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What to Know About Getting Plastic Surgery for Your Teen

Have you heard? Parents in Sydney and around the world are giving plastic surgery as a graduation gift. Of course, this is a trend that has gotten a lot of positive and negative reactions. So, let’s dig into the facts behind this trend.

 

What’s Behind the Plastic Surgery for Teens Trend

There is a wide range of reasons why teens are interested in getting plastic surgery. For some young people, it is a matter of correcting abnormalities and congenital defects. For many girls, oversized labia may cause years of discomfort and can be quickly corrected with labiaplasty while tuberous breast asymmetry correction can also be life-changing. Likewise, for young women and men who have breathing issues, rhinoplasty (a nose job) can be an incredible relief.

Of course, plastic surgery is not always about solving medical issues. More often than not, it’s about teenagers want to look their best- and that’s okay! Whether the motivation is fixing a misshaped nose, male breast reduction, reducing fixing protruding ears or getting a liposuction, cosmetic surgery can enhance young people’s self-esteem and make them feel like the best versions of themselves.

 

What You Should Know Before Getting Plastic Surgery

First and foremost, when thinking about cosmetic surgery, it is critical to establish the reason why your teen wants to get plastic surgery. This is an important step that must be carefully considered. Of course, this is something for parents to consider as well as plastic surgeons. At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, each and every patient meets with Dr Turner for a one-on-one consultation prior to any procedure. Far from giving a sale pitch, the doctor’s role is to ensure that every patient is an ideal candidate before moving forward. This means making sure that every person is choosing plastic surgery for the right reasons.

As a parent, it is important to make sure that your teen is considering plastic surgery so that he or she can feel more confident and comfortable. Before moving forward, have a frank and open conversation.

 

Talking It Through

Communication is key when deciding if cosmetic surgery is the right option for your teen. This means parents talking to their kids, doctors talking to their patients, and parents providing support every step of the way. During every conversation, it is important to keep your ears and eyes open. Certain tops like breast reduction for both men and women or labiaplasty can be uncomfortable to discuss but, as parents, you’ve got to keep the lines of communication open.

Ask about peer pressure and ensure that your teen is making an independent decision. Finally, it can be hard for young people to wrap their head around the idea that plastic surgery is permanent. Decisions like breast implant size must be taken with serious considerations. Make sure that an adequate amont of time is spent considering the options.

 

Getting Started with Cosmetic Surgery

Think that plastic surgery might be right for your grad? It’s time to visit the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery. If you and your teen think that it might be a good decision for your situation, it’s time to start gathering information. When you contact our office, we will organise a no-obligation chat with Dr Turner where he will answer each and every one of your questions.

A High Tech Way to Decide If Plastic Surgery is Right for You

Plastic surgery is a big decision in any person’s life. Like any permanent step, you definitely want to look before you leap. Whether you are considering the possibility of getting breast augmentation, a nose job, a Brazilian Butt Lift, or any other type of procedure, there is now a high tech way to decide if plastic surgery is right for you.

At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Turner uses the Vectra 3D camera with his patients to show them what to expect from any potential procedure they may have in mind. Thanks to this innovative technology, you can make the most informed decision possible.

What is Vectra 3D Software?

The Vectra 3D imaging software is an essential component of a modern plastic surgery consultation. This incredible tool has revolutionised the way that men and women, along with their doctors, weigh the options of any potential cosmetic procedure.

The days of looking at flat photographs are over! The realistic style of three-dimensional view that Vectra 3D software creates is a crystal picture of what you will look like after you get your breast implants, nose job, or any other procedure.

When you visit Dr Turner at his Northern Beaches Clinic, he will use Vectra 3D software to create an image of you that you can see from multiple angles. With this interactive technology, it is just like looking right into a mirror and turning to see different sides of yourself.

How Does Vectra 3D Software Work?

