Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Male cosmetic procedures for the body to improve shape and confidence

Body Surgery Overview
An increasing number of men are now enjoying the benefits of cosmetic surgery to help them look and feel good. Stephen McCulley is a fully qualified cosmetic surgeon who can utilise cosmetic techniques to give you the best results possible.

Whether you are looking to treat the effects of aging or to correct a particular problem, Stephen can deliver exceptional results whilst maintaining your masculinity.

Stephen McCulley offers a number of procedures to enhance the body including Liposuction and Abdominoplasty.

Medicines
A full medical history will be obtained before any surgery. As a precaution, do not take any over the counter medicines or herbal remedies prior to surgery or for 3 days following. Also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and Voltarol based tablets. It would be useful to bring a list of any prescribed medications to your pre-op assessment.

Smoking
If you are a smoker, try and stop for a minimum of six weeks before and one week after surgery as it can reduce the chances of complications.

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Liposuction

Liposuction can be used to treat areas of the body that carry unwanted fat. Men commonly carry extra weight around their waist-line and around the organs inside the tummy. This tends to give a 'barrel' appearance on the chest or abdomen.

Although Liposuction can be an excellent form of treatment in men, it can only be used to remove fat that is under the skin. Therefore, if the majority of the shape comes from the fat inside the tummy, only generalised weight loss will help.

The procedure relies on the active removal of fat and then the passive process of the skin shrinking back to give the reduced and improved contour. It is therefore dependent on the ability of the skin to shrink back. This ability varies depending on the area treated, the quality and elasticity of the skin and the age of patient. Small 4mm incisions are used to access the fat and when healed are hardly visible. A suction device using long blunt 2-4 mm needles removes the fat.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

This procedure is ideal for men who have excessive skin, fat and stretch marks on the abdomen, commonly as the result of excessive weight loss. This procedure does result in some weight removal but it is primarily for re-shaping the abdomen and not a means of treating obesity.

Stephen McCulley tends to carry out a full abdominoplasty on male patients. The procedure involves removing the fatty tissue below the tummy button and elevating the skin above this area from the muscles down. A benefit of having the full abdominoplasty is that before stitching the skin, Stephen can tighten the muscles to give a much improved shape and waistline.

The scar will run fro the hip to hip and will fade well over time, but may take 1-2 years to fully do so.

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