Working out in the gym can be great for parts of your body, but there are some areas that exercise just can’t tone or improve. Instead of trying to hide those areas, imagine wanting to show them off. That’s where Watterson Plastic Surgery can help.
After losing a significant amount of weight, excess skin can get in the way of the new shape you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Body contouring uses innovative techniques to create a stronger body and a more positive outlook.
Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures for men. It’s especially useful to help tone areas like love handles that are resistant to exercise. There are several different liposuction techniques available that give you the options and recovery times that work for you.
Men’s Breast Reduction
When exercise and diet can’t reduce or change an enlarged male breast area, gynecomastia may be the problem. This condition is usually caused by increased hormone levels, and surgery is required to remove the breast tissue. This procedure is performed with limited incisions to restore a balanced, well-formed chest and improve your self-esteem.
When your stomach sticks out or you have excess skin in the abdomen, you’re not the only one who’s noticing. A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) can help tighten your abs and flatten your stomach.
This zero downtime, non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment effectively and permanently eliminates stubborn fat from such areas as the abdomen, love-handles, arms, thighs, double-chin, and back. Without the need for anesthesia or recovery time, CoolSculpting is easy to fit into a lunch break and provides results in a matter of weeks.
What are the Common Liposuction Areas for Men?
The liposuction procedure can be a significant step toward enjoying your body shape to the fullest. There are certain ways in which this procedure may differ when performed on men than on women, including treatment objectives. For example, while the ultimate goal of liposuction is to reduce the amount of body fat in one or more areas, a man may be more interested in sculpting the abdomen to make a six-pack more prominent. In addition to the abdomen, male liposuction patients may want to shape their chest through the removal of excess breast tissue. Jawline and upper neck liposuction are also popular among men affected by a double-chin.
When Can I Work Out After Liposuction?
Exercise is a critical aspect of maintaining the results of your liposuction procedure. This is especially relevant if you've had liposuction for an area like your flanks (love handles) or abdomen. The results of liposuction for double-chin sculpting should endure for many years even if you gain a little weight. Other areas, however, are more reliant on your healthy lifestyle choices. In addition to eating well, you are strongly encouraged to exercise regularly. That said, your initial "exercise" after liposuction will be walking. You must walk for five to 10 minutes several times a day to prevent the development of blood clots. That is the only goal of your physical activity for at least a week or two after liposuction. As you reach four to six weeks post-op, Dr. Watterson may clear you to begin gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts. It is important that you avoid increasing the frequency, intensity, or duration of workouts until you've been cleared to do so.
What Benefits Can a Man Receive from a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck procedure can be immensely beneficial for the man who has lost a fair amount of weight. Abdominal fat can stretch the skin and the abdominal muscle. Using trimming and a special suturing technique, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Watterson can restore a more toned, trim appearance. Having a tummy tuck as a man, you give yourself the opportunity to show off a six-pack again, or maybe for the first time ever! The removal of excess fat and loose musculature across the abdomen can be a huge boost to your sense of self-confidence. You may find that you change your clothing choices or more freely go without a shirt in certain situations.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Men are just as good of candidates for CoolSculpting as women. It's not your gender that matters but what you want to achieve and how you wish to achieve it. If you have excess abdominal fat or extra fat someplace else on your body, you may be a great candidate for CoolSculpting. The common treatment areas for this nonsurgical body contouring treatment include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, backs of the arms, and under the chin. If you are interested in reducing body fat without surgery, get in touch with us about the value of CoolSculpting! After our comprehensive consultation, you'll know what to expect, how many treatments you need, and how to make the most of your body sculpting treatments.