For Men

Randall B. Weil, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgeon located in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA & Sunnyvale, CA

It’s often assumed that plastic surgery is only the domain of women. Many men, however, are turning to cosmetic surgery to correct the same things as women, from facelifts to tummy tucks, for a more youthful and enhanced appearance. At Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., plastic surgeon Dr. Weil counts many men among his patients in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco. To learn more about how plastic surgery for men can improve your confidence, call the office or book an appointment online.

For Men Q & A

What procedures do you offer to men?

Men are not immune to the very same conditions that compel women to seek help from a plastic surgeon, yet, traditionally, women make up the lion’s share of patients. Increasingly, however, more men are discovering the benefits of cosmetic procedures in helping them look and feel their best. Dr. Weil understands this and works toward making men feel welcome at his office to discuss procedures, such as:

  • Liposuction for stubborn pockets of fat
  • Facelifts to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Breast reduction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty

If you have an aesthetic problem you’d like to correct, Dr. Weil is happy to sit down with you to discuss your goals and your options.

Why do men opt for breast reduction surgery?

The primary reason men seek breast reduction surgery is to reverse the effects of gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance in your hormones between your estrogen and testosterone levels. This imbalance causes the tissue in your chest to swell, leading to the appearance of breasts. Gynecomastia isn’t a serious condition and often resolves itself, but in some cases it doesn’t, which is where breast reduction surgery comes in.

Dr. Weil offers two types of breast reduction surgery in theses cases:

  • Liposuction to remove fat cells
  • Mastectomy to remove breast gland tissue

Dr. Weil discusses these options with you and, after an examination, recommends the appropriate course of action. Rest assured, both of these surgeries eliminate the appearance of breasts on your chest.

How do male tummy tucks improve the body?

You’ve done the hard work and lost the weight you wanted, only to be left with sagging skin around your abdomen, ruining the effect of your accomplishment. Dr. Weil understands this frustration and offers tummy tucks to remove the excess tissue, giving you the flatter, smoother stomach you’re aiming for.

During the procedure, Dr. Weil makes an incision across your lower abdomen, separates your skin from your abdominal muscles, and pulls the skin taut, removing the excess tissue. Once your skin “fits” your new physique better, Dr. Weil sutures the skin back together, leaving you with a surface to better showcase your weight loss results.

To learn more about the many procedures Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S. offers to his male patients, call the office or book an appointment online.