What is Male Body Contouring?
For many men, a trim, sculpted physique conveys confidence and masculinity. Men all over the world work hard to get into the physical shape they want. However, some men may find that exercise is not enough to get the defined look they have always wanted. Others may struggle with excess skin after major weight loss or troublesome breast enlargement.
More men around the world are seeking male cosmetic surgery procedures to get the physical look they have always desired. From liposuction to abdominal and pectoral etching, Dr. Mendieta offers men several body contouring procedures that all help create a sculpted, toned look.
Best Candidates for Body Contouring
Men who seek a traditionally “ripped” or toned physique (defined pectorals, abdomen, torso, and arm muscles) can benefit from a variety of body contouring procedures. Men who have lost a significant amount of weight are great candidates for body contouring, as it can help define areas affected by excess skin or fat.
Men who are in good general health; and who already exercise for a certain body shape, are ideal candidates for body contouring. This procedure can be the final step needed for the definition they have always desired. Liposuction can help remove stubborn pockets of fat for better overall contours, while more extensive augmentation techniques can help establish tone.
Male Body Contouring Procedures
Dr. Mendieta offers a variety of male body contouring procedures designed to give men the look they have always wanted:
- Abdominal etching: For men who have always wanted “six-pack” abs, this procedure helps define abdominal muscles by reducing the amount of fat in the area. Abdominal etching typically takes about an hour to complete and is performed as an outpatient procedure. Using small incisions, liposuction removes fat to help define and enhance the muscles.
- Male liposuction: This procedure is ideal for men who are seeking a way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain despite the use of other methods. Liposuction can help remove fat from the abdomen, arms, thighs, chest, back, and calves. Dr. Mendieta uses small incisions to insert tiny tubes, called cannulas, to extract fatty tissue. Liposuction typically takes about an hour to complete, depending on the area.
- Pectoral implant etching: This procedure can help men achieve more sculpted, muscular-looking pectorals. Dr. Mendieta uses silicone implants inserted under the chest muscles to enhance the pectoral muscles, improving the overall look of the chest as a whole.
- Calf augmentation: This procedure increases the size and shape of calf muscles for an attractive, muscular appearance. It can also be used to augment muscles which are underdeveloped as a result of injury or other defects. Dr. Mendieta first creates an incision along the natural crease at the back of the knee to form a pocket under the muscle. The implants may be placed along the inner or outer part of the calf muscles, or both, depending on what the patient desires.
Body contouring procedures may include a variety of techniques; which can be combined for the desired outcome. Recovery will depend on the number and type of procedures performed; along with other factors such as patient health. Surgical pain (during and after) may be reduced up to 80% for patients who choose to add Exparel injections to their procedure.
Liposuction recovery will typically be the quickest, with most patients ready to return to work in about a week. Most other procedures require a recovery time of at least a few weeks for the best healing and results. With some procedures, final results may not be completely visible until healing is fully complete.
Body contouring can give men the body they have worked hard for but have not been able to achieve on their own. These procedures help men around the world get a sculpted look that boosts attractiveness, confidence, and self-esteem.
With long-lasting to permanent results, men can finally step out looking and feeling their best. Body contouring could be the final step needed for men seeking the ultimate in enhancement and rejuvenation. Dr. Mendieta can help you figure out which body contouring procedure works best for you.
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.