Women aren’t the only ones seeking plastic surgery in Phoenix. During the past several years, more men have been scheduling consultations with me to find out how plastic surgery can improve their personal and professional images.
Although there are a number of procedures that can be beneficial for men, I find that liposuction is one of the most popular because it can be used to address 3 common concerns of my male patients: gynecomastia, love handles and a double chin.
- Gynecomastia: This is a medical condition which results in overdeveloped breasts in men. Many of my patients who have gynecomastia are embarrassed because their chests appear feminine. They may feel forced to avoid certain clothing, activities or social situations because of their “man boobs.” Liposuction can be useful when exercise and diet fail to sculpt a flat, firm chest. I use power-assisted liposuction during male breast reduction surgery to remove excess fatty tissue. This results in a more masculine look and improved confidence.
- Love Handles: Men tend to store additional weight in the abdominal area, especially in the flanks (also known as love handles). Liposuction can create a slimmer, more athletic look by removing this stubborn fat. As long as healthful diet and exercise routines are maintained, the results are long-lasting.
- Double Chin: another area where men tend to store extra fat is under the chin. This can create a double chin and weaken the prominence of the jawline. During chin liposuction, I use very tiny incisions to remove fat and create a more defined jawline. In some cases, chin implants can also be used to create a stronger profile.