The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Mesa Oaks Building Seven, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78749
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

For Men

At our Austin plastic surgery practice, procedures for men are increasingly popular as male cosmetic enhancement—both surgical and nonsurgical—has gained acceptance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza adapts his surgical approaches to a male patient’s unique physical and lifestyle needs.

Body Contouring Procedures

Dr. Piazza specializes in body contouring procedures and describes how he tailors treatments such as liposuction to highlight the muscular anatomy of his male patients. That means enhancing areas where augmentation would meet a patient’s goals, such as the chest. In other situations, he may use liposuction to sculpt the junctions and borders of adjacent muscle groups, creating a more balanced, natural, and masculine result.

This is Dr. Piazza’s fundamental approach to all areas of the male body, including the chest, abdomen, shoulders, back, flanks, legs, buttocks, and arms. He uses the advanced techniques developed at The New York Institute of Male Plastic Surgery, where he completed a fellowship with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.

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Dr. Piazza with Dr. Steinbrech

Dr. Steinbrech created an innovative approach to male plastic surgery called BodyBanking®, a technique specifically designed to help male patients attain their cosmetic goals. The BodyBanking procedure uses fat transfer—liposuctioning fat from one area of the body and re-injecting it in another for a natural-looking enhancement. Dr. Piazza places the fat strategically to create a sculpted appearance where it’s desired. This technique is especially useful for the shoulders, pecs, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves.

Not all men need or want plastic surgery to meet their goals. Nonsurgical body contouring such as CoolSculpting® is also popular among men.

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Procedures

Waistline Reshaping Treating Flanks & Abdomen

A firm, sculpted abdomen is often a goal for men who are fit but need some help shaping and defining their waistline. We offer Male Abdomen and Waistline Enhancement Surgery, aka “The Speedo Lift,” to sculpt the male body. This procedure removes unwanted fat from the flanks and lower abdomen as well as excess skin if present. These procedures reshape the waistline and empower self-confidence, creating a more masculine contour and slim waistline. Liposuction incisions are tiny, resulting in small, easily concealed scars which are placed to minimize visibility. If excess skin is removed, these incisions are strategically placed low across the waistline so that they are hidden with swim trucks or even a Speedo!

Oftentimes, the fat removed with liposuction is then processed using the Revolve Fat Transfer System then transferred to the pectoralis, deltoid, biceps and abdominal muscles to enhance their appearance.

Body Sculpting with Liposuction and Fat Transfer

In order to help sculpt the male body, we offer Male Body Sculpting with Muscle Enhancement. Using liposuction, we remove unwanted fat and redistribute it into muscles to enhance the shape and size with respect to the male body shape. Fat can be transferred to muscles like the pectoralis, deltoid, biceps and abdominal muscles to enhance their appearance.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Treatment)/ Chest Contouring

Enlarged breasts due to excess fat or breast tissue can cause a more feminine shape to the nipple and male chest. To sculpt the chest and create a more masculine appearance, we offer Male Breast Reduction/ gynecomastia treatment with liposuction. Through tiny incisions, hidden underneath the arm and at the base of the nipple areola, fatty pockets under the skin are suctioned out with a liposuction cannula to contour the chest and reveal the shape of the pectoralis muscle.

Liposuction can be combined with fat transfer to the pectoralis muscle to enhance the shape and appearance of the male chest.

Recovery

As someone who leads a healthy lifestyle that includes regular workouts, Dr. Piazza understands that guys are eager to return to the gym. Active patients usually enjoy the best results and he encourages his male patients to gradually resume their exercise routines. Start slowly, such as walking on a treadmill with a slight incline or pedaling a stationary bike. But avoid the high-impact exercises that focus on core and cardio—running, jumping rope, or CrossFit™-style workouts—for 6 weeks.

Isolated muscle movements in the early post-procedure period, focusing on muscle engagement with light weights and high repetitions, are acceptable.

Male Body Sculpting With Muscle Enhancement at a Glance

Goal: To remove unwanted fat and redistribute the fat into muscles to enhance their shape and size for a more masculine appearance.

Procedure: Through tiny incisions concealed in the treatment areas, fatty pockets under the skin are removed using MicroAire’s PAL® Power-Assisted Liposuction System. The removed fat is then processed with the REVOLVE™ fat transfer system to enhance muscles like the pectoralis, deltoid, biceps, and abdominals.

Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Procedure length: 2 to 4 hours (depending on number of areas treated)

Aftercare: Once the surgery is complete, the incision sites will be closed with dissolvable sutures and a small Steri-Strip, and the site is then sealed with a clear dressing. Areas contoured with liposuction will be covered with a thick foam pad and then wrapped in a compression garment to minimize swelling, bruising, and recovery time. The compression garment, which also helps to maintain the shape Dr. Piazza created during the procedure, will be worn over the foam pad for the first 4 to 5 days. Occasionally, small drains will be placed during surgery to remove unwanted healing fluid and allow for a faster recovery.

Recovery: Typically ranges from 1 to 2 weeks. The foam compression pads will be removed on day 4, and the bandages placed over the incisions will be removed 5 to 6 days following surgery. The compression garment will be used for the first 1 to 2 weeks.

Timeline

  • Surgery
  • Day 4 to 5: Foam removal
  • Day 5 to 6: Dressing removal
  • Day 7 to 10: Return to work and social activities
  • 3 months: 80% healed
  • 6 months: 100% healed

Meet Dr. Piazza

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco C. Piazza looks forward to meeting with you to help you discover how you can achieve your cosmetic goals and desires.

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“I fundamentally believe that ‘muscle confusion,’ through a diverse exercise and weight lifting program, will take your surgical result to an entirely new level by transforming your physique over the course of the 6 months following the procedure. My own experience in fitness, competing in all-natural body building competitions, triathlons, swim races and as a group fitness cycling instructor at Pure Austin, gives me a unique perspective when taking care of my male patients.”–Dr. Rocco Piazza

To consult with Dr. Piazza about procedures for men, you can request an in-person or virtual consultation using our online form, or call our office at (512) 288-8200 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

Melissa Cady, Anesthesiologist

Delivering an Exceptional Anesthesia Experience for Our Patients

At The Piazza Center, our patients come first. We have listened to our patients and in an effort to reduce the uncertainty with the anesthesia experience, The Piazza Center has developed a collaborative relationship with Dr. Cady to deliver an exceptional anesthesia experience for patients like you.

“By far the best anesthesia experience I've ever had. Thank you!!”

Learn more about Dr. Cady, D.O. and The Piazza Center’s approach to taking the fear and stress out of anesthesia.

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