Body image isn't only a female issue.
In fact, in 2019 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual statistics reported over 1.6 million men sought a variety of cosmetic procedures, including blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, among other treatments. As men age or go through excessive weight loss, the chest and abdomen accumulate fat that diet and exercise are unable to affect. A common condition in men is gynecomastia, which causes enlargement of the male breast tissue and can be treated via gynecomastia surgery.
What is Male Body Contouring?
Dr. Mark Schusterman performs Male Body Contouring in Houston. Three specific surgical techniques are available during the contouring session. It is essential to discuss your options with Dr. Schusterman during your consultation.
Liposuction: Most men have good skin elasticity, and a liposuction treatment is a viable option to have in the contouring process. Liposuction removes excess fat from the body to achieve a smoother, natural look.
Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck often accompanies the male body contouring procedure. Dr. Schusterman will remove excessive skin like love handles or fix the ‘pot belly’ by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
Muscle Enhancing Surgery: An additional option to the contouring process is Muscle-Enhancing Surgery. This procedure removes fat cells and fatty tissues and then uses cosmetic implants and sculpting techniques to improve your body’s muscle contours.
What Can I Expect From a Houston Male Body Contouring Procedure?
Your body aesthetic is crucial to your body ideal. It is essential for Dr. Schusterman that you achieve the natural-looking results you desire. His goal is always that you recieve the best Male Body Contouring Houston has to offer. The aesthetic contouring of the chest and abdomen is achieved by performing the following:
- Removing excess skin
- Eliminating breast tissue
- Proper positioning of the nipple and areola
- Liposuction to remove fat and sculpt the physique
- Minimizing scars with internal sutures to eliminate the need for drains
Am I a Good Candidate for Male Body Contouring?
As you age, the skin stretches and loses elasticity. Typically boys begin to see changes in their physique in middle school and then have dramatic body shape changes throughout high school and into adulthood. The ideal candidate understands the following:
- You are in overall good health.
- You can undergo anesthesia for 2-4 hours.
- You have realistic expectations about the results of your body contour.
Recovery After Male Body Contouring
You will need 2-4 weeks to recover but may return to light-duty work within a week. It is recommended to keep the garment binders in place to reduce swelling and help with fluid drainage.
Your Male Body Contouring Results
After receiving male body contouring Houston patients will have a more slim and toned appearance in the chest and abdomen. This abdominoplasty procedure may also improve the following:
Repair abdominal wall
Removal of excess skin
Improved look of stretch marks
Schedule Your Houston Male Body Contouring Consultation with Dr. Schusterman Today
Our Houston male body contouring consultations typically last one hour and include a financial quote based on the chosen procedure. The consultation is $100, with no obligation to undergo surgery. However, once you decide to move forward with surgery, your consultation fee is applied to your procedure cost.
Male Body Contouring FAQs
Male Body Contouring is considered elective surgery is generally not covered under health insurance. Check with your insurance provider about your options.
You will work with Dr. Schusterman to determine the optimal post-surgical care to achieve the best results. Surgical procedures carry certain risks, but complications are rare. Your male body contouring in Houston is done in an outpatient facility, and in most cases, you can go home the same or the next day. Small drainage tubes may be placed along the incision site to drain excess blood or fluid. The drains will be in place for 3-5 days to help with healing.
Every procedure is different. However, no interest financing is available through CareCredit or United Medical Credit. We do accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Patients are advised to wear an elastic compression garment that supports the tissues as they heal. Recovery is expected to last up to 2-4 weeks of downtime, and you will need to refrain from heavy lifting, strenuous physical activity, and operating heavy machinery. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Many patients are back to work within a week of the surgery, although it may take several months for the surgical area to heal completely.