Are you tired of the “keg” around your stomach? Wish you had “six-pack” abs? Do you work out, stick to a healthy diet, and still have a tire around the middle? Then join the legions of men who are turning to plastic surgery to improve their appearance. Men often choose to improve the same body parts as women, but the procedures used are generally different. The areas that generally concern men most are their eyes, nose, neck, stomachs, and chests.
The eyes are the focal point of the face and contribute substantially to a person’s overall appearance. Eyelid surgery (also called “blepharoplasty”) can help a man look fresher and younger. In this procedure, the fat that builds and accumulates as you age is removed, wrinkled and excessive skin is eliminated, and drooping eyebrows are given a lift. The result—a tired or sad-looking face—is invigorated.
Nose contouring or reshaping (commonly known as “rhinoplasty”) has always been one of the most popular procedures for men. Bringing the nose into balance with the rest of the face can dramatically improve one’s appearance. Sometimes, it is combined with a chin implant to further balance the face while improving the jawline.
Instead of a Maryland facelift, men often choose to get rid of the excess skin that gathers in their neck, often referred to as their neck waddle or turkey gobbler. For men, it is one of the most telltale signs of aging, but it can be resolved with less scarring and much less downtime than a facelift.
Liposuction in Maryland helps men in the same way it helps women: it gets rid of those excess pounds—the dreaded love handles—that linger despite a healthy diet and exercise. “Six-pack abs” can be obtained by combining liposuction with abdominal etching to build definition, which forms the foundation for restoring the abdominal muscles through exercise.
An area of particular concern is the chest, where fat can accumulate and skin can sag, making men feel as if they have female breasts. This condition, known as “gynecomastia,” can be surgically treated by removing excess skin and fat with minimal scarring. More than ever, men are making the choice to improve their appearance with cosmetic surgery. Whether it’s to maintain their competitive edge or to simply feel better, men now have a multitude of options. Swapping a “keg” for a “six-pack” has never been easier.
To visit our cosmetic plastic surgery office in National Harbor, Maryland, serving Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, request a free consultation online or call the office at 866-BELLA 06.
By Michael F. Chiaramonte, MD, FACS, Bella Cosmetic Surgery