Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes pockets of stubborn fat that cannot be eliminated with exercise and nutrition alone. Modern techniques reduce tissue trauma while maintaining a natural appearance. Male liposuction describes a series of techniques that are used by our board certified plastic surgeons to remove unwanted fat and enhance the masculine aspects of the treatment area.
Male Liposuction Benefits
More and more men in the Dallas area are learning the benefits of male liposuction. Some of the most common reasons that men consider liposuction are:
Eliminating exercise-resistant fat
Giving themselves a boost in body fat reduction that increases their drive to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle
Enhance the definition of muscles
Improving how clothes fit
Can be used to refine the results of other male plastic surgery procedures, such as a male tummy tuck
Who Is A Good Candidate For Male Liposuction?
If you are looking for a way to lose weight, male liposuction may not be right for you. You should be within 30% of your ideal weight before you are considered a good candidate for the procedure. You also need to have good skin elasticity. Otherwise, the procedure will remove fat, but leave you with sagging skin in the treatment area.
Gynecomastia… Man boobs… There are many nicknames for it. Some more suitable for publication than others. But, no matter what you call it, if you’re a man, you do not want any part of it! You hate the way it looks and the way it makes you feel and you’re ready to do something about it. Now its time to arm yourself with information in order to find the right surgeon to help take care of the issue. Gynecomastia is not simply an abundance of fat in the chest area that liposuction can deal with effectively. Fat is just the half of it. The other half is the breast gland itself. Yes. Men have glandular tissue in the chest that can respond to hormone changes and increase in size. In rare cases, the glandular tissue of the male breast can even develop cancer just as it can in women. Surgery to correct gynecomastia is becoming more and more popular for men. However, in monitoring question and answer sites like RealSelf.com, it is evident that men are reporting having disappointing results from their surgery. To properly address gynecomastia, attention must be paid to both the fatty and glandular components of the condition. Liposuction alone can address the fat, but liposuction alone will not completely treat gynecomastia. The glandular component must also be removed to give satisfying results. The surgeons at Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas are the only When meeting with a surgeon, ask him or her what the plan is to deal with the gland. The gland must be directly removed to completely treat gynecomastia. Typically, this entails an incision along the lower half of the nipple/areola complex (NAC). This allows access to the glandular tissue to be directly removed. Great! Problem is, it can leave the NAC looking “operated on”. Effective, aesthetic treatment of gynecomastia requires an experienced surgeon and is Board Certified by the Society of Plastic Surgeons At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, We are the only facility in the state of Texas that can offer our patients no visible scar on the chest wall and in most cases, no “drainage tubes” are necessary. We SPECIALIZE in gynecomastia surgery and revision of gynecomastia surgery. Give us a call and let’s talk about it..!
J. Michael Morrissey, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Gynecomastia Surgery http://www.drmorrissey.net
To Have A Private, State Licensed, Accredited Surgery Center AKA: Ambulatory Surgery Center
When Deciding To Have Surgical Procedures On Yourself Or A Loved One, It Is Important That You Feel Confident In Knowing That Patient Safety And The Facility Standards For Care Are Amongst The Main Priorities For Both The Surgeon As Well As The Surgical Facility
The founder of: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, Robert D. Wilcox, M.D. had our private Surgery Center “Plano Center for Surgical Arts” built from the ground up with the determination to ensure the facility would be built and constructed per state and federal licensing requirements. In order to construct a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center, extensive work was done to follow requirements outlined by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services as well as the even more stringent regulations required by the Centers for Medicare Services. All aspects of patient care were addressed including the importance of a strict infection control program, close attention to patient and fire safety and ensuring an adequate and well-trained medical staff. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center meets all OSHA requirements and continues to research and implement all new and updated recommendations and requirements published by these regulatory agencies. This also includes updating, informing and training for all staff members involved in the care of our patients in accordance with the facility policies. Dr. Wilcox in conjunction with his Practice Administrator and Surgical Director work together to remain current and up to date on any elevated safety recommendations and standards. By exceeding the recommendations of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in any implementations made, this allows our facility to meet the requirements of Medicare accreditation. The Medicare accreditation is a key component that sets our facility standards apart.
