20 May What Today’s Man Wants from Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery for men is fast becoming big business. This is no longer the luxury of women only. The embarrassment that was once associated with male cosmetic procedures is no longer there. Today, men are just as concerned about their looks as women are. They might not always admit to that, but it’s true. The modern male is well into grooming and achieving that clean-cut image that women love so much in a man. This is why more males than ever before are opting for cosmetic surgery. Singapore has seen a huge increase in men looking at all kinds of aesthetic surgery these past five years. This is a trend that is only going to go up in the coming years.
The Reasons Behind this Phenomenon
The reason behind this phenomenon is not hard to decipher. The mindset of modern day men has changed for good. Some say these changes have occurred as a direct result of the pressures of twenty-first century lifestyle. Whatever the reasons, it’s official! Women do prefer well-groomed, energetic clean-cut men. They certainly prefer them to shirkers in crinkled t-shirts and unkempt body hair. And for men who like women, they have to try and win the affections of the fairer sex. In a competitive world men have to compete, and that all starts with appearance.
Personal grooming is the best way for any man to make that all-important first impression. When it comes to ageing, men are no different to women. They too develop fine lines and wrinkles. They also get under-eye bags and sagging skin. It’s something of a misconception to suggest men enjoy a more distinguished look as they age. Some do, but most others face similar problems and concerns as their female counterparts. All any aging man wants is to look the best that he can possibly be for his age. Cosmetic surgery can help in the following ways:
1. Reverse the visible signs of ageing
2. Features can be changed
3. Enhancements to physique
Cosmetic Surgery Options for Men
Men will often want some of the same cosmetic procedures as women do. Obviously there are some gender-specific surgeries that men and women just won’t need. While women might want bigger breasts, men will look for male breast reduction. This is fast becoming a standard procedure, called gynecomastia surgery. It’s a surgical treatment that corrects over-developed breasts in men (a common problem). A lot of people refer to these as moobs. There’s nothing worse for a man than to have breasts that are equal in size or bigger than those of his partner.
Some other common surgeries for men include the following:
– Arm and thigh lift
– Brow lift
– Chin implants
– Ear reshaping
– Hair-loss treatments
– Liposuction and tummy-tuck surgery
– Male chest reduction
– Nose surgery
For non-surgical procedures, the following treatments are popular among a lot of men:
– Line & wrinkle smoothing
– Male dermal fillers
– Laser hair-removal
– Excessive sweating
Any man who has certain features that he’s not happy with now has just as many options as women to do something about it. Not only are surgical procedures getting better, but there are also a lot more affordable types of treatments around as well.
Let’s now take a look at how to go about finding for options in cosmetic surgery. Singapore is a great place to start if you’re in the Asia region. Wherever you are, there are some standard things you need to know before you begin your journey. You must not go with the first place you come across. Don’t get drawn-in just because a clinic looks nice, or the prices are attractive. There’s a bit more to it than that. Having cosmetic surgery is a huge decision for any man, so you need to get it right.
Choosing the Surgeon
This is the most important thing to consider. Do a little research on different surgeons. They must be properly trained and have experience in the procedures you want doing. In some countries, the regulations are lax or they may not reinforce the laws (turn a blind eye), to low-cost, underground practices. You don’t want a surgeon that just does a few procedures a year to fit in around his main speciality, which may be unrelated. Good surgeons should keep a log book of their work history. Ask to see this if you feel the need. If the surgeon has been around for a while, you should be able to find some online testimonials from previous clients.
Choosing the Clinic
Choosing a clinic in Singapore is quite straightforward. You can rest assure that all clinics in the republic are registered and comply with strict, high standards. This might not be the case in some other countries, so do you homework.
The Aftercare Service
This is as important as the actual surgery. In some countries, clinics are notorious for neglecting their patients after treatment. Say you run into complications or have any major concerns post-op. In these cases you need to know that you can just call the doctor or return to the clinic for immediate help or advice. Depending on the kind of surgery, there is often a need to return to the clinic for periodic check-ups as well. They should also provide you with a 24/7 number that you can call post-op if you need to. It’s important that both your pre and post-op agreements are clear, and put into writing before your treatment begins.
Once you decide to go along for a consultation, make sure there are no unanswered questions by the time you leave the clinic. If you have any questions or concerns, write them down and take them along on the day so that you don’t forget anything. The surgeon should explain all you need to know, but don’t be shy to ask about anything that’s unclear to you. There’s no such thing as a stupid question.
That’s about it. Most men today are as comfortable following through with plastic surgery procedures as women. Remember that you don’t have to commit to anything just because you have a consultation. If this is your first ever surgery, it’s always a good idea to take some time after the consultation to think things over. It’s not usually a good idea to commit to anything at that very first meeting with the surgeon. It will still be there for you whenever you need it, so give yourself a little space to reflect on your options.
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