When you come for a consultation with Dr Turner, he will use the Vectra 3D software to create an interactive imagine of you. Six simultaneous photos will be taken of you. Those images will be quickly translated into a three-dimensional image of you. You will be able to see this 3D image on the doctor’s computer screen. You can twist and turn the image to see it from any angle.

Vectra 3D Software is especially helpful for women looking to get breast augmentation or enlargement. You can experiment with different breast implant sizes and shapes while turning the 3D image in different directions to help you decide precisely what look is right for you. This means that you can be certain that you are choosing the exactly right breast implant for you.

Men and women considering a nose job also find the technology to be priceless. Prior to getting rhinoplasty, Dr Turner can show you what your exact options look like. Whether your nose has a bump or you just feel like it is too long or wide, this procedure allows you to completely customise your look. Utilising the state-of-the-art technology of Vectra 3D Software, you can view your face from a range of view points to decide precisely what is right for you.

Talking to Your Doctor to Decide If Plastic Surgery is Right for You

Are you ready to learn more about your options? If you are considering any type of plastic surgery, but just aren’t sure if it is right for you, contact Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery. We will set you up with a no-obligation consultation with Dr Turner. Specialising in natural looking results, the doctor will listen to all of your wishes and concerns to create a completely customised treatment plan that is perfect for you.

Everything You Need to Know About Nose Jobs

Are you thinking about getting a rhinoplasty? You aren’t alone! Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the world. At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, we’ve talked to countless men and women who have spent their lives hating their noses and were ready for a change.

Sound familiar? Here’s everything you that you need about nose jobs before you take the plunge.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Nose jobs are a completely customisable procedure. When you visit the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Turner will chat with you about your objectives and concerns. Whether you want to correct nasal asymmetry, remove humps, or simply decrease the overall size of your nose, rhinoplasty can be an ideal solution.

Before your procedure, Dr Turner will create a treatment plan for you. While it can be helpful to bring in some photos of noses that you like, it is important to remember that your best plan is to create a nose that is perfectly suited to the unique shape and structure of your face, rather than just copying someone else’s nose. Utilising 3D imaging technology, Dr Turner will be able to show you what your new nose would look like following a procedure.

How to Get Started

Prior to making a commitment, it’s essential to realise that rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult types of plastic surgery. It is a very elaborate operation that requires a high level of expertise and experience. Specialising in natural looking results, Dr Turner is one of the country’s leading plastic surgeons.

Your first step to getting a nose job with Dr Turner is to visit the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation. This is a great opportunity to have Dr Turner answer any questions that you may have to about the procedure so that you have all of the information that you need to make an informed decision moving forward.

Recovering After a Nose Job

While each rhinoplasty experience is slightly different depending on the exact details of the surgery, you will want to plan on a healing time of approximately two weeks.

When you wake up, your will have a small splint on your nose. You will need to wear this for up to two weeks to ensure that your nose heals perfectly in place. Inside of this splint, you will have two more tiny splints, one for each nostril. These will need to stay in place approximately one week.

During the healing process, you can expect little to no discomfort. Dr Turner will provide you with a prescription for pain relief to last you for the first couple of days and then over-the-counter medicine will be more than enough to deal with any discomfort.

While the initial swelling will go down quite quickly, the more minor swelling that remains will very gradually reduce over several months as the final look of your nose takes shape.

Learn More About Getting a Nose Job

If you live in the Sydney area, contact the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery to learn more. Dr Turner specialises in creating natural looking results and has done countless procedures at his thriving practices in Newcastle and Sydney.

 

What is a Mini Facelift

A short scar (S-Lift) or mini facelift by Dr Turner at Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery is an excellent treatment for younger patients (early 40’s to mid 50’s) that are seeking a natural result with the least visible signs that a facelift has been performed. The short scar facelift focuses on the cheeks and jowls to enhance the youthful contours of the mid-face and jawline. For patients with severe amount of excess skin around the jawline and neck, they are better suited to a traditional facelift.

