With so much importance placed on our physical appearance, everyone strives to look their best, and this is just as true for men as it is for women. Unfortunately, diet and exercise are not always enough to achieve the toned, youthful appearance so many of us strive for.
Stubborn pockets of fat have a way of clinging to certain areas of the body as we age, and even some of the most physically fit people in the world – bodybuilders- have been known to use liposuction and other cosmetic techniques in order to achieve and maintain the most toned body possible.
The following are three common body contouring procedures for men:
Love Handle Liposuction
The love handles are a notoriously difficult place to get rid of stubborn fat pockets as the body has learned through millions of years of evolution to hold onto body fat in case of leaner times. In Western society, this evolutionary trait is not very helpful, and many people turn to modern science to correct it.
Liposuction is a great way to remove these small pockets of fat and create a flatter, more toned abdominal region. By reducing the waistline, it leads to a more streamlined and flattering silhouette.
Another common problem area for older men is the underside of the upper arm where sagging skin tends to pool as we age. Almost impossible to fight with aging, these sagging pockets of skin give the arms a worn out, tired, and aged appearance that many seek to correct.
Arm lift procedures remove these flaps of excess skin and tissue, leaving the arms toned, muscular, and strong. Fighting these signs of aging is a great way to make yourself look more youthful, powerful, and confident – a definite boon in a competitive, high-energy workplace.
Male Breast Reduction
An increasingly popular cosmetic procedure, male breast reduction seeks to correct the effects of gynecomastia, an enlargement of the male breasts.
Affecting 40-60% of the male population, this condition is quite common but can still have serious mental and emotional consequences. Unrelated to bad diet or lack of exercise, this condition generally cannot be addressed through diet or exercise alone. While there is no health risk associated with gynecomastia, its psychological effects are enough that many men seek out cosmetic treatments to help them achieve a more toned, masculine figure.
Regardless of the procedure you are considering, it is important to know that you should be in good general health, a non-smoker, and at least 18 years of age in order to undergo any of these procedures.