Body contouring for men has gained popularity as more individuals seek to refine their physical appearance and enhance self-confidence. Techniques in body sculpting offer a range of options for fat reduction, muscle definition, and skin tightening.

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Achieve Your Ideal Physique

These surgical and non-surgical procedures can target areas often resistant to diet and exercise, providing a path to achieve a more defined and toned silhouette. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, our meticulous approach enables men to refine their appearance without compromising their natural look.

What Makes Body Contouring Different for Men?

Men’s body contouring is tailored to enhance the male physique, which typically aims for a V-shaped torso, accentuated muscles, and a more rugged appearance. Key differences include:

  • Fat Distribution: Men have more visceral fat than women, which is deeper and around organs. Subcutaneous fat, targeted by contouring, is usually less in men, affecting treatment outcomes.
  • Muscle Mass: Due to generally higher muscle mass, contouring can be more about defining these muscles rather than just removing fat.
  • Skin Elasticity: Men often have thicker and more elastic skin, leading to potentially better results post-treatment as the skin may retract more effectively.
  • Desired Outcome: Male patients may seek a broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted shape as opposed to women who often want an hourglass figure. Our contouring techniques are adapted accordingly.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Male Body Contouring?

You’re likely a good candidate if you:

  • Have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin
  • Cannot target specific problem areas with diet and exercise 
  • Are at or near your ideal body weight, as body contouring is not a weight loss solution
  • Can maintain a stable weight for at least six months to one year, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the outcomes
  • Are a non-smoker, or are willing to quit for a short time before and after, as smoking can hinder healing and increase the risk of complications
  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-surgery
  • Are free from medical conditions that could impair healing or increase surgery risks
  • Are experiencing age-related body shape changes

Surgical Male Body Contouring

Surgical male body contouring encompasses several procedures designed to reshape and enhance the body. These surgeries offer targeted removal and sculpting of fat and tissue.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, addresses enlarged breast tissue in men, offering a more masculine chest contour. To treat gynecomastia effectively, surgeons remove excess fat and glandular tissue, sometimes with liposuction. The result is a firmer, flatter chest area, enhancing your overall body shape.


Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty tightens your abdominal muscles and removes excess skin for a flatter, more toned stomach area. Men with loose skin often seek this surgery after significant weight loss, or those with weakened abdominal muscles due to age or hereditary factors.


Liposuction effectively removes excess fat from specific areas of your body and is useful for stubborn fat that persists despite diet and exercise. Key areas for men include:

  • The abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Chest
  • Neck

The procedure involves inserting a small tube called a cannula through tiny incisions to suction out fat.

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Non-Surgical Male Body Contouring

In recent years, non-surgical body contouring options have become popular for men who want to enhance their physique without downtime. These treatments are designed to reduce fat and tighten skin with minimal risk.


CoolSculpting utilizes controlled cooling to target fat cells, a process known as cryolipolysis.

  • Target Areas: You can treat areas like the abdomen, flanks, and chin.
  • Duration: Each session typically lasts about 35-60 minutes.
  • Expectations: Results may become noticeable after three weeks, with full results in two to six months.


SculpSure employs a laser to heat fat cells beneath the skin without affecting the surface.

  • Target Areas: Popular for the belly, love handles, back, and thighs.
  • Duration: A 25-minute procedure can treat multiple areas at once.
  • Expectations: Optimal results are typically seen at 12 weeks post-treatment.


ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and improve contours.

  • Target Areas: Areas like the neck, chest, and arms can be treated effectively.
  • Duration: The procedure usually takes less than an hour.
  • Expectations: While some results may be immediate, the best outcomes are often seen after several months.

What Results Can I Expect from Body Contouring for Men?

Body contouring for men is designed to reshape and enhance your physical appearance. Here are some of the expected results:

  • Reduced Excess Fat: Target stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
  • Toned Appearance: Achieve a more defined and muscular look.
  • Smoother Contours: Attain smoother body lines by eliminating unsightly bulges.
  • Firmer Skin: Experience tighter skin in treated areas post-procedure.

After the procedure, it’s essential to maintain your new physique. Here are tips to help you keep the results:

  • Engage in regular physical activity to maintain muscle tone and a healthy weight
  • Stick to a nutritious eating plan to prevent weight gain
  • Keep your body hydrated to maintain skin elasticity
  • Follow up with Boston Center for Plastic Surgery as recommended to address any concerns promptly
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Why Choose Us for Male Body Contouring?

When considering male body contouring, you want a provider who understands the unique contours and physiology of the male body. At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, each procedure is customized to match your body type and goals. Our specialists are trained in techniques specific to male body contouring, and we use the latest FDA-approved technology for safe and effective treatments.

Your choice of body contouring should be as unique as your body. Trust us to deliver results as individual as your reasons for choosing us. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve the physique you're striving for!

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