Male Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures we Offer:

Body Contouring For Men

It is becoming increasingly common for patients to experience massive weight loss, whether through bariatric surgery or new diet and exercise routines. After all the hard work and effort put into successful weight loss, you may still be disappointed with your appearance. Unless you are very fortunate, your skin may have lost elasticity and may be loose, hanging or have stretch marks. In these cases, patients may seek body contouring procedures. Body contouring involves one or more surgical procedures that lift, tighten, and improve your appearance. These procedures result in a better-proportioned body with appropriate contours. Learn more ➜

Liposuction For Men

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess, stubborn cells of fat. Liposuction, although it sucks out the fat, is not a weight loss solution and is best done on individuals who are in good mental and physical health. People who have tried diet and exercise to achieve the results they desire but have found that certain, specific areas of their body are unresponsive to it, are the best candidate for this procedure. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, neck lift or breast lift. All of these procedures work to improve the overall contour of the body. Learn more ➜

Gynecomastia For Men

Gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, occurs often in young teenagers and is due to changing levels of estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia frequently improves or resolves altogether as maturity sets in. In some instances, however, the amount of male breast enlargement is either significantly pronounced or so extremely persistent that plastic surgery is needed. Additionally, adult men can develop Gynecomastia later in life. Gynecomastia can lead to embarrassment and may result in loss of self-esteem and in social isolation. Learn more ➜

Tummy Tuck For Men

Time has a way of affecting us all. Changes that involve appearance aren’t always a welcome sight. If pregnancy and parenting or aging and weight fluctuations have altered the tightness of your midsection, you maybe want to know about the benefits of abdominoplasty.

During a consultation with Dr. Eric Schaffer in San Antonio, TX you can discuss your goals as well as develop a custom plan to achieve the best possible results for you. Dr. Schaffer is a board-certified plastic surgeon with credentials from Harvard Medical School and at the University of Texas Health Science Center who has performed abdominoplasty procedures for over 30 years. Learn more ➜

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated With Body Contouring?

Body contouring procedures for men can target various areas of the body. These areas include the chest, abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Procedures, such as liposuction and tummy tucks, can help remove any excess fat and loose skin to help men achieve their aesthetic goals.

Who is a Good Candidate For Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is a procedure that is designed to remove excess breast tissue in men. However, before anyone can undergo treatment, patients need to be considered eligible for the procedure.

You are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have enlarged or swollen breast tissue that does not respond to eating a healthy diet and physical activity.
  • You are in good health and do not have any medical conditions that can interfere with the operation or recovery.
  • You have realistic expectations regarding the procedure.
  • You are emotionally stable and understand the potential outcomes and risks of gynecomastia surgery.
  • You have stable hormones.
  • You are at a reasonable weight.
  • You are a non-smoker, or you are willing to quit prior to and after the operation. Smoking can interfere with your recovery and increase the risk of complications.

Any patient who is obese, has a certain medical condition, has imbalanced hormones, or smokes are not ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery.

How Long Will It Take to Recover From a Male Tummy Tuck?

Recovering from a tummy tuck for men will vary from patient to patient. Factors such as the extent of the procedure, the healing capabilities of the patient, and if they follow the post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Schaffer. It can take up to six months to fully recover from a tummy tuck.

During the first few weeks, you can expect to feel discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the abdominal area. You might also need to have drains in place to remove any excess fluids from the surgical site. After the first week, you can return to light activities, such as walking. Do not lift any heavy objects or participate in any strenuous activities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your recovery, be sure to consult Dr. Schaffer.

What Are The Risks of Liposuction for Men?

Liposuction is generally a safe cosmetic procedure when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. However, there are risks associated with the procedure that patients need to consider before undergoing treatment.

These risks include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Increased risk of infection
  • An imbalance of fluid
  • Fat embolism
  • Blood clots
  • Scarring
  • Numbness in the treated area
  • Uneven results
  • Skin irregularities, such as sagging or loose skin
  • Having an allergic reaction to the anesthesia
  • Damage to the surrounding tissue

Dr. Schaffer will go over the risks of liposuction in more detail during your consultation with him. If these risks are too much for you or you are not considered to be a good candidate for liposuction, Dr. Schaffer can offer you safer alternatives.

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If you are interested in body contouring procedures and would like to know more, call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Schaffer. Our practice serves San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas in TX.


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