Men are becoming increasingly aware of the values of Cosmetic Surgery. A youthful appearance and looking fit can be important in business and society. Body distortions can detract from a positive feeling about ourselves.
Cosmetic Surgery for men is an art form. What looks best for a man is very different for a woman. The nose, face, chest and abdomen have unique male aspects and special consideration needs to come into account for performing procedures on these areas. Male Breast Reduction, Body Contouring and various facial procedures are just some of the cosmetic procedures that Dr. Duffy performs for men.
Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
In time, gravity, sun exposure and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces and necks. Deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens and becomes jowly and the neck develops loose folds and fat deposits. Facelifts counteract these signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. After surgery, some patients look 10-15 years younger.
Facelifts rejuvenate the mid- to lower face and neck and are effective in correcting such conditions as: midface sagging, deep creases under the eyes and between the nose and mouth, jowls due to loss of muscle tone, sagging areas of fat and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw.
Stitches and surgical clips are removed within a week of surgery, but the entire recovery time, including time for swelling and the stiffness of facial muscles to come down is usually 3-6 weeks. Sensation typically returns to normal within a few months and scars will become less red, raised, lumpy or itchy over time.
Many patients return to work by the third week. Camouflage cosmetics can be used to minimize the appearance of bruising.
Although rarely discussed, enlarged male breasts is a common condition. Gynecomastia affects approximately 40 to 60 percent of men. There is often no known cause for gynecomastia, although there has been some correlation with various drugs or medical conditions.
Men who feel self-conscious about their appearance are helped with breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer.
Liposuction for Men
In addition to male breast reduction, we offer liposuction for other areas of the male body at our practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Liposuction is an effective way to reduce accumulations of fat that build up naturally over time. For men, the most common problem areas include the abdomen, “love handles,” neckline, and chest area. These parts of the body tend to be particularly resistant to exercise and dieting as people age.
Men who want to re-contour their body to eliminate bulges can undergo liposuction treatment at our practice. During the procedure, Dr. Duffy uses a suction device to permanently remove excess fatty tissue from the area below the skin. Once the surgery is complete, the treated area will appear flatter and more in proportion to the rest of the body.
There are several things that may cause abdominal muscles and skin to become stretched out or slack. A abdominoplasty, can resolve this problem, providing a smoother, tighter abdomen and a slimmer-looking physique. Dr. Duffy is able to tighten loose abdominal muscles and remove excess skin from the area to reduce the appearance of a protruding or sagging belly. This procedure is best performed on men who are within a healthy weight range and have good skin elasticity. It is often helpful for men who have recently lost a significant amount of weight and can be performed in combination with a body lift or other procedures.