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Cosmetic Procedures For Men in Austin, TX

Many men are interested in maintaining an athletic build and youthful facial contours. Unfortunately, sometimes all of the hours at the gym and the repeated use of skincare products are not enough to achieve the aesthetic results men hope to achieve.

Cosmetic procedures allow men to achieve the physical shape, chiseled contours, and full heads of hair they desire.

What Can Cosmetic Procedures Do For Men?

Contour the Body

Cosmetic procedures can reshape the male body, reducing excess fat and trimming loose skin. Fat can be eliminated or strategically moved to provide men with the body shape and appearance they desire. Conditions like overly large male breasts, love handles, and beer bellies can be treated with cosmetic body contouring procedures.

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Rejuvenate the Face

Cosmetic treatments can help restore a youthful appearance by removing wrinkles, sagging skin, and muscle banding from the face and neck. Some treatments remove excess fat, creating more angular features and defining a masculine jawline. Others target skin and tissue laxity. These procedures may increase the confidence of men in social and professional situations.

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Remove or Restore Hair

Dr. Pearce offers cosmetic enhancement to remove unwanted hair or help restore thinning or lost hair. Unwanted hair can be removed from almost any part of the body with the correct treatment. Hair restoration can help improve the thickness of age- or genetic-related thinning hair. These are among the most popular treatments for men.

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What Cosmetic Procedures Are Available for Men?

  • Gynecomastia Surgery

    Gynecomastia surgery is designed to reduce the size of male breasts. Male breasts may be enlarged by fat deposits or enlarged tissue. In either case, gynecomastia surgery can reduce the excess and help contour a flatter, more masculine chest.

  • Liposuction (Liposculpting)

    Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. When used judiciously, liposuction can redefine the contours of the arms, thighs, waist, and more. Liposuction is commonly performed on the abdomen, where it is often referred to as liposculpting. This technique leaves fat in strategic locations to provide an ideal aesthetic appearance. For example, many men prefer fat deposits to be sculpted over their abdominal muscles to enhance the presence of a six-pack.

  • Facelift and Neck Lift

    Facial enhancement with facelift surgery and neck lift surgery can be performed separately or together to help restore a more youthful appearance. A facelift procedure can reduce wrinkles and sagging skin in the middle and lower face. A neck lift surgery can accomplish similar results for the neck and jawline.

  • Hair Restoration

    Dr. Pearce uses the ARTAS iX™ system to treat and restore hair loss. The ARTAS iX™ system uses machine-learning algorithms coupled with precise robotic tools to identify and extract needed healthy hairs and reinsert them in the proper locations to encourage hair regrowth. This system is highly efficient and is generally more effective than comparable hair transplant options.

  • Laser Hair Removal

    Dr. Pearce uses the Splendor X™ laser system to remove hair from the skin. The laser system is effective regardless of skin tone or hair type. It is used to remove existing hair and prevent the growth of new hair.

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What Are Your Concerns About Cosmetic Procedures for Men?

Recovery

Recovery from plastic surgery can vary depending on the procedure in question, and the complexity of the techniques performed.

During the initial weeks of recovery, it is suggested that you refrain from vigorous activities. In the event of pain, prescription medication may be provided. After two to four weeks, light activities may be resumed, including most jobs and light exercise. Vigorous activities can usually be resumed after six weeks. Final results for surgical treatments can take between six weeks and six months to fully develop.

For non-surgical treatments, recovery times tend to be shorter, and restrictions less severe. Many non-surgical treatments will have downtimes of less than one week. During those periods, vigorous activities are ill-advised, and it is suggested that you remain out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Most patients will have fully recovered from non-surgical treatments within two to four weeks.

Pain

Pain is an unfortunate part of cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or not. Surgical procedures tend to have mild to moderate pain, which may be treated with either prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. The longevity of the medicine will depend on the procedure in question.

Non-surgical treatments tend to result in less pain. Over-the-counter pain medications or specialized topical creams may be recommended for one to two weeks, depending on the procedure.

Scars

All surgical procedures result in scars to some degree. Dr. Pearce is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations. Scaring tends to fade over time, and some may nearly disappear entirely, depending on the procedure done and the patient’s skin.

Non-surgical treatments rarely leave scars, though, on occasion, it may occur. Scarring from non-surgical procedures may be more noticeable due to their unexpected nature.

Results

Final results for surgical procedures may take between six weeks and six months to fully develop. The results of surgical procedures tend to last many years, depending on the treatment, the patient’s lifestyle, and their age.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is plastic surgery for men different from plastic surgery for women?

Men and women generally choose plastic surgery for similar reasons, but the desired results differ dramatically. It is suggested that men choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in male plastic surgery procedures. This will ensure that men get the results they desire. Dr. Pearce understands the difference between male and female anatomy and the contours needed to maintain a masculine appearance during surgical procedures.


What are the risks associated with cosmetic procedures?

Dr. Pearce is diligent in ensuring that every precaution is taken to ensure your safety before, during, and after any surgery or treatment. However, some degree of risk is unavoidable with any treatment. These risks can vary depending on the procedure, but may include:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia (if used)
  • Complications with healing incisions
  • Nerve damage
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Swelling

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic procedures?

Ideal candidates for a cosmetic procedure are:

  • In good overall health
  • Non-smokers
  • Interested in correcting physical imperfections
  • Interested in restoring a youthful appearance

The best way to know if you are a candidate is to undergo a consultation with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Pearce. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your needs and goals to determine if you are a candidate.


Are there other cosmetic procedures that men can undergo?

Almost any cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery procedure can be reworked for men by an experienced plastic surgeon. Many men prefer less surgical treatments such as chemical peels, injectable facial fillers, microneedling procedures, and radiofrequency treatments. These procedures generally involve faster recovery times and less financial cost.


Can plastic surgery make men look younger?

Yes, plastic surgery procedures can make men look younger, but they cannot stop the natural aging process. After a surgical procedure, your appearance will continue to age at the same natural rate as before, just from a new starting point. Lifestyle changes can preserve a more youthful appearance, but nothing can entirely prevent the aging process.


What is the effectiveness of surgical vs. non-surgical treatments?

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are generally less effective than surgical procedures, but they do successfully enhance your appearance. Depending on the technique, it may take multiple sessions to see results, and some surgical results cannot be replicated by non-surgical treatments. That said, non-surgical treatments can be highly effective in treating less severe or specific issues.


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