Plastic surgery is traditionally viewed as something a woman chooses to do if she’s unhappy with her body or wants to enhance certain features. Recently, however, the number of men looking to improve their appearance has been on the rise. In 2016, there were over one million procedures performed for men, a 30 percent increase since 2000. Regardless of the procedure, there are important things to know if you’re a man thinking about plastic surgery.
As it’s becoming more popular, plastic surgeons are becoming more aware of how men and women respond to treatments differently, and some have developed specific techniques geared specifically toward men. Additionally, non-invasive options exist if the idea of downtime dissuades you from undergoing surgery. Most importantly, making sure to choose the best plastic surgeon for the job is a vital step in the success of your treatment. A consultation with Dr. Calabria is an excellent way to have your questions answered on these topics.
1. Treatment Differences
Dr. Calabria has found that men tend to gloss over the risks associated with surgery. If you’re considering a surgical procedure, it’s vital to inform the doctor of any and all health issues that you currently know about. Also, having an updated physical report from your general practitioner is important, as additional health information may reveal itself. Having full health clearance can be the difference between a positive and negative surgical outcome, so these steps should never be dismissed. Additionally, as with any surgery, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding smoking and any medications that can increase your risk of bleeding is non-negotiable.
Postoperative care is also important. Dr. Calabria has found that male patients tend to bruise more easily and have a higher incidence of hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood. In order to minimize this, Dr. Calabria has found success with his own surgical techniques, but as the patient, you also have to be prepared to follow his aftercare instructions carefully.
2. Non-Invasive Options
Undergoing a surgical procedure is not the only way to improve your appearance. If you are hesitant, be aware that there are non-invasive options that will provide you with the results you desire without the risk or downtime attached to a surgical procedure. If you desire a non-invasive option, the skill of your surgeon is paramount. As the facial structure of men and women is vastly different, it’s important to find a surgeon who has experience with the male face to make your results look natural. Your specific treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Calabria prior to your procedure.
3. Choosing a Surgeon
The success of your procedure depends on a large part on the skill and experience of the practitioner who will be performing your surgery, which makes choosing your plastic surgeon the most important task. First, finding a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures that they have gone through a rigorous training process and have passed exams to prove their expertise as a surgeon. Dr. Calabria is not only board certified, but he belongs to several professional organizations, teaches medical residents plastic surgery techniques, and works with several international organizations as well. He is highly trained and experienced, and you can be assured that you will have the very best possible results.
Additionally, Dr. Calabria provides a highly personalized care plan for each patient. He only sees a handful of patients a day (including consultations), and he only performs one surgical procedure per day. Dr. Calabria also makes sure to remain personally involved in your postoperative care and will not just rely on his nursing staff to ensure your comfort and recovery immediately following the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about your plastic surgery options, call us now to set up a consultation with Dr. Calabria. You can reach our Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Italy office at +39.349.4662323.