For years, many people mistakenly assumed that plastic surgery was only for women, but today we know this is far from true. Although most plastic surgery patients in the United States are still women, we’re seeing more and more men looking to enhance their appearance at Denton Plastic Surgery. Tummy tucks and liposuctions are popular options for men, and we will address why men pursue plastic surgery in the first place.
Why Do Men Pursue Tummy Tucks?
There are many reasons why men consider getting a tummy tuck, and some of those reasons include:
#1 To Tighten and Remove Loose Skin
One of the biggest reasons people pursue tummy tucks is to remove loose, excess skin and tone up their midsection. If you’re a man who goes to the gym and eats a proper diet, but you’re still having trouble reaching your aesthetic goals, a tummy tuck might be the solution for you. Sometimes the underlying abdominal muscles are too stretched or damaged to repair themselves, and a tummy tuck is needed to pull them back together. A board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Rivet or Dr. Flugstad, can help you decide if a tummy tuck is right for you.
#2 To Get Rid of Stubborn Fat
Over time, many men find it harder to lose weight due to a shift in their metabolism. However, a tummy tuck, either alone or with liposuction, can be a great way to get rid of limited amounts of stubborn belly fat, especially fat lingering around the flanks.
#3 To Carve Out the Perfect Six Pack Abs
If you find that endless hours of gym time and crunches are not doing the trick, Dr. Flugstad and Dr. Rivet can sculpt your dream abs during an abdominoplasty.
Why Do Men Pursue Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from very targeted body parts. Some reasons men might decide to get liposuction include:
#1 To Enhance Certain Areas of the Body
You might consider liposuction if you want to achieve a more trimmed, sculpted, and well-toned physique. Some areas of the body, like the neck, back, and chest, are more challenging to fix with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, with the versatility of liposuction, fat can be removed from even the most stubborn areas with precision.
#2 To Address Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in men due to an abnormal accumulation of fatty tissue. Some men notice it more when they gain weight, but other guys experience larger breast tissue even at a healthy weight. Liposuction is one way to effectively tackle this issue and improve your self-esteem.
#3 To Augment Other Body Parts
Many men are dissatisfied with their calve muscles, for instance, and wish they looked firmer, rounder, and more muscular. If an exercise cannot achieve this look, it can happen by harvesting fat from liposuction and reinjecting it into the calves.
Contact Dr. Rivet or Dr. Flugstad at Denton Plastic Surgery today to learn more about tummy tuck or liposuction for men.