A recent article in the Guardian stood out – for want of a better word – last month, about the rise in penis enlargement surgery in the UK. According to the piece, there’s been a boom in procedures in that area this decade, as more and more men succumb to the knife to get the look they’ve been after all their lives.
However, it’s not as simple – or safe – as we’d like to believe: as the surgeons themselves are only too keen to admit, there is only so much they can do to the penis – and there is no guarantee that that the surgery, or the penis itself, is going to work. Not only is there a high risk of infections and misshaping, but there’s a huge chance of erectile dysfunction. Bear in mind that this is a purely cosmetic procedure and can only increase the size of a flaccid penis: if you want more envious glances in the changing room, go ahead – but if you want a better bedroom component, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective procedure that will give your confidence the boost you’re looking for, there are alternatives to putting your manhood under the knife, and they really do work. Let’s take you through them…
The Dad Bod
It’s such a shame that abdominoplasty has been saddled with names such as the ‘tummy tuck’ and the ‘mummy makeover’ because it can do a serious amount of good to the male torso – especially if you have saggy skin around the belt area due to weight loss and want to apply the finishing touch.
The male tummy tuck is a procedure which contours the abdomen, removes the excess skin, tightens up the stomach area and even removes the excess fat that still remains. The procedure is simple enough – there’ll be a consultation period, where we review your medical history, take on board your goals, give you the straight facts on any risks and unrealistic goals, and draw up a plan of action.
The actual male tummy tuck surgical procedure will involve two incisions under general anaesthesia, a tightening and repositioning of the abdominal muscles, a removal of unnecessary fat and skin, and an overnight stay. More and more men are discovering the benefits of the Dad Bod – why not join them?
Male breast reduction
If you’re currently developing a cracking pair of man-boobs, it isn’t necessarily due to the beer and pies: while the chest area is one of the first parts of the male body to take on and store fat, even the fittest of us can develop moobs.
Blame a condition called gynaecomastia – the medical term for the hard yet tender swelling behind the nipples that give off the impression of breasts. In most cases, it happens during puberty and goes away soon after, but sometimes it doesn’t.
Cosmetic surgery – usually a minor liposuction procedure, followed by a removal of the prominent breast tissue – is the simplest and most effective way to reduce the shape and contour of your chest. While there will be scarring around the nipple, it is extremely minor (and eventually undetectable, if you have chest hair).
The dreaded double chin can quickly develop as age and lifestyle takes its toll – which might be a reason for this decade’s beard explosion. Being overtly chinny can really knock a chap’s confidence, but there’s a quick and easy solution. We can deploy minor liposuction and/or fillers to restore the more commanding and shaped jawline which can really bring youthfulness and vitality to your appearance.
Call us on 0117 325 5034 to arrange a consultation with our plastic surgeon Mr Anthony Macquillan to discuss which cosmetic surgery procedures could be a real boost to your confidence.