Top 3 Body Contouring Options for Men

Time affects everyone’s appearance. With age, bodily tissues lose firmness and fall, and the jawline loses definition, adversely influencing neckline contours. The problem appears on the abdomen, chest, and jaw/neck juncture for men.

In Newport Beach and Orange County, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian has answered the demand for safe, effective body contouring procedures to address male cosmetic needs.

You might believe plastic surgery is only for women, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many aesthetic procedures are available to men, and more men are increasingly realizing the benefits. The most popular procedures for men are body-sculpting surgeries like abdominoplasty, male breast surgery, and liposuction.

What Can Plastic Surgery Do for You?

Do you have excess stubborn fat that doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise? In that case, liposuction is an excellent option to choose. You can get it done on your hips, thighs, abdomen, waist, and more to reduce excess fat target areas. A tummy tuck creates a flatter, more toned abdomen, while a male chest reduction resolves “man boobs” for a masculine chest contour.

1. Tummy Tuck for Men

More men are considering abdominoplasty than ever. While men still account for a fraction of the tummy tuck procedures performed, male abdominoplasty increased by 63% between 2000 and 2020, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The natural aging process can cause your abdominal muscles and skin to sag and fall. A tummy tuck will resolve this issue, providing a smoother, tighter tummy and a sleeker physique. In addition, the operation can strengthen abdominal muscles and remove loose skin to reduce the appearance of a “dad bod.”

Particularly after significant weight loss, it can be challenging to rid yourself of the extra skin to reveal defined abdominal muscles, better known as a six-pack.

Dr. Sajjadian customizes his tummy tuck techniques for different patients. For instance, a mini tummy tuck removes some skin from the abdominal region without addressing underlying tissue. Meanwhile, a traditional abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat and tightens underlying muscles for a more toned midsection.

A more extensive version of the procedure employs liposuction to address the flanks and remove unsightly love handles. Depending on the amount of skin and fat removed, your navel may need repositioning to achieve an optimal aesthetic look.

For men who have lost significant weight, leaving considerable excess skin in their midsection, a tummy tuck is part of a more extensive post-bariatric surgery, sometimes known as a lower body lift.

Tummy tuck surgery is best for men at a healthy and stable weight who have good skin elasticity. It is an excellent way to hit the reset button if you’ve worked your way back into shape. Our abdominoplasty patients look and feel younger and more energized.

2. Liposuction for Men

Liposuction remains one of the most in-demand procedures among patients of all gender identities. In 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 211,067 men sought liposuction surgery. That’s because men are becoming increasingly aware of how these aesthetic procedures can help them look younger, healthier, and more virile.

Our patients love liposuction because it allows them to shape and tone specific trouble zones that have resisted diet and exercise. Once you have this treatment, you will enjoy permanent results if you commit to maintaining a healthy weight.

Here are the typical areas men choose for liposuction:

  • Abdomen
  • Chin
  • Flanks
  • Chest
  • Back

Other areas include thighs, knees, buttocks, upper arms, and hips. Overall, men achieve a toned, more athletic appearance after liposuction.

Dr. Sajjadian understands that men have a distinctive fat composition compared to women. In men, fibrous tissue encases their fat, making removal more challenging. However, men have thicker skin, allowing it to redrape over smaller underlying tissues more successfully.

3. Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia surgery is the best way to resolve enlarged male breast tissue. This plastic surgery eliminates excess fat and glandular tissue to create or restore a masculine chest contour.

Due to genetics, weight gain, hormonal changes, or specific medications, some men develop protruding breasts that appear feminine. At least half of all men in the United States have experienced some degree of gynecomastia during their lifetime. Enlarged male breasts can develop at any age during or after puberty. Dr. Sajjadian can safely, successfully perform male breast reduction on teenage boys and adult men.

For some men, losing weight helps reduce their breast size, but often, excess glandular tissue causes even lean boys and men to have enlarged breasts. Male breast reduction is the only effective treatment for gynecomastia with long-lasting, if not permanent, outcomes. Following this surgery, patients often go shirtless for the first time in years and report a boost in self-confidence.

If you are uncomfortable or self-conscious about your chest appearance, or if you find yourself avoiding activities because you’re afraid to take off your shirt, gynecomastia surgery is an option for you to consider. With Dr. Sajjadian’s help, the procedure offers dramatic improvement with minimal scarring.

Male Body Shaping in Newport Beach and Orange County

As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian helps many men in Newport Beach and Orange County reach their cosmetic goals. He employs the most advanced technology and techniques and upholds the highest ethical standards of patient care. Voted one of “America’s Top Physicians,” Dr. Sajjadian prides himself in educating his patients and delivering natural results.

To learn more about Dr. Sajjadian’s body sculpting procedures for men, contact us by calling (949) 515-0550 or scheduling a consultation online.