Who is a candidate?
Any man can be candidate for any facial plastic surgery procedure. The goal is to enhance a better look. A rejuvenated look can indicate a ‘can do’ attitude, while a tired or worried expression can give the wrong impression to business associates and prospective employers.
An increasing number of men are interested in correcting facial imperfections or injuries from their childhood with scar revision or reconstructive procedures. Whereas many middle-aged men are looking for a more sculpted, youthful profile. They prefer to eliminate the signs of aging such as the frown lines on the forehead or the tired look of bags under the eyes. For men who do not want to commit to a long-lasting cosmetic enhancement there are new alternatives to surgery for frown lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Botox® and collagen, are commonly used to restore skin to a more youthful appearance, smooth out frown lines, eliminate forehead creases and reverse the presence of scars. These nonsurgical treatments can be done during a regular office visit and without interrupting a busy work schedule.
What frecuent procedures are?
Cosmetic procedures such as eyelid surgery, nose surgery, and facial-implant surgery are performed essentially the same way for men and women. However, it's important to let your surgeon know if you are seeking a more masculine look to your facial features , a chin with better projection, more prominent cheekbones, a stronger nose. Hair replacement: The primary consideration for men contemplating hair-replacement surgery is the time involved. Natural-appearing hair replacement usually requires multiple surgical procedures, with long recovery intervals. A full regimen of hair transplants may last anywhere from 18 months to 2 years or more.
What special consideration Men have?
Men's faces present special considerations. The brow and hairline are more pronounced and their beard patterns affect positioning. Another concern for men is getting rid of ‘turkey waddle’ or the loose skin that hangs under the chin. This can be achieved with liposuction of the neck or in some cases a neck lift may provide the most dramatic improvement. The most common procedures requested by men include liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facial implants, brow lifts and facelifts. Several significant factors for men include the richer blood supply and thicker skin of a man’s face, which can influence both healing and scarring. In addition, the pattern of hair growth for the beard, sideburns and forehead must also be carefully evaluated. In men with thinning hair or a receding hairline, it becomes even more important for the surgeon to choose the right technique to hide and camouflage scars for the best results. The true expertise and knowledge of the surgeon are revealed by the many distinct challenges presented in male cosmetic surgery.
What should I expect from my consultation?
During your consultation, you will learn about the surgery, its limitations and risks, and discuss your needs and concerns. This will help Dr. Nabil Fakih understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. Dr. Nabil Fakih will carefully examine your face to assess the shape and the asymmetries to determine what type of procedure would best maximize your result.
After your consultation we will take photographs for your medical record and we will discuss the surgery fees and scheduling dates. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. Also provide information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information. All our patient are prepared by Dr. Paula Martin-Marfil with the Pre / Post surgical preparation program to enhance a quick recovery.
What to avoid before surgery?
It is vitally important to avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). It is generally fine to be take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E including multi vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil and flax seed oil. All of these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.
All our patient are prepared by Dr. Paula Martin-Marfil with the Pre / Post surgical preparation program to enhance a quick recovery. All surgeries are usually done in our private surgery suite under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Cosmetic procedure are done in the office. This allows a painless surgical procedure that patients sleep through. Although all men surgeries generally a very safe procedure, complications may occur with any surgery. There are several things you can do to minimize the risks for complications. Any smoking may seriously impede wound healing and dramatically raise the risk for scarring. Please be candid with your surgeon if you are a smoker, as the procedure itself may need to be modified for you. All smoking must be stopped for at least two weeks before and two weeks after any surgical procedure.
Bruising and swelling are typical after surgery. This resolves in varying amounts of time, generally within 10 days. Pain is surprisingly minimal following surgery, and the cheeks and ears may feel numb for several weeks.