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Why Choose Torsoplasty Surgery?For many men, the reduction of their gynecomastia is their major and solitary goal. Oftentimes, however, once their chest has healed, these same men will begin to look at their abdomen and hip rolls (love handles) and note a disparity between their newly sculpted chest and their softer, rounder middle. They wonder if anything can be done to help and whether they could have done something all at once instead of in two separate operations. Many patients will diet and exercise after gynecomastia surgery and improve their overall shape. Unfortunately, losing weight is dictated by one’s own body and not by one’s will. One cannot target the areas of desired weight loss. When weight is gained in men, it usually goes to three areas first: the chest, the abdomen, and the love handles. As weight further increases, other parts of the body gain fat, including the face, neck, back, arms, and thighs. When weight is lost, the last areas to lose fat are the chest, the abdomen and the love handles – decidedly unfair! Fortunately, liposuction can target specific parts of the body and is often used to improve these same areas.
What to Expect During Your Initial Torsoplasty ConsultationAs a first step in a torso “makeover,” Dr. Jacobs will plan to use one or more surgical techniques to correct any remaining gynecomastia and improve the appearance of your chest area. In cases where the breast tissue was not sufficiently reduced during a first surgery, he may remove the excess tissue through surgical excision or liposuction of the chest area. Incisions are typically concealed in the lower half of the nipple area. If complaints include uneven skin texture or irregular deposits of fat, Dr. Jacobs will work to address these during the surgery as well. He will then evaluate the rest of your upper body, including possible fat deposits near the armpits and love handles, and create a plan to sculpt a cohesive whole.
Dr. Jacobs’ Torsoplasty Procedure and Technique
Ideal Candidates for Torsoplasty Surgery
The best candidates for torsoplasty have a BMI (Body Mass Index) ratio of height to weight below 30. In addition, the ideal candidate:
What to Expect from RecoveryThe effects of the local anesthetic will persist for several hours after torsoplasty – so you will be comfortable in the recovery room and for your journey home or to your hotel. These effects will wear off and you will have some discomfort, which will be handled by the pain medication that has been prescribed for you. The feeling has been described as soreness “as if you had just been hit in your chest and also performed 100 straight abdominal crunches.” It usually subsides substantially within 48 hours. Dr. Jacobs will personally call you within the first 24 hours after your torsoplasty. There will also be some swelling, bruising, and numbness of the chest, abdomen, and love handles — these will disappear within a few weeks. You may shower two days after surgery and drive within 3-4 days. Recovery takes about one week although there is considerable healing of your torsoplasty during the ensuing months as well. Sedentary activities can be resumed within a few days after surgery and many patients return to desk-type work in less than a week. All strenuous activities should be avoided for a minimum of three weeks after surgery. A gradual return to full exercise training can begin at four weeks postoperatively. Dr. Jacobs will schedule several post-operative examinations after your procedure.
Benefits of A Torsoplasty
- Results are permanent
- No feeling of pain during surgery
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- A more pleasing physical appearance
Risks of Torsoplasty SurgeryLiposuction is one of the safest operations, hands down! Remember, it is performed just under the skin – it does not invade any body cavity. The procedure is still surgery, however, and must be performed under the care of an expert, skilled, and experienced surgeon. Dr. Jacobs will discuss surgery risks with you during your consultation to ensure that you are well informed.
Why Choose Dr. Jacobs for Torsoplasty Surgery in Boca Raton?Dr. Jacobs is a well-recognized expert in male surgeries and has been recognized by New York Magazine as a Best Doctor and by Castle-Connolly in Top Doctors and America’s Top Doctors. Book your male torsoplasty consultation today to learn more about how his knowledge and experience can benefit you. Contact Us
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