Competition, male ego and pride: these are all things that will drive a man to think about plastic surgery. The general appearance of a man sometimes will cause a man to lose his self confidence and be the center of many jokes. So more and more men are turning to plastic surgery as a means of improving their looks. The thought of women drooling over them and to be ahead of a group of men who meet regularly to talk about “guy things,” will push some men to change their appearance by any means necessary without regards to the dangers of surgeries.
What is Gynecomastia?
Another reason men are turning to liposuction is a condition called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the breast in men. Gynecomastia is the presence of a firm mass extending centrically from the man’s nipples. This condition is sometimes referred to as lipomastia. Liposuction will improve this condition and give the appearance of normality. However, there are liposuction alternatives that can help.
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Cosmetic Surgery is defined as any surgery that changes or improves the person’s body to correct a physical feature or defect. Cosmetic surgery is normally thought of for women as they seek to eliminate all wrinkles, have their breast augmented or to make them larger and cosmetic surgery to remove damage from fires and accidents. Rarely does anyone think that men have the same desires. The desire to look like Tom Cruise or just to be in the best shape possible. Approximately 12 percent of all the liposuction surgeries being performed yearly are from men and the numbers are growing.
When we think about liposuction, a few things normally come to mind. First, is that it is for women and/or celebrities. Next, the costs come to mind, along with the dangers. Finally, you wonder, “Can this be for me? I’m a man!” The answer is yes, as more men each year are seeing the value of liposuction and turn to it to help shape and define muscles, lose weight, and get rid of fat pockets.
Women primarily choose to undergo liposuction in areas like the breasts, face, and tummy, while men normally opt for buttocks, abs, and chest areas. While women tend to lean toward getting rid of fat and looking thin, men are likely to shoot for defined muscles and a chiseled physique. The cost varies per area and based on other factors, such as doctor, anesthesia, and facility.
Body contouring is one of the more popular forms of liposuction for men. This procedure tones the body and helps enhance the look of the muscles that are already there. For those who have been working out but still can’t see a noticeable difference, body sculpting is a definite option. It improves the look of the muscle by eliminating the fat hiding it, creating a more toned and chiseled look.
However, any man considering liposuction should be aware of the risks involved so be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning your search for a plastic surgeon qualified to perform the operation. You can normally go back to work in a week or less, and resume all other everyday activities within 6 weeks (or less, depending on how much surgery was done and on which parts of the body).
Remember to only allow a licensed and certified professional to do any liposuction procedure, no matter whether you are male or female. Choosing someone who is not a professional could result in deadly or disastrous results. If you aren’t sure whether he/she is licensed, it is not uncommon for patients to request to see a license and other similar credentials. It is much better to be safe than sorry!
Above all, go into the initial consultation with realistic expectations. Rome was not built in a day, and it normally takes multiple surgeries, thousands of dollars, and a lot of dedication to build a Roman god, so be patient. Do not expect to walk out looking like Johnny Depp, and be happy with who you are underneath.continue reading
Liposuction has many hidden costs and fees, and many people only consider the cost of the procedure itself when they begin to try and work it into their budget. The actual cost of a lipo procedure varies depending on a few factors, such as:
* Where you live. Some large cities cost more than small towns, often because of the level of expertise you get in a larger city. Sometimes, less is not more, and cheap is almost never good when you talk about surgery. After all, you get what you pay for!
* Where you are having the procedure. While some patients may be able to utilize a doctor’s office or exam room, which would be cheaper, most will require an outpatient stay at the hospital. Again, a large hospital will generally cost more, since they offer much more, especially in the areas of post- and pre-operative care, medicines, and life-saving intervention devices.
* Who is performing the surgery. The surgeon is one of the biggest affecting factors of the overall cost. It is always a good idea to opt for the pricier surgeons, since they likely have more experience, and that is never a bad thing when dealing with surgery. A cheap surgeon may seem like a good idea for your budget, but your body is more important.
* What medications become necessary for your recovery. While these costs are small relatively speaking, they are still a factor for some people.
* When the surgery is done. For some surgeons, the age of the patient affects the cost, since patients that fall within certain age brackets may see more complications than others. Most commonly, middle-aged patients fare the best, since they are developing age-related problems and benefit most in many cases, but older patients also are beginning to see the need for a renewal. This older generation does not tend to fare as well, either during surgery or after, and results may not be as genuine-looking.
* How often the surgery must be repeated. Liposuction is almost never a one-time cure-all. It is absolutely critical to maintain a healthy weight, diet, and exercise regularly in order to see maximum results for as long as possible.
Now that you’ve seen a good number of the potential costs involved with liposuction, you will be better able to begin to decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. Just remember to choose a professional and head into the consultation with realistic expectations.continue reading