Body Contouring for Men in Houston, TX
More men are seeking body contouring plastic surgeries to look and feel their best. Fortunately, Dr. Chris Patronella offers a range of body contouring treatments tailored to the male physique.
Why Should I Trust Dr. Patronella with My Body Contouring Procedure?
Houston-area physicians and residents have repeatedly voted for Dr. Patronella as one of Houston’s top doctors for cosmetic surgery in annual magazine polls.
Attention to Detail and the Male Physique
Careful attention to shaping ideal contours should be the primary consideration for the plastic surgeon when performing any body contouring treatment. While weight loss is a welcome result from liposuction, the overriding objective is not how much fat is removed, but how and where the fat is removed to create ideal contours and proportions.
Perhaps the most commonly requested procedure for men is lipocontouring of the abdomen and waist (love handles). This procedure is done in men of all ages by Dr. Chris Patronella in Houston, as long as skin tone is reasonably good, to dramatically reduce or eliminate stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to a healthy lifestyle.
Abdominal etching, a procedure that was first developed and published at the Aesthetic Center For Plastic Surgery in 1993 (“Abdominal Etching: Differential Liposuction to Detail Abdominal Musculature.” Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fall 1993, Volume 17, Issue 4), is often added for men who seek muscular definition as well.
What Male Body Contouring Procedures Are Available?
The enlargement of the male breast — medically known as gynecomastia — is a very common, yet quietly concealed, concern for many self-conscious men.
Our advanced method of male breast reduction, through a combination of minimal incision-direct tissue removal and liposculpting of the chest, provides a natural masculine transformation.
Progress in the area of weight reduction surgery over the past 20 years has created a growing area of cosmetic surgery. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and lower body lifting is often required when weight loss results in excessive, loose skin that is resistant to exercise.
By the thorough removal of redundant skin along the waistline, this advanced technique can restore a natural and better proportioned lower body, while hiding the scar beneath the waistband of a swimsuit or underwear.
In addition, numerous other skin removal procedures have been developed to address loose skin for any area of the body that has been affected by dramatic weight loss.
Ab sculpting defines the abdominal muscles to give men a “six-pack” stomach or “washboard” abs. Dr. Patronella uses a procedure called liposculpture to accentuate the underlying abdominal muscles.
Using a small hollow cannula tube that is inserted through one or more tiny incisions, he selectively removes fat so that muscular contours become more prominent. The small incisions heal with minimal detectability.
The ideal candidates are those who are not extremely overweight but who have isolated pockets of fat in the waist and abdominal regions.
Ab sculpting can be performed in an hour or less under general anesthesia. Most men can return to work in three to five days.
What Is the Cost of Body Contouring Procedures for Men?
The cost of your male body contouring treatment will vary depending on the techniques performed and the extent of the correction. You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation that will include all of the specific cost factors, tailored to your needs; however, you can also reference our pricing list for a general guideline.
It is important to remember that the prices provided are estimates and not the full price of the surgery.
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Male Body Contouring Procedures?
The male and female body have many differences. Fat is denser in men, and men tend to have thicker skin than women. Because of these differences, the methods in which the body is surgically contoured, including the ways that tissue and skin are tightened and fat and skin are removed, are different when operating on a man than on a woman. This is why it is so important to have your male body contouring surgery performed by a plastic surgeon with a particular knowledge of male plastic surgery.
Absolutely. By combining your gynecomastia, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures (either two or all three), you will get even more dramatic and complete results than if you had only one procedure. Additionally, combining plastic surgery procedures lower the overall cost (compared to having these procedures performed at separate times) and reduces the overall recovery periods (again, compared to if these surgeries were performed alone) since you will be recovering from them simultaneously.
No. Dr. Patronella uses general anesthesia to make sure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your body contouring procedure.
The length of gynecomastia surgery and abdominal liposculpture generally is about one to two hours each, while male tummy tuck surgery can take about 2 hours to complete.
The results of your body contouring procedures can be long lasting. However, it’s important to understand that none of these procedures can prevent the natural effects of aging or additional weight gain. But, with a healthy lifestyle (maintaining a balanced diet and keeping to a regular exercise routine), you will be able to prolong your dynamic results.