Plastic Surgery for Men

If you want your breast reduced or a sharper jawline or you have been told that you always look tired at work and want to look younger… cosmetic surgery can help you.

The most common and popular cosmetic procedures for men are gynecomastia (removal of breast tissue), liposuction of the love handles, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty (nose job), chin augmentation and otoplasty (ear shaping). All of these treatments are performed in a comfortable, private and safe setting. Our surgical suite has been accredited since the late 90’s and was also the first such center in South Texas.

Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction), Man-Boobs

Gynecomastia is a word derived from the Greek meaning “woman-like breasts”. You are not alone if you have man-boobs as it affects many men. It is a condition in which the male breast tissue enlarges usually because of hormonal changes or weight gain. In addition to the estrogens many drugs can cause it such as anabolic steroids, cimetidine, heart meds like digoxin and calcium channel blockers and especially marijuana. Enlarged breasts are uncomfortable and can be socially and psychologically devastating, forcing many men not to remove their shirts. The excess volume is composed of fat and glandular tissue (milk producing tissue).

Male breast reduction can be addressed by liposuction alone or in combination with a direct excision, depending on whether the excess is caused by too much fatty or glandular tissue.

If only fat is your main component, then liposuction alone is all that is required to achieve a more attractive chest contour. Liposuction consist in vacuuming your excess fat through a tiny incision placed in your armpit. When there is also a glandular component liposuction is performed first and then a small around-the-nipple (periareolar) incision is made to remove the glandular tissue.  In extreme cases where excess skin is also an issue a breast lift would be required.

During your consultation Dr. Gentile will discuss your goals and expectations as well determine the cause of your breast enlargement.

Dr. Gentile is very experienced with both techniques. All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia in our office accredited surgical center. The procedure can last from 1 to 2 hours depending on the extent of correction required. Generally you are able to return to work with some limitations in 4-5 days but you results will not be visible for weeks. Although Dr. Gentile possesses the external ultrasound for non-surgical fat reduction, he rarely recommends it as it offers very limited improvement.

Body Contouring (Liposuction Love Handles, Chin/Neck and Abdomen)

Liposuction for men to look trimmer usually involves addressing the trunk and neck. Even men in excellent physical shape can have unattractive issues. Dr. Gentile offers a full spectrum of techniques from conventional liposuction to the laser and ultrasound lipo as well as the noninvasive external ultrasound to help sculpt your body into a more pleasing shape. These procedures have become especially popular among men in the military who wish to maintain a sleek body profile in their uniform.

For more detailed information visit the Liposuction page.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift), Facelift (Male Rejuvenation)

The eyelids are one of the first facial features to give away your age.

Whether you have droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids your eyes may have lost that youthful sparkle making you look tired even if you are rested. Facial rejuvenation procedures designed for men can be an effective way to minimize the unwanted effects produced by stress, age and sun exposure. The results achieved with male eyelid and/or face lift surgery are similar to those enjoyed by women, but the approach is quite different. Men also want to look the younger version of themselves but generally do not want big changes. With men it is important to create natural results that will improve and maintain a masculine youthfulness without being obvious.

Today Dr. Gentile uses techniques that are much more sophisticated than those used in the past with the goal to make you look like a younger version of yourself.

Blepharoplasty is the number one cosmetic surgery procedure performed on men today. It is designed to address and refresh your droopy upper eyelids and puffiness in your eyes. More and more men are choosing this procedure as a way of rejuvenating the face and eliminating signs of aging. It is performed under local or IV sedation and takes usually less than 1 hour with a short 5 day recuperation period.

See also Blepharoplasty and Facelift.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty is one of the aesthetic surgeries that can permanently and greatly improve your appearance. Most men choose to undergo Rhinoplasty for their own personal reasons but most commonly they include: improving and restoring breathing, repairing traumatic injuries or a birth defect, removing the dorsal hump or simply improving the shape and size of the nose.

You can obtain more information by visiting Rhinoplasty.

Chin Augmentation (Jawline Recontouring)

Chin Augmentation will strengthen your chin and give you a more masculine and youthful look as well an appearance of overall weight loss.

Jawline recontouring is increasingly becoming more popular among men of all ages as it is a relatively minor procedure that gives dramatic results. Chin Augmentation is often performed in conjunction with neck liposuction to balance your face and improve your profile. The procedure can be performed either under IV sedation or general anesthesia and you can generally return to work within 7 days or sooner if you decide to wear a soft neck collar.

For more info see Chin Augmentation.

Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)

If you have ears that are disproportionately large or are protruding then Otoplasty can reshape and recontour your ears. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia but you can also choose general or IV sedation. The downtime is 1 week.

Calf and Pectoral Implants

Calf and Pectoral implants are procedures to increase the size and improve the shape of your calf or your chest. The implants are custom made and inserted through an incision behind your knee for the calf or placed on the underlying fold of the pec muscle. The indication are either muscle imbalance such as underdeveloped pec or calf muscles or asymmetry secondary to trauma or birth defects as in a deformed chest or simply for personal reasons to achieve a better contour.

Most Popular Nonsurgical Procedures For Men:

Botox®

The Most Common Cosmetic Procedure In Men

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted body and facial hair in any area can cause men to be self-conscious. Laser hair removal for men is the second most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedure.

Microdermabrasion

Dermal-Filler Wrinkle Correctors, such as Juvederm