Not so long ago, many people thought that cosmetic plastic surgeries were only for performers – mostly women – or for the fabulously wealthy – also mostly women! Since then, there have been two revolutions in our collective mindset regarding plastic surgery.
- Plastic surgery is for people from all walks of life; you don’t have to be a supermodel or in a billionaire’s family to get one.
- Cosmetic plastic surgery is for men, too.
Things are different now and the media is regularly spreading the word. As of this writing, there’s an article in Manhattan-based Slate about the experience of a male writer who went to an area plastic surgeon to look into facial procedures. The English gossip press is also having a minor tizzy about UK hitmaker Robbie Williams, who has publicly mused about various procedures after losing 40 pounds.
A Moment of Opportunity
Here at Dr. J Plastic Surgery, the Beverly Hills office of Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., we are located in the center of the entertainment industry, so we’re hearing more from all genders these days. As the Writers Guild and SAG strikes drag on with no immediate settlement in sight, prospective patients are looking into making the most of the enforced break. Many men in the business are especially interested right now as they tend to be more concerned with keeping their plastic surgery private; the long enforced break makes it easier to get a procedure on the down low.
Facial Procedures for Men
Men can benefit from a wide range of procedures including most of the same facial plastic surgeries obtained by women such as facelifts, eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), and facial liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits.
The most widely obtained plastic surgery for men remains rhinoplasty, aka a “nose job.” This procedure remains among the most popular for several reasons. One is that the nose is located at the center of the face and makes an enormous difference in an individual’s facial appearance. Also, rhinoplasty can be obtained for both cosmetic and medical reasons as it can help with common issues related to breathing, such as a deviated septum.
Male Breast Reduction
While we typically think of breast reduction procedures as female, men who have unusually large breasts can also benefit from surgery designed to combat a condition medically known as gynecomastia. While male oversized breasts are often joked about, it’s not a laughing matter for sufferers, especially younger men who may have been the subject of cruel teasing in locker rooms or who have simply felt too embarrassed to participate in activities such as swimming or hanging out with their friends at a beach or pool party.
Gynecomastia is sometimes a temporary issue relating to hormones and puberty, as well as cannabis and other recreational drugs. When it persists, it can typically be successfully treated with a breast reduction procedure. Many of our patients have reported feeling much more comfortable and confident following their breast reduction plastic surgery.
Body Contouring Procedures for Men
Men can also frequently benefit from body contouring procedures more often associated with women.
Specifically, males who have lingering fat deposits resistant to exercise and low-calorie diets can take advantage of liposuction. This procedure removes unwanted fatty tissue in areas such as the flanks (“love handles”), the abdominal region, and anywhere else fat remains even after intensive weight loss efforts.
Men who may want a more comprehensive approach can look into moving beyond liposuction to lipocontouring. Also often called Lipo 360, lipocontouring allows the plastic surgeon to look at the body as a whole and remove small amounts of fat wherever it can improve the patient’s overall appearance.
Tummy tucks are another popular option. These procedures typically involve removing both excess fat and loose skin. Commonly performed after a large weight loss, perhaps following weight loss surgery or weight loss medications, this procedure may also tighten muscles that have loosened due to diastasis recti. This condition is most common in women after childbirth but it can affect men as well due to obesity but also improper weight-lifting or exercise techniques. (Male diastasis recti can sometimes be confused with an ordinary “beer belly.”) In these cases, the outcome of a tummy tuck can make for an especially dramatic improvement.
Male Plastic Surgery with Dr. J
Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, known to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J, is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the highly competitive Beverly Hills and Los Angeles plastic surgery scenes. Dr. J has been helping all of his patients to Live the Dream® since 2008. His work has attracted a worldwide following for superb outcomes and delighted former patients. Double board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. J is known for his five-star ratings on sites like Yelp and delighted testimonials from former patients. Whatever procedure you are considering, we are looking forward to hearing from you and answering all of your questions.
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