22 year old male. Do I have realistic expectations? What procedures/surgeon would get the results? Real vs "Ideal", (photos)
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Try diet and exercise first, and then consult with a plastic surgeon.
Body sculpting in males
Liposuction - are my expectations realistic?
- First - all these computer images narrow the body in unrealistic ways
- That said, liposuction can definitely remove the bulges you see at the back.
- The stomach is a different issue - it depends on whether the issue is fat under the skin, inside the abdomen, loose skin or stretched muscles. If it is fat under the skin - liposuction can remove it -
- But your best planning requires a personal consultation with your plastic surgeon.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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Try diet and exercise, preferably with a trainer, before you consider surgery. At your age the results you desire are achievable without surgery! Good luck!
22 year old male. Do I have realistic expectations? What procedures/surgeon would get the results? Real vs "Ideal",
Always seek out the opinion of a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with years of experience in liposuction . Furthermore request to see before and after photos of previous patients by that doctor....not a clinic or surgery center. Do your homework......research and verify the doctor's credentials. Have they had problems with the Board of Medicine, disciplinary or otherwise. Any law suits?
How about the center, clinic or facility? Are they accredited by a national organization or do they just have State approval. Understand that at the current time, there are three nationally recognized organizations responsible for the highest levels of patient safety, AAAASF, AAACH and JCHO. You owe it to yourself to position yourself for the best possible results but under the most stringent safety regulations, If you have kids, even more so.
How about anesthesia? Will you have a medical doctor certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA)? Understand that there is no substitute for research. Cosmetic surgery, no matter how simple it may be to the patients, are invasive procedures and as such carry certain risks and complications.
In our office we use TouchMD which is a web based program in which patients have the ability to load their picture unto the program. We accomodate patinets from as far away as California. I then evaluate them and can actually draw on the picture to show a potential patient where the incisions would be located and how the procedure is to be realized. It's all done to comply with HIPPA which is the federal law that protects the patient's medical information. Look them up.
Give yourself the highest percentage of a sucssesful operation. Good luck, Dr. PG
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