Because the structure of a man’s face and body is significantly different from that of a woman, different surgical approaches are used to provide the respective results. Dr. Chin applies his years of experience and education to provide an improved appearance to the male chest, abdomen, face, and other areas of the body with the following procedures:
Gynecomastia surgery corrects the enlargement of male breasts due to excess breast tissue or fat. Excess glandular tissue can be excised with an incision around the areola. The incision length and pattern will vary depending on the amount of tissue to be removed. In cases where only excess fat is present, liposuction alone may be used. Dr. Chin performs this procedure with the use of a general anesthetic.
Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove fat from areas of the body such as the buttocks, abdomen, flanks, thighs, and arms. It is not a weight loss procedure; rather, it is meant to target localized fat deposits that are difficult to remove with diet and exercise.
Though there are many techniques involved with this procedure, it generally involves a few small incisions in the area to be treated. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted and maneuvered beneath the skin in a back and forth motion. This loosens the fat so that it may be suctioned away through a surgical vacuum attachment on the device. The result is a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing body contour.
Unlike liposuction, a tummy tuck procedure (also called abdominoplasty) addresses both excess fat and excess skin on the abdomen to provide a firmer, more contoured abdominal profile. If necessary, the underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened. A tummy tuck can target either the full abdomen or only the lower section of the abdomen beneath the navel. This smaller procedure is known as a mini tummy tuck.
Incisions for a full tummy tuck are made from hip bone to hip bone. The shape and length of the incision will vary depending on the amount of correction required. The abdominal muscles will be tightened with sutures, and any excess fat, tissue, and skin will be removed. A second incision will be made around the navel to address the upper abdomen. The mini tummy tuck utilizes only the horizontal incision that spans the hips.
Previous techniques with the facelift procedure involved tightening only the facial skin, which would give the patient a pulled or “wind blown” look. By tightening the underlying facial muscles, Dr. Chin provides a new scaffold for the skin to be draped over. The result is a firmer, more natural-looking facial appearance. Improvement or elimination of wrinkles will be seen beneath the eyes, around the mouth, along the jawline, and on the neck.
Facelift incisions generally begin in the hairline at the temples and extend down and around the ears to the lower scalp. If necessary, another incision is made under the chin to address the neck. The skin will be pulled back so Dr. Chin can tighten the facial muscles and tissue. Any excess skin will be trimmed away, and incisions will be closed with sutures. For an overall rejuvenated facial appearance, this procedure can be performed in conjunction with a brow lift, eyelid lift, or rhinoplasty.
Nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty, can improve aesthetic concerns, such as a narrow or wide bridge, a hump on the bridge, nostrils that are too wide, an upturned or down turned nasal tip, or a crooked or structurally damaged nose. This procedure can also improve certain breathing problems caused by genetics or injury. Rhinoplasty is a very complex procedure, and the techniques used will depend on the needs and desires of the patient.