The short scar facelift is an evolution of traditional facelifts that have been performed over the last 40 years. With a better appreciation of facial anatomy and improved surgical techniques; we are able to provide patients with similar results and less down time with an incision that is only one-third the length. With dramatic rejuvenation of the face and neck with no visible scar behind the ear, this allows the patient to wear the hair ‘up’ or a have that short hairstyle.

BEST CANDIDATES FOR S-LIFT OR MINI FACELIFT

A mini facelift is ideal for both men and women who are in their early 40’s to mid 50’s that are primarily seeking maximal correction of the mid-face region – cheeks, nasolabial fold, jowls.  To get the best results patients need to have good skin elasticity and minimal excess skin in the neck region.

If you are healthy, have realistic expectations about both the benefits and limitations that can be achieved with a short scar facelift, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. To learn more contact our clinic to book your consultation with Dr Turner.

  • Clearly discuss the potential risks of the procedure
  • Outline in detail how the surgery is performed
  • Explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Provide detailed cost and payment information
  • Answer all your questions

WHAT IS A SHORT SCAR FACELIFT?

A mini facelift is a universal term to describe a modern facelift with a limited skin incision located in front of the ear and temporal hairline only. The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lift and short scar (S-Lift) facelift are both examples of mini facelifts.

A traditional facelift is still the most effective surgical procedure to comprehensively lift and smooth the facial ageing changes in the face and especially the neck. Due to the tightening of the underlying SMAS in this facelift technique, we can completely avoid the operated or pulled look of the past. However, it comes at the downside of a long scar extending both in front and behind the ear. With the S-Lift procedure, the skin is pulled up vertically, not backward for a more natural looking lift with only a small ‘S’ shaped incision made in and around the natural curves of the ear, which is almost imperceptible once fully healed.  Through this incision, the underlying SMAS is lifted and tightened to give a more youthful appearance.

HOW IS A SHORT SCAR FACELIFT PERFORMED?

A short scar facelift is performed under general anaesthesia in a fully accredited hospital with a qualified anaesthetist. Depending on the degree of complexity of the short scar facelift and whether ancillary procedures are being performed, the operation can take three to four hours to perform. Most patients are able to be discharged home the same day with no overnight stay required.

The incision begins at the temporal hairline and is extended along the natural lines and contours of the ear, rarely the incision is carried a short distance behind the earlobe. If your neck is also being lifted, a small incision is made under your chin. Once the incisions are made, the skin and superficial fat is carefully separated from the underlying SMAS and neck muscles (platysmus). Most facelifts require some neck adjustment, whether that is liposuction only or tightening the platysmus muscle to create a youthful neck sling (platysmaplasty). The deep facial structures are then tightened and the skin is carefully redraped over the face with the excess skin trimmed. If there remains some excess neck skin excess, an additional scar is placed in the posterior hairline to remove any additional skin to improve the lower portion of the neck.

To compliment the short scar facelift, we universally perform fat grafting to the mid-face region. This has been one of the single most important advances to improve the results of the S-Lift procedure. As we age we lose fat content in our face and over tightening the skin can give a sunken and unnatural appearance. The addition of fat, revolumises the face to give a youthful and natural appearance with improved skin texture.

Once the procedure is complete, stitches are used to secure the layers of tissue and close the skin incisions. A small thin tube called a drain may be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to help drain any blood that might collect there. Your head is wrapped with gauze dressings to help reduce the swelling.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift by Dr Turner at Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery can rejuvenate the neck and jawline of both men and women to give a more youthful appearance. A neck lift is designed to improve some of the most visible signs of facial aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying neck muscles and redraping of loose, wrinkled skin on the neck.

To maintain facial harmony and to restore a natural, youthful appearance; a neck lift is infrequently performed in isolation. A neck lift is commonly performed as part of a facelift surgery, whether that be a full facelift or short scar technique. Sometimes other facial procedures such as blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery will be recommended as well as non-surgical treatments like laser resurfacing and chemical peels to give the best result.

