially acceptable for women are now opening themselves up to men.

And now that men are taking advantage of the opportunities provided by plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, there are three surgeries that they are finding to be highly effective at improving their physique.

1. Gynecomastia Surgery

Man with gynecomastia considers male breast reduction surgery.

Man with gynecomastia considers the benefits of male breast reduction surgery.

What Is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in excess breast tissue in men.

The causes of this condition are widespread, ranging from genetics to diet and drug use. 

How Does Gynecomastia Affect My Physique?

Overly large breast tissue disrupts the proportions of your upper and lower body, creating dissonance in your overall appearance. 

Balancing these proportions can be difficult to achieve, especially when you are suffering from male gynecomastia. 

How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia

There were 24,753 gynecomastia procedures performed in 2018—that is a 22 percent increase from the year 2000.  

Whatever the situation is, gynecomastia treatment includes liposuction and/or tissue excision. 

If the condition is mild, getting rid of gynecomastia can be as easy as a single, quick liposuction procedure. In more extensive cases, excision is also recommended to smooth out any excess skin left behind. 

2. Body Contouring

Man before and after weight loss and male body contouring.

After weight loss, body contouring procedures may be necessary to reveal the chiseled body hiding beneath excess skin.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is the use of one or multiple plastic surgery procedures to shape and define your body. 

But that doesn’t mean only creating an hourglass figure for women. 

It can also mean creating ideal body contours for men that preserve their masculine features. 

How Does Body Contouring Work?

It is typical for body contouring surgery to be a mix of multiple procedures, but undergoing only one option can still have a dramatic effect on your appearance.

This is why procedures like tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and upper arm lifts—performed alone or alongside another procedure—saw a total of roughly 5,700 procedures in men throughout 2018.

By removing excess skin, fat, and cellulite through these surgeries, a natural and masculine body shape can be created.

3. Liposuction

Man considers liposuction procedure.

A man considering a liposuction procedure to get rid of excess fat.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that uses a small cannula to suction out fat cells from stubborn fat deposits throughout the body. 

It is commonly used to treat the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, back, chest, upper arms, and under the chin. 

While liposuction surgery is often part of more extensive procedures like gynecomastia surgery and body contouring, it can also be an effective tool on its own. 

How Do These Fat Deposits Affect My Physique?

Since men often carry weight in their bellies, the abdomen is one of the key areas of focus in liposuction for men

But these fat deposits can also manifest in other areas of the body, depending on your anatomy.

Even if you are active and eat healthily, there are stubborn pockets of fat throughout your body that can be resistant to positive changes in lifestyle.

In these cases, liposuction is often the only way to successfully treat troublesome areas. 

Still Have Questions?

Figuring out what procedures are right for your condition can be difficult. The best way to move forward toward your ideal body is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson, who will walk you through the entire plastic surgery process. 

To get a better idea of what results you can expect from gynecomastia surgery, body contouring, or liposuction, you can see visit Dr. Thompson’s extensive before and after gallery.

If you would rather speak to someone, you can give our office a call at (732) 410-4789!

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