Do men get cosmetic surgery? Increasingly, the answer is yes. A 2018 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men. This represents a 29% increase from the year 2000.
If you’re looking for a little help getting ready for beach volleyball season with one of the fun leagues we have in Madison, here are some of the most popular procedures Dr. Bartell performs on men that can help you feel more confident in your skin, whether you’re jumping up for a spike or simply tucking in a dress shirt after a year of Zoom and sweatpants.
- Tummy Tuck
- Chest Reduction
When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough
If you’ve worked hard to achieve your ideal weight and are still dissatisfied with your shape, you might be a great candidate for liposuction. Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat that remain despite diet and exercise.
Performed using a general anesthetic, the one-to-two hour surgery involves a few incisions in places where the scars won’t be seen. After the excess fat is removed, your doctor will close the incisions with sutures. Most patients can be back at work within five to seven days. Patients will need to wear a compression garment as much as possible for about three weeks.
Liposuction is a highly effective technique for providing a new body contour with minimal scarring. The results can be permanent, provided you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Getting Rid of the Spare Tire with Abdominoplasty
Another popular procedure among men is tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck targets the area where most men typically carry excess fat, on their waists and flanks.
During the tummy tuck procedure, excess fat around the midsection is removed. Additionally, any loose or hanging skin is taken off, creating a smooth, flat abdomen that better shows off the ab muscles. A tummy tuck is an excellent option for men who have achieved massive weight loss and now need to get ride of the resulting loose skin that can’t be targeted by diet and weight loss.
For further reading: Does Loose Skin After Weight Loss Go Away?
Chest Reduction for a More Masculine Shape
Some men suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue. This condition can make men reluctant to take off their shirts or drive them to wear tight garments underneath their clothes to help bind the area.
During chest reduction surgery, your doctor will remove excess fat and glandular tissue in the chest through a small incision under the areola. Your doctor will also remove any excess skin. Additionally, if there is an incision made, your doctor can be place it on a natural contour to mimic a skin crease.
Click here for real before and after photos of patients who have had chest reduction surgery with Dr. Bartell.
Cosmetic Surgery for Men in Madison, Wisconsin
If you are looking for help achieving your ideal shape, book your consultation today with Dr. Thomas Bartell. Dr. Bartell is Madison’s premier body recontouring surgeon who focuses solely on below-the-neck procedures. Dr. Bartell provides a wide array of body recontouring procedures including liposuction, tummy tuck, and male chest reduction in Madison, Wisconsin.
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