Male Body Contouring

The 21st century has seen a huge rise in the number of cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery carried out in the UK. According to figures from BAAPS, the number of nose jobs (Rhinoplasty), ‘boob jobs’ (Breast Enlargements), and Liposuction procedures all soared by more than 10% last year, the most common cosmetic procedure being Liposuction. Breast Enhancements were the most popular operation in women, while nose jobs dominated the top for the male population.

These figures are not surprising due to the fact that we live in a century where body image is everything. We are now able to achieve the body image we desire, and enhance our best features, with surgical and non-surgical procedures that offer body shaping, body contouring, and skin tightening.

Popular Male Cosmetic Procedures

The number of men undergoing surgery is up by 16%. Among men, body contouring procedures grew in popularity the most, with Liposuction and ‘man boob’ (or Gynaecomastia) correction still on the rise. So what makes men go in for such treatments?

Research shows that male cosmetic surgery has risen due to two reasons; men want to – first and foremost – look better to the opposing sex. They want to appear attractive, feel comfortable with their body image, which will help with confidence and charisma. Secondly, they want to get that ‘cutting edge’ in their profession. With unemployment falling in the UK and competition increasing in the job market, men are feeling the pressure to look younger, and more able. A suave look seems to be on the criteria for getting a job in the corporate sector; therefore men opt in for anti-aging treatments, cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures to look more youthful.


Advancements in technology and body contouring procedures mean that men can achieve a more athletic look. Body contouring for men is something we offer at Aesthetics of Essex, with our most popular anti-aging, contouring device, BodyTite.

BodyTite is a type of liposuction that targets a specific area of fat on the body, melts it in to a liquid state using heat energy, which is then removed from the body via an internal cannula. This liposuction procedure is popular with men who seek a highly defined six-pack look. We recommended BodyTite body contouring for men who struggle to achieve their desired body image, even with a healthy eating regime and regular exercise. However if you have a large amount of excess fat on the lower abdomen, Abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) may be a better option. For a list of our plastic surgery procedures, click here.

We want to help you to become the best you can be, to feel confident with your body, whether you’re male or female. We understand that male patients expect significantly noticeable results, therefore during your consultation, we will discuss with you your requirements, what the procedure involves, and what results to expect.

For more information about any of our body contouring treatments, skin tightening, or any other cosmetic procedure for men, call us on 01708 225555.

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