Body Contouring for Men in Houston, TX
Houston-area physicians and residents have repeatedly voted Dr. Patronella one of Houston’s top doctors for cosmetic surgery in annual magazine polls.
Attention to Detail
Careful attention to shaping ideal contours should be the primary consideration for the plastic surgeon. While weight loss is a welcome result from liposuction, the overriding objective is not how much fat is removed, but how the fat is removed.
Perhaps the most commonly requested procedure 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, dramatically eliminating stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to a reasonable 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.
Male Body Contouring Procedures
A very common, yet quietly concealed concern for many self-conscious men is enlargement of the male breast known as gynecomastia. Our advanced method of male breast reduction, through a combination of minimal incision-direct tissue removal and liposculpting of the chest to uncover muscular definition, 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 thorough removal of redundant skin along the waist line, this advanced technique can restore a natural and better proportioned lower body, while hiding the scar beneath 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 create subtle ripples in the abdominal area by accentuating the underlying abdominal muscles.
Using a small hollow tube cannula tube that is inserted through one or more tiny incisions, he selectively removes fat so that muscular contours become more prominent.
The incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the body and leave very small scars. A typical male waist that is 36-40 inches around can be safely reduced to 28-32 inches with this procedure. However, an ab sculpting procedure is not a substitute for a weight loss program. 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 and resume workouts in a week.