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How Does Male Plastic Surgery Differ From Female Plastic Surgery?

Posted May 29, 2020 in Male Plastic Surgery

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How Is Male Breast Reduction Different Than Breast Reduction for Women?

How Is Male Abdominal Etching Different Than Tummy Tuck Surgery for Women? 

What Makes the Male Facelift Right for My Masculine Features?

It is no surprise that there is an increasing number of men seeking plastic surgery. In the modern age of social media and fast-paced tech industries, it is more pressing to look energetic, hardworking, and athletically fit.

Thanks to advancements in medicine and the increase of healthy habits, such as diet and exercise, men are living longer than ever before, prompting the pursuit of treatments that allow them to look as good as they feel. Luckily, forward-thinking doctors like Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand are providing new ways to approach traditional plastic surgeries, modifying and perfecting them for masculine aesthetics and male values.

Young couple running on beach. Man enjoying run with no shirt on after male breast reduction-img-blog

Featured below are some of the many plastic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand. Whether you need male breast reduction to get rid of the dreaded “man boob” or want to bring out the athleticism and firm look in your abs, the goals of male procedures are always guided by the unique physiological differences and the ideals of male attractiveness.

“How Is Male Breast Reduction Different Than Breast Reduction for Women?

Male breast reduction is uniquely designed to reduce the excess fat and skin tissue present in the male chest. This brings definition to the pectoral muscles for a more athletic and lean physique. Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a common occurrence in men that can cause chafing at the gym or emotional distress when removing your shirt at the beach. Unlike a woman’s breast reduction (which tends to leave visible scarring), male breast reduction is designed to show off your newly sculpted chest without significant scarring, encouraging men to find empowerment in the masculinity of their self-image with or without a shirt.

Results of male breast reduction

How Is Male Abdominal Etching Different Than Tummy Tuck Surgery for Women?

While both men and women want to achieve a trim and slim abdominal contours, their physiological differences and aesthetic preferences require slightly different approaches to tummy tuck surgery. Many women consider tummy tuck surgery to address the changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth; men obviously do not have the same concerns. Women often look at tummy tuck surgery as a way to repair their midsection, while men consider it to sculpt and define an athletic physique.

Male abdominoplasty (tummy tuck/abdominal etching) is specifically designed to reduce the excess fat and tissue present in the abdominal area so that you can achieve a leaner and more muscular-looking frame. Men who receive the masculine version of a tummy tuck discover a better quality of life with the restored tightness of their abdominal wall. Male tummy tuck surgery can reveal the abs you had worked hard for in the gym but couldn’t fully uncover no matter the amount of exercise or diet you committed to.

Tummy Tuck before and after results

With the aid of Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand’s artistry, you will find that the incisions that make this revolutionary technique possible are tough to find (as they are well hidden low on the stomach). To realize even greater results in the reduction of fat in the midsection, you may combine this specialized tummy tuck with liposuction to further enhance those chiseled abs that you dream of having.

What Makes the Male Facelift Right for My Masculine Features?

Men and women encounter the same issues when it comes to an aging face, such as loose skin, deep wrinkles, or heavy jowls. Still, men have the unique challenges of desiring strong features and bold edges without looking overly feminine.

Facelift surgery highlights feminine or masculine features, so appropriate techniques must be performed to ensure that the right elements are accentuated.

Traditionally, men desire more squared-off faces with prominent chins and strong jawlines. Women usually prefer more oval faces with high cheekbones. The techniques used during a facelift can make these preferences a reality.

Often, a male facelift is combined with a neck lift to create an even stronger masculine definition of the chin and jawline. Now you might be thinking: Won’t I look like I’ve got work done? Not quite. One reason more men are getting facelift surgery is that they are becoming increasingly less noticeable. Conservative approaches have allowed men to maintain their natural and authentic characteristics while enhancing striking angular contours.


Interested in Learning More?

While the goals of plastic surgery are the same regardless of gender (to improve aesthetic contours and enhance physical comfort), the techniques and approaches have to be tailored towards men or women so that results are not overly feminized or masculinized. It takes a skilled and trained surgeon to accomplish this, a surgeon like Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand.

If you are interested in learning more about the male plastic surgery procedures offered by Careaga Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, or have more questions about the differences in male plastic surgery, call us at (305) 960-7511 or fill out our online contact form.


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