BEST CANDIDATES FOR A NECK LIFT

A neck lift is ideal for both men and women who are in their 40’s to 70’s whose neck has begun to show visible signs of ageing and feel they look older than they are. To get the best results from a neck lift surgery, patients need to have minimal ageing of the cheek and nasolabial regions, otherwise it is advised that a neck lift is combined with a facelift procedure.

If you are healthy, have realistic expectations about both the benefits and limitations that can be achieved with a neck lift, you may be a good candidate for the surgery. To learn more contact our clinic to book your consultation with Dr Turner.

YOUR CONSULTATION WITH DR TURNER

Your cosmetic neck lift surgery consultation at Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery is personally undertaken by Dr Turner at one of his Sydney clinics.

During the consultation, Dr Turner will evaluate your face and neck, focusing on your skin elasticity, fat composition, muscle activity, neck contour and underlying bone structure to determine if a neck lift is right for you. Dr Turner will advise you if a neck lift surgery alone can achieve your goals or if a combined face and neck lift surgery is required as well as any other adjunctive procedures to create a harmonious facial rejuvenation.

Dr Turner and his staff will:

  • Review the neck lift and adjunctive procedures with you
  • Clearly discuss the potential risks of the procedure
  • Outline in detail how the surgery is performed
  • Explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Provide detailed cost and payment information
  • Answer all your questions

WHAT IS A NECK LIFT?

A neck lift is performed to restore the lost contour and definition of the neck and jawline by returning the underlying structures to their original position and removing excess skin and fatty tissue.

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag, fat accumulates and most importantly the neck muscle (platysma) droops, leading to the ‘turkey neck’. The platysma muscle also contributes to vertical neck bands. A platysmaplasty is the technical term for a neck lift in which the platysma muscle is tightened both in the midline and to the sides below the ear to reconstruct the sling like mechanism of the neck muscles to give a youthful and defined neck and jawline.

HOW IS A NECK LIFT PERFORMED?

A neck lift is performed under general anaesthesia in a fully accredited hospital with a qualified anaesthetist. Depending on the degree of complexity of the neck lift and whether ancillary procedures are being performed, the operation takes three hours to perform. Most patients can be discharged home the same day with no overnight stay required.

The neck lift procedure begins with a small incision under your chin and another in front and behind the ears sometimes extending along the posterior hairline. Once the incisions are made, the skin is separated from the underlying platysma neck muscles and any excess fatty tissue is removed directly or with liposuction.  The platysma muscle that has separated in the midline is repaired (platysma plication) and then the lateral edges are than resuspended to its natural position near the earlobe, the vertical platysmal advancement. This lifting and tightening of the platysma muscle restores its sheet like shape and natural function as a sling to support the neck skin.

The skin is then redraped over the new neck contour with excess skin excised so the incisions are closed with minimal tension to allow a fine scar.

Why Brazilian Butt Lifts Are So Popular Right Now

Now, more than ever, women are embracing their curves! Forget about trying to emulate stick thin models. Women today want to flaunt their hourglass shape and even enhance it. Thanks to ultra popular procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift, it is easier than ever to create completely natural looking curves.

At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery and in clinics all over Australia, there’s been a surge in the number of women looking to get a Brazilian Butt Lifts. In fact, even one of the most famously curvy women in the world, Kim Kardashian, has reportedly admitted to having a Brazilian Butt Lift. Want a body like hers? Here’s what you need to know about this trending procedure.

How to Get a Bigger Butt

First of all, it’s important to realise that there are a few different options for getting a bigger butt. Buttock enhancement, or glutoplasty, can be done via a range of options.

For a minor enhancement, it is possible to have excess skin removed for a subtle lift and a tightened appearance. To add volume, butt implants can be added in a way similar to breast implants. While both of these options have their advantages and disadvantages, Brazilian Butt Lifts are now widely considered to be the gold standard in buttock enhancement.

