Plastic surgery has never been just for women, even though much of the marketing makes it appear that way. However, more men are starting to enjoy the benefits of male plastic surgery in Virginia and seeking out treatments.
Some men might avoid plastic surgery because they fear it will be easily identifiable or that the enhancements will not maintain masculinity. Our talented board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman, understand these concerns and have been trained to identify and maintain the nuanced differences between men and women. From the minimally invasive to the more extensive, there are plenty of surgeries and treatments for men to take advantage of in our fully-accredited surgical suite.
Routine Cosmetic Surgeries Performed on Men
Although men in Virginia can receive many of the same procedures that women do, plastic surgeons can generate specific outcomes to support gender differences. Some treatments, however, are specific to the needs of men, like gynecomastia surgery.
Injections and Dermal Fillers
Men can take advantage of dermal fillers and various injectables that can reduce wrinkles and stimulate collagen growth. These can be used on the face, on the hands, or certain other areas that have increased wrinkle frequency.
Surgical Fat Removal
Liposuction removes body fat from under the skin using a thin suctioning medical device. Body sculpting is an integral part of liposuction in men and is enhanced when supplemented with a fat grafting technique. Fat grafting is a process whereby fat is removed from one location of the body and transferred to another site, improving the look of a particular muscle group. Liposuction in a man’s chest area might also involve repositioning some of the fat under the pectoral muscles to create a more sculpted look. Understanding the male anatomy and physique is critical to performing this type of surgery successfully.
Gynecomastia occurs when excess breast tissue grows in the chest area of men. Surgery to fix gynecomastia involves removing the excess fat and breast tissue while shaping the pectoral region into a more masculine presentation.
Facial Plastic Surgery for Men
Dr. Somenek can perform a number of facial plastic surgery procedures for men in Virginia in order to enhance their look.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery designed to fix drooping upper lids or under-eye bags. An incision is made along the crease of the upper eyelid to remove excess fat, muscle, or skin. With lower lids, the incision is made just under the bottom lashes or inside the lower eyelid. In addition to an improved and more youthful appearance, blepharoplasty may improve vision by removing skin that hangs enough to block peripheral vision.
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of nasal surgery, with women tending to look for perfection while men look to masculinize the nose. Trained plastic surgeons understand the unique features of the male nose and how that might affect surgical enhancement.
Losing hair is a natural part of aging for most men. Consequently, hair transplants are now a routine plastic surgery. Hair transplants now are much more sophisticated than those done in the past; we can create a natural-looking hairline with the more advanced techniques available today. Hair transplant is considered minimally invasive and done without scalpels or requiring stitches, which means recovery time is minimal.
Ask Us About the Benefits of Male Plastic Surgery in Virginia
Male plastic surgery in Virginia is growing as men realize they have options to alter their appearance in a way that meets their individual needs. As more men become patrons of local plastic surgeons, more procedures suited for the male body are available.
Find out if the procedure you have been considering is right for you by contacting us for a free consultation. We understand that information on male plastic surgery is not always abundant. Somenek + Pittman MD strives to fill that gap with highly trained plastic surgeons and friendly staff who are available to answer questions and provide detailed information.