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Dr. Andan is a board certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience performing procedures that address the specific needs of men. The first step in achieving your ideal look is scheduling your no cost consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
What’s Different about Male Cosmetic Surgery?
Men today increasingly seek aesthetic procedures for the face and body to maintain a youthful look, a fit figure and a confident demeanor.
Men and women alike struggle with problem areas on their bodies. These problem areas differ between the sexes. Problem areas are also treated differently for women and men. For example, when performing liposculpting of the waist in women,the desired end result is a small and curvy waist (the so-called “Coca-Cola bottle” shape). On the other hand, in men the end result is to achieve a straight waist.
Additionally, the higher muscle content typical of the male figure requires careful attention that highlights the underlying musculature while maintaining smooth and natural-looking contours. Dr. Andan pays close attention to these details and differences and tailors his procedures to meet each person’s aesthetic needs.
Some of the most common procedures for men are listed below.
Male Breast Reduction/Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is abnormal enlargement of the male breast and most of the time begins in adolescence. The enlargement of the breast is due to enlargement of the breast gland and also increased fatty tissue deposits around the breast gland. When the breast enlargement is as a result of fat accumulation with no gland enlargement, it is referred to as pseudo-gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia tends to make men feel self-conscious about their bodies. Some men with gynecomastia are not comfortable taking off their shirts on the beach or other recreational places. Some men also tend to wear loose fitting clothing to conceal the gynecomastia.
The good news is that specific procedures for gynecomastia performed by Dr. Andan can address this problem leaving no telltale signs of surgery but leaving men with nicely sculpted and natural-looking chests. Gynecomastia correction surgery usually involves a combination of liposculpting and removal of the gland. The specific problem determines the treatment approach. For those who have a component of fat, liposculpting is used to remove the excess fat whilst sculpting the chest (breast) to achieve a nicely contoured and masculine chest.
Next, the gland is removed through an incision on the lower border of the areola (the darkened area of the nipple area). The placement of the incision is such that the resulting scar is not noticeable. For those with very large gynecomastia or with very loose skin, Smartlipo™ laser liposuction can be included to tighten and tone the skin. Gynecomastia correction surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on your preference.
Reducing the size of the nipples can provide better proportions to the male chest and reduce chafing caused by the nipples rubbing against clothing. Large nipples that sometimes show through clothing can be reduced to the natural small size with no obvious scars. When Dr. Andan performs nipple reduction surgery, he uses local anesthesia to numb the area around the nipples before reducing their size. Individuals who have this procedure can return to work after a few hours.
Male liposuction has some commonalities with female liposuction, but there are also some distinct differences. Dr. Andan performs both traditional liposuction and laser liposuction, also known as Smartlipo™, to address the specific needs of his male patients. Liposculpture can enhance the abdominal muscles, sculpt the torso, enhance the definition of the upper arms and reduce a double chin. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the face or body.
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Men also commonly benefit from a wide range of additional surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Facelift surgery can turn back the clock to help you regain a more youthful look as you advance in age, while chin implants can create a better defined face and jaw. Men can also benefit from a full or mini-tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while giving the abdomen a sculpted look. Nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers can enhance your facelift results or work on their own to stave off signs of age by smoothing out crow’s feet, frown lines and deeper facial wrinkles.
Your Recovery & Results
Dr. Andan prioritizes the comfort and health of each person who visits our practice. On the night of your aesthetic procedure, you will receive a phone call from our office to check on the initial stages of your recovery and answer any questions you may have.
Recovering from your procedure is a gradual process. Your specific recovery will depend on which procedure(s) you have chosen and the surgical approach taken by Dr. Andan. In general, some amount of swelling and bruising is normal following your procedure. Depending on the extent of your procedure, swelling may subside in a few weeks or months. Dr. Andan may ask you to wear a compression garment, use post-operative drains or avoid certain activities as you recover from surgery.
While you should notice a difference in your appearance immediately following your surgery, Dr. Andan will provide you with a more detailed description of what to expect after surgery during your consultation.
Your Next Step
Take the next step by scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your no cost consultation. We look forward to helping you feel great about your appearance.