There tends to be a misconception that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are only for women. We are here to crush that stigma and let you know how guys can get most, if not all of the same procedures. In fact, botox is the most common procedure for men, so women don’t have to have all the fun! Here are five things every man should know about plastic surgery.

  1. Have no fear

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than one million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2016. With age comes fine lines and wrinkles, fat in unwanted places and loose skin. It’s common for men to have procedures done to boost confidence, just like all the ladies! Here are some common male plastic surgery procedures that there are no shame in:

  • Injectables
  • Liposuction
  • Gynecomastia surgery/ male breast reduction
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelift
  • Skin care treatments
  1. Are you healthy?

Health and age will play a vital role in the quality of the surgical outcome. It’s common for a doctor to evaluate your health and discuss all of the techniques that may be the most appropriate options for you. For example, being as active as you can before the procedure, eating right and getting the proper amount of sleep will will help in the recovery process and to ensure the best results. You shouldn’t be smoking leading up to the procedure as it will negatively impact recovery from anesthesia as well as general healing from your procedure.

  1. Recovery

In order to obtain positive final results and avoid post operative problems, it’s crucial to follow the surgeon’s orders for recovery. There will be varying recovery times for the different procedures as well. For example, if you were to get a facelift, you will be recovering at home for up to two weeks while you are bandaged and while swelling decreases. So, you will have to rest and take time off from work. Here are a few things that recovery entails:

  • Get enough rest
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Do not consume alcohol or use tobacco products
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  1. Expectations

Men can be plagued with love handles or fatty tissue just like women. Liposuction or a tummy tuck is great for an isolated area, but gaining weight after the procedure will jeopardize any previous benefits. If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure like liposuction, it is important to know it will not be a quick fix to avoid working out. However, due to weight loss and lifestyle changes, it may be necessary to consider a procedure that will positively improve confidence. Dr. Aisha White will provide a comprehensive treatment and procedure plan based on your area(s) of concern.

  1. Pick the right surgeon

A plastic surgeon who has experience in male cosmetic procedures is important, as well as your level of comfort with them. A board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Aisha White has experience in facelifts, eyelid surgical procedures, gynecomastia, injectables and liposuction for men. Remember that plastic surgery procedures are not only for women! If there is a procedure that would help give your confidence an extra boost, Dr. Aisha White can help. Contact Quintessence Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today!