Cosmetic surgery for men can dramatically improve your appearance and self-esteem. The cosmetic industry has catered to women for decades, but now many surgeons are offering procedures explicitly tailored to the needs of men. Today, men’s most common cosmetic procedures include liposuction, laser hair removal, Botox injections, eyelid surgery, neck lifts, and hair transplants.
If you’re considering these or other cosmetic surgeries, here are five crucial questions you need to ask before moving ahead.
What Are My Surgeon’s Qualifications?
A qualified cosmetic surgeon has completed specialized surgical training for aesthetic procedures. It’s always a prudent idea to research any surgeon you’re considering before scheduling an appointment. By doing so, you can save time and make a better-informed decision about whether they are the best option for you. For instance, a cosmetic surgeon who primarily completes vascular surgeries might not be the right choice if you want hair transplants.
What Areas Do I Want My Surgeon to Focus On?
These days, cosmetic surgeons can sculpt nearly any part of the body. Whether you feel self-conscious about your nose or add definition to your legs, stomach, or waist, skilled cosmetic surgeons can help you achieve your goals. Review before and after gallery photos or read more about a surgeon’s experience to choose the best surgeon for you.
How Much Time Will It Take to Heal?
Recovery time after a cosmetic procedure may vary based on the procedures. Generally, you can usually expect to be back on your feet in just weeks or even days with an experienced professional.
While minimally invasive surgeries don’t require a lot of downtime, it’s critical to follow all aftercare instructions to avoid complications as much as possible for best results and faster healing.
Will I Have Scars After My Operation?
Scars vary depending on the type of procedure and the skill of your surgeon, but most surgeries will result in some scarring. Multiple factors may be at work to determine to scar, including skin color, size of operation area, a technique used by a doctor or technician, and location where the surgeon makes an incision.
In general, scars are less noticeable with more minor procedures such as mole removal.
Another factor that may determine scarring is the type of stitches your surgeon or technician uses to close incisions. Typical kinds of stitches include interrupted sutures, running sutures, and staples.
Where Will My Procedure Be Performed?
As a potential patient, it’s critical to know whether any procedure you’re considering will get completed at their offices or an off-site hospital or surgical center. Another vital question to ask is who will complete the procedure. In some cases, the surgeon will only make an incision and have another doctor or technician complete the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
In many cases, cosmetic surgeons, including Patrick L. Basile, M.D. Plastic Surgery & Wellness offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss the procedure with you and helps to give you a better idea of what to expect. If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida area and you’re weighing your options for cosmetic procedures, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.