Cosmetic surgery is booming. According to world representative body IMCAS, US $11.6 billion will be spent worldwide by providers just on equipment and materials alone this year. Helping to drive the demand for procedures is an increasing number of men wanting to enhance their appearance and confidence. Here are three of the main concerns men are hoping to address by going under the knife:
1 – Man boobs (gynecomastia)
The Australian Financial Review reported in January this year that more and more males are undergoing surgery to reduce the size of their breasts.
Gynecomastia can affect up to 70 per cent of men – regardless of fitness – at some stage of their lives and is often caused by hormonal imbalances that cause the glandular tissue in the breast to grow. Other causes can include a reaction to some drugs such as antibiotics in addition to cannabis use, which stimulates the production of the female hormone estrogen.
While previously, many men suffered in silence, they are increasingly seeking out a surgical solution to the problem. Newer surgical techniques mean procedures have become less intrusive, allowing patients to undergo day surgery with less recovery time. The lessening of the stigma around the condition has also led to more men seeking help.
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2 – Love handles
Similarly to gynecomastia, love handles can be an unwelcome permanent presence on the lower back regardless of fitness, eating habits or frequency of exercise.
Love handles can lead to lower confidence about one’s appearance, particularly in the summer months when we are more likely to be shirtless at the beach, but they can also affect how clothes fit all year round.
There are options for men wanting to get rid of stubborn love handles. Once considered a procedure mostly undertaken by women, liposuction is becoming a more common remedy for men who want to increase their confidence and feel better in their own skin.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves the body’s contours and proportion by removing excess fat deposits to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. It has been around for a long time and is a very useful option for many corrective and aesthetic situations, including unwanted love handles.
3 – Tummy tucks
Men are increasingly turning to another procedure more historically associated with women – the tummy tuck.
Many men who put on, and then subsequently lose weight find that no matter how much exercise they put in, a layer of fat (and often loose skin) remains that can only be corrected surgically. Such a procedure is not for men who still carry excess weight. Other men simply want to tone and sculpt their physique further.
There are a variety of techniques and every patient will have individual needs. Most procedures will entail the tightening of the abdominal muscles and removal of excess skin. Others will include liposuction to the waist or even skin etching to create the illusion of a six pack. Often, clients want to know how much does it cost to get a tummy tuck. Our procedures are very much tailored to the individual, so it’s best to contact Dr Yunaev and the team for an indicative cost. No matter what the procedure, however, it is imperative to have realistic expectations of the end result. Click here for more info about tummy tuck surgery in Sydney.
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With locations in east and inner west Sydney and in the Southern Highlands, finding a gynecomastia surgery clinic that’s conveniently located is simpler than ever. We are located in:
• Potts Point
• Bella Vista