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift are incredible, especially compared with the potential results of butt implants. While implants can definitely add volume, they lack in customisation. Butt implants are simply able to make your backside bigger. They can’t lift or enhance your shape, which is often the goal of many women.

Plastic surgeons and women alike love Brazilian Butt Lift because they make it possible to create curves precisely where you want them. The procedure is done by removing fat from other areas of your body and adding it to your rear. Of course, this creates a totally natural looking result because you are adding your body’s own natural fat rather than using a manmade material to add volume.

Additionally, of course, the benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift are twofold because you can remove unwanted fat from other areas while creating your dream shape. This type of completely customised result if definitely not something that you can achieve with diet or exercise.

What It Is Like to Get a Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr Turner, the specialist at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, will perform your procedure in a private hospital near Sydney in one to three hours, depending on the number of liposuction areas being done. Brazilian Butt Lifts are done under a general anaesthesia and, in the vast majority of cases, you can go home the same day.

The initial recovery period after a Brazilian Butt Lift lasts around ten days. The amount of discomfort varies depending on the amount of fat that has been moved, but the majority of women report feeling a general tenderness and soreness rather than sharp pain. During this recovery time, the mild discomfort that most women feel can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. Before you leave the Sydney hospital, Dr Turner will also advise you on a range of precautions that you will want to take to ensure optimal results. Finally, after around six months, all of the swelling will have subsided and you will be able to see the full results of your Brazilian Butt Lift.

Want to learn more? Click here to read all about Brazilian Butt Lifts and to schedule a no-commitment chat with Dr Turner to learn more about your treatment options.

What’s the Difference Between a Tummy Tucks and Liposuction?

Are you dealing with fat that won’t budge with diet or exercise? If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably found that it is increasingly hard to get a flat stomach. After having kids or simply getting older, having flat abs can seem like an impossible dream. Even more frustratingly, many men and women find that after working hard to achieve their goal weight, they end up with loose skin and a sagging stomach.

The good news is that you have options. With a tummy tuck or liposuction, you can have the body you have always wanted. But which option is best for you? Let’s talk about some of the pros and cons of tummy tucks or liposuction.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures done at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery. Men and women alike love this treatment because it can target and remove fat from anywhere on your body. It’s commonly done to tackle fat from the stomach, thighs, and buttocks that just won’t budge with exercise and diet.

While it’s a great process for removing fat, it’s important to be aware that liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment. Instead, liposuction is done create a more toned and contoured look. It’s also not an effective treatment for cellulite (although there are complimentary procedures that can be done along with liposuction to reduce cellulite).

The great thing about liposuction is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure. A liposuction treatment is done in one to three hours, depending on how many areas are being treated. You can go home the same day and be back to work within one week.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as a abdominoplasty, is done to tighten abdominal muscles and get rid of loose skin around the stomach. This procedure is commonly done after weight loss or pregnancy to restore a healthy and natural shape.

There are actually a couple of different options for an abdominoplasty. A full tummy tuck tackles the lower and upper abdomen while a mini tummy tuck is perfect for those just dealing with excess fat and loose skin below the belly button. Both options are often combined with liposuction to remove stubborn fat from the flanks, lower back and thighs to create an improved contour.

A tummy tuck is a more involved procedure than a liposuction and takes around two to three hours. The operation will leave a small scar but that can be covered by a bikini or underwear. You’ll still go back home the same day and most people return to work ten to 14 days after a tummy tuck.

While a tummy tuck is a great option after losing weight or giving birth, it’s best to wait until you are finished having children and are close to your ideal weight before having the procedure. If you do get pregnant again or lose more weight after a tummy tuck, you might find that you skin stretches back out.

Tummy Tucks vs Liposuction: Which Is Right for You?

Liposuction is a great choice if you’ve got specific areas of stubborn fat that won’t move. Liposuction can slim you down in an instant. On the other hand, if you have loose skin or stretch marks, a tummy tuck might be the best option for you. Of course, another great option is a combination of both approaches.

