Statistics released earlier this year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed a trend we’re seeing at our Eugene plastic surgery practice: Increasing numbers of men are coming in for male breast reduction surgery. But that’s just part of the picture. As the stigma surrounding plastic surgery erodes, men are becoming more comfortable pursuing aesthetic treatments, with procedures ranging from facial rejuvenation to body contouring
And as the stigma drops, more men are talking to each other about plastic surgery and their results. This open discussion leads to more men seeking professional consultations about which procedures are right for them. And they’re not just talking about plastic surgery, but also about nonsurgical treatments such as Ultherapy® and UltraShape® Power, which are very attractive to men.
Younger men who are used to social media and online dating are especially open to undergoing aesthetic treatments to enhance their physical attractiveness. Older men who want to look as young as they feel also turn to cosmetic procedures for an edge at the workplace and socially.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the procedures most popular with men and what men need to know if they’re looking to enhance their physique or minimize the signs of facial aging.
Dr. Jewell uses VASERlipo™, an advanced body sculpting technique, to create a defined and more masculine chest for men who are concerned about excess fatty tissue around the breasts. For some breast reduction patients, he combines liposuction with surgical excision to get more complete results. The technique he uses depends on the composition of the excess breast tissue, the amount of fat, and the skin’s condition. Dr. Jewell considers each man’s cosmetic goals when creating an individual surgical plan.
Liposuction is also an excellent treatment choice for men concerned about excess fat in the abdominal area. Men who regularly work out are often frustrated by stubborn fat that creates “love handles” and other bulges around the belly. Liposuction is especially effective as a body contouring procedure for men who are in good overall shape and whose skin retains most of its elasticity. VASERlipo is an ultrasonic liposuction device that breaks up fat, which is then easily suctioned out leaving fewer contour irregularities and less bruising than conventional liposuction.
For men who are concerned about sagging facial skin but who don’t want facial plastic surgery, Ultherapy offers an effective nonsurgical alternative. What makes Ultherapy so ideal for men? First, it produces results. Second, it doesn’t require downtime, so you’re not having to take time off from work. Third, the results appear gradually, so you’re not going to have to answer uncomfortable questions about the changes in your appearance. Instead, people will simply start complimenting you and asking if you’re exercising more or getting more sleep.
If looking for a plastic surgeon is new to you, it’s important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure, even if you’re not getting plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) completes years of training and undergoes rigorous testing before he or she can be certified, unlike other cosmetic surgery boards. Dr. Jewell is recognized internationally for his work in the aesthetic field, and he brings extensive expertise to patients in the Pacific Northwest.
The first step in discovering which procedure is right for you is to request a consultation. Use the online form or call our office at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.