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Facial Cosmetic Surgery For Men

Male Cosmetic Surgery Virginia

Men are prone to showing the signs of aging just like women are. Historically, it has not been common for men to have cosmetic surgery. Even today, men comprise less than 20% of patients who undergo cosmetic procedures. This is changing, and more men are seeking rejuvenative procedures and cosmetic surgery to stay youthful and improve their appearance. The purpose of a facial rejuvenation procedure in Virginia is to remove the signs of aging in the face by pulling the skin and the structures underneath the skin in an upward and backward direction, counteracting the effects of gravity. The beneficial effects of a facelift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, and other types of facial cosmetic procedures can vary, depending on the patient's anatomy and lifestyle. In addition, the role of heredity is also important in the effect that the male cosmetic surgery procedures have in the patient's overall appearance.

There are many cosmetic surgery procedures for men that can help counteract the effects of aging. Modifications of facelift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, or brow lift are used for facial rejuvenation in men. In addition, cosmetic surgery procedures such as nasal shaping or ear repositioning can be performed on men to improve the shape or position of these structures. Virtually all cosmetic procedures that are currently being done for women can, with slight modifications, be applied to men. A facelift, for example, can be done for a man and have much the same effects that it has for a woman. We would, of course, modify the facelift to keep the masculine features.

After male cosmetic surgery in Virginia, there will be a moderate amount of swelling and bruising. You cannot do facial cosmetic procedures and plan to go back to work the following week. Most patients elect to take between 1 to 3 weeks off work, depending on what is being done. This gives them adequate time to recover from surgery and to be seen without drawing attention. Although most of the evidence of male cosmetic surgery will have disappeared by the end of this period, the ultimate result of your procedure will not be evident until several weeks have passed. The swelling in the tissues will slowly resolve and become normal over the ensuing weeks. After a short period, you may resume your normal level of activity.

What is male cosmetic surgery?

Male facial cosmetic surgery is a group of procedures that helps counteract the effects of aging by lifting the skin of the face and repositioning the tissues to their more natural and youthful location. In addition, procedures such as nasal shaping or ear repositioning can be performed on men to improve the shape or position of these structures.

What kind of procedures can be done for men in facial cosmetic surgery?

Virtually all cosmetic procedures that are currently being done for women can, with slight modifications, be applied to men. A facelift, for example, can be done for a man and have much the same effects that it has for a woman. We would, of course, modify the facelift to keep the masculine features of the man.

What are the most common male cosmetic surgeries in Virginia?

Eyelid surgery is among the most common cosmetic procedures that men choose. This is because the eyes can show signs of fatigue and aging, even if the person is not tired or aged. Men who want to stay active and competitive in the job market find this procedure helps them to compete with younger professionals. Another cosmetic surgery procedure that is commonly done in men is rhinoplasty, or nasal reshaping. Hair transplantation, laser hair removal, neck lifts, and many other procedures are gaining popularity among men in Virginia. To find out more about these procedures, please see the sections on each specific procedure.

What does facial cosmetic surgery accomplish for men in Virginia?

Men are prone to showing the signs of aging just like women are. Historically, it has not been common for men to have cosmetic surgery. Even today, men comprise less than 20% of patients who undergo cosmetic surgery procedures. This is changing, however, and more men are seeking rejuvenative procedures and cosmetic surgery to stay youthful and to improve their appearance. The purpose of the facial rejuvenation procedures is to remove the signs of aging in the face by pulling the skin and the structures underneath the skin in an upward and backward direction, thereby counteracting the effects of gravity. The beneficial effects of a facelift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, and other types of facial cosmetic surgery procedures can vary, depending on the patient's anatomy and lifestyle. In addition, the role of heredity is also important in the effect that the cosmetic procedures have in the patient's overall appearance.

How long does male cosmetic surgery last?

The beneficial effects of male cosmetic surgeries can vary, depending on the patient's anatomy and lifestyle. In addition, the role of heredity is also important in the effect that a facelift, for example, has on a patient's overall appearance. With current methods of facelifting, it is not uncommon to achieve results that last up to 10 years.

What happens during the first consultation for male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

In the first consultation, you will have a chance to discuss your concerns with our patient care coordinators and Dr. Marefat. We will explain what you need to know about your male cosmetic surgery procedure and help to determine what is best for you. You will receive information booklets, review before and after photographs, and receive pricing on the procedures.

