Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Unveils Specialized Program for Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures

February 28, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Nearly a million men had plastic surgery last year, and the number is growing. Lloyd M. Krieger, M.D., a cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, now supplies Sports Illustrated along with Vogue in his waiting room.

But the bodies, goals and temperament of men are different from those of women. Men are impatient with long recovery periods, and often seek plastic surgery to remain professionally competitive. Facelift and rhinoplasty procedures that work well on women tend to feminize men, who need techniques that will ensure a masculine look with less recovery time.

To meet these issues, the center has developed an educational program for men seeking procedures. Below is a list of components of this program.

8 Things Men Should Know About Plastic Surgery:

1. Liposuction can remove love-handles that even gym rats can't shed; it is also excellent for removing fatty breast tissue and giving men back the abs they had in college;
2. Liposuction can remove localized fat deposits that the gym can't touch. Dr. Krieger's male patients refer to his liposuction machine as a "mechanical personal trainer";
3. Results from liposuction will be best if men continue regular workouts at the gym after the procedure;
4. Facelifts tend to feminize men. Men tend to have fewer problems with jowls and do better with chin liposuction, neck lifts and forehead lifts. These smaller procedures can often be combined and provide a better result than the larger facelift. The recovery is shorter, so the male impatience factor is not overly tested;
5. When men go for facelifts, their thicker skin means they need a unique procedure — less pulling of the skin itself, which tends to become overly thin when pulled, and more work tightening the deeper tissues of the face;
6. Men often have more resilient skin than women, so it tends to shrink better after facelift. This allows for more fat removal in some men during liposuction;
7. Calf implants and pectoral implants tend to migrate with time and have other problems. Better to use liposuction to sculpt the surrounding areas, and make the pecs and calves appear more distinct;
8. A chemical peel, which can be done without general anesthetic, is not a "facial" and can get rid of fine lines and blotchiness that make sportsmen look older than their years.

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