Things Every Man Should Know about Plastic Surgery

October 19 2017

Cosmetic surgery is widely perceived as being primarily female-specific; however, this stereotype is quickly deteriorating. Men represent a rapidly growing patient group who are actively seeking cosmetic procedures. In fact, approximately 1.3 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed on men in 2016, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Despite this growth — and despite the fact that many men strive for a fresh, more youthful appearance — all too many are resistant to cosmetic surgery since most education on plastic surgery is targeted toward women. With this in mind, here are four facts every man should know about plastic surgery.

Fact 1: Cosmetic Procedures Are Designed Differently for Men

The technique involved with each plastic surgery procedure varies based on a person’s individual anatomy. Considering the anatomical differences between men and women, the approach to a procedure is going to be slightly different as well. Most plastic surgery procedures performed on men will focus on maintaining or improving male-specific features, which are typically sharper and more defined.

Fact 2: Rest is Essential after a Plastic Surgery Procedure

Men are sometimes regarded as the more aggressive gender, with a penchant for strenuous activity and reckless behavior. This may be a stereotype, but it’s still important for men to understand that physical activity after a procedure may hinder appropriate healing and successful results. Depending on the procedure a man is undergoing, he may need to earmark a week or more for recovery following invasive cosmetic surgery. Men should have regular checkups with their board-certified plastic surgeon and general practitioner to determine the best time for resuming regular activity.

Fact 3: Not All Cosmetic Procedures Are Invasive

Some men fear plastic surgery because they believe all procedures involve undergoing the knife. Fears may relate to the actual surgical process, costs related to the procedure, or both. Fortunately, there are many non-invasive (and sometimes temporary) procedures to improve a man’s appearance. These procedures include Botox for smoothing wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing for improving complexion, and dermal fillers for creating greater definition of facial features.

Fact 4: The Right Surgeon Makes a Difference

For those interested in male cosmetic surgery, research is vital for understanding all options, risks, and benefits. If you’re seeking more information about a cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists. Our plastic surgeons have years of experience performing surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatment on both men and women. To contact us, please call (404) 255-2975 today.

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