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Torsoplasty in New York

Written by Dr. Jacobs

Hundreds of men each year consult Dr. Jacobs about gynecomastia in New York.  For some of these individuals, male breast reduction is all that’s needed to gain more masculine contours and feel better about their appearance.

man torso See Before and After Torsoplasty Photos

Many others, however, can also benefit from a little attention to the lower abdomen to resculpt love handles and a rounded belly to better match a sleek upper chest.  Some patients ask about light liposuction when they come in for their gynecomastia consultation.  Occasionally Dr. Jacobs offers liposuction of the abdomen and/or love handles as an additional option, understanding that a one-time, total makeover is more time and cost effective—and a lot less frustrating for the patient—than a second procedure down the road.  Dr. Jacobs calls this complete abdominal makeover a torsoplasty. 

As a go-to plastic surgeon for male breast reduction in New York and around the world, Dr. Elliot Jacobs is highly skilled in working with the male physique.  Why not arrange a consultation with him to find out what he might envision for you?

Our Torsoplasty Philosophy

It has long been known by doctors that there’s no such thing as targeted weight loss.  Men tend to accumulate fat in certain regions—such as the chest, love handles and belly.  Even when a patient watches what he eats and works out, fat deposits in these areas usually don’t budge.  This is why liposuction is the top plastic surgery procedure for men, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Jacobs developed the torsoplasty in response to his patents’ needs.  In three decades of cosmetic surgery in New York, more and more patients sought Dr. Jacobs’ expertise in gynecomastia surgery.  He observed that post-op patients tended to note the difference between their chest contours and the softness of the lower abdomen.  Dr. Jacobs reasoned that for the right candidate, it makes sense to resculpt the chest from the collarbone to the lower abdomen all at once.

This combination procedure—male breast reduction and liposuction—is not designed for patients who are significantly overweight.  It’s best for men who are at or near their normal weight and can help good body become a great body.  While not a weight loss technique, it can motivate a patient to improve their diet and exercise routine to contribute the finishing touches.  Read more about the procedure on our website devoted to plastic surgery for men and see what a difference a torsoplasty can make in our before and after cosmetic surgery photos.

Torsoplasty Overview

Surgery is performed in our accredited surgical suite under twilight anesthesia.  Dr. Jacobs begins each procedure with male breast reduction.  He most often uses a combination of light liposuction with tissue removal to develop contours that look masculine and natural.

Abdominal liposuction is next.  Dr. Jacobs develops a plan for each individual, addressing just the areas of stubborn fat with tumescent liposuction.  Small nicks in the skin in the chest and abdominal areas are closed with dissolving sutures, and the tiny scars that remain after recovery fade and become nearly unnoticeable.

After surgery, you’ll wear a compression garment for about a month, removing it to bathe.  You will likely experience moderate discomfort over the first couple of days which can be controlled with prescription or over-the-counter medication.  You can resume light activity and most types of work within a few days to a week, with more strenuous exercise added over the next few weeks.

Dr. Jacobs specializes in working with men, as you can see when you visit our media page.   Come in and meet with him to hear what he’s learned in his many years of working performing male plastic surgery in New York.  Call our office at 815 Park Avenue at 212-570-6080 and let’s get started.

Torsoplasty FAQ

  • Can you revise poor results I experienced with another surgeon?

The best way to understand what might be possible through revision surgery is to come in for a consultation.  A thorough examination is needed to see how much tissue remains, what your scarring is like and so on.  Often improvement is possible through additional liposuction and fat transfer as needed.

  • What happens if I gain or lose weight after surgery?

If you lose weight, your results will look even better!  If you gain weight, fat deposits that were removed during your torsoplasty will not come back, however remaining fat cells in these areas and elsewhere on the body will become enlarged.

  • Is a combination procedure like this really safe?

Dr. Jacobs evaluates each patient thoroughly before making recommendations.  For most people, liposuction combined with gynecomastia surgery is completely safe.

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