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Male Cosmetic Surgery

What Is Cosmetic Surgery For Men?

Melbourne Male Cosmetic SurgeryCosmetic surgery is defined as type of surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of a certain part of the body. When many people hear the term “cosmetic surgery”, they think about women who want to improve their appearance. However, the number of men opting to get plastic surgery is increasing. Men today face the same pressures to look their best, which why many of them feel the need to go under the knife. Facelifts, facial implants, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery are among the most popular procedures that men choose to get.

How Is Cosmetic Surgery Performed?

The exact surgical technique can vary, depending on the type of surgery that one is getting. Prior to the procedure, the patient will be given general or local anesthesia. General anesthesia puts the patient to sleep. Patients who get local anesthesia will be awake during their procedure. In most cases, patients will be able to go home after their surgery, but some procedures require an overnight stay.

Who Is A Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery?

Most healthy men who do not smoke are considered good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Men who are contemplating cosmetic surgery should also have realistic expectations. Furthermore, people who want to get plastic surgery should only get this procedure done for themselves. One should never get cosmetic surgery to live up to another person’s expectations.

What Are The Benefits Of Cosmetic Surgery?

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved quality of life- Studies have shown that people who have a pleasing appearance are more likely to be accepted by their peers. They may also have a pleasing appearance.

Male Cosmetic Surgery FAQ

Are There Risks Involved With Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is extremely safe, and very few patients suffer adverse complications from it. However, there is no such thing as a risk-free operation. The risks involved can vary, depending on the extent of the procedure. Infection, anesthesia reactions and bleeding are some of the risks that come with just about any type of surgery.

How Long Does It Take to Heal?
The healing time can vary from patient to patient. The type of procedure performed also determines the patient’s healing time. Patients who get minor procedure, such as blepharoplasty, performed can usually return to their normal activities within a week or two. It may take several weeks to recover from more extensive procedures, such as liposuction.

Is There A Difference Between Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are often used interchangeably, but they do not have the same meaning. Cosmetic surgery is performed to improve one’s appearance whereas plastic surgery may be performed for reconstructive purposes or to correct a deformity.

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What Elements of the Face May Benefit From a Face-Lift?

  • Lower face and neck
  • Contour of the chin and neckline
  • Appearance of the cheek and jowls
  • Some lines and wrinkles
  • Deep creases and facial folds
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