Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tummy Tucks are for Men Too!

A tummy tuck involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The result is a tighter and more athletic-looking abdomen. Did you know? It is the sixth most common plastic surgery procedure in the United States.

More often than not, plastic surgery procedures like tummy tucks are associated mostly with women. It is unfortunate that many people have this notion because it is untrue. Men do also get tummy tucks or abdominoplasty. In fact, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that over 4,000 men undergo the procedure every year.

Of course, the most practical application for men would be to lose stubborn fat and excess skin. However, tummy tucks can also benefit physically fit men whose abs aren’t as defined as the ones they often see in male celebrities. A tummy tuck can help bring out the washboard abs that were hidden underneath excess skin all along. You can finally hold your own against the ever-present beach photos of famous six-packs!

If you are interested in undergoing a tummy tuck, make sure that you consult a respected plastic surgeon in your area, one that is know for body sculpting abilities and has great patient testimonials, too! By working with an experienced surgeon, you virtually guarantee yourself that you’ll be going home absolutely satisfied with the results.

The Most Sought-After Plastic Surgery Procedures

Improving your body under the knife has become a lot more common, especially in the past decade. In 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports more than 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the U.S.
Here are some of the top plastic surgery procedures of 2013:
Breast Augmentation

Whether it’s done with implants or with lifts on the tissues, breast enhancements dominate the list. Most women look to augment their cup size, while others simply want to counter the sagging effects of aging and/or motherhood. Silicone implants are the top choice, for their natural appearance and soft feel.

Nose Jobs
Nose reshaping surgeries have decreased in occurrence since year 2000, but hundreds of thousands are still getting the procedure. The dramatic effect of altering this part of the face makes it such an in-demand procedure. A slight alteration of the tip of the nose, for instance, can erase years from your face.
The best facelifts get no attention. Natural results are the gold standard and most often acheived by a skilled surgeon who combines a number of procedures to get the best results, targeting exactly what that patient needs, not what “everyone” ought to have.
Most people who undergo liposuction have the procedure to remove stubborn body fat after failing to get results from diet and exercise. Tummy tucks – the sixth on the list – are done with liposuction to contour the waist, tighten the abdominal wall and remove loose skin. The incision is well hidden at the bikini line and is a favorite procedure for men, too! Liposuction can be done on the upper arms, chin and neck, thighs, back, chest, and love handles. A skilled surgeon can sculpt the body using liposuction, leaving a smooth, youthful result.