There are a number of reasons why some men may develop an excess of fat tissue on the chest, known as gynaecomastia, whether genetics or other factors…
Male rhinoplasty is most often sought to reshape and restructure the nose to produce a certain aesthetic outcome.
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, stubborn pockets of fat persist. In men, this tends to occur around the abdomen, flanks (hips), chest and chin.
Blepharoplasty is a common facial procedure. It is common for the skin around the eyes to stretch over time, and surgery can reduce this appearance…
A neck lift, also called platysmaplasty, can reduce skin laxity around the neck in order to address patient concerns about signs of ageing in this area.
Some men become concerned about the shape, size, or projection of their chin and jawline. Many men are opting for chin surgery, or genioplasty, to reshape their chin.
What are Male Procedures?
Plastic surgery offers options for women and men alike who are suitable candidates. And the number of men undergoing plastic surgery is rising each year.
The most commonly performed male procedures are liposuction, gynaecomastia, lower body lift (torsoplasty), and abdominoplasty. They also include face procedures such as facelift (rhytidectomy), neck lift (platysmaplasty), chin surgery (genioplasty), blepharoplasty, and others.
Gynaecomastia surgery is the procedure performed to eliminate excessive breast tissue in the male chest. Liposuction can be performed on different areas of the body, but chin, neck, and abdominal liposuction are probably the most sought-after procedures.
Why Patients Might Consider Plastic Surgery Male Procedures
There are many reasons why male patients undergo plastic surgery. Some common reasons include:
- Reducing loose or excess skin after weight loss
- Reducing skin irritation caused by excess skin
- Treating conditions like gynaecomastia
- Targeting signs of ageing
- Removing unwanted fat deposits
Like each surgery is individualised, so are patient outcomes. No two surgeries are the same, and you should ensure you have a good idea of what your procedure entails before making your decision.
What are the most common cosmetic male procedures surgery?
In any plastic surgery practice approximately 10% of the patients will be male and Dr Hunt’s practice follows that trend. The three most frequently performed procedures in men are: liposuction, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty.
Other common cosmetic procedures for men include gynaecomastia surgery as well as body contouring surgery after significant weight loss, such as a lower body lift (torsoplasty) or abdominoplasty. Additionally, facial procedures are becoming more common, such as face lift (rhytidectomy) surgery and neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes areas of fat that resist natural diet and exercise. In male patients the most common areas of treatment will be the abdomen as well as the flanks and lower back. However areas such as the neck and under the chin are also frequently treated.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Excess eyelid skin can create cosmetic concerns for many men, who may then seek treatment to this area. In some cases, surgery may be the most appropriate option to achieve the desired result.
Laxity of skin in the upper eyelids can also obstruct your visual field and an upper blepharoplasty can be performed to relieve the obstructed vision.
Men often seek nose surgery (rhinoplasty) in two circumstances. Firstly, when there has been trauma to the nose due to sporting activities. The nose may be deviated with an obstruction to breathing and many men will seek to correct this post-traumatic deformity.
Secondly, many men will seek correction to their nose for aesthetic reasons such as concerns about the dorsal hump or the length of the nose that they wish to alter.
Other Frequently Performed Male Procedures
It is not uncommon during puberty for hormone changes to result in excess glandular tissue. The difficulty is at the end of puberty this excess glandular tissue can remain, which may create aesthetic concerns about the chest.
Gynaecomastia surgery generally involves surgical excision of fat tissue and is often combined with liposuction to aid in achieving a satisfying result.
Post Weight Loss Surgery
After significant weight loss men may be troubled by excess tissue and loose skin. The areas most commonly addressed to correct these issues will be the abdomen with an abdominoplasty. For men who have lost a significant amount of weight, a lower body lift (torsoplasty) may be considered.
How are Male Procedures Performed?
If you are wondering how male procedures are performed, you should know that in most cases, the procedures follow the same operating techniques as in the case of women. Of course, there are slight differences, but not essential.
Even the procedure that is designed exclusively for men – gynaecomastia – is similar to breast reduction mammoplasty surgery in women. In men, the glandular tissue is not as prominent as in the case of women. However, a typical gynaecomastia surgery would involve incisions at the crease under the breasts, as well as the excision of the excess glandular tissue.
Most procedures are performed with the patient under general anaesthesia unless. In some cases, during the consultation with Dr Hunt, may be decided to go for local anaesthesia with sedation.
The duration of male procedures is dependent on the specific characteristics of each patient and the complexity of each case. While some procedures might take only 30 minutes to be performed, for others, Dr Hunt might need up to three hours or more. Keep in mind that combined procedures usually take longer.
Recovery after male plastic surgery
The recovery period after male plastic surgery is highly dependent on the complexity of the procedure performed. Expect a certain level of discomfort to occur during the first few days post-op.
It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first week or two after a male plastic surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after plastic surgery:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
- Have a healthy and balanced diet
- Keep your body hydrated
To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s directions
How much is plastic surgery for men in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees
The cost of Male Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure you want, the results you want and the time required in theatre.
Your total cost will include the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare and support.
During your one-on-one consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your features, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your male surgery procedure.
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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.
Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.
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About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.