What to Expect From Male Body Contouring
Nowadays, more men are undergoing cosmetic procedures. As you probably know, time affects everyone. As you age, the tissues and skin on your body and face will lose elasticity, descend, and stretch. These changes can affect the contours of your body.
These changes often appear on the jaw, neck, chest, and abdomen for many men. Cosmetic surgeons and other experts continue to look for new, better, and safer ways to address body contour issues. Fortunately, several cosmetic procedures can help tighten skin and reduce fat. This combination makes it possible to address many male body contouring needs without undergoing cosmetic surgical procedures.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a procedure or process meant to eliminate fat. The purpose of body contouring is to tighten skin and shape certain body areas. Some of the most common body sculpting procedures include liposuction, lifts, and tucks.
Surgical body sculpting options come with a longer recovery and more risks. However, they tend to provide more noticeable and long-term results.
What Does Body Contouring Involve?
Body sculpting or contouring procedures aim to reshape specific areas of the body. They may involve getting rid of extra skin and extra fat, in addition to reshaping the treatment area. But if you are considering undergoing body contouring, you need to understand that it does not usually help people lose weight. Rather, it aims to address and shape specific areas of the body where weight loss is ineffective.
Male Body Contouring
These days, more men are investing in their physical appearance. Body sculpting is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men. It is a non-invasive procedure meant to eliminate unwanted fat, in addition to helping men get the toned and tight physique they desire.
What to Expect
Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, you need to discuss your expectations and goals with your doctor. You also need to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Most male body sculpting procedures take place in a hospital, surgical center, or surgeon’s office. Depending on the results you want to achieve, the procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. If you are undergoing a surgical procedure, your surgical team may do the following:
- Mark the treatment site.
- Do safety checks.
- Administer local or general anesthesia.
- Prepare and clean the skin in the treatment area.
- Make incisions.
- Cut, reposition, or shape excess fat and tissue to create the look you want.
- Tighten muscles.
- Suction out excess fat.
- Trim excess skin.
- Close the incisions.
- Apply bandages.
Non-surgical Male Body Contouring
If you choose to undergo this type of body sculpting procedure, your treatment session should not take too long. It involves the injection of a drug into the treatment area to reduce fat or using a specialized tool to deliver laser beams, ultrasound waves, heat, or cold, depending on the type of lipolysis you are undergoing.
What Happens After the Treatment?
Most patients, even those who underwent surgical body contouring, go home the same day. But if you underwent a surgical procedure, you should have someone drive you home and take care of you the first night. Your surgeon will give you clear recovery instructions that you need to follow to achieve the best results.
Results from surgical body sculpting are usually immediate and noticeable. With non-invasive contouring options, the results may take several weeks or months.
To learn more about male body contouring, visit Alan Matarasso, MD, at our office in New York, New York. You can call 212-249-7500 today to schedule an appointment.