By MELISSA McKINNEY & DR. NAVIN SINGH
Creating the ultimate beach body may sound like a scene from a “007” James Bond film. While cocktail hour in a finely fitted suit has its advantages, today’s bronzed beach bods are having secret meetings with their doctor before they catch summer sun.
Men have decided to be “Casino Royale” ready, and it is showing. Convincing procedures that can be done in relative short visits are the best-kept secrets with men. Surgeon Dr. Navin Singh, of Washingtonian Plastic Surgery, dishes on how to look ready for swimwear through what his patient trends reveal:
“Trends are changing. Women may have started the laser lipo trend, but men have taken it to new heights. Men are choosing to have definition, chiseled muscles, and sculpted torsos with laser-lipo. Many men remove unwanted back and chest hair with laser hair removal treatments. Yet, the most commonly sought out procedure is for love handles. Even if you have a protruding tummy, it’s the love handles that make a man look sloppy.”
“Fit, athletic men often have difficulty losing weight in specific areas like love handles; regular changes in diet and exercise have their limitations. With procedures like Laser Lipo, Cool-Sculpting, and Zerona, there are options for every budget.” This top procedure is so “classified” it is rarely discussed with family. Chances are we all know someone who has undergone this service.
While girls may envy the Kim K. butt, guys prefer Magic Mike behinds. Lipo of the love handles brings the buttocks into clear relief. “A narrow waist makes the buttocks look shaped, toned, and tight. Some men utilize the fat removed through lipo by grafting into the buttock. What is known as the ‘Brazilian Buttock Lift’ in women is now being called the ‘Beckham Backside.’ Yet all of this is not to minimize the upper body. A saggy chest has no place on the rooftop pool party or on the sand lot at the shore.”
Still, why so secretive? “I think a lot of men just don’t talk about their surgeries. Not so much due to embarrassment, or beach timeline, rather because it happened and they have moved on to more fun things.” The active result of a finely toned beach body is the patient out enjoying summer.
And why not? There is nothing artificial or plasticy about it – it’s still your body, just with an unsightly area of fat removed.
Beyond all the hype about “Secret Services,” his elite clientele swear by Dr. Singh’s personal signature touch called “Body by Singh.” “All men care about their physique, I feel honored to help them achieve their summertime goals. Those summertime goals can become your lifetime body.”
So the secret is out, those sculpted midlines may be all the rage. Who doesn’t love a good secret, sans the handles?
Dr. Navin Singh resides and practices in the DMV. He is widely known as a celebrity plastic surgeon, a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doc, as well as an avid community supporter. He can be reached at his practice, Washingtonian Plastic Surgery by calling 301-244-0277 or 703-345-4377 during normal business hours or at www.WashPS.com.