I am forever grateful to all of you for taking such good care of me and for guiding me through the process of plastic surgery. My “tummy tuck” is nice and tight – plus all my scars are healing beautifully.”
– C.A.E. – Tummy Tuck Patient
An appearance of youth and vigor is often central to success in work as well as relationships. Despite traditional notions of plastic surgery, the ability to look and feel your best is not an endeavor exclusively pursued by women. As cosmetic enhancement becomes more and more advanced, the results achieved by these cutting-edge procedures are more natural-looking than ever, prompting many male patients to complement their workout regimens with aesthetic surgery in order to meet their body goals. Wesley Schooler, MD, FACS takes special care to preserve the masculine planes and contours of the face and body during male plastic surgery, achieving inconspicuous enhancement that can appear natural. Whether your motivations involve looking more energetic and youthful to excel in your career, gaining more confidence in your personal relationships, or simply turning the physique you’ve always wanted into a reality, Dr. Schooler employs meticulous techniques to minimize downtime while maximizing results.
Male Breast Reduction
Although gynecomastia is a relatively common condition, men who struggle with enlarged breast tissue often suffer from embarrassment, a lack of confidence, or low self-esteem. Male breast reduction can effectively treat gynecomastia by removing the stubborn adipose or glandular tissue causing female-appearing breasts in men, restoring the flat planes of the chest and helping patients reclaim a more masculine body image.
There are various techniques used to remove unwanted breast tissue and create a sculpted, masculine chest. There are many causes of male breast enlargement, including hormones and medication. As a result, adolescent and young adult men can have the unfortunate luck of developing gynecomastia, and surgical correction is often a life-changing procedure. Many patients and surgeons alike consider male breast reduction one of the most rewarding aesthetic procedures available, as gynecomastia treatment can give men the ability to live their life uninhibited by fear of removing their shirt.
Liposuction is designed to remove pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise, allowing patients to smooth bulges in the abdomen, flanks, upper back, thighs, arms, or virtually any other body region. Many men use liposuction to sculpt the areas of the body where fat naturally accumulates, helping them achieve a more defined and muscular look in the region of treatment. Thanks to the small and discreet incisions utilized by the procedure, liposuction has become a popular treatment option for male patients who seek a tighter and more toned aesthetic. Several areas of the masculine physique can be enhanced by body contouring via liposuction to remove fat around the abdomen, love handles, and chest. When combined with fat banking, this technique can create the muscular six-pack that men desire through hard work at the gym.
Excess skin and loose musculature in the abdomen often present a concern for many men who have recently undergone significant weight loss, or who experience tissue laxity as a result of the natural aging process. This can cause the abdomen to protrude outward despite regular exercise and healthy eating habits. Dr. Schooler performs abdominoplasty—or tummy tuck surgery—to smooth excess skin and fat in the abdomen while preserving a masculine body contour, helping patients achieve a leaner and more athletic physique.
A facelift can be a powerful procedure to refresh an aging facial appearance by smoothing wrinkles, as well as eliminating loose skin around the neck and jawline. Special consideration is given to avoid a tight or “over-pulled” look, allowing male patients to appear ten years younger without obvious indication of aesthetic surgery. In men, a neck or face contouring procedure can vary from simple neck skin tightening to a full midface lift to improve the cheeks, jowls, and achieve a more youthful neck contour.
Signs of stress and exhaustion typically appear in the region surrounding the eyes, and can compromise an energetic expression while highlighting a look of age or constant fatigue. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among men, with the procedure designed to minimize dark circles, puffy eyelids, lax skin, and under-eye bags. Medically known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can smooth the contours around the upper and lower eyelids to achieve a more rested appearance. Upper blepharoplasty can even improve vision by removing the excess skin that can sometimes block peripheral vision.
Male rhinoplasty is designed to create more harmony between the facial features by refining the proportions of the nasal framework. Depending on your goals, the procedure can straighten bumps in the nasal bridge, alter the dimensions of the nostrils, or decrease projection in the nasal tip, among other objectives. Consideration is given to preserve the characteristics that distinguish a male nose from a female nose, helping ensure a natural-looking outcome.
Many men experience disproportion between the ears on either side of the head, leading to self-consciousness and a lack of facial harmony. Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning surgery, is designed to achieve an increased sense of balance by reducing large or overly prominent ears. The procedure can also correct misshapen ears, or make the ears more symmetrical.
For male patients, a strong chin often conveys strength and fortitude while a weak or recessed chin can communicate the exact opposite. Chin implants are available in a variety of dimensions to provide a more dominant appearance or achieve increased balance in the face. These natural-looking prostheses can also be utilized to draw attention away from a prominent nose.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser therapy employs advanced skin resurfacing technology to smooth a number of imperfections in the complexion, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. This can minimize the look of wear on the skin caused by sun damage, stress, outdoor activities, and other factors that may negatively affect your facial appearance. The result can be an immediate improvement in skin health as well as a smoother tone and texture achieved without surgery or downtime.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Injectables
If frown lines and brow creases are creating an appearance of perpetual anger or stress, BOTOX® Cosmetic and other non-surgical injectables can be used to relax and smooth these wrinkles, providing men with a more youthful and refreshed aesthetic. Facial fillers can also add subtle amounts of volume to flat facial planes, helping to restore fullness in the cheeks, temples, or lips. Male patients often undergo this simple, in-office treatment during their lunch hour for convenient and effective facial rejuvenation.