Want to learn more about your options? You can read all about tummy tucks and liposuctions on Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery’s website. When you are ready to chat with a doctor about your options, schedule a no-commitment chat with Dr Turner at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery to learn more about your treatment choices.

Trending Topics: What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lifts are one of the biggest trends of the decade. Women from 17 to 70 have been going to plastic surgeons around the world to transform their figures. By creating lift and volume, a Brazilian Butt Lift can create the hourglass look you’ve always wanted.

While the most requested look is Kim Kardashian, other celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Sofia Vergara, and Jennifer Lopez have inspired many women to create a curvier shape.

Of course, it’s not really about looking like a celebrity. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a customised procedure that will create a lifted and voluminous shape that is perfect for your body. The goal is to look like you- only better!

What Are the Perks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Whether you have always wanted a more hourglass frame or your body has changed in recent years, a Brazilian Butt Lift can be a perfect solution for you. If you have flat, sagging, asymmetrical, or small buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you create your dream body.

Many women who have lost weight find that their buttocks lose shape. The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can create a proportional look that will strategically recreate the volume that you once had.

While butt implants used to be the most popular option, a Brazilian Butt Lift is the new gold standard in creating full and round buttocks. This procedure is less invasive than butt implants and creates a more natural looking result. A Brazilian Butt Lift is also a safer procedure with few risks of complications.

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is done via fat grafting for a safe procedure that creates a natural look. Fat grafting is an incredible procedure that moves fat from one area of your body and puts it into another. Of course, a Brazilian Butt Lift has major benefits. Not only does it remove stubborn fat from areas you don’t want it, a Brazilian Butt Lift moves your fat to exactly what where you want it.

During a fat grafting procedure, a liposuction is done on areas with excess fat. That fat is collected and purified before it is placed back into desirable areas like the butt, lips, or under eye area. Of course, women love the procedure because it has a double benefit. This means that you can slim down your abdomen, lower back, or thighs while adding curves.

The great thing about using your body’s own fat is that it creates a totally natural look that can be completely customised. While butt implants are manmade, the fat used in a Brazilian Butt Lift is 100% yours. That also means that you can create the exact shape and size that you want.

Interested in seeing how you might look with a Brazilian Butt Lift? Stop by for a no-commitment chat with Dr Turner at the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery in Sydney or Newcastle. With state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, you can see exactly how you will look with your new body.

Quick and Easy Guide to Body Contouring for Men

Did you know that male plastic surgery has increased by an incredible 325% since the turn of 21st century? Each and every year we are seeing more men get plastic surgery yet, when we talk about plastic surgery, we are still often just talking about women.

Things are quickly changing though! Modern men aren’t shy about looking good. These days, guys are happy to invest time at the gym and eat a clean diet. Sometimes, however, that’s just not enough. If you’ve got a gut, “man boobs,” or love handles that just won’t budge, it’s time to check out cutting edge body contouring techniques.

Body Contouring for Men: Liposuction

How many men have spent hours at the gym trying to create their dream body only to be disappointed? On top of that, as we age, fat builds up around the abdomen, flanks, and chest areas. To maintain or build muscle while losing fat in these areas can be impossible for some men.

The good news is that liposuction can remove fat from anywhere and everywhere. Stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise can be slimmed down in a matter of minutes. As an added bonus, men have a tendency to retain their skin elasticity and firmness much longer than women do, which means that they get far better results from liposuction.

Body Contouring for Men: Gynaecomastia Surgery

Gynaecomastia, or man boobs, is a very common condition. In fact, half of all adolescent boys and one-third of older men are dealing with this issue. And, it’s not just overweight men and boys. Gynaecomastia has a range of causes including genetics and hormones. It can also be caused by certain types of medicines.

In some cases, liposuction can eliminate excess fat around the chest. For more severe cases, gynaecomastia surgery can be the answer. During gynaecomastia surgery, fat in your chest is removed along with excess skin. It’s a quick procedure with no overnight hospital stay that can be transformative to both your body and self-esteem.

