Men and Plastic Surgery

Men and Plastic Surgery

The expanding popularity of non-surgical options to improve your appearance has certainly caught men up in its storm. Men like things that are inconspicuous so they don’t have to justify their actions to their mates and they like things with no downtime so it doesn’t disturb the rest of their lifestyle.
Men are even becoming a little more self-conscious about their skin condition and this may be a combination of a high incidence of skin cancer in this country as well as their wish to simply look better. Working on a building job site with a heavily scarred older builder would serve as a very salient reminder for the younger male of the harm that can come from too much sun exposure.

It’s also easier to see that the more sun exposed are also the most aged and this is no surprise given the deleterious effect of UV light on the skin’s elastic network.

Modern skin care can both protect the skin and improve a lot of the damage that has been done by the sun. It’s a simple thing to do after the daily shave with perhaps a bit of a top up at night before retiring.

Rhinoplasty is an operation that men tend to particularly seek out. This may be due to the self-consciousness about a big nose, of an odd shape or a crooked nose resulting from football or one that has always been that way. Rhinoplasty is generally performed as a day patient under a general anaesthetic and return to work is possible after a week but some bruising may persist for as long as two weeks.

Facial rejuvenation procedures such as face and neck lift and blepharoplasty can be done with very inconspicuous scars and this also appeals to men. However most men don’t want that over-done look that some of their ageing male heroes demonstrate as they attempt to maintain their film or TV careers. With men in general, less is more and they would rather accept a few lines than have a conspicuous post-surgical appearance that makes them self-conscious.

Despite attention to diet and a vigorous exercise program some men simply can’t shift certain deposits of fat. Commonly this is in the flank region or on the abdomen where men tend to carry most of their fat. Shaping of these regions with liposuction can be done as a day patient and return to work the next day is usually possible which can suit the busy male lifestyle.

Accompanying this expanding interest in the muscular athletic male body is a desire for hair removal. Whilst Intense Pulse Light machines can achieve some reduction in hair growth in general, the more powerful lasers are much more effective at significantly reducing hair numbers. A series of treatments is required to each region and the procedure is best performed when the skin is not tanned.

More more information phone Dr Scamp on 07 5539 1000.

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