Thinking of having a nip and tuck to improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem? You are not alone. According to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more men are turning to plastic surgery than ever before. The 2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report published in February 2016 revealed that male plastic surgery performed by American Board of Plastic Surgery certified ASPS Member Surgeons and American Board of Medical Specialties Board Certified physicians in 2015 rose by 2.3 percent on the previous year, to 207,869. Here is a rundown of some of the most popular procedures.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia, commonly known as man boobs, is a common condition that causes enlargement of one or both breasts. It is often caused by hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain medications. Gynecomastia is not a serious problem, but it can be painful and embarrassing. Male breast reduction surgery addresses gynecomastia by removing excess skin and fat from the breasts for a firmer, more masculine chest. This popular procedure, performed on 27,456 men in 2015, is often combined with liposuction to remove excess fat.
Body Contouring After Weight Loss
Excess fat and sagging skin, especially following dramatic weight loss, can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Heavy folds of excess skin under the arms, around the abdomen and on the thighs can cause sores and rashes and may prevent you from wearing certain styles of clothing. Body contouring, or post-bariatric surgery, removes excess skin and fat for a smoother, more toned appearance. A variety of body contouring procedures can be used to improve your appearance, including tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, male breast reduction and liposuction. Performed on 25,656 men in 2015, liposuction is one of the most popular techniques used to improve the body's contours.
Carrying excess weight around your abdomen can affect more than just your appearance. Regardless of your overall weight, it increases your risk of developing a number of serious conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, removes sagging skin and excess fat for a slimmer, firmer stomach. In most cases, it also helps repair separated muscles, improves bladder function and reduces skin sores and rashes. Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed on men, with 4,964 procedures carried out in 2015. It is often combined with a panniculectomy, which removes the apron of skin and fat that can hang down over the thighs and/or genitals following significant weight loss.
Thin, shapeless calves can be a source of insecurity, especially among bodybuilders who have reached the plateau of calf growth and development with exercise. Calf implant surgery, or calf augmentation, involves inserting implants into the calves to give them a fuller, more muscular appearance. Implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your treatment goals. Performed on 286 men in 2015, the procedure can be used to improve the proportions of thin or bowed lower legs and correct muscle imbalances resulting from injury, disease or birth defects.
If you are looking to improve your appearance and want to learn more about how plastic surgery could help you, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
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