While most plastic surgery patients are women, many men also seek cosmetic surgery to counteract the effects of aging on their bodies. Dr. Douglas Grace is a plastic surgeon Burlington men have grown to trust due to his discrete, compassionate treatment philosophy and his deep understanding of the unique needs faced by his male plastic surgery patients.
Men often seek cosmetic surgery for the same reasons as women—to achieve a smoother, more youthful facial appearance or slimmer abdomen. In fact, men frequently request facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery and other facial procedures typically requested by women. However, men also have distinct needs that differ from those of women, such as the desire to obtain a more masculine facial appearance or sculpted body profile.
In every instance, Dr. Grace and his staff at The Grace Clinic place their patient’s needs as their top priority. Their goal is to provide the most effective treatments in a safe, welcoming environment.
Below are some of the facial and body treatments that Dr. Grace’s Burlington male plastic surgery patients often request:
Men often request facial implants to achieve a more defined, stronger-appearing chin and jawline. Facial implants include chin and jaw implants, which are specially formed prostheses composed of solid but soft, biocompatible material. When placed in the chin and/or jaw, they can provide definition and projection to chins and jaws that are receding and weak looking.
When performing chin augmentation, Dr. Grace makes an incision inside your mouth or immediately beneath the chin and inserts the implant before suturing the incision closed. When performing jaw implants, he places the incisions inside your mouth at the junction of your cheeks and gums.
Minimally Invasive Facial Treatments
In addition to adding projection and definition to their chins and jaws, many male plastic surgery Hamilton / Oakville patients wish to restore youthfulness and radiance to their facial appearance. Some request injections of Botox to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines or creases between their eyebrows. Others opt for laser facial treatments such as laser skin resurfacing. This treatment essentially removes the outermost layer of skin cells, stimulating collagen production and skin cell renewal for a more radiant complexion.
Another light-based treatment, photofacial, delivers broadband light from a handheld device to reduce the appearance of sun damage, spider veins, sunspots and facial redness. A variety of facial treatments, along with top-of-the-line skin care products for maintenance, can often help men attain the youthful appearance that can help to keep them in the game, whether at work or in their social life.
Body contouring for men
Burlington / Hamilton male plastic surgery patients commonly consult with Dr. Grace regarding tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) for a more toned midsection. This procedure is typically performed for men who have lost a large amount of weight and are left with unsightly sags of stomach skin. Tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that requires significant downtime. However, it can produce impressive body sculpting results.
Liposuction remains one of the most popular body contouring procedures for men. Liposuction, which involves the use of a cannula to suction pockets of fat from the body, can be used to address unwanted fat accumulations in various body areas, including the stomach, flanks, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and face.
Some men take body sculpting a step further and request abdominal etching, in which Dr. Grace can provide the appearance of well-defined “six-pack abs.” Other men pursue body implants, such as calf, pectoral, bicep or tricep implants for more definition in key body areas. To place the final finishing touches on their newly chiseled body shape, some men opt for laser hair removal to eliminate thick, dark patches of body hair from their back and other body areas.
Male Breast Reduction in Burlington
One procedure that is at the top of the list form men is male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, enlarged male breasts, is a medical condition that affects many men of various ages. It can be caused by disease, heredity, hormonal changes or the use of certain drugs. While the condition often resolves on its own in young men and teenage boys, it can persist and cause embarrassment and discomfort for many men.
To treat gynecomastia, Dr. Grace may use liposuction alone or liposuction combined with tissue extraction. In younger patients with sufficient skin elasticity, liposuction alone is often all that is required. In these cases, incisions may be placed around the areolas as well as under the arms and in other locations. The incisions are small and well-hidden following surgery.
If the extraction of breast tissue and/or skin is required, Dr. Grace will make every effort to minimize the appearance of scars by placing incisions around the areolas and in natural creases of the skin.
Following recover, the result of male breast reduction is a firmer, flatter, more masculine chest.
Schedule a Consultation with The Grace Clinic
If you are interested in male breast reduction—or any other male plastic surgery in Hamilton / Burlington—contact The Grace Clinic at (905) 336-9636. Dr. Grace will listen carefully to your concerns about your appearance, perform an examination and determine whether you are a candidate for a male plastic surgery procedure. Regardless of the procedure you choose, The Grace Clinic will provide you with sensitive, comprehensive care from your first visit to your final follow-up appointment and beyond. Your relationship with The Grace Clinic does not end when you leave the operating room.