How is male cosmetic surgery performed?

We usually perform these operations in an outpatient surgical facility with the patient under general anesthesia. Please see the section on procedures for the specific procedure that interests you.

What can I expect after male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

There will be a moderate amount of swelling and bruising with any facial operation. You cannot do this procedure and plan to go back to work the following week. Most patients elect to take between 1 to 3 weeks off work, depending on what is being done. This gives them adequate time to recover from surgery and to be seen without drawing attention. Although most of the evidence of surgery will have disappeared by the end of this period, the ultimate result of your procedure will not be evident until several weeks have passed. The swelling in the tissues will slowly resolve and become normal over the ensuing weeks.

When are the sutures removed?

Most sutures are removed within a week. However, there may be sutures or staples that remain up to 2 weeks, in order to provide additional support in critical areas.

How many visits do I have after male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

We like to see our patients frequently after surgery. You are seen by the doctor or nurse in our Virginia offices within 2-3 days of male cosmetic surgery. Then the normal postoperative routine is 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after surgery. Of course, if there is a need, you are seen as many times as necessary. We encourage our patients to come in for routine follow-up visits every 3-5 years.

How do I cover my bruises from male cosmetic surgery?

You should be able to put make-up on your bruises after a week. However, most men do not want to put make-up on their faces. With eyelid operations, we suggest that you cover the areas of bruising by wearing tinted eyeglasses. In people who have hair transplantation, we recommend wearing a cap. For other areas of the face, we suggest that you use a small amount of foundation make-up. We do not recommend putting make-up on your incisions until the skin is completely healed because this may result in tattooing of the skin by the pigments of the make-up.

Am I a good candidate for male cosmetic surgery?

The ideal candidate for male cosmetic surgery is a person with good facial skeletal structure. There is no specific contraindication in men for cosmetic surgery. There is no definite age category when the surgery should be done. Generally, candidates for cosmetic surgery should be self-motivated and have realistic expectations about the results. The younger you are, the better a candidate you are for male cosmetic surgery. A person’s physiological age is more important than his chronological age. That is to say, you may be 60 years old, but your skin and general health may be better than that of most 50 year olds.

How do I pay for male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

You can pay for male cosmetic surgery by certified check, credit card, or cash. Payment for cosmetic surgery is expected prior to any procedure. If you are scheduled for surgery several weeks in advance, you may pay by personal check.

Are there scars from male cosmetic surgery?

Yes. The extent of the scars depends on the type of procedure you are having. Please see the section for the specific procedure that interests you.

Is male cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes. However, the pain involved in facial cosmetic procedures is very tolerable. We have heard our patients describe it as “discomfort” or “soreness.” Many patients do not finish the pain medications prescribed to them for pain relief. Having said that, remember that pain is very subjective, and it is not easy to predict what degree of pain you will have.

Will I be awake during male cosmetic surgery?

It depends on what you are having done. If you are having a regular facelift operation, for example, you will be asleep. It is to your advantage to be comfortable and have an anesthesiologist monitor your heart and lungs. This would also help the surgeon concentrate on his work and accomplish what he wishes to do with expediency.

Where will the male cosmetic surgery be performed in Virginia?

Most male cosmetic surgery operations are performed in an outpatient surgical facility in Virginia with the patient under general anesthesia. Only in rare situations, in which the patient may have medical risk factors, does Dr. Marefat suggest surgery in a hospital environment.

Are medical photographs taken of male cosmetic surgery?

Yes. Photographs are mandatory for all cosmetic and reconstructive cases. Photographs are the only way for us to compare before and after results. Photographs in plastic surgery serve the same role that x-rays do for orthopedic surgery.

How do I get started with male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

Dr. Marefat and the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss facial cosmetic surgery for men in Virginia. Schedule an appointment online or call one of our locations, our Arlington, Virginia office at 703-516-7600 or our Woodbridge, Virginia office at 703-560-9583.

Are there financing options for male cosmetic surgery in Virginia?

Dr. Marefat offers a number of financial assistance programs and payment programs to cover the cost of facial cosmetic surgery for men in Virginia. Please visit the Patient Financing section of our website for more details or ask the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery about these options so you can get started with facial cosmetic surgery for men in Virginia today.