Environmental standards play an important role in patient safety. This includes terminal cleaning of our surgical facility each operational day. This process includes, removing all surgical equipment from the Operating Rooms, Recovery Room, and Pre-Operative holding areas, sanitizing every surface including ceilings, walls, flooring, any attached cabinets and counter tops. The equipment that is removed from these areas must also be sanitized from top to bottom (including electrical cords) prior to being placed back in to these patient care areas. This process is also completed on another level throughout the day after the completion of each procedure and prior to the next surgery. We have a team of Certified Environmental Specialists that have been providing us with their expert services to ensure every aspect of infection control is practiced in detail.
Another key component that was implemented into the construction of our onsite surgery center is possitive pressure air flow. What this means is the filtered air flow throughout the Surgery Center will only flow to the outside and is unable to recirculate back into the surgery center. This minimizes germ contamination that may be flowing through the HVAC system including the air flow that is created within the surgery center. In laymen’s terms, every sectioned area within the surgery center has only one-way travel “air flow”.
Fire safety was extremely important starting with architectural configuration of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas as well as the onsite Ambulatory Surgery Center “Plano Center for Surgical Arts”. Dr. Wilcox worked closely with the fire departments prevention and inspection service departments to ensure the facility met the highest standards. This was a huge part of the construction process. Firewalls were built within and surrounding the surgery center in a strategic manner, meeting the regulations to prevent the spread of any fire situation. In the event of a fire, the fire would be contained within the area the fire was ignited. These same regulations hold true for any possible flammable items within the surgery center such as the patient divider curtains in recovery and the pre-operative holding rooms. All of our staff members that join our practice must complete a fire safety drill by performing live demonstrations and a written test. This is a requirement upon new hires. It is also a requirement to complete a yearly written test as well as a practiced fire drill.
Our Ambulatory Surgery Center “Plano Center for Surgical Arts” is also equipped with a backup generator. In the case of any weather conditions and environmental hazards that cause power failure, all surgical equipment and electrical services remain intact and will continue functioning as normal without interruption.
The “Gold” Standards of Our Ambulatory Surgery Center:
• All staff members have been trained and are current in advanced care life support certification. • Our Facility is a private facility that also offers the option for private aftercare if needed or requested. • Procedures performed at our surgery center are elective and have been chosen by the patient. Each patient’s health is pre-screened therefore, our surgery center is not exposed to sick patients or contamination found in acute care facilities.
Every aspect in a patient’s life, including stress, nourishment, environment, general health, and personal situations can be a contributor to the success of any surgery including the recovery process. The staff here at Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas and the onsite Ambulatory Surgery Center are experienced and well trained with the purpose of supporting our patient’s safety and desired outcomes. We want our patient’s to feel confident in knowing you are in the best facility and receiving the best care possible. Your safety comes first and it is our priority. Any stress we can relieve in making your surgical decision is a step towards a successful surgery and recovery process.
Displeased with the results of your gynecomastia surgery? You are not alone. Gynecomastia surgery, like all surgery, is all about attention to detail. The details, in this case, are identifying and treating each component of what comprises gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast typically has three major components.
The first is the fatty component. This is typically approached effectively by the surgeon with liposuction. A small incision is made, fluid containing local anesthetic and a vasoconstricting agent is injected into the area, and a cannula is used to remove the fatty component of the gynecomastia and contour the chest to a masculine appearance. The second component, which is often overlooked or undertreated by surgeons, is the glandular component. The glandular material cannot be treated adequately with liposuction alone, whether it be conventional suction assisted liposuction or ultrasonic or laser liposuction.
To adequately address the glandular component, the gland must be removed. This means separating the gland from the skin above it and from the pectoralis major muscle beneath it. The goal of surgery is to remove the fat and the glandular material between the skin and the muscle and then encourage the skin to redrape over the muscle properly. This is typically achieved with a compression vest and foam material to compress the skin on to the muscle. This also helps prevent complications such as hematoma or fluid collection under the skin.
The final component of gynecomastia is the diameter of the areola. In most cases of gynecomastia, the areola is enlarged and puffy. By thinning the sub areolar tissue, the puffiness will be addressed and typically the areola will shrink. If you think you may have gynecomastia or are displeased with the results of previous surgery, call to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Gynecomastia revision surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under a general anesthetic. and takes 1-1.5 hours in experienced hands. Recovery time is usually 3-4 weeks with restriction of arm movement for the first week.
