Male Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Thanks to the rising popularity of male plastic surgery in Jacksonville, men are becoming more and more familiar with plenty of cosmetic surgery options. These days, body sculpting surgery for men is a common way to achieve better contours and improved muscle tone. From sculpting to dermal fillers, Dr. James Hardy performs a wide variety of procedures for male patients.

Your Consultation

Your initial consultation with Dr. Hardy will involve a physical examination of your areas of concern. This will be carried out in a private, comfortable setting. Your medical history will be thoroughly reviewed, including all of your current medications, past surgeries, and pre-existing conditions.

Your expectations and cosmetic goals will be discussed. Once you have chosen a procedure, it will be discussed in detail. Finally, a customized treatment approach will be formulated to achieve the desired outcome.

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures

coolsculptingCoolSculpting for Men

Dr. James Hardy is proud to offer Coolsculting for men. Discover how to freeze away fat with the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure. Perfect for those who have selective areas that need trimming when exercise and diet alone is not enough. Coolsculpting can target stubborn fat in the areas that bother you the most; as in abdomen, flanks or under chin. Transform your body after a series of Coolscultping and see the difference. No surgery, no downtime and FDA cleared. Schedule on your lunch hour and see proven results fast.

You can be a candidate if:

  • You have targeted areas on your body that need trimming; flanks, abdomen, neck, etc.
  • Diet and exercise is not enough
  • Want no surgery nor downtime
  • Want fast proven results
  • Completely private

What to expect during the procedure:

During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.

What to expect after the procedure:

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Everyone is different and results will vary depending on your body type, health and fitness routine. Results can be as early as one month and will vary.

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Breast Reduction for MenBreast Reduction for Men

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as breast reduction can reduce the overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can be a result of heredity or hormonal changes. In some cases, Breast Reduction in men can help eliminate excess breast tissue after severe weight loss. This may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola.  In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.

You can be a candidate if:

  • You have excess localized fat
  • Enlarged glandular tissue development
  • Excess breast skin due to weight loss
  • Presence of unilaterally or bilaterally
  • Want a more contoured masculine chest

What to expect during procedure:

Liposuction is a technique that is commonly used , requiring an insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions for a controlled motion to loosen fat by removing it through a vacuum suction. Excision technique is also used, depending on the goal when repositioning is needed for a more natural male contour. Dr. Hardy will determine the best possible option for you.

Recovery from male breast reduction:

To reduce your recovery time, Dr. Hardy will provide you with post-operative instructions calling for plenty of rest and limited movement to speed up the healing process. Post-surgical bandages are applied immediately following breast reduction surgery to aid the healing process by minimizing movement of the breasts. Any pain surgery can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers or milder prescription medications allowing you to get back to your normal routine in no time.

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liposuctionLiposuction for Men

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a body-sculpting procedure utilized by a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising. This cosmetic surgery can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during fat reduction surgery. Liposuction results in a slimmer, targeting specific areas especially in men.

This cosmetic procedure effectively reduces love handles, saddlebags, a double chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits.

Ideal candidates for liposuction are men who are already in good physical condition but are struggling with stubborn areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight loss substitution. It is, however, a tool for a trained plastic surgeon to use as a body sculpting technique that can produce fantastic results.

Popular reasons in men for Considering Liposuction

  • Back
  • Chin and neckline
  • Abdominal and flanks
  • Areas for Proportioned Figure

General Procedure for Liposuction

Liposuction is performed by a plastic surgeon using general anesthesia with the patient asleep during surgery. Depending upon the location of the trouble area, the cosmetic surgeon may choose to numb the area with local anesthesia and the patient remains awake during the liposuction procedure. The plastic surgeon will insert a narrow tube or cannula that will be used to vacuum out fatty tissue from beneath the skin. During your liposuction surgery or ultrasonic liposuction procedure, Dr. Hardy will determine the correct amount of fat to be removed.

There are several techniques for liposuction that Dr. Hardy makes available to his patients. As a cosmetic surgeon, he performs both traditional liposuction and vaser liposelection. Traditional liposuction involves the suction of fat from problem areas after a solution has been injected to minimize the discomfort and bruising associated with the cosmetic surgery. Vaser liposelection allows the plastic surgeon to use gentle ultrasound waves (ultrasonic liposuction) to dissolve the troublesome fat particles prior to being evacuated with suction. Together with Dr. Hardy, you can decide whether traditional liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction is best for you.

