Body Contouring For Men

Offered at our convenient location in Denver

The male anatomy is extremely unique from its female counterpart. This is why it’s imperative to seek out a knowledgeable Male Sculpting Plastic Surgeon who is fully aware of the distinct muscle definitions, thicker skin components, hair variances and fat distributions. Request your consultation today at our Lone Tree, Colorado location to speak with Dr. John Millard.

About the Dad Body

male-contouringWe’ve all heard the term “dad body”, but what exactly does it mean? When someone says that a guy has a dad body, they’re most likely referring to their muscular but slightly heavy set physique. This usually consists of strong biceps and shoulders, but lack of abs and small (or large) beer belly. Think Jason Segel or modern day Leonardo Di Caprio. These are attractive men who aren’t overweight, but don’t have washboard abs either. It’s considered a gray zone between fat and fit.

Saying someone has a dad body is meant to be light hearted because, in reality, many women are attracted to this body type. Numerous recent surveys and polls have revealed that almost as many women prefer a guy with a dad body as they would a chiseled guy.

One body type is not better that the other; it’s whatever makes a man confident in his own skin. And at Millard Plastic Surgery, that it our goal; we want to help make men feel confident. We offer different male body contouring procedures to meet an array of cosmetic concerns and goals. So whether your goal is to slim down to a dad body or get chiseled, defined abs, we can help. Feel free to contact us today to request your consultation and speak with Dr. Millard about how you can accomplish your goal physique.

Before and After Photos

Male Body Contouring Procedures

At Millard Plastic Surgery we perform different body contouring procedures designed just for the male physique because it differs so much from its female counterpart. Below are some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Very commonly men come to Millard Plastic Surgery with concerns of an enlarged chest. The male chest can become feminized from a number of different factors, but most commonly from age, too much estrogen, or certain medication. Using the tichler device to remove glandular tissue, VASER Lipo to remove adipose tissue, or a combination of both, Dr. Millard can skillfully contour the male chest to look more manly and defined.

VASER Hi Def Lipo

VASER Hi Def Liposuction was pioneered by Dr. Millard himself. This special ultrasound assisted liposuction technique breaks up fat before suctioning it out of the body. Vibrating air bubbles caused by the ultrasound wavelengths gently and effectively destroys the targeted fat cells, making it easier to suction and remove from the body.

4D VASER Hi Def Lipo

Not too longer after the evolution of VASER, Dr. Millard invented 4D VASER Hi Def Lipo. This technique combines the science of VASER Liposuction and the artistry of fat transfer, allowing the doctor to skillfully replace the harvested fat to other locations on the body.


There are 5 steps to 4D VASER Lipo:

  • Step 1: Subdermal Fat Removal
  • Step 2: Deep Fat Compartment Removal
  • Step 3: Partial Fat Removal from the Superficial Fat Compartment and Superficial Fat Reshaping, and Muscle Definition enhancement between muscle groups
  • Step 4: Intramuscular Fat Grafting — To enhance muscle size, projection and shape.
  • Step 5: Subdermal Fat Grafting — Enhances projection and tightness of skin, which enhances youthfulness.

Tailored Male Torso Fat Removal

VASER Hi Def Liposuction technique was introduced to the male torso in 2005 and saw rapid success and expansion in the male population. It was the first procedure introduced that significantly enhanced the athletic appearance of the male human form.


This illustration demonstrates the three different functional layers of fat removal that are used for Male Body Sculpting.

Blue: Represents Deep Fat Compartment Fat Removal

Orange: Represents Superficial Fat Compartment Fat Removal

Purple: Represents Subdermal Fat Removal.

Green: Represents areas where a combination of techniques can be used, including either fat removal or fat grafting depending on the patient’s unique desires.

Male Pec Enhancement


Three areas of fat are strategically removed on pectoral region to provide a sculpted chest, much like what we’ve seen for hundreds of years on art icons similar to the sculpture ‘David‘.

The difference in fat removal for each of these areas speaks to the dynamic shape changes seen with muscle movement in this area.

Purple — Represents an area where almost all fat, both superficial and subdermal fat is removed.

