Men want to be proud of their bodies. A well-toned and contoured physique elevates a man's health, enhances his self-confidence, and promotes both personal and professional success.
That's the goal. But achieving it can be difficult and sometimes frustrating. You exercise. You watch your diet. But that's often not sufficient to get in the shape you desire. Genetics, the natural aging process, stress, lifestyle factors, injuries, and the unique inner workings of the male body can combine to negate even the best of intentions.
There's no shame in seeking surgical and nonsurgical "game-changers." Let's talk about male body contouring in Houston.
At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston male body contouring refers to any and all surgical and nonsurgical procedures designed to improve the shape of a man's body. "Male body contouring" is a catch-all term describing the universe of these procedures, which can be performed individually or in combination with others.
The available surgical procedures generally involve removing fat or skin and repositioning and tightening loose tissues. These contouring surgeries involve using implants to re-shape or add volume to a body area or removing excess mass.
These procedures take from two to four hours and are usually performed under general anesthesia. Recovery times typically run between one and two weeks.
Nonsurgical treatments usually address issues involving skin and hair.
Remember that many surgical and nonsurgical procedures are combinable. To optimize your overall male body contouring Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar will guide you toward the right options for you to produce the best and most "balanced" results.
Fat. Nobody likes it. It's hard to get rid of, and even well-conditioned men tend to accumulate fat around their abdomens, backs, and "love handles."
Liposuction suctions excess fat from the body to achieve a sleeker and more defined physique. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can address fat cells on the abdomen, arms, thighs, calves, and back.
Liposuction patients can usually return to work in 1-5 days and resume light exercise in 4-14 days. After that, avoid more strenuous workouts until three weeks after liposuction.
"Tummy tuck," known medically as abdominoplasty, is not just for women. Men accumulate fat more noticeably than women because the male body is less contoured. Many men opt for this procedure after significant weight loss as a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat that often hangs off the body, particularly on the abdomen. A total return to regular activities may take up to two months.
Enlarged breasts can be a source of anxiety for men. Excess breast glandular tissue or fat — usually triggered by hormonal factors — can be removed through male breast reduction — giving a man a flatter chest and a more masculine appearance.
Nothing makes a man's face appear more prematurely aged than droopy, sagging eyelids. Excess eyelid fat and tissue may also reduce your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. Results are very durable and, in many cases, permanent.
Your nose is the central feature of your face. Rhinoplasty, aka a "nose job," can alter the shape and apparent size of your nose to address cosmetic concerns or breathing obstructions. Nonsurgical and less permanent rhinoplasty is also available.
A surgical facelift addresses the lower two thirds of your face, smoothing lines and wrinkles and raising sagging facial features. Highly-skilled surgeons such as Dr. Sukkar are magicians, making as few small incisions as possible and placing them in hidden places. Your results will look natural and not "wooden" or "frozen."
Facelifts do not treat saggy necks, but neck lifts do. They can be combined with facelifts and other procedures such as calf contouring, jawline contouring, and abdominal contouring.
Botox injections smooth wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals sent to targeted facial muscles. Temporarily immobilizing those muscles prevents the repetitive contractions that cause wrinkles. Injections are safe and comfortable.
Restylane and Juvederm are two top-of-the-line injectable dermal fillers that can add youthful volume and contour to your face.
Botox injections have proved to be highly effective in reducing or eliminating embarrassing excessive sweating, especially underarm perspiration.
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Other available non-surgical procedures include facials, microdermabrasion, and peels.
Great surgeons perform great surgeries. The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston's premier plastic surgery center.
A double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, founder Dr. Sam Sukkar delivers results that leave nothing to be desired. He possesses the training, experience, elite-level surgical skill, and keen eye for human aesthetics that produce first-tier medical and cosmetic care. Dr. Sukkar invites you to schedule a consultation by calling (281) 940-1535.
You may lose a few pounds as a result of liposuction, but it is important to remember that male contouring is not primarily a weight loss technique and should not be regarded as a treatment for obesity.
Depending on your body type and pre-procedure size, a loss of up to four inches of waist fat might be a reasonable expectation.
Since these are cosmetic procedures, your insurance will not pay for them. But if, for example, your eyelid surgery is performed to correct vision problems or your nose surgery is done to address breathing problems, your insurance might cover some or all of the costs. Confirm your coverage status with your insurance provider prior to your procedures.
That will depend on the number, types, and complexity of your chosen procedures. Have a full and open conversation with your doctor about costs during your consultation.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.