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What Is Body Contouring for Men?

What Is Body Contouring For Men

Body contouring for men is only slightly different than body contouring for women. Overall, the goal is the same: improve one’s physical appearance by eliminating excess fat and loose skin and lifting areas that have sagged with time or because of drastic weight loss.

But where women may want to integrate breast augmentation or a breast lift, men may want to address gynecomastia or create more muscular definition. Of course, every patient will have their own unique challenges to address and their own unique surgical experience.

Body Contouring Challenges for Men

The majority of men feel confident when they look confident. But for various reasons, a man’s physical presentation may hold them back from feeling and looking their best.

Body contouring is a plastic surgery strategy that looks at the entire body. It is most often used with patients who have gone through a drastic weight loss.

Whether through lifestyle changes or surgery, when a man loses a significant amount of weight, some parts of their body may not “keep up” or evolve with the loss of fat. Most notably, loose skin can become a problem. Stubborn unwanted fat and sagging breast tissue can complicate things.

Depending on where the excess skin, fat cells, and tissue is located, body contouring procedures can tighten things up and improve a man’s physique.

Common Body Contouring Procedures for Men

Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

For male patients who have successfully lost a substantial amount of weight, excess skin can be a persistent issue, especially in the abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is likely the best solution.

A tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying muscles. The results not only provide a more sculpted and toned appearance, but many patients may notice improved functionality of their abdominal region.


Liposuction can be particularly beneficial for men who have lost significant weight but still struggle with fat deposits. The procedure targets specific areas where stubborn fat lingers and can be easily incorporated with a tummy tuck and other procedures.

Lipo can be performed most anywhere on the body, but it is ideal for refining body contours on the stomach, upper arms, chest, thighs, and buttocks. When HD lipo is performed, individual muscles can be isolated to create a more defined, athletic appearance.

Fat grafting can also be performed with liposuction. Harvested fat can be relocated to different areas of the body to help emphasize the muscles or change the overall figure.

Body Lifts

Body lifts are body contouring procedures designed to tighten and lift excess skin, fat, and tissue on the upper and lower body. These procedures typically include a combination of techniques to address sagging on the back, flanks, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Arm lifts can also be performed.

Body lifts offer a holistic approach to body contouring, resulting in a tighter and more youthful appearance. Each lift procedure will be catered to the individual.

Gynecomastia Surgery

If you’re interested in body contouring chest for men, gynecomastia surgery is likely what you’re looking for. Liposuction can be performed on the male chest for excess fat. But if you have actual gynecomastia, you may have excess fat and/or excess glandular tissue that must be excised. This will create a more masculine chest you can feel confident about.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

Body Contouring For MenIf you’ve lost a substantial amount of weight and achieved at or close to a healthy body mass index, this is a good sign you are a candidate for body contouring. Ideal candidates must lead an overall healthy lifestyle, have realistic expectations, and a positive mindset. It’s important to be in good health, and keep in mind that non-smokers are often preferred.

Of course, to know for sure if you are a good candidate for body sculpting, it’s important to meet one-on-one with a board certified plastic surgeon. They will evaluate your unique situation, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable procedures for your specific goals. Some patients may need to have additional testing to ensure they are in good enough health to undergo extensive body contouring surgery.

FAQ: Male Body Contouring

Where can I find body contouring for men near me?

Many plastic surgeons offer male body contouring procedures for men. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. David Sieber performs body contouring procedures for male and female patients.

Do guys do body sculpting?

Yes, men can undergo body sculpting and body contouring just as women do.

What are the benefits of male body contouring?

Men who undergo body contouring after weight loss will see an improved physique with a smoother flatter stomach, a more defined musculature, and less unwanted fat. For extreme sagging skin, body lifts can create a tighter, more youthful appearance.

Is body contouring painful?

The cosmetic procedures required for body contouring do come with more risks and may cause increased pain and a longer recovery. Pain, swelling, and bruising are the body’s natural response to invasive surgery. Fortunately, you should be prescribed pain medication and other techniques to ease your discomfort.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation Appointment

Body Contouring Chest For MenWhen you’ve worked hard to lose weight and keep it off, you want your efforts to match your results. But loose skin and stubborn fat can be cumbersome, embarrassing, and even painful. For many men, it’s a sense of discomfort that’s hard to get past. You want to feel proud of your male physique.

If you think male body sculpting may benefit you, we invite you to call and schedule a consultation appointment with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber.




Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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