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Common Topics Discussed With Men Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Common Topics Discussed With Men Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Men have not been left out of cosmetic surgery consideration. Their need for a youthful, energetic appearance has not been ignored. Here are some of the common topics and men’s cosmetic procedures we discuss with men on a regular basis.

  1. Liposuction:

Liposuction procedures are just as common in men as in women. The areas addressed most often are abdomen, hips, neck, and chest. Frequently, large breasts (gynecomastia) can be addressed with simple liposuction. We use a variety of liposuction techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation to achieve maximum skin conformity after removal of subcutaneous fat. A discussion in regard to areas appropriate for liposuction and ones more appropriately treated with noninvasive techniques such as Cool Sculpting can be carried out at the time of consultation.

  1. Gynecomastia:

Sometimes suction alone is not adequate to relieve gynecomastia. Open procedures are available to resect breast tissue for men. These leave minimal scars and produce pleasing results. These procedures may be covered by insurance, though only by evaluation and preauthorization can one make that determination.

  1. Rhinoplasty:

A series of procedures for nose re-shaping is similarly popular for men. The airway is of prime concern. Exercise tolerance is improved dramatically with an open nasal airway. Techniques for changing the shape of the nose, keeping it masculine in appearance, are practiced regularly. Again, planning such procedures with photographs helps achieve the desired results for both function and appearance.

  1. Eyelid surgery:

Eyelid surgery is both functional and cosmetic. When the upper lids become redundant, hanging over the lashes and obstructing the visual field, there is a strong functional component. Relief of that problem is achieved by resecting the skin and muscle redundancies. Lower eyelids can be addressed in a separate setting or at the same time. Frequently, “bags” are found on the lower lids. These can be removed as their cause is herniated fat from around the eyeball. Redundant skin can be excised and a more youthful appearance is achieved. Sometimes brow lift surgery is combined and endoscopic techniques with incisions above the hairline make those procedures much more acceptable without visible scarring.

  1. Face and neck lifts:

Face and neck lifts are tailored for men in different ways from these procedures for women. This has to do with the hair-bearing skin on the face and our desire to make sure that no hair-bearing skin is brought to inappropriate places. Sometimes a direct excision of the neck is beneficial for men. It may leave a scar but that scar fades well considering the bearded nature of the neck skin. In any event, careful consultation with a description of a patients desires and their expectations will help determine the most appropriate procedures.

All of our non-invasive techniques including the use of Botox and Filler injectables and as mentioned the use of cool sculpt are all appropriate for men and are carried out for them on a regular basis.


In short, many of the procedures that are more commonly associates in our practice for women are modified and tailored for our male population and it is no longer a secret that men are just as interested in a youthful and healthy appearance as are women.

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Here are two quick examples of men procedures completed

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  • Lisa Turner
    Lisa Turner

    Hands down this is the most amazing plastic surgery office! No haggling and Dr. Jacobs will not perform a surgery if the scar exceeds the benefit. His words exactly which is exactly what I want to know ahead of time not after the surgery is done. Dr. Jacobs is a phenomenal surgeon and I trust him 150%. Felecia his nurse is as wonderful as Dr. Jacobs!!

  • I visited Dr. Johnathan Jacob's Office to see about getting a Lipoma removed from my upper left shoulder. After meeting Dr. Jacob's he discussed with me what needed to be done to remove it. I was very happy with the surgery and how good a surgeon he is. I was very satisfied with the procedure and the outcome. I was happy with his staff also they took good care of me. ???

  • Karolyn Lea
    Karolyn Lea

    I am very pleased with Dr. Alspaugh and staff. I appreciate his honesty and his ability to give good advice. He was very professional and made sure I was comfortable. I’m looking forward to working hard and encouraged to start on this new journey to improve my look and my health...all in one. He’s so amazing.

  • Charity Wilder
    Charity Wilder

    Felicia is the absolute BEST. If you enjoy the feeling when people say, “You look too young to have a 19 year old.” Then book an appointment with Felicia immediately. She’s the sweetest human being on the planet and excellent at her job.

  • Love the staff!! They are so friendly and take time with you to really listen to your needs. Highly recommend!!

  • Julie Jackson
    Julie Jackson

    'My experiences at Associates in Plastic Surgery have all been outstanding. I have been a patient for more than 10 years. Dr. John Alspaugh is pleasant, patient and very informative. He listens to you and your concerns. I am always very happy with the results. Cheryl, his nurse is amazing! Go see her! She is sweet and knowledgeable. She eases my nerves and answers all of my questions and concerns. She even makes me laugh. Wonderful, caring staff.