The number of men seeking cosmetic enhancements is steadily on the rise, putting to rest the outdated notion that plastic surgery is only for women. At LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Bradenton, FL, Dr. Melinda Lacerna treats many male patients who want to improve their appearance and boost their confidence with plastic surgery. With nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Lacerna has a firm understanding of the nuances involved in treating both male and female patients. Men usually prefer a face that is more rugged and natural looking, and body contours that are toned rather than svelte. Dr. Lacerna has developed specific surgical techniques that help men achieve a handsome, masculine look. Some of the procedures she offers to men include:

Body Procedures for Men


Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise on areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, back and arms. Dr. Lacerna performs VASER liposuction, which relies on ultrasound energy to break up fat cells. This method is gentler on the surrounding tissue and makes it easier for her to mold the remaining fat into nice contours. Dr. Lacerna combines liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening to ensure that loose skin does detract from the body’s new contours.    

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes the enlargement of male breast tissue. Men who would prefer to have a flatter shaped chest can undergo male breast reduction surgery. Dr. Lacerna removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a more traditionally male physique.

Tummy Tuck

Men who have lost a significant amount of weight may be discouraged to find that their belly still protrudes due to loose, sagging skin. Since no amount of exercise can get rid of skin, abdominoplasty is a man’s best bet for removing excess skin. Once this skin is out of the way, it is easier to showcase the toned stomach he has worked hard to achieve.

Face Procedures for Men


Facelift is a rejuvenating surgery for the lower face that tightens loose skin, diminishes wrinkles and reduces jowls to restore definition to the jawline. Dr. Lacerna elevates this procedure by performing a trifecta facelift, which elevates the classic surgery by adding helium RF plasma to further tighten the skin and PRP (platelet rich plasms) and accelerate healing.  

Neck Lift

The neck is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. With neck lift, Dr. Lacerna can smooth the contours of the neck by removing dangling skin (turkey neck) and relaxing the vertical neck bands that become more prominent with age. Neck lift is often combined with facelift.


Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular male procedures because of how it subtly rejuvenates the face. Patients who have upper or lower blepharoplasty look happier and better rested. Friends notice a change yet tend to attribute the physical improvements to more sleep or a better attitude rather than plastic surgery.

Renuvion Brow Lift

Reducing lines and loose skin on the forehead is easier than ever with Renuvion. This minimally invasive procedure tightens the skin with a combination of radiofrequency and helium plasma energy. The skin tightens, with the results improving over time due to increased collagen production. The eyebrows also elevate to a more youthful position.   

Make an Appointment with Dr. Lacerna

To see for yourself why Dr. Lacerna, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, is such an appealing choice for male patients, please schedule a consultation by calling 941-954-4500 today.

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Dr. Melinda Lacerna is the founder and owner of LA Plastic Surgery, The Skin Plasma Center, LA Skin Med Spa, and Elite Aesthetic Surgery Center. She has positioned herself as a leading expert, notably authoring significant works such as the “Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Resurfacing” chapter in the 9th edition of Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 




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