Less Common Cosmetic Facial Surgeries

The popularity of plastic surgery is booming around the world. Surgeries being performed in countries such as South Korea are so popular that they contribute significantly to the country’s GDP. In other countries, people often look for less common surgeries that are different from the ones that Americans want. In South Korea, for example, people ask their surgeons to make their chins pointier and their noses less flat. They also ask to alter their eye shapes to look more like Western eyes. South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world. In a very conservative culture like Iran, facial plastic surgery is a way to enhance beauty when women dress more modestly. Of the 40,000 annual cosmetic procedures in Iran, more than 60% are nose jobs.

We have all heard of people going to a cosmetic surgeon for a facelift or a nose job. These are examples of cosmetic facial surgeries which are very common. In addition to these popular procedures, Tampa Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery also offers some of the less common cosmetic facial surgeries that you may want to consider. Did you ever think about working on your ears? How about your eyelids? Or your neck? Dr. Joseph M. Brown, MD, F.A.C.S. and his expert team are more than welcome to answer any questions or concerns you may have about undergoing some of the more uncommon types of plastic surgery in Tampa.

Neck Liposuction

Even if you have been able to lose weight in other areas of the body, you may retain stubborn body fat in the neck that just won’t budge. You may feel like you have a “double chin” that makes you unhappy when you see photos of yourself. The most efficient way to correct this and restore a natural contour of the neck is through neck liposuction.
One advantage to surgical removal of fat is that the procedure is performed one time with one period of recovery. Swelling should go down in several weeks, and patients may resume their exercise routine 2-3 weeks after surgery. Neck liposuction may be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on if it is performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery performed on the lower lids can eliminate under eye bags, puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging skin. On the upper lids, this procedure can drastically treat excess skin that often adds years to a patient’s face. Aside from its cosmetic purposes, this procedure also corrects obscured vision due to the eyelid drooping into the field of view. Upper and lower eyelid procedures can be done alone or combined depending on the patients needs.

Blepharoplasty is becoming a popular cosmetic surgery for men. Since men are usually shyer about advertising that they have had work done, this is a good option for them since there is virtually no scarring and very little recovery time (about a week.)

Ear Correction (Otoplasty)

Ear correction surgery can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear. This procedure can treat overly large ears, a condition known as macrotia. It can also treat protruding ears on one or both sides of the head. Sometimes, patients may come to Dr. Brown with dissatisfaction from a previous ear surgery elsewhere, looking for an effective revision.

In cases of protruding ears, ear surgery offers almost immediate results, which are visible when the dressings that support the new shape of the ear during healing are removed. When the ear is permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear. The results of more extensive ear surgery and reconstruction may appear in stages over time.

Plastic Surgery in Tampa

If you are considering neck liposuction, eyelid surgery, or ear correction, contact Dr. Joseph M. Brown, MD, F.A.C.S. at Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation today! To learn more about receiving plastic surgery in Tampa, we can be contacted at 813-328-5387 or info@plasticsurgeryTB.com.

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Are You a Candidate for Male Breast Reduction?

Few rarely discuss this common condition, but its effects lead many patients to deal with a lack of self-confidence, inability to go shirtless, embarrassment, and an emasculated sentiment. It may surprise you, but overdeveloped male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, affects 40 to 60% of men.

Depending on the condition, one or both breasts may be affected, and in the majority of cases, no known cause can be discerned. Whatever its cause, overdeveloped male breasts can often be a great source of shame and embarrassment for sufferers. If you are dealing with gynecomastia, then the good news is that you may be a candidate for male breast reduction!

What is Gynecomastia?

To gain a better understanding of whether you are a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery, it is optimal to understand what gynecomastia is. Some may think that gynecomastia is simply excess fat due to being overweight, but this is simply not true. Gynecomastia is caused by excess breast tissue due to a sensitivity to female hormones or imbalance of sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) in the body. No amount of exercise or weight loss will reduce the breast enlargement issues, and in this case, surgery may be required to resolve it.

When to Get Male Breast Reduction

Frequently, those suffering from overdeveloped male breasts may feel awkward and embarrassed having their chests exposed. Thankfully, male breast reduction surgery can easily correct this condition and give the chest area a more masculine appearance. Breast enlargement in males may affect newborn babies, boys in the midst of puberty, and older men, but most cases resolve themselves with time.

If you think you may be dealing with gynecomastia, there are a few symptoms and signs to look out for. Swelling and tenderness in one or both breasts are common symptoms. It is also common for the area of skin surrounding the nipple, AKA areola, to increase in diameter while the chest tissue looks symmetrical. Swelling, breast tenderness, nipple discharge, or any combination of the aforementioned symptoms may be a sign that it is time to schedule an appointment with a physician to discuss your options.

How the Surgery Works

For mild cases, liposuction may be all that is needed to resolve this condition. More moderate cases may require an incision will need to be made around the edge of the areola to extract firmer breast tissue from underneath the nipple. Liposuction may also be performed throughout the chest to achieve any other desired results. In more extreme cases, skin may be necessary to be excised and the nipple relocated. Once surgery is completed, swelling, bleeding, mild scarring, and minimal pain or discomfort can be expected, but should diminish within a few days or weeks. Most surgeries must allow 2 days of downtime, as needed, and many patients are back to work within a week.

Although most cases are not considered serious, increased confidence, peace of mind, and quality of life are reason enough to undergo treatment for the condition. If you think you may be a good candidate for male breast reduction, schedule your consultation today.

About T.A.P.S.: Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, better known as T.A.P.S., prides itself on bringing a personal touch to their practice. That’s just one of the reasons they are considered a leading plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Spearheaded by Dr. Joseph M. Brown, the physicians at T.A.P.S. combine years of education, experience, and clear communication skills to bring you the results you desire.

TAMPA AESTHETIC & PLASTIC SURGERY

To become a leading practice in providing plastic and cosmetic surgery to the Greater Tampa
Bay area through safety, fantastic results, and strong
doctor-patient relationships.

schedule your free Consultation

Or Call Us

813-774-5733