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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY


Posted August 13, 2019 in Male Plastic Surgery Procedures

In the age of selfies, men have to make sure they are always looking their best. To ensure this, more men than ever before are turning to plastic surgery to make their dream look a reality.

Over 1.5 million men had plastic surgery performed in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). These were men from all walks of life who were seeking ways to smooth wrinkles, tighten up loose skin, and melt away stubborn fat to look younger and feel rejuvenated.

What Do Men Want From Plastic Surgery?

Men seeking plastic surgery are typically concerned with many of the same factors women are: aging, weight gain, and body shape. While it is much more commonplace for women to look into plastic surgery, the time has finally come when men are beginning to take advantage of these procedures as well.

Statistics from a 2017 ASAPS report show that the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men are liposuction, eyelid lift surgery, breast reduction, tummy tucks, and facelifts. They are seeking out the classically masculine look: strong, defined facial and body features with a rugged edge that doesn’t look overdone.

Surgeons like Dr. Taranow can work with their patients to tailor procedures to meet any man’s specific goals.

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*Actual Patient* Results May Vary

Get Ripped: Men and Body Contouring

Liposuction can be an effective way of removing stubborn pockets of fat and improving the male physique. Sometimes, that fat accumulates around the stomach, flanks, and torso. Excess fat along the neck is also a common concern for men that liposuction can help address.

Dr. Taranow performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure, using small incisions and thin tubes to suction out fat from problem areas. Because men’s skin retains elasticity longer than women, liposuction is a very effective way to improve body contours.

Many men find liposuction to be all they need to get their desired shape, but others might need additional work to get the look they want. Body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or abdominal etching, can benefit men struggling with hanging skin or loose abdominal muscles.

In some cases, men may have enlarged breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia. Dr. Taranow offers a breast reduction procedure that can be specifically tailored to men to improve the contours of the chest.


*Actual Patient* Results May Vary

Men and Plastic Surgery: Recovery and Results

Men are not much different than women, and many of the same things women face after surgery will be the same for men. Procedures such as liposuction, breast reduction, eyelid lift, or any facial surgery can take weeks to fully heal. There will be some minor pain, swelling, bruising, and discomfort as recovery proceeds.

But as they say in the gym world, the pain is worth the gain. Plastic surgery tends to result in outcomes that last for years. Men, who tend to have thicker, more elastic skin, in particular see good results from liposuction, tummy tuck, and other body contour methods. However, even men with thinner skin will still see improvement as soon as healing is done.

When it comes to work done on the body, maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is crucial to ensuring results last as long as possible.

Interested in learning more about plastic surgery for men? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Taranow by calling our office at 212-772-2100.