Body Contouring for Men: Abdomen Reduction

Since most men carry the bulk of their excess fat in their mid-section, abdomen reductions are a very popular option for guys. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is an ideal option for removing excess skin around your stomach, reducing your waistline, and tightening up loose abdominal muscles.

Did you know that there are two different types of abdominoplasty, or tummy tucks? A mini tummy tuck is a great option for reducing fat beneath the belly button. This type of procedure has minimal scarring that is easily hidden in swimwear or underwear. A full tummy tack, on the other hand, is a more transformative procedure that can slim down your entire mid-section while leaving a slightly larger scar.

Body Contouring for Men: CoolSculpting and VelaShape

For men who have spots that don’t budge with diet and exercise but are nervous about having surgery or simply don’t have the time for it, non-surgical fat reduction procedures are a dream come true. For a fraction of the time and cost involved in liposuction, you can safely and effectively eliminate fat without going under the knife. Two incredible new technologies on the market are CoolSculpting and VelaShape. CoolSculpting freezes fat away while VelaShape III banishes fat with heat.

With no anaesthesia, incisions, or recovery time, CoolSculpting can transform your body. The CoolSculpting technology works by freezing and destroying fat cells. Since your fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the surrounding tissue is stronger, CoolSculpting can target and break down fat without affecting the surrounding nerves and blood vessels.

VelaShape III is another non-invasive body contouring treatment used that is ideal for reducing fat in your stomach and waist. Using infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers, the technology uses heat to reduce fat while giving you the feeling of warm massage.

Male Breast Reduction: Man Boobs Are Nothing to Be Shy About

Got man boobs? You are not alone! Male breasts, or gynaecomastia, is an incredibly common condition. In fact, half of all adolescent boys and one-third of older men are dealing with this condition. And, it’s not just overweight men and boys. Gynaecomastia has a range of causes including genetics and hormones. It can also be caused by certain types of medicines.

Whatever the cause of your man boobs, there is something that you can do about it. Why live a lifetime of insecurity? Men in Sydney and around the world have had a “male breast reduction” and are now feeling a newfound since of independence. They suddenly have the confidence to wear whatever they want and take off their shirts. Are you ready to join them?

What Is Gynaecomastia AKA Man Boobs?

When boys are overweight as they are growing up, they develop a thick layer of fat underneath their chest. This fat might disappear when they reach puberty but it might not. This can come down to genetics and just luck. For some men, the chest fat remains into adult life.

Men who take hormones or steroids are also prone to developing gynaecomastia. Because these medications contain oestrogen-like chemicals, they can cause breast tissue to enlarge.

In cases of idiopathic gynaecomastia, there is no clear cause. It seems in these situation that the men’s breast glands are unusually sensitive to normal hormone levels.

Pseudogyneacomastia is the name for “man boobs” that are caused by excess fat. When this fat doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, a male breast reduction is necessary.

What A Male Breast Reduction Can Do

The best type of male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, for you will depend on your unique situation. When “man boobs” are caused by fat alone, small incision can be made and the fat can be removed via liposuction. If your male breasts are caused by excess tissue, a small incision will be made at the edge of the areola and the tissue will be cut away. Finally, in cases where gynaecomastia is caused by a combination of excess fatty tissue and glandular tissue, a combination of tissue removal and liposuction will be used.

Following a male breast reduction, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. This means that you will not have to worry about coming back to have your stitches removed. After you wake up from your operation, you’ll be given instructions on care and, in most cases, you will be able to return home the same day.

When you leave the hospital, you’ll wear a supportive chest garment and go home for a week of rest. Within seven days, the vast majority of men are ready to go back to work.

Are you considering getting a male breast reduction? What are you waiting for? This simple and safe procedure can change your life and send your confidence through the roof. For a one-on-one consultation to learn about your options, contact the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery.