Plastic surgery for men in the NYC tri-state area,
tailored to their unique needs and goals
The face of plastic surgery is changing. These procedures have never been more widely accepted among men. While male patients can benefit from many of the same treatments as their female counterparts, men and women generally have anatomical differences and different treatment-oriented goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan, is experienced with developing treatment plans that incorporate these differences. Such experience and skill results in plastic surgery for men in the NYC tri-state area that addresses each patient’s unique challenges and features, and gets desirable outcomes – a more youthful, vigorous and healthier-looking you.
Putting your best face forward
The most common men’s plastic surgery procedures include rhinoplasties to reshape the nose and blepharoplasties to awaken the eyes. Generally, women’s skin is thinner than men’s skin. So, the effects of aging may be noticeable earlier among female patients; for instance, women may have visible crow’s feet around their eyes starting in the mid-20s. Men may not notice such effects for another 5 to 10 years. While the effects of aging show up later, a man’s face, changes can be dramatic; for example, large, thick furrows around the eyes may need to be improved with a surgical eyelift. Often, Edmund Kwan, MD’s male patients first notice deep frown lines on the forehead. A brow lift combined with blepharoplasty corrects bags or furrows above and under the eyes.
Likewise, nonsurgical treatments like Botox prevent expression lines from arising or minimize the appearance of existing wrinkles. Injectable Botox relaxes the muscles; they can’t contract and make worry or frown lines.
Symmetry is a characteristic shared by attractive men and attractive women. Yet, Dr. Kwan knows the differences between characteristics male patients generally covet versus those female patients perceive as desirable. Likewise, men tend to have comparatively stronger ligaments and supportive tissues, larger faces and bulkier necks, and more vascular skin than women, and male patients frequently request more rugged features, such as:
- Prominent brow ridges
- Deep-set eyes
- Squared-off and angular jaws
- Heavier jawlines
These results may be achieved with a needle or scalpel. Injectable dermal fillers add volume in the tear troughs and upper cheek, correcting a gaunt or hollowed-out appearance. Dr. Kwan can also inject a small quantity of fat into sunken upper eyelids or the lower eyelid region where prominent wrinkles form. Patients also benefit from simulated results of facial procedures, courtesy of the Vectra 3D imaging system, as well as Dr. Kwan’s extensive experience with patients representing a diverse array of ethnic backgrounds.
Boosting body confidence
The fastest-growing procedures to contour men’s bodies include liposuction and abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck). Sex-specific fat refers to differences between how men and women gain weight. Women tend to store fat around the hips and thighs; men often dislike their potbellies and love handles.
Stubborn, localized fat may be reduced with liposuction. Accessed through small incisions, fat is suctioned out through a hollow tube or cannula. Thick and elastic skin shrinks down and conforms nicely to most men’s newfound lean and athletic contours.
If you’re among men with laxity caused by significant weight loss, you may be a better candidate for abdominoplasty. Liposuction doesn’t tighten loose skin. Tummy tucks are versatile; excess fat and skin may be removed and weakened or separated muscles may be restored for a smoother, firmer six pack. Liposuction combined with abdominoplasty improves love handles. Both procedures are suitable for men who have consistently been at or near their healthy goal weight. Men with substantial intra-abdominal fat can benefit from diet and exercise or weight loss surgeries.
Male patients frequently request this treatment due to enlarged breast tissue or gynecomastia. This condition peaks at around the ages of 50 to 80 due to hormonal swings. Some men may have a genetic propensity to develop larger, prominently shaped breasts. Prescription and non-prescription medications can also throw hormones out-of-whack, resulting in excess breast tissue. It’s estimated that up to half of American men will have some degree of gynecomastia in their lifetimes.
Liposuction may be recommended after discussing factors such as potential underlying medical conditions, risk factors, and medications. Excess fat is removed through tiny incisions made on both sides of the chest at the edge of the areola or in the armpit.
Men with severe gynecomastia may benefit from reduction mammoplasty. A larger amount of glandular tissue and skin are removed via incisions located around the areola or in natural chest creases. The areola itself may be reduced and the nipple repositioned for more natural contours.
Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Done By Dr. Kwan
Improved confidence awaits
There are limitations to addressing nuances between men and women. Ultimately, there is only one you. Call to schedule your personalized consultation at one of Edmund Kwan, MD’s three locations in Manhattan, Queens and Fort Lee, NJ – exceptional expertise without the cost-prohibitive NYC-area price tag.
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From eyelifts to body contouring with lipo or a tummy tuck, plastic surgery procedures have never been more popular among men who want to look and feel their best!
Contact Edmund Kwan, M.D. for surgical (and nonsurgical) treatments tailored to men’s unique characteristics and goals. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kwan in NYC (Manhattan), Queens (Flushing), and New Jersey (Fort Lee)