Cosmetic plastic surgery for men is very different than it is for women; however, the goal for a natural result is the same. Not all plastic surgeons have the expertise necessary to differentiate the surgical techniques needed for the masculine outcome required for men.
Since the beginning of his training, Miguel Delgado, MD, has aimed for perfection in obtaining the most natural, subtle results for his patients. It is evident to him that the “art of male cosmetic surgery” is a specialty in and of itself. With this aim in mind, his attention to detail has enabled him to become one of the few experts in this field.
After 30+ years of experience, Dr. Delgado stands above the rest. His patients’ testimonies support his keen eye and surgical abilities to deliver their unique aesthetic goals.
Today, male plastic surgery has become more common; many are seeking aesthetic refinement as competition in the workforce continues to escalate. Also, many men need a boost in self-confidence as they may have to return to the dating scene.
Below are several cosmetic procedures Dr. Delgado offers for men at our practice. If you are interested in male plastic surgery, we encourage you to read the sections below, follow the links for more information, and/or contact us today to schedule a private consultation. Dr. Delgado would be happy to help you achieve the look you desire.
Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition in our society. Many men and boys have significant issues that are associated with their gynecomastia (also termed “man boobs”), causing them extreme embarrassment. For males suffering from this condition, gynecomastia surgery can be truly life-changing—instead of hiding under bulky clothing, they can wear tight shirts, and even go shirtless, with a new sense of confidence.
Gynecomastia surgery is one of Dr. Delgado’s main specialties. Seeing the need early in his career for treating this condition, he paid close attention to the unique challenge of reducing men’s breasts. Through the years, Dr. Delgado has developed techniques specific to gynecomastia that few other surgeons utilize. Unfortunately, today, many surgeons still attempt to reduce the male breast by liposuction alone. Dr. Delgado’s expertise in all aspects of gynecomastia makes him one of the most sought-after specialists for male breast reduction. He takes on the most complicated cases, frequently receiving referrals from other surgeons. In addition, he is the owner and Medical Director of the most popular informational website on gynecomastia, gynecomastia.org.
Male Facelift and Neck Lift
Cosmetic surgery of the male face can be very powerful and is truly an art form. The male facelift and neck lift needs to be addressed in a very different manner than for women—the shorter (and sometimes receding) male hairline, facial hair growth, and natural facial lines must be respected. Most importantly, the goal is for subtle enhancement without feminization, resulting in a more youthful jawline, reduction of jowling, and tighter facial and neck skin and musculature. Ultimately, a male facelift and neck lift performed by Dr. Delgado can turn the clock back years with incredibly natural-looking results.
Eyelid Surgery for Men
One of the first signs of aging in males is the eyes. Men’s eyes are very expressive, and the strong facial muscles create expression lines. This is often attractive in men, but when the eyelid skin becomes too heavy and the lower eyelid bags begin to show, a notable appearance of aging, stress, and exhaustion can be created.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) tailored for males by Dr. Delgado can help minimize puffy eyelids, lax skin, under-eye bags, and dark circles. Careful excision of excess skin, repositioning of some fat, and reinforcing the anatomical structure of surrounding eye tissue help to create a more youthful appearance. In addition, removing excess skin from the upper eyelids may improve peripheral vision. After recovery, Dr. Delgado’s male blepharoplasty patients look more refreshed and well-rested. Best of all, the results are often so natural that most people do not know that anything has been “done” unless the patient chooses to share it with them.
Liposuction for Men
Liposuction is one of the most popular male cosmetic surgical procedures. In many cases, no matter how much dieting or exercise is done, men tend to find that stubborn pockets of fat remain—particularly in the abdomen and flanks (“love handles”). Other common areas of excess fat in males include the chest, below the chin (“double chin”), and back.
Male liposuction can remove persistent fat bulges that prove resistant to diet and exercise in virtually any region of the body. Advances in technique and technology allow Dr. Delgado to carefully sculpt the physique that many men desire using a tiny cannula that is inserted through a small incision which, over time, heals to be almost invisible. There is much confusion for patients in regard to the many names and claims of different liposuction devices—these are just marketing ploys. The most important consideration for male liposuction is the selection of a skilled, board certified-plastic surgeon; it is the surgeon behind the instrument, not the instrument itself.
Rhinoplastyalso known as a “nose job,” is in the top five aesthetic surgical procedures performed on men. It is essential that the male nose is not reduced too much, and that a masculine look is retained. Less experienced surgeons, or ones who mostly do rhinoplasties on women, may leave the patient with an overdone or feminine-appearing nose.
Many men complain about the appearance of their nose due to it being too big or too small, deformed from an accident or injury, or they were born that way. Male rhinoplasty surgery can create symmetry and balance, improving a man’s overall facial appearance. If there are malformations of the nasal cavity, men may also be bothered by breathing difficulties, excessive snoring, sleep apnea, or other medical conditions. Rhinoplasty surgery, combined with other procedures, can also provide relief of these issues by restructuring the inner nose.
The main goal for male rhinoplasty is a natural result that does not make a significant change in a man’s appearance. After surgery, Dr. Delgado’s patients claim that they now sleep better, breathe easier, and that their self-confidence is improved.
The “Daddy-Do-Over” is the male version of the popular “Mommy Makeover.” Instead of just one surgical procedure, it is a combination of treatments with the goal of returning a man’s body to pre-family shape. Even though men do not go through the physical changes women do after childbirth, fathers who juggle a busy career and family life find their bodies changing. Sometimes the look is referred to as the “Dad Bod.”
Natural aging, less time for exercise, and maybe not the best eating habits can contribute to body changes for men. Fat may be settling in the abdomen, love handles, chest, and back. Some men who have managed to lose a significant amount of weight might find they now have excessive hanging skin.
It is not unusual for men to combine such procedures as a tummy tuck, liposuction, male breast reduction, and perhaps even a nose job or eyelid lift. Dr. Delgado tailors the combination to the unique needs of each patient. The extent of the surgery will depend on the patient’s health and the particular treatments being performed. With typically only one recovery period, this can save a lot of time for the man with a busy schedule; in addition, the costs will most likely be somewhat less.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Delgado
Dr. Miguel Delgado’s “Center of Excellence for Male Cosmetic Surgery” offers customization of the most sought-after procedures for superior results. If you have any questions about specific plastic surgery procedures for men, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Delgado to discover how he can help you achieve your goals, please contact our practice online or by telephone today.