J. Michael Morrissey, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Gynecomastia surgery.
Being a parent, it is my responsibility to teach my kids to be confident and that confidence isn’t all about outward appearance. I am personally not a proponent of aesthetic plastic surgery for minors. But as a father of boys, I feel very empathetic towards boys and young men with gynecomastia. It is the only aesthetic surgery I perform on minors. And if my boys are ever candidates for this procedure and have the desire, I would fully support their decision, even as teens, to have gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia, often referred to derisively as ‘man-boobs’, is endemic in the United States. While gynecomastia can be associated with excess body mass and obesity, many males I see for gynecomastia reduction surgery are not overweight but simply have experienced the spontaneous proliferation of fibrous breast tissue on one or both sides of their chest, for reasons that medical science currently cannot fully explain.
For young men and teens with gynecomastia, the problem can create a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and social withdrawal. With breast area enlargement, a boy gradually becomes insecure about his appearance without a shirt or even in workout clothing. They begin to avoid social situations in which their chest appearance is obvious (the gym, the pool, pickup games), and sometimes come to avoid sporting activity of any kind. This can potentially damage their psychosocial development and has a profoundly negative effect on their sense of well-being and quality of life.
There are many theories as to why there has been such a dramatic increase in the incidence of gynecomastia over the last few decades. Some believe it is because of the increase pro-estrogenic hormones and chemical compounds such as antibiotics in meat and dairy products, and/or chemicals that we are exposed to in the environment (building materials, flame retardants, pesticides, etc). No one can be absolutely certain what has caused the significant increase in gynecomastia, but I see enough gynecomastia patients with a normal body weight to know for certain that it is not simply due to the rising incidence of obesity.
Gynecomastia patients are among the happiest with their results. They are not only pleased with the enhancement of their personal appearance after surgery, but also become better integrated socially. The outcome of surgery can be truly life changing, with young men immediately more socially confident and more socially active.
One very grateful set of parents recently shared with me that their son, who would never even remove his shirt around his family in the privacy of their home, was so happy with his improved appearance that he was frequently shirtless around the house, was back to hanging out with his buddies at the pool and was thinking of trying out for soccer for the upcoming school year. This kind of story is very typical of the adolescent male patient who has undergone gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Miguel Delgado and his staff recently welcomed Dr. Ivan Puah from Singapore to Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, to further hone his surgical skills in gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Miguel Delgado shared clinical and surgeries cases with Dr. Ivan Puah. Both doctors exchanged experiences on cases they have seen and performed, including post-surgery complications, surgical approaches, and more.
It was rewarding for Dr. Ivan Puah to receive one-on-one mentorship from Dr. Miguel Delgado in gynecomastia surgeries as well as observation of liposuction and a tummy tuck procedure. At the clinic, Dr. Ivan Puah had the opportunity to observe consultations, pre-operative patients, and management of post-operative patients who were having drain and suture removal.
Dr. Ivan Puah has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years with training in various disciplines including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, dermatology, and many more. Since the establishment of his medical aesthetic practice, Amaris B. Clinic in 2004, Dr. Ivan Puah has been performing various types of surgical body sculpting procedures such as laserlipolysis, liposuction, VASER® Lipo, fat grafting, and gynecomastia.
Dr. Ivan Puah is a certified VASER® practitioner, obtaining his VASER® Body Sculpting training in Colorado and Argentina. In Singapore, he is accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Health to perform surgical body sculpting procedures.
“Gynecomastia is the top main concern for male patients in Singapore. As a doctor, it is important to provide patients with honest, ethical advice, as they put their trust in you; while managing their expectations realistically, working with them on achieving the results they want,” explains Dr. Ivan Puah.
We asked Dr. Ivan Puah on his key takeaway from the training, and he stated, “It was a very fruitful trip. Although I have been performing gynecomastia surgery for years, I am extremely humbled to have the opportunity to receive further training and to be mentored personally by Dr. Miguel Delgado, who is an expert in this field. He is very approachable, yet professional, and always ready to give advice. I look forward to more learning opportunities with Dr. Miguel Delgado in the near future.”
Gynecomastia.org, a popular educational online site, set up by Dr. Miguel Delgado and his team, is dedicated to providing comprehensive information for males who are facing issues with manboobs.
“I am glad that gynecomastia.org offers a platform for patients to share their experiences, research for the right information for their specific concerns and treatment options. To be listed on the doctor’s panel provides physicians like myself another useful channel to communicate and offer appropriate advice,” says Dr. Ivan Puah.
Visit https://www.gynecomastia.org/ to learn more about gynecomastia. To learn more about Dr. Ivan Puah, visit his biography here.