Male Body Contouring

Our society places a high value, for men as well as women, on looking young and fit. A growing number of patients requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons are men – men in all walks of life who are concerned about the impression they make on others. While men and women may seek plastic surgery for similar reasons, the types of surgery they request are not always the same. This is particularly true when it comes to body contouring, since men tend to develop fat deposits in different parts of their body.

Dr. Piskun is well versed in the concerns of men seeking cosmetic surgery. She recognizes that men demand strict confidentiality and inconspicuous results. She will answer your questions about the various types of surgery, when a procedure can help, how it's performed, the possible risks and side effects, and the results you can expect.

Liposuction is a method of removing localized fat that doesn't respond to dieting and exercise. Men, like women, can benefit from liposuction wherever these unwanted fat deposits occur. In men, that tends to be their breasts (a condition called gynecomastia), around the abdomen and waist, and along the chin and neck. The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight with isolated pockets of excess fat. Most important, you should have firm, elastic skin.

Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. It can improve the visible signs of aging, such as:

  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin

Male body contouring is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance.