Women aren’t the only ones who have concerns about body image. Aging, hormonal changes, genetics and even the environment can take their toll on a man’s body as well. The abdomen and chest are two parts of the body where men seek treatments to restore their masculine contours and boost confidence. Here we break down two of the more popular procedures to give men the results they desire.
Tighten the abdomen
Stubborn areas of fat in the abdomen is the most common area of concern for most men. Sometimes even the best diet and exercise program won’t get rid of that fat, even if you’re at or near your ideal weight. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive fat-reduction procedure that freezing away unwanted fat to contour your body. It’s a popular treatment option because it requires no surgery and very little downtime. The technology uses controlled cooling to only target and freeze fat cells. Once the fat cells are frozen, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. Bruising, swelling and tenderness typically resolve in 1-2 weeks. Results are long-lasting, because treated fat cells are gone for good.
Liposuction is another option for men but will require some downtime for your body to heal compared to CoolSculpting. A consultation with your plastic surgeon will help you determine which option is right for you.
Flatten the chest
Excess glandular tissue, fat or a combination of the two create an unwelcome fullness in men’s chests. This is caused by a number of factors, including hormonal changes, genetics, disease, or prescription or illicit drugs. Also known as male breast reduction surgery, gynecomastia reduces enlarged breasts in men, and the techniques used depend on the underlying cause. If fat is the key issue, liposuction can flatten and contour the chest to create a more desired look. If excess glandular tissue with or without fat is the problem, the gland needs to be surgically removed to deliver the results men desire. Tissue, fat and excess skin in some cases will be surgically removed. Full recovery can take 2-4 weeks, and results are long-lasting.
These are just a few of the many options men have to sculpt a more masculine, youthful look. Book a consultation online or call 403.571.3141.