Recovery Process from Liposuction

New techniques allow today’s plastic surgeon to select methods for faster recovery from liposuction surgery. The length of time actually required for the recovery after traditional liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction will depend on how extensive of an operation that you undergo. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the overall recovery process. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the liposuction surgery, depending upon which areas are selected for the liposuction procedure. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with liposuction surgery. In most cases, this can be treated effectively with oral medication. Dr. Hardy will outline your recovery process prior to your cosmetic surgery.

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Abdominal EtchingAbdominal Etching

More than your standard Liposuction, Abdominal Etching is a liposuction technique that creates chiseled abs according to your structure. Dr. Hardy very precisely will suction fat from the abdomen’s superficial and deep layers to accentuate a patient’s natural abdominal lines. Results can be well defined or more smooth and round, depending on preference.

You can be a candidate if:

  • Exercise and healthy diet is not enough and have certain resistant areas of fat in abdomen
  • Want that chiseled six pack and muscular definition
  • It’s best for men in good or moderate weight

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Buttocks Implant AugmentationButtocks Implant Augmentation

Buttock Augmentation with implants improves the contour, size and shape of the buttocks. This has become a popular procedure in men when they want to achieve a more fuller, toned buttock. The procedure consist of an implantation of a silicone implant especially made for the buttocks, inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side. The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type and your surgeon’s recommendations.  The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible.

General procedure for Buttock Implants

After  a consultation with Dr, Hardy, you will determine the size and placement of implant. An incision will be made towards the top of both sides of the upper buttocks or toward the bottom in both of the gluteal creases (the areas where your “cheeks” meet the top of the thighs), incisions between both cheeks (hidden in the crease) or with one incision placed down the center of the sacrum, or the crease between the buttocks. The length of the incision and scar is directly related to the affected areas. Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

Recovery process after buttocks Implant Augmentation

Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for a fuller butt. Results of this surgery are permanent.

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Male ServicesInjectables for Men

More men are considering cosmetics alternatives like Botox and derma fillers to look esthetically younger. Botox® treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical injections of a botulinum toxin that was developed specifically to treat signs of facial aging by reducing the visual signs of wrinkles. Dr. Hardy will select the appropriate injection sites based on the area of aged skin to be treated. Common areas for Botox® treatments include the horizontal forehead wrinkles, the vertical frown line between the eyebrows and the “crow’s feet” around the eyes. It’s no wonder that Botox® has become the treatment of choice for cosmetic correction of facial wrinkles. It is the best non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation, and can produce phenomenal results.

Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:

  • Aged Facial Features – Excessive facial wrinkles cause unnecessary look of old age.
  • Forehead Wrinkles – Large wrinkles or furrows can develop in forehead skin.
  • Crow’s Feet – Small wrinkles around your eyes cause wrinkles-on-wrinkles look.
  • Frown Lines – A vertical line or indentation of skin between your eyebrows.
  • General Botox Treatment Procedure

Dr. Hardy will identify wrinkled areas of the face where the skin furrows are causing the patient’s face to have an aged appearance. By injecting small amounts of Botox® just below the skin, the wrinkle is relaxed and the facial skin begins to smooth out. Although Botox® is not a permanent solution, the cosmetic effects produced by the underlying relaxed facial muscles will typically last between three to six months. At that time, the patient may choose to visit Dr. Hardy and repeat the Botox® injections in his Jacksonville plastic surgery office to block the nerve impulses that cause their forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.

Recovery from Botox Treatments

After most Botox treatments, the patient can immediately return to their normal activities with a few common-sense restrictions. Following the post-procedure guidelines you’re given, can dramatically reduce the length and intensity of your recovery period. Naturally, you should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, sweating unnecessarily, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for the first 4 hours after the injections.

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Cost of Male Plastic Surgery

The cost of male plastic surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the procedure performed. Two or more surgeries can be combined to achieve desired results, which can affect the overall price.

Cost may also be impacted by anesthetic fees and various surgical fees. Due to the individualized nature of these procedures, price is usually discussed during the consultation session.

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To find out which male plastic surgery procedure in Jacksonville is best for you, contact James Hardy Plastic Surgery. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about the benefits of each cosmetic treatment.