As mounting societal pressures to look young and attractive increasingly rest on the shoulders of both sexes rather than just women, more and more men are discovering the benefits of cosmetic procedures. Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men include anything from fat-reducing liposuction to permanent hair removal.
“Manscaping” is a term used to refer to male grooming habits. For decades, body hair removal campaigns almost exclusively targeted women, inspiring women across the nation to remove hair from their underarms, legs, pubic regions and even feet and bellies.
Today, men are beginning to embrace the tidy, clean-cut and more hygienic appearance of having less body hair. Laser hair removal can permanently remove hair from the face or body, and men commonly apply the treatment to their backs, chests, groin areas, shoulders and more to achieve a smoother appearance.
Male Breast Reduction
Strengthening the pectoral muscles with arm and chest exercises can help sculpt a more masculine looking chest, but some men store excess fat in the breast area that just won’t go away no matter how many pushups they do. Other men with a noticeable amount of excess breast tissue may actually have a clinical condition called gynecomastia, which is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Whether you suffer from true gynecomastia or simply have a bit of extra fat up top, no man likes the appearance of “man boobs.” When exercise can’t win the fight you might consider consulting a qualified cosmetic surgeon who’s had some experience with male breast reduction procedures.
That’s why male breast reduction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries for men. During the procedure, your surgeon can use liposuction to minimize any excess fat and sculpt your chest to a more masculine shape. In an instance of gynecomastia, your surgeon can excise a small amount of breast tissue, resulting in a fitter- looking chest.
When it comes to shedding pesky fat rolls that don’t seem to budge, men and women alike can benefit from liposuction to reduce unsightly bulges. Sometimes, no amount of dieting or exercise can get rid of isolated pockets of fat. This is because subcutaneous fat, which is stored just beneath the skin, doesn’t typically respond to traditional weight loss efforts.
Whether you’re concerned with stomach rolls, cankles, a double chin or a bit too much cushioning around the buttocks and thighs, liposuction may be just what you need to streamline your figure and highlight the strength and tone that may be hiding underneath that surface layer of fat. Be sure to reach your target weight before considering liposuction, as the fat-reducing procedure is not meant as a weight loss alternative.
A common procedure to improve the midsections of women who have been pregnant, tummy tuck surgery is far from being a female-only treatment. Men who have accomplished significant weight loss, either through lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery or a combination of the two, often benefit from abdominoplasty to remove the weight of excess skin and lingering fatty tissue around their stomachs.
A tummy tuck also tightens the abdominal muscles, which frequently become separated during periods of extreme weight gain and can be impossible to tighten with exercise alone. Many men find that a tummy tuck allows them to regain their confidence by improving their appearances as well as helping them fit comfortable into their clothes.