Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Body Surgeries for Men

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Just as there are certain “ideal” female body features women desire to have, there are also certain masculine features that men desire on their bodies. Most men want to have a trim and athletic build with broad shoulders, a flat abdomen, and defined musculature. To attain this shape, many men are turning to plastic surgery to enhance and sculpt their physiques. Body surgeries for men improve masculine attributes to enhance confidence and body image.

What Can Male Body Surgery Achieve?

Firmer Midsection

A firm and slim midsection is one of the most desirable features among men. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult to attain. Liposuction and/or tummy tuck surgery can slim the abdomen while providing tone and definition.

Enhanced Muscle Definition

For some men, masculine definition in muscles such as the calves or pectoral muscles is just out of reach. Even hours lifting weights at the gym may not be enough to achieve their desired level of definition. Muscular implants can finally provide the definition you’ve been working for.

Increased Confidence

Body concerns, such as love handles, male breasts, and “beer guts,” can affect men just as much as they do women. Male body surgeries can fight back against these insecurities, allowing you to feel more confident in your own skin.

Your Male Body Treatment Options

During your consultation, Dr. Wald will listen to your concerns and evaluate your condition to determine the best procedure or combination of procedures for you.


Liposuction is performed to eliminate pockets of fat that tend to accumulate as men age. Liposuction can remove excess, unwanted fat on the:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Chin
  • Neck

As men retain skin elasticity longer than women, liposuction can generally be performed alone. In instances where excess skin is present, Dr. Wald can combine liposuction with surgical skin removal for optimal results.


Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is ideal for men who suffer from hanging abdominal skin that is often present after significant weight loss. Tummy tuck surgery removes loose skin, tightens the abdominal muscles, and removes excess fat. Men can choose from multiple variations depending on the amount of correction needed. Variations range from a mini tummy tuck to an extended tummy tuck.

Muscle-Enhancing Surgery

Muscle-enhancing surgery improves muscle contour using cosmetic implants or etching liposuction.

  • Calf implants add fullness, create definition, and enhance musculature in the lower leg.
  • Pectoral implants increase the fullness and bulkiness of existing pectoral muscles on the chest.
  • Abdominal etching uses selective liposuction to create a muscular, ripped, “six-pack” appearance on the abdomen.

You’ve Just Had Male Body Surgery, Now What?

Immediately After

After your surgery, compression garments will be worn over all incisions and treatment areas. These garments are to be worn day and night during the initial healing period to reduce swelling and promote proper healing. Bruising, swelling, and redness are expected at the treatment sites. Oral pain medication can remedy any discomfort.

1 to 2 Weeks

Patients should rest during the first week of their recovery. Tummy tuck patients should not bend over or lift any heavy objects, and all strenuous activities should be avoided. The majority of post-operative swelling should dissipate during this time. After 2 weeks, patients who have undergone liposuction, abdominal etching, and implants can return to work. Tummy tuck patients may return at this time if they have a desk-type job.

4 to 6 Weeks

All male body surgery patients can return to their normal day-to-day schedules at this time. Strenuous exercises should still be avoided. Tummy tuck patients with strenuous jobs may need to wait until week 6 or 7 before returning to work.

After 6 Weeks

The majority of swelling will have subsided, and your final results will start to become apparent. All activities can be resumed, and patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the quality of their results.

male patient before and after breast reduction surgery

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Do You Have More Questions?

Dr. Wald and his staff are here to answer any additional questions and help prepare you for your body surgery journey. Schedule your consultation now and get ready to show off your trim and muscular physique.

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