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The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for males?

The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for males?

According to recent research the male cosmetic surgery sector accounts for around 10% of the overall industry which actually seems quite low, however I suspect there are many men out there that choose not to admit having surgical procedures for aesthetic purposes. Men these days are making much more effort with their appearance in every aspect from hair styling to keeping their body looking good and there is much more competition in the workplace to look good too so cosmetic surgery is becoming a commonly accepted option.
So which are the most common procedures?

There are always new and innovative procedures arriving on the market for men such as beard transplants and various styles of implants however the most common seem to have remained the same, they are:

• Blepharoplasty – Eye Lid Surgery
• Rhinoplasty – Nose Job
• Male Breast Reduction – For men suffering with the condition ‘Gynaecomastia’
• Liposuction – Fat Removal
• Otoplasty – Ear Correction

    What is a Blepharoplasty?

A #Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin and sometimes fatty deposits or muscle that can make the eyes sag, look tired and in extreme cases impair vision. During the procedure the skin is excised via the natural creases of the eye so that scarring appears as minimal as possible and can sometimes be performed using Local Anaesthetic (this would be discussed during consultation).

    What is a Rhinoplasty?

A Rhinoplasty can take several forms depending on what the patient is concerned about, it could be the overall size of the nose or nostrils or maybe the shape which could have been affected by a break or even a previous surgery that the patient is not happy with. The most common technique used for #Rhinoplasty is carried out inside the nose, so no scars are visible following the surgery. An incision is made inside the nostrils, which allows access to the bones and cartilage beneath. The bone and cartilage is then reshaped and tissue is removed or added before the skin is folded back over the newly shaped nose.

    What is a Male Breast Reduction?

The Male Breast Reduction is usually performed for patients suffering from #Gynaecomastia, the excessive development of male breasts (sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’), which is thought to affect around 40% of the male population.
Gynaecomastia can present in several forms; as a fatty enlargement of the breast, excess glandular tissue or a combination of both. Depending on the complexity of the condition treatment may involve either Liposuction alone and/or an excision of the tissue and skin. The location and length of the incisions depends on the extent of surgery needed, but they are typically located around the edge of the areola or within the natural creases of the chest. Major reductions that involve the removal of a significant amount of tissue and skin may require larger incisions that result in more obvious scars.

    What is #Liposuction?

Liposuction is carried out to remove stubborn areas of excess fat that are hard to shift with diet or exercise alone. The most common areas of treatment in males are the chest (see Gynaecomastia), the stomach, hips, thighs and buttocks. A cannula is inserted into the area of concern usually whilst the patient is asleep under General Anaesthetic and the fat is removed. The small incisions are then sutured and patients are required to wear a compression garment for several weeks afterwards to retain the shape, reduce bruising and swelling and to aide healing – this is an important stage of recovery.

    What is an Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is the medical term used to describe Ear Pinning or Ear Correction surgery. According to statistics 1 in 20 people suffer with protruding ears either because this is their genetic form or as a result of an injury. #Otoplasty surgery is carried out to return the ears to a more aesthetically pleasing position by re-sculpting or removing some of the cartilage at the back of the ear where the incisions are placed to conceal scarring as much as possible. Following completion of the surgery patients are required to wear a garment around the head to keep the ears in their new position for around 1 week afterwards.

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Understanding Liposuction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-yaremchuk-md/understanding-liposuction_b_1843704.html

Understanding Liposuction

 

Liposuction was first introduced by French surgeon Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz in 1982, providing a new option for individuals who wanted to get rid of unsightly fatty areas. Its elegance in simplicity and efficacy immediately brought it into the mainstream of plastic surgery. After three decades of use, liposuction remains one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons, accounting for 325,332 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011, more than any other cosmetic procedure.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted body fat.

It involves sucking out small areas of fat that are hard to lose through exercise and a healthy diet. Liposuction is carried out on areas of the body where deposits of fat tend to collect, such as the buttocks, hips, thighs and tummy. The aim is to alter body shape, and the results are generally long-lasting, providing you maintain a healthy weight.

Liposuction works best in patients who are a normal weight and in areas where the skin is tight.

How is Liposuction carried out?

A narrow metal tube is inserted through a small incision in the nearby skin. It is attached to a strong vacuum pump which is drawn back and forth within the area of excess fat. The process removes tunnels of fat leaving the small blood vessels and nerves intact. The skin will then retract.

There are some minor variants in the techniques. Some surgeons inject the area to be treated with solutions (wet or tumescent technique) others do not. Suction is usually applied with a powerful vacuum machine, but it is sometimes perfectly adequate to use a simple syringe for small areas. Ultrasound assisted lipectomy is another variant.

Any incisions will be sutured and you will be fitted with a pressure garment to aid the aesthetic result of your procedure.

Post Op Care

You should not plan to drive yourself home. It is recommended that you have a responsible adult at home with you on the day of surgery.

If you have had liposuction totally by local anaesthesia, you may resume your usual diet immediately. Drink adequate amounts of water, fruit juices or soft drinks to prevent dehydration. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 48 hours before surgery and 48 hours after surgery.

Quiet rest is recommended for the first few hours immediately after surgery. You may carefully resume exercise and vigorous physical activity 2 to 4 days after surgery. Most people can return to a desk job within one to two days after surgery, although one must expect to be sore and easily fatigued for several days.

If you are considering Liposuction and would like more information, please visit www.alanjpark.com or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419

Interesting news for the world of Body Contouring

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/body-contouring-market-to-grow-at-861-cagr-driven-by-cosmetic-surgeries-to-2020-580095661.html

In 2014, more than 20 million aesthetic procedures were performed worldwide,

A recent research carried out highlights the predicted growth set to set hit the world of body contouring, this growth is estimated to rise by 8.61% CAGR between 2016-2020

What could be the reasons for this predicted growth?

  • An increase of qualified surgeons and practitioners carrying out these procedures
  • New procedures available
  • An increase in males having surgery

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to the procedures used to remove excess fat, skin, or both. Body contouring is mostly commonly carried out on areas such as the chest, thighs, and arms and occasionally to the face. There are many procedures available, the most common being Liposuction however Breast Uplifts (Mastopexy) and Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty) are also common Body Contouring procedures.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction assisted lipectomy, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits. A narrow metal tube is inserted through a small incision in the nearby skin. It is attached to a strong vacuum pump which is drawn back and forth within the area of excess fat. The process removes tunnels of fat leaving the small blood vessels and nerves intact.

What is a Mastopexy?

Mastopexy commonly referred to as a Breast Uplift is a surgical procedure to address the sagging or drooping of the breast which usually becomes a concern following childbirth, breast feeding or weight gain. Pleats of surplus skin are removed from underneath the breast, the breast itself is remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples are repositioned at a higher level so that they lie at the points of the tightened breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). If the breasts are too small as well as droopy, their size can be increased during the operation by placing breast implants underneath the tightened breasts.

What is an Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty (often referred to as Tummy Tuck) is a procedure carried out to remove excess skin and fat and to improve abdominal contours. The muscles are tightened during the procedure however there are different techniques available depending on the severity of the patients concerns.

If you are considering a Body Contouring procedure or any other cosmetic treatment and would like more information, please visit http://www.alanjpark.com or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419