Male Body Contouring

Men are frequently affected by discreet physical changes to the chest or trunk and abdomen.

Gynecomastia – prominent focal collections of breast tissue – often results in significant cosmetic concerns to men. Although typically of no major health risk, the tissues protrude from the chest causing a displeasing or embarrassing appearance.

Liposuction is a very effective technique for removing the soft breast tissue while a small incision may be necessary to remove isolated elements of thick firm tissue. Liposuction is also often an excellent option for men with isolated collections of bothersome fat distributed throughout the abdomen, belt line or flanks (“love handles”). These areas of fat are sometimes an inherited trait and may not respond to diet, exercise or other wight-loss regimens. Abdominoplasty, or tummy-tuck, is also very effective in smoothing and refining the male abdomen particularly if the skin is loose or stretched such as after weight-loss surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate?

  • If you have excess subcutaneous fat, which is resistant to diet and exercise.
  • If you wish to change the contour of your body. Commonly involved areas are the:
    • Abdomen
    • Thighs
    • Hips
    • Waist
    • InnerKnees
    • Trunk
    • Male Chest
    • Neck
    • Chin
  • Most patients are near normal weight and desire permanent contour changes.

Intended Results

  • A permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated area of concern
  • A more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing.

Procedure Description

  • The procedure is done on an outpatient basis.
  • General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort.
  • Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposit, and excess fat is removed.

Recuperation and Healing

  • The patient goes home with a compression garment covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for 4 to 6 weeks as it helps reduce swelling and helps you to achieve the final result more quickly. Once pain and soreness decrease, it is frequently more comfortable to wear lycra or spandex exercise pants or a store bought girdle.
  • Post Operative massage is often used 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to decrease swelling, bruising, and promote healing.
  • Bruising and swelling usually resolve in 2 to 4 weeks. The final result often takes shape over 2 to 3 months.

Other Options

Insurance Guidelines

  • These procedures are usually considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance. The patient is typically responsible for the full payment.


  • The specific risk and suitability of the procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Such possible complications are best reviewed with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery.


  • No photographs are currently available for this procedure.

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Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Face Lift