Cosmetic procedures have long been associated with women. While women have indeed made up the overwhelming majority of patients electing to tone and tighten, the number of men seeking to enhance their appearance has risen over the last twenty years. In fact, it has increased over three hundred percent since 1993. Dr. Johnson also has seen an increase in men seeking aesthetic and cosmetic procedures to update their look.
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure gaining popularity for men, especially those who have experienced a significant weight loss. The tummy tuck is an ideal procedure for patients who may have a pannus or large apron of skin and tissue that remains and hangs down over the abdomen after losing a large amount of weight. Dr. Johnson performs an “awake” tummy tuck procedure that uses local anesthesia via tumescent fluid to numb the area of the procedure versus general anesthesia of traditional liposuction. This allows patients to have an easier, and faster, recovery period, which is something men look for in a procedure – it allows them to return to their regular routine and work much faster than older liposuction methods.
Adding liposuction to the tummy tuck procedure is also a frequent choice for men. Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that can help remove stubborn fat from areas around the body. One of the most popular areas for liposuction is the sides of the midsection, also known as the “love handles” or “muffin top.” Dr. Johnson offers patients SmartLipo, a minimally invasive laser liposuction procedure that not only removes fat, but also encourages collagen to tighten, leaving the skin tightened and less droopy. Patients are left with a more shapely, tighter final result. Patients are awake throughout the procedure, which, like the awake tummy tuck, allows for a faster and easier recovery.
Some male patients seek out treatment for gynecomastia or over-sized breast tissue. Gynecomastia can occur as a result of hormonal imbalance, being overweight, or as a result of marijuana use. These patients are looking to remove the unwanted extra tissue caused by their condition. Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo to remove the unwanted breast tissue, and to tone and tighten the skin. By using SmartLipo, patients are able to quickly get back to their regular routines, in contrast to traditional reduction procedures that may have patients missing work and activities for several weeks post-op.
Men are also opting for cosmetic facial procedures as well. Facial fat transfer, or FAMI, is a procedure offered at Innovations Medical to give patients back their youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging. The procedure uses adipose fat taken from another part of the body through liposuction and injects back into the face. This fat transfer therapy can reduce creases and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars, and make the skin smoother. Patients who undergo facial fat transfer also report improved skin quality overall, and a younger appearance.
Dr. Johnson has many cosmetic offerings for men and women. Questions? Call Innovations today at 214.347.8667.