Clareo Centers for Aesthetic Surgery
has a reputation for being one of the most cutting-edge plastic surgery centers in the Boston area.
Led by Dr. Michael Tantillo, MD, a board-certified surgeon, our facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious, private amenities that make each patient more than comfortable. Male body contouring is one of our specialties. When you see the results, you will see why.
With a diverse range of treatments that are customized to your individual body, we can achieve great results that match your expectations. For men that wish to get rid of sagging skin or excess fat around the abdomen, love handles, chest, and back, we welcome you to improve your looks in an aesthetic surgery center that places the utmost importance on quality, safety, and service.
Body contouring surgery is any procedure that improves the shape of the body, but the torso in particular. Age, heredity, and weight fluctuation often decrease skin elasticity and tone.
Body contouring may involve fat reduction with liposuction, body reshaping, elimination of sagging skin with loose skin removal surgery, breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery), and more. Men from all professions and walks of life have improved the appearance of their bodies with the help of cosmetic surgery.
Fat Reduction Treatments
Many men store excess fat in the love handles, back, chest, or abdomen — sometimes a combination of multiple areas. These are common trouble spots that can hinder confidence if left untreated. One of the most effective ways to reduce fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise is liposuction.
A cannula is inserted into the skin through tiny incisions and attached to a machine that creates a vacuum. The fat cells are suctioned away, leaving the treated area smooth and flat. Male liposuction is a very popular procedure among men that struggle to reduce fat pockets, despite a healthy diet and fitness routine. Dr. Tantillo also offers non-invasive fat removal techniques such as CoolSculpting. At Clareo we can discuss the pros and cons of each option so you can choose what is best for you. There is a saying “when you go to Midas you get a muffler.” Well, when you go somewhere that only offers either surgery or non-invasive fat reduction, guess which they will recommend as best for you? Eliminating bulges and pockets of stubborn fat that prove difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone is one of the easiest and most effective ways to shape the body according to your aesthetic preferences.
Male Breast Reduction
Breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery is one of the most common body contouring procedures men choose. It is surprisingly common for men to have excess breast tissue and/or fat causing enlarged breasts. Male adolescents may notice enlarged breasts in response to puberty. Often, the problem resolves on its own over time as the sex hormones level out. For some men, however, the problem persists into adulthood; this is known as physiologic gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can also be caused by certain prescription medications, anabolic steroids, and marijuana. Dr. Tantillo offers safe and discreet male breast reduction surgery to improve your appearance and quality of life.
Sagging Skin Treatments
Other men seek body contouring to reshape the body after weight loss. This often leaves the patient with excess loose skin that hangs in an unattractive manner. There are several surgical procedures that excise loose skin to improve a man’s body contours. These include a tummy tuck, hip lift, thigh lift, and other procedures that can be beneficial to men that have lost a great deal of weight.
Men who maintain a healthy, consistent weight, lead an active lifestyle, and do not smoke are all good candidates for body contouring. The majority of patients that come in for a consultation are eligible for the procedure; However, certain medical conditions may exclude some individuals from proceeding with surgery.
The consultation asks each patient to complete a questionnaire that develops a relevant medical history. It is important to answer questions honestly. You are also welcome to voice any concerns about having a procedure with Dr. Tantillo at the consultation. At Clareo Centers, we put patient safety and results first.
Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring is most often an outpatient surgical procedure, so typically, patients are able to return home the day of surgery. However, some of the more extensive procedures or a combination of procedures may warrant a patient staying overnight in the surgery center. Patients must have a friend, aide, or family member present to drive them home after the procedure. Most procedures involve general anesthesia, which renders the patient groggy after the procedure. Driving is off-limits for 24 hours following general anesthesia. Thus, it is vital to have a reliable person present to ensure you get home safely.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, most men can get back in the gym in just three to four weeks. It is important to be mindful of the surgery you just had. Using common sense and judgment goes a long way to protecting the investment you have made in your body.
For example, for back liposuction or male breast reduction surgery, it is best to wait a few extra weeks before performing any upper body exercises. The same goes for procedures such as tummy tuck surgery, which means taking a bit more time off abdominal exercises, and thigh lift surgery, which requires up to six weeks abstaining from lower body workouts.
For one to two weeks post-surgery, you will need to wear compression garments to reduce swelling expected after surgery. Recovery from liposuction or breast reduction surgery is typically three to four weeks; larger procedures can require a six-week recovery period. During this time, the best advice is to rest, drink plenty of water, take daily walks (even starting the day of surgery), eat healthy foods, and limit physically strenuous activities.
You will begin to see results shortly after your procedure. Almost all of the swelling will be gone in six weeks; however, it will take six months to see the final results in most cases. Most men return to non-strenuous activity, including work, about five to ten days following surgery.
At Clareo, each body contouring procedure begins with a consultation with Dr. Tantillo. These consultations are private, one-on-one opportunities for you to work with one of Boston’s most skilled plastic surgeons to develop your personalized surgery plan. As part of this process, Dr. Tantillo will help you narrow down the body contouring procedure(s) that will help you realize your ideal shape. You will also receive information about how to prepare for the procedure so you can maximize your results.
Clareo Centers for Aesthetic Surgery is a discreet and professional place for men from all backgrounds to improve their looks with body contouring. We have helped thousands of patients in the Boston region and beyond, including Newton, Needham, and Brookline, to reduce unwanted body fat or excess skin, and gain the confidence to live their best life. Call (617) 505-6818 to schedule a private body contouring consultation with Dr. Michael Tantillo today.
The cost is widely variable depending on what procedure(s) are performed. Liposuction cost can be $3,500 – $10,000, for example. Procedures such as liposuction and gynecomastia surgery can be combined during one operation.
Male body contouring is simply body contouring procedures performed for men. The common procedures are breast reduction surgery and liposuction; however, other procedures such as abdominoplasty and post weight loss surgery are offered to men as well.
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At Clareo Centers for Aesthetic Surgery, our cosmetic specialists are ready to help you achieve your goals with the most advanced treatments the cosmetic industry has to offer. Contact us today to take your first step toward a more beautiful you.