New Jersey Male Cosmetic Procedures
Gynecomastia is a common condition that affects nearly half of all men, resulting in localized fat and/or glandular tissue in the breasts. For most cases of NJ gynecomastia, the cause is unknown, but this condition may be linked to certain medications or diseases. Many men are embarrassed by this condition and seek treatment to achieve a smooth, contoured chest through male breast reduction.
New Jersey male breast reduction may be performed using liposuction, open surgery or a combination of the two, depending on the amount and type of tissue found in the breasts. If the breasts consist of mostly fatty tissue, liposuction may be used to suction out fat from an incision in the nipple or underarm areas.
For over 90% of his patients, Dr. Rosenberg is able to treat gynecomastia through a technique combining removal of the extra breast tissue and fat through small cannulae liposuction with abrasion of the undersurface of the skin to permit its contraction with no external scarring. After breast reduction surgery, patients will usually be able to return home the following day. A chest garment must be worn continuously (except when showering) for three weeks. Post-operatively, there is minimal need for any pain medication. Patients will be able to return to work once they feel well enough, but should avoid strenuous exercise for at least three weeks to avoid contraction of the chest wall muscles while this area heals and the skin contracts. For most patients, NJ male breast reduction surgery produces a flatter, more well-defined chest that can last for many years, and the results are even more outstanding once the patient begins to tone and define his chest wall musculature.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the US. Although it is often considered a procedure used by females, male liposuction is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, especially in our image-driven society. Liposuction can help men remove stubborn areas of fat that hinder their appearance and keep them from achieving the youthful, toned look they desire. This New Jersey male cosmetic procedure removes fat by inserting a small tube into the body and suctioning out the fat, leaving patients with a slimmer, sculpted appearance.
Liposuction for men is most commonly performed on the chest, flanks, abdomen, neck and chin. It can also be used to treat the:
Liposuction is also an effective NJ mens plastic surgery for treating New Jersey gynecomastia, an enlargement of the male breast tissue caused by a hormonal imbalance. This common condition can be treated through breast reduction surgery, but liposuction often offers the same effective results with minimal downtime and practically no visible scarring. Many men with gynecomastia only have a small amount of fat tissue that needs to be removed and can usually benefit from liposuction.
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt). Insurance may cover NJ rhinoplasty if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but likely not for cosmetic purposes.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours unless more extensive work needs to be done.
New Jersey plastic surgeons use one of two techniques: the incision is either made within the nostrils, thus hiding scars after surgery, or across the columella (the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils) in an “open” procedure, where scars are small and hidden on the underside of the base. In both procedures the skin is lifted, the bone and cartilage sculpted, and the skin replaced and stitched closed.
For a short time after surgery you may experience puffiness, nose ache or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. Most patients feel like themselves within two days and return to work in about a week. Contact lenses can be worn immediately but glasses will have to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.
Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. These may include infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia.
If you’re interested in any New Jersey male cosmetic procedures, contact our office in Fort Lee today.
*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient.