Male Plastic Surgery in Voorhees and South Jersey

Plastic Surgery Options for Men

iStock_000003097150XSmallAs a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Franckle knows that men should not be forgotten when discussing plastic surgery. Many men have important and real concerns about physical characteristics. Some of these issues may be resolved with surgical procedures. As a practitioner of male plastic surgery, Dr. Frankle is committed to assisting men with these concerns when they arise.

Liposuction

As we get older, our metabolism slows and the pounds begin to creep on. It is not just women who are concerned with their appearance; men begin to worry about their physique as well. When the body is not responding to diet and exercise, a body contouring procedure with liposuction might be a solution. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss operation. Liposuction works best when used on men at their ideal body weight who need a little extra assistance contouring certain areas or for stubborn pockets of fat that remain even after weight loss.

Gynecomastia

While it is not well known, gynecomastia (excess pockets of fat in the breasts) is a condition we see frequently for male patients. There are several reasons why gynecomastia can occur: a hormonal imbalance, side effects of certain medications, or other health issues. A popular type of male plastic surgery to resolve this involves a breast reduction with the use of tissue excision, liposuction or both to reduce excess fat in the chest. Men of all ages who are experiencing gynecomastia and wish to craft a more toned and masculine chest might consider gynecomastia.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

When frown lines, laugh lines, or crow’s feet threaten to take over one’s face, Botox can be a temporary solution to ease the appearance of these wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment can smooth lines n the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and around the corners of the eyes. Just a few injections can temporarily relax the underlying muscles, allowing the surface skin to smooth and soften. Our male Botox patients see results almost immediately lasting up to 3 months.

Men struggling with a certain aspect their physical appearance should know that there are many viable options for male plastic surgery to help them feel more confident with their bodies. Consultations are our office are completely private, just with Dr. Franckle, and are used to discuss the patient’s concerns and explore solutions.

 

Male Breast Reduction Can Renew Confidence

iStock_000022586810SmallThough it’s not common for most men, for some gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) proves a major source of embarrassment. One cause of this condition can be from a blockage of testosterone. Another cause is an elevation of estrogen, which in men normally remains much lower than testosterone. This condition usually occurs in men between ages 50–80.

For other men, the cause could be excess weight gain, or sagging skin due to weight loss. No matter when and why it happens, our skilled team can provide excellent options to help you regain a sense of confidence with our male breast reduction procedure that will make you feel like yourself again.

The Consultation Experience

The in-office 3D Imager we use allows us to give an estimate of how you will look after the surgery. This sort of imagery reassures many men that are having doubts about undergoing the procedure. However, you should also feel assured that our team is highly skilled. Dr. Franckle is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and more. His extensive knowledge of male breast reduction makes our office a wonderful place for this procedure and other breast-related surgeries.

What the Surgery Entails

Knowing more about the undertaking can alleviate fear. To remove the excess flesh, Dr. Franckle uses a combination of excision and liposuction. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia, but exceptions do apply.

Recovery from Gynecomastia

After the male breast reduction surgery, you may notice changes immediately to the aesthetics of your chest. Though soreness is likely to occur, many patients find that acetaminophen reduces the soreness. Pain medication may also be prescribed. Most patients are able to return to work and their daily routines after a few days of recuperation.

Imagine not having to wear extra large clothing or avoiding the beach because of excess flesh in your chest area. Schedule a consultation to see if male breast reduction is right for you.

 

Men Getting Plastic Surgery: It’s More Common Than You Think

Everyone wants to look his or her best. This is, of course, true for both men and women, but our culture tends to emphasize female beauty more than it does male beauty. Commercials and magazine racks are full of idealized feminine figures, so we think of cosmetic surgery as an exclusively female pursuit. But plastic surgery for men is much more common than you might think. No matter your gender, there’s nothing wrong with opting for surgery to keep looking and feeling like yourself.

The amount of men opting for cosmetic surgery has more than doubled between 1997 and 2012. Just like women, men have their own specific reasons to want to modify their appearances: to stay competitive in the job market, to succeed in business, and simply to look their best. Whether you want to admit it or not, your appearance and physical fitness play a role in how you are perceived in your personal, professional, and social life. Why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to keep yourself looking your youngest and most handsome?

When it comes to plastic surgery for men, we can perform a variety of procedures. We can give you a jawline augmentation to create a different chin profile or liposuction that can reduce fat in the abdomen. Pectoral and gluteal implants can create more definition and may enhance a masculine figure. For the older gentleman, a neck lift, eyelid lift, and jawline contouring can contribute to a more youthful looking face. There are plenty of options available to you to help you get the look you desire.

Despite pop culture’s presumptions, appearance is as important to men as it is to women. So plastic surgery for men shouldn’t be stigmatized in any way, shape, or form. If you’re looking to improve your appearance, visit us to find out what options will work best for you.

 

Could You Be A Candidate For Male Breast Reduction?

Male Breast Reduction - Premier Plastic Surgery Arts If you’re a male suffering from gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue, you may be eligible for corrective surgery. Those with this condition can suffer from emotional and psychological distress, and may have problems being comfortable in their own skin. By electing to have this procedure, patients can take action against their insecurities. Breast reduction procedures for men require patients to meet certain criteria.

While this procedure can reduce the amount of tissue in the breasts, it should not be seen as a weight-loss solution. Breast reduction for men should only be sought out when alternative treatments fail. Candidates should be physically healthy and maintain a normal weight. Males who have life-threatening illness are not seen as good candidates. These medical conditions can cause patients to heal improperly and put the patient at risk for complications. The same is true for smokers and drug users.

Additionally, a candidate’s breast development must be stabilized. Because of this, it is advised that adolescents wait before having gynecomastia surgery. While they might benefit now from the procedure, further operations may be needed in the future should they continue to develop and grow.

As with any procedure, patients must have realistic expectations. Those with a positive outlook and specific goals are often the most happy with the results. Before electing to have male breast reduction surgery, we suggest discussing your situation with a surgeon. Together, you and your doctor can decide which treatment option would be best for achieving your goals.

 

 

In The News: Male Breast Surgery and Gynecomastia

A term that has been appearing frequently in news stories, articles, blogs and even on reality television is gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts.  All men, like women, have breast tissue but with this condition the breast tissue is distended.  Gynecomastia can induce pain in some men, but the most common complaint is embarrassment.

Before discussing treatment, it is good to know what is actually happening in your body to cause this:

Definition: “gyne” – meaning female; and “mastia” meaning breast; a term used for abnormal enlargement of breast tissue in men, usually
due to hormone imbalance.

What Does Gynecomastia Look Like? The most common form is described as “puffy nipples.” The enlarged breast tissue forms a hard circular mass concentrated around the areola (nipple) causing that area to appear “puffy” or “dome shaped.”

Why does this happen? The male breast tissues become enlarged due an imbalance in sex hormone levels.  The levels of estrogen, the female hormone, are increased relative to levels of androgens, the male hormones, causing growth in the tissues. There are different forms of gynecomastia, based on how the hormone imbalance developed:

  • Pure Glandular Gynecomastia: Commonly found among bodybuilders; the use of steroids for an extended period of time results in excess testosterone levels, which is converted into estrogen, causing a hormone imbalance.
  • Hereditary Gynecomastia: Hormone imbalance can be a hereditary trait and if so is typically apparent before or during puberty.  Studies show that as much as sixty percent of young boys can inherit hormone imbalance causing gynecomastia.

Are there other causes of Gynecomastia? There are a number of other medical conditions and/or medications that list gynecomastia as a side effect.  Disorders, trauma or infection involving the male testes (testicular cancer) can lead to hormone imbalance and in turn gynecomastia.   Medications treating hyper tension, certain antibiotics, anti-ulcer drugs and highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV disease have also been linked to gynecomastia cases.  Excessive drug abuse; including alcohol, marijuana and heroin can also have an effect on male hormone levels.

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