Cosmetic surgery for men has gained popularity in recent years. Many men have finally taken the plunge and are choosing this option to improve their appearance, feel better about themselves and get back some of what they lost over time. This procedure is very different from that for women; it involves a local anesthetic combined with some minor surgical alteration of the body. The results are very often better than that a female surgeon would achieve but the whole process can be less invasive and thus less painful for the patient.
A lot of the time, cosmetic surgery for men is not covered by insurance so there will be out-of-pocket expenses. If you can afford to pay for the procedure upfront then by all means do so but if not, try to find financing for your procedure. You should also keep in mind that there are certain pre-requisites that you must meet before your insurance company will cover any portion of the cosmetic surgery. You will need to be at least 18 years of age, not currently on any medications that may affect your surgery, or have any significant health conditions that would make the operation risky. Of course, if you meet these requirements then your insurance company won’t deny covering the cost of the cosmetic surgery as it falls under their category of acceptable medical treatment.
One cosmetic procedure involves male breast reduction. Male breast reduction is oftentimes not covered by insurance because it falls into the category of elective cosmetic surgery. The reason that it can be excluded is that the male breast is oftentimes found to be more of an aesthetic feature rather than a functional one. Therefore, having a breast reduction procedure involves taking tissue from other parts of the body or even the abdomen and making it smaller. This method will help reduce the size of the male breasts but there is no guarantee that the fat will not return after the procedure.
Another procedure involved in the category of cosmetic surgery for men is male breast reduction. This one falls into the category of elective cosmetic surgery and is commonly referred to as gynecomastia surgery. Gynecomastia occurs when a male develops ‘woman-like visible breasts. This condition can be caused by hormonal imbalance, obesity, genetics, or an undiagnosed pituitary gland problem. Most males with gynecomastia live in extreme circumstances and cannot find any other means of removing the enlarged breasts.
Another procedure involves removing excess skin from different areas of the body. It is generally the arms, legs, or back that receive this treatment, and is known as liposuction. Liposuction is a less invasive way to remove fatty tissue because it does not require incisions and there is less skin to be removed. The surgeon uses a special suction device to suck the fatty tissue out of the area, which causes the area to become less swollen. Liposuction can be very effective in removing fat deposits, but it does not eliminate all fat cells in the body.
One more procedure involves injecting Botox into a person’s hands. Botox is a chemical substance produced by bacteria found in your body. The procedure involves injecting a large amount of Botox into each specific muscle group in your hands, which reduces the activity of the muscles and makes them less stiff. Botox typically takes around 2 weeks before it begins to work, and you will need to wait a minimum of a couple of months before you can play sports again or perform any household tasks again. Some patients with excessive sweating have had success using this procedure.