A Male Body Lift Can Add Definition and Form to Your Physique
The male body lift procedure is intended to promote a more masculine figure, which is traditionally defined by broad shoulders and a dominant chest paired with a smaller waist and hips. If you are tired of working out and not seeing the definition and shape you desire, you may wish to consider undergoing a male body lift. You may also be a good candidate for the procedure if you have excess skin remaining on your body after significant weight loss or if you suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts.
If you are interested in learning more about the male body lift procedures we offer at our Pittsburg, PA, plastic surgery practice, contact us today. During your consultation, Dr. Dennis Hurwitz will take all the time necessary to better understand your concerns and create a treatment plan aimed at producing the physique you desire.
What Male Body Lift Procedures Do You Offer?
- Liposuction and Abdominoplasty: Dr. Hurwitz uses the VASERlipo™ system to perform safe, effective liposuction with seamless results. This minimally invasive system uses ultrasound energy to evenly target isolated deposits of fat while leaving surrounding healthy tissues undisturbed. Depending on the areas you want to address and your unique case, Dr. Hurwitz may recommend using VASERlipo™ either on its own or in conjunction with another procedure, such as abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, more popularly known as tummy tuck surgery, involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue from the abdominal area. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are often good candidates for abdominoplasty.
- Abdominal Etching: Patients seeking further definition of their muscles and contours may wish to consider abdominal etching, which uses liposuction to remove exercise-resistant fat deposits through small incisions in the abdominal area. These incisions are usually made around the navel or in the natural creases of the abdomen. By removing small amounts of fat, Dr. Hurwitz can refine your abdominal region and give you the chiseled appearance you may not have been able to achieve through diet and exercise alone.
- Fat Transfer: Dr. Hurwitz also performs fat transfer to help improve the male figure. Fat transfer involves removing fat from one area of the body, such as the buttocks, purifying it, and then transplanting it to another area. Fat is commonly transferred to the pectoral area or the shoulders to create a more dominant upper body. Dr. Hurwitz believes this technique is safer than muscle implants. After the fat is tranferred, patients can engage in the appropriate exercise regimen to turn the fat into muscle.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia causes men to develop excess tissue, skin, or fat in one or both of their breasts. Hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, and the use of certain drugs can cause gynecomastia. Sufferers may experience self-consciousness when revealing their chests because they do not conform to the traditional male physique. Diet and exercise generally do not improve the appearance of breasts in men with gynecomastia.
What Does Surgery for Gynecomastia Involve?
Surgery for gynecomastia involves the removal of excess fat, skin, or tissue from the chest area. During the procedure, patients are placed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. If excess fat is the primary cause of the enlarged male breasts, liposuction may be used to treat the condition. If glandular breast tissue or excess skin are contributing to the condition, excision techniques may be used. Severe cases of gynecomastia may require repositioning of the nipple or reduction of the areola, both of which require excision. Dr. Hurwitz may recommend a combination of liposuction and surgical excision to produce the best possible results.
Learn More about Male Body Lift Surgery
If you are interested in learning more about male body lift procedures, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurwitz. During your appointment, Dr. Hurwitz will answer all of your questions about male body lift procedures and how they can be used to create the definition and form you desire.
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