More Men Seek Plastic Surgery
But Need Different Procedures and Techniques
from San Antonia writes, "I am an
attractive woman in my early 40s but
my husband is not pleased with how he
looks. He has been talking about
plastic surgery to get the look that
he wants. Is this a good
idea? What should we be thinking
An estimated 800,000 men had plastic surgery procedures last year, according to the
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic
surgery, and the number is growing.
No wonder Michelle's husband thinks
that he should also have plastic
surgery. Lloyd M. Krieger, M.D., founder and Medical Director of
Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills notes that the bodies, goals and temperament of men are different from those of women - so men need special procedures and techniques.
At Dr. Krieger's clinic, they now supply
Sports Illustrated along with
Vogue in the waiting room. Men are impatient with long recovery periods, and often seek
plastic surgery to remain professionally competitive.
rhinoplasty procedures that work well on women tend to feminize men, who need techniques that will ensure a masculine look with less recovery time.
8 Things Men Should Know About Plastic Surgery
Liposuction can remove love-handles that even gym rats canít shed; it is also excellent for removing fatty chest tissue and giving men back the abs they had in college.
- Liposuction can remove localized fat deposits that the gym canít touch. Dr. Kriegerís male patients refer to his liposuction machine as a ďmechanical personal
- Results from liposuction will be best if men continue regular workouts at the gym after the procedure.
- Facelifts tend to feminize men. Men tend to have fewer problems with jowls and do better with chin liposuction, neck lifts and forehead lifts. These three smaller procedures can often be combined and provide a better result than the larger facelift. The
recovery time is shorter, so the male impatience factor is not overly tested.
- When men do go for facelifts, their thicker skin means they need a unique procedure - less pulling of the skin itself, which tends to become overly thin when pulled, and more work tightening the deeper tissues of the face.
- Men often have more resilient skin than women, so it tends to shrink better following the procedure. This allows for more fat removal in some men during liposuction.
- Calf implants and pectoral implants tend to migrate with time and have other problems. Better to use liposuction to sculpt the surrounding areas, and make the pecs and calves appear more distinct.
- A chemical peel, which can be done without general anesthetic, is not a
"facial" and can get rid of fine lines and blotchiness that make sportsmen look older than their years.
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