For those with deficiency in the the face cheek implants offer an excellent opportunity to create desirable contours in the planes of the face. However, correction with the addition of bulk in this area must be cautiously done or it will look heavy and unrealistic. Implants for use in this area are usually made of silicone or other non-reactive materials that have been shaped prior to insertion at surgery.
Your first consultation will focus on determining whether cheek implants are desirable and, if needed, what size and shape will offer the best correction for your individual deficiency
The fact is that some body types do not achieve chest muscle tone and definition as easily as others. Even with exercise, some men (and women) will not be able to see the desired results simply from working out the chest area. The pectoral implant procedure is designed to increase the chest size and shape by inserting implants made of solid silicone under the real muscle.
In other instances, underdevelopment of the muscles in the chest can be a result of a growth defect or injury. In these instances, pectoral implants can create or recreate a natural looking chest area. Like many other cosmetic enhancements, this procedure gives men a chance to aesthetically enhance an area of the body through surgery when no other alternatives are available or desirable.
Male pectoral implants are designed to define and shape the chest area. In men who cannot achieve desired results through exercise, the surgery can give the existing muscles a toned, enhanced look. For patients with congenital defects or loss of muscle in an accident or injury, the pectoral implant procedure can often reproduce a natural and symmetrical chest area.
Pectoral implants can help build self-confidence in individuals who were once embarrassed by their appearance.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts.” Though this oddly named condition is rarely talked about, it’s actually quite common. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. Though certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment, there is no known cause in the vast majority of cases.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
If you’re considering surgery to correct gynecomastia, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. John Anstasatos if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones, and a family history of baldness. As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become. Hair loss can also be caused by burns or trauma, in which case hair replacement surgery is considered a reconstructive treatment, and may be covered by health insurance.
If you and your doctor have determined that hair transplants are the best option for you, you can feel comfortable knowing that board-certified plastic surgeons have been successfully performing this type of procedure for more than thirty years.