Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Male Body Procedures

In the field of cosmetic surgery, the male body presents an entirely different set of challenges than women. Cosmetic procedures are no longer intended to deliver curves and femininity. Instead, they are designed to create a cut, angular and masculine appearance. In delivering male cosmetic surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian dedicates his talent to ensuring the masculine form is completely preserved. Further, he performs each procedure conservatively so his male patients never look “done.” As many of Dr. Karamanoukian’s patients will testify, he delivers among the best male plastic surgery Los Angeles has to offer. Please read below to learn more about body procedures for men.

Male Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure by which men can eliminate stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat. In delivering liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian isn’t just seeking to reduce fat content—he is using the power of liposuction to sculpt the body into its ideal shape. Whether men are seeking fat reduction of the back, stomach or other areas, Dr. Karamanoukian’s aesthetic skills and attention to detail will ensure the results are everything agreed upon.

Because men have more fibrous tissue than women, Dr. Karamanoukian may use a procedure called VASERlipo™. VASERlipo harnesses high-energy ultrasound to melt targeted fat underneath the skin. Once this is done, the fat is easily removed through traditional liposuction techniques.

Male Tummy Tuck

Just like women, men are prone to developing excess skin on the stomach that simply won’t go away with diet or exercise. This usually occurs after massive or rapid weight loss, when the skin cannot easily contract to fit the new, thinner contours.

A tummy tuck is the perfect option for men to restore a youthful stomach. A tummy tuck first tightens underlying abdominal tissues that may have been stretched. After strengthening these underlying tissues and muscles, Dr. Karamanoukian can then re-drape the skin over the stomach, removing any excess. All told, a male tummy tuck offers stunning results and a significant boost in confidence.

Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, can affect men during several different stages of life. It is caused by an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen. Gynecomastia most commonly occurs in boys going through puberty and older men. While gynecomastia is generally a benign condition, it still causes distress and embarrassment because of its cosmetic nature.

Gynecomastia surgery offers such patients a solution. Dr. Karamanoukian removes the breast gland, as well as any excess fat and tissue surrounding it. This routine surgery is brief and has a brief recovery period. After gynecomastia surgery, men can enjoy the masculine chest they deserve.

Expert Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For male Los Angeles patients considering cosmetic surgery, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to performing male plastic surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your plastic surgery, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each surgical procedure takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your care. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book.