Male Body Contouring
A lot of men have embraced the idea of getting plastic surgery in Toronto. Male body contouring is one of the more sought after consultations and Dr. Goldberg has been active in making sure his patients get the best advice and procedures based on their goals.
With that in mind we sat down and spoke with Dr. Goldberg about his experience and expertise in male body contouring.
Do you see an increase in men having body contouring surgery?
Over the course of my practice, I’ve seen a fairly significant increase in male body contouring. The most common procedures that men will have are removal of male breasts, and also liposuction around the flanks and love handle area. That’s a particular problem area for men is the spare tire around the tummy and the flanks, and even with weigh loss most men still have this as a problem that they can’t get rid of. So men often come in to have that done, even when they are fairly fit or athletic.
Who is a good candidate for body contouring?
The ideal candidate for body contouring is someone who has reached a point that they are reasonably close to their ideal body weight or their goal body weight. It’s important to remember that body contouring is about that. It’s about contour and shape, it’s not about weight loss. So the patients that are ideal are those that are reasonably close to their ideal body weight and also have good quality skin. So if somebody has had a lot of weight loss for example and has loose skin, they are not a good candidate for liposuction. Those patients would more likely be candidates for things like tummy tuck or other procedures which tighten skin.
What is the recovery time for body contouring?
It can vary but generally speaking you can expect that there will be about 5 days of down time. Patients can start exercise at 2 weeks and they can start heavy exercise and go back to their normal routine by around 4 weeks.
What are the most popular procedures for men in general?
The most popular surgery is gynecomastia (male breast removal), and the next most common is liposuction around the mid section. Also, men are more commonly coming for thing like facelift and eyelid surgery. Usually patients who come for facial rejuvenation are business oriented, corporate men who are in sales and are looking to refresh so that they can keep up their workplace and business.