Green — Deep fat removal, with retention of superficial fat.

Orange — Removal of superficial fat with retention of deeper fat, to enhance the definition, subtilely of the latissimus muscle and the V-shape of the male back.

Enhanced Muscle Definition


Pectoral Muscles:

Subdermal and superfial fat removal (there is no deep fat located here in the male chest) enhances chest oblique definition.

Lower Abs & Pelvic Crease:

Subdermal, deep, and superficial fat removal will maximally enhance the rectus muscle border below the rib cage and above the pelvic bones.

Upper Abs:

Subdermal and superficial fat removal maximizes definition between the chest and the abs.

Subdermal fat removal enhances the borders of the serratus and oblique muscles.

Subdermal and Superficial fat Removal (There is no deep fat located here) to maximally enhance definition between the chest and the lat’s.

Blue: Intramuscular fat grafting is most common (this is the addition of your sterilized fat to muscle areas). This helps enhance size, definition and proportion.

Green: An area where one and/or two things can occur. This area has a sometimes prominent area of deep fat which requires removal. it is also an area that can benefit from either or both intramuscular and/or subdermal fat grafting as well.

Detailed Ab Sculpting


Fat grafts harvested after VASER liposuction can be skillfully added to the abdomen to create abs. Intramuscular and Sub-Dermal Fat Grafting is best to enhance the rectus and oblique muscles.

Brozilian Butt Lift

The Fat grafting for a Male Buttock Augmentation is much different than it is for a woman. The goals for a male buttocks to be more athletic and more squared. Dr. Millard has named this procedure the “Bro-zilian” Butt Lift.

Chest Sculpting Procedure

A multi-layered fat grafting technique to the male chest enhances precise chest muscle curvature.

Submuscular Fat Grafting: Enhances pectoralis muscle projection.

Intramuscular Fat Injection: Enhances pectoralis muscle projection, shape and size.

Subcutaneous Fat Injection: Closer to the surface of the skin, a surgeon has greater control over the final shape and prominence of the male chest. This technique also aids in lifting a slightly ptotic (droopy) male chest.



Surgery Information

Most male body contouring procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Surgery takes between 2 to 4 hours on average.

Gynecomastia surgery utilizes a very small pre-marked incision around the areola or under the pec, where either VASER assisted lipoplasty is performed or the tichler device is used. VASER is used when there is excess adipose (fat) tissue. The tichler device is a very thin device used to remove and/or manipulate glandular (chest) tissue. Gynecomastia is not the same as pseudogynecomastia. One is excess chest tissue while the other is excess fat. Dr. Millard will use the proper technique depending on the underlying cause of your enlarged male chest.

Body contouring with VASER Lipo utilizes a small incision on the areas where fat will be removed. The areas are marked prior to surgery for precision. Depending on the procedure technique, the fat removed may be relocated to another part of the body if the doctor is performing 4D VASER Lipo. Fat can be placed in the buttocks, chest, abs, shoulders, and many other locations.


When the surgery is complete, the surgical areas will be wrapped in bandages and a compression garment. Drains may be applied as well for some cases. Initial swelling and bruising is normal and will go away quickly on its own, but Dr. Millard can prescribe pain medication if desired. Tylenol can be taken as well.

Recovery time from male body sculpting varies depends on the procedures undergone, but on average men should take a few days off from work to fully rest and recovery. Although light activities can be resumed after this time period, it is recommended that men do not lift heavy objects or partake in strenuous activities for at least a month.

Consultation and Cost

The initial consultation appointment is important. This is the time that Dr. Millard performs an examination and recommends male body contouring procedures based on his findings and the patient’s goals. After listening to your cosmetic concerns and your ideal physique, Dr. Millard will create a customized surgical plan that will provide the patient with optimal results.

Cost will be discussed at this time. The price ranges depending on factors such as the amount of fat removal, fat replacement locations, or tissue excision. Dr. Millard will be happy to provide patients with a quote at the end of the consultation. If your goal is a dad body, a better dad body, or a chiseled statue-like physique, request your consultation today at Dr. Millard’s Colorado office today.