Male Plastic Surgery in Florida
Men of all ages are pursuing cosmetic plastic surgery. Whether it is to reduce signs of aging, stress, fatigue, or to improve self-confidence, plastic surgery procedures can help men achieve these goals, taking into account body type, skin differences, and beard growth.
What is Plastic Surgery for Men?
Whether you are looking for a balanced nose, a rejuvenated face or a trimmer waistline, plastic surgery is an option for many men. Your plastic surgeon will take into account the unique features of a man’s face and body, such as beard growth and body type when developing a treatment plan for you.
Examples of procedures for men include:
Men who have some loose, hanging skin, as well as areas of excess fat may opt for a traditional excision procedure (surgical skin removal) in addition to liposuction. An excision may also be performed on gynecomastia patients whose breast enlargement is made up of mostly glandular tissue, rather than fat.
A full abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck", may be chosen by men who have hanging abdominal skin (usually the result of massive weight loss), loose abdominal muscles and/or neglected hernias. It is a major surgical procedure that removes excess fat, tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and trims the waistline.
Men with good skin elasticity who have only a moderate amount of excess abdominal fat may benefit from liposuction alone.
The Art of a Natural Appearance with Plastic Surgery for Men
It is possible to achieve a natural, revitalized appearance through plastic surgery. Each patient is different, and each one receives a customized treatment plan. Through using tailored techniques and taking your physical structure into account, your surgeon can enhance your appearance without overdoing it.
Liposuction is the most common men’s procedure, used to remove excess fat deposits in a variety of areas. In many cases, liposuction alone is an effective correction. Men retain their skin elasticity longer than women do, and the areas of fat beneath the skin tend to be firmer and more vascular than those in women. Because of these and other factors, liposuction in men is usually very effective.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery for Men
Many men suffer from low self-esteem, discomfort or embarrassment due to their appearance. These feelings are normal, and there are a variety of procedures that can help alleviate these issues. Your plastic surgeon will develop a customized treatment plan to address your concerns. Several procedures can be performed together for a more efficient treatment plan. Afterwards, you will enjoy a boost to your confidence and the benefits of your specific treatments.
Is Plastic Surgery for Men Right for Me?
If you are a man seeking to improve your self-confidence, correct signs of aging or reduce excess fat, you may be an ideal candidate for plastic surgery. Patients should be in good health and without any health considerations that can inhibit the healing process. Having a positive outlook and realistic goals can make your procedure more successful.
Elements of Plastic Surgery for Men Procedures
Liposuction involves making a small incision in the problem area. A narrow tube is then inserted, and excess fat is loosened and sucked out using a vacuum.
In some cases, muscular-contouring implants may also be inserted. Plastic surgeons have recently developed ways of improving muscle contour with cosmetic implants and "sculpting" techniques. Calf implants, which were originally developed to restore leg contour in accident or polio victims, are now sometimes used to create cosmetic fullness in the lower leg. Similarly, pectoral implants, which are used to build the chests of men with Poland's syndrome, can also be used to "bulk out" the existing pectoral muscles of healthy men.
A small number of doctors have begun offering their male patients abdominal etching, a new liposuction technique that creates a muscular, rippled appearance in the abdominal area.
How Involved Are Plastic Surgery for Men Procedures?
Each patient and procedure is unique. Most men’s plastic surgery procedures are outpatient so you will likely be able to go home afterwards. You will need someone to drive you home, and it may be helpful to have someone help you around the house for the first night. Plan on taking several days to rest before resuming your regular activities. Your doctor will tell you when you may resume strenuous activities depending on your procedure.
How Long Is the Recovery After a Plastic Surgery for Men Procedure?
Each procedure will have a different recovery period. In some cases, you may be able to resume regular activities right away. Be prepared to take it easy for a few days. Your surgeon may also advise abstaining from vigorous activity or sexual activity for several weeks depending on your procedure. You may be surprised by the length of time needed for recovery, particularly for more involved procedures.
The surgeon will provide you with explicit care instructions. It is important to follow these directions to ensure your procedure is successful, and you achieve the desired result.
How Much Does a Plastic Surgery for Men Procedure Cost?
Prices will vary based on your individual case. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will provide you with additional information during your consultation. Procedure costs can vary widely depending on the type of procedure, the number of procedures done during your appointment, the skill of the surgeon and your geographic location.
Many plastic surgeons offer payment and financing options for patients. Be sure to ask your surgeon’s office for more information. It may feel natural for you to feel like you must get out of bed and get back to your regular regimen. Studies have shown that men more often deny any side effects of surgery and do not ask for help afterwards. It is important that you are realistic about your ability to participate in even simple tasks and ask for help when needed.
Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgery for Men Surgeon
You should have an honest discussion with your doctor prior to any procedure. Here are some questions to ask before your treatment:
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- What will be expected of me to get the best results?
- Where and how will you perform my procedure?
- What surgical technique is recommended for me?
- How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
- What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
- How are complications handled?
- How can I expect my nose to look over time?
- Will I require additional procedures to achieve my desired result?
- Do you have before and after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
What Should I Do Next?
The first and most important thing to do is to select a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) that you can trust. ASPS surgeons meet rigorous standards. They are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS). Each surgeon has completed at least six years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training.
Other standards required for ABPS surgeons includes:
- Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety, each year
- Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities
Do not be confused by other official sounding boards and certifications. The ABPS is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which has approved medical specialty boards since 1934. There is no ABMS recognized certifying board with “cosmetic surgery” in its name.
By choosing a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can be assured that you are choosing a qualified, highly trained plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the ABPS.
If you want to revitalize your appearance and restore your youthful vigor, consider a men’s plastic surgery procedure from a board-certified plastic surgeon.