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Plastic Surgery Becoming More Popular with Men

Plastic Surgery Becoming More Popular with Men

Plastic surgery is more popular than ever with men and sharing that you’ve had any type of cosmetic surgery and your experience is no longer taboo to talk about.  Not only is going under the knife something the majority of people who’ve had it are proud to share with their friends and family, but something people are openly announcing to the public via social media forums like RealSelf, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Not surprisingly, the number of men undergoing plastic surgery and receiving in-office treatments like Botox, Dysport, lip injections and facial fillers has surged over recent years; and they’re not embarrassed to talk about it.  Men today seem to be more self-confident and are openly seeking aesthetic improvements.

The range of plastic surgery procedures that are the most requested among men tend to be liposuction of the abs, love handles and back, gynecomastia, or male chest reduction, neck lifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).  Generally, the types of men choosing to have these procedures are CEO’s, athletic dads, college students, body builders, and of course male models – showing that plastic surgery is popular and considered by men across the board.

Often, men are seeking to have surgery because of their careers and they want to remain competitive in the marketplace.  Men are also turning to plastic surgery to restore a more youthful appearance, or they want to get back into shape and get rid of some extra fat.  In order to obtain the results they are not getting from their efforts of working out in the gym, men are getting pectoral implants, calf implants, and even gluteal implants.  They’re also choosing to undergo body-sculpting liposuction to better define their abs and back.

Plastic surgery and in-office cosmetic treatments have typically been thought of as something predominantly for women until recent years.  Now, with the variety of plastic surgery procedures available, it is something both men and women are seeking as a way to become the best version of themselves and to gain a competitive advantage.  The popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures will likely continue to increase in popularity as society continues to embrace the positive effects plastic surgery can have on our professional and social lives.

Please call Dr. Jejurikar’s office at (214) 827-2814 if you’d like to learn more about the plastic surgery options available and to schedule your consultation.

Plastic Surgery Can Make You More Likeable!

It’s now been proven – plastic surgery can actually make you more likable to other people.

We’ve always known that plastic surgery can make you look younger, but a study published earlier this month in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that women who underwent facial cosmetic surgery were perceived to be more likable than they were prior to having surgery. The study retrospectively evaluated the preoperative and postoperative photographs of 30 women who underwent plastic surgery over 5 years. Procedures that the women underwent included facelift, upper lid blephroplasty (upper eyelid lift), lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid rejuvenation), brow lift, neck lift, and / or chin implant. The 60 photographs (30 before and 30 after) were divided into 6 groups of 10 photos each; each group had 5 preoperative and 5 postoperative photos. The same patient’s preoperative and postoperative photos were not included in any one group. The researchers than asked 24 other individuals to rate the photographs for personality traits, including aggressiveness, extroversion, like ability, trustworthiness, social skills and risk seeking, as well as for femininity and attractiveness.

What did they find? When comparing postoperative photos with preoperative ones, patients were found to have increased likability, social skills, attractiveness and femininity; all of these were statistically significant findings. Of the procedures performed, facelift and lower eyelid procedures resulted in the greatest perceived changes in personality. The researchers speculate that, because these procedures turn up the corners of the mouth and reduce the appearance of fatigue around the eyes, they made the women’s baseline facial expressions appear happier and more joyous. This in turn led others to believe that they were more likable.

So what does this all mean? It’s well known in the field of psychology that people tend to make judgements regarding other’s character and personality based on their appearance. In addition, people tend to make judgements within mere seconds of seeing another person’s face for the first time. It’s also known that these judgements tend to be consistent with the way that other people also perceive the same face.

From the time we are young, we are taught not “to judge a book by its cover.” That dictum, however,  is not consistent with the world in which we live. Snap judgements about your character and personality are formed within seconds from everyone you encounter. Thus, even though facial cosmetic surgery won’t make you a better person, it’ll make others think you are more likable, attractive and possess better social skills.

To learn more about facial cosmetic surgery and noninvasive facial procedures performed at Dallas Plastic Surgery, contact the office of Dr. Sam Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.

A Healthy You Before the New You!

If you are interested in having plastic surgery, it is important to understand the risks
associated with surgery and to know if you’re an ideal candidate beforehand. The
ideal surgical candidate is in overall good health, doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy
weight and has reasonable expectations of the surgery’s outcome. It is important to
understand that certain health conditions, medications, and smoking can cause
problems with post-surgical healing, or could seriously increase the risk of
complications after surgery.

Nutrition: A well-balanced and healthy diet includes consuming plenty of fruits and
vegetables along with protein-rich foods like lean meat, fish, poultry, beans, eggs,
cheese, nuts, tofu, milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, and protein drinks. You should also
drink at least 6 – 8, eight-ounce cups of water daily to keep your body well hydrated.
Poor nutrition is linked to post-surgical infections, and diets too low in protein are
associated with higher rates of post-surgical complications.

Exercise: Regularly. Patients that do not take part in regular exercise have higher
risks of cardiac complications during or after surgery and may experience an
extended recovery period. Ideal candidates should be within 20% of their ideal
weight. Otherwise, they run the risk of loose skin and compromising the benefits
gained from plastic surgery if they lose weight post-operatively.

Smoking: Smoking reduces blood flow and interferes with your body’s healing
process. It can potentially cause wound healing complications, loss of skin and a
slow recovery. Smoking also reduces your resistance to infections and can increase
the incidence of pulmonary complications after anesthesia. It complicates lung
function as well as cardiovascular health. Patients should not smoke for at least 4
weeks prior to and 4 weeks after undergoing any surgical procedure.

Alcohol: Use of alcohol may lead to post-surgical complications and infections.
It particularly places you at high risk of developing a postoperative complication
related to bleeding. You should follow Dr. Jejurikar’s guidelines regarding how long
you should refrain from alcoholic beverages prior to and following your surgery.

Medication & Herbal Supplements: Blood thinners, birth control pills and other
medications and supplements can increase the risk of excessive bleeding during
surgery as well as blood clots and pulmonary embolism after surgery. Per Dr.
Jejurikar’s instruction, patients will need to stop taking their discussed medications;
the timing varies on the particular medication. Abrupt withdrawal of some medication can
lead to complications or health issues and should be discussed with Dr. J or the doctor
who originally prescribed the medication.

Diabetes: Blood sugar levels need to be under control before undergoing any
surgical procedures. Elevated blood sugar from diabetes or pre-diabetes can
contribute to poor healing and increases risk of infection of the surgical site.
Keeping your blood sugar in control before, during and after your surgery will
reduce risk of infection of the incisions and ensure better healing.

High blood pressure (hypertension) cardiovascular or circulatory / heart
conditions: These health issues may increase the risk of complications during
surgery. Patients with these complications need to receive chest X-rays, lab tests,
electrocardiograms and stress tests prior to their scheduled surgery.

Emotionally healthy: Cosmetic patients need to be emotionally stable and have
realistic expectations of the surgery’s outcome. Patients need to possess a strong
emotional foundation to be equipped for their own reactions post-operatively, as
well as those of others. Prior to surgery, patients should discuss realistic goals and
expectations of the cosmetic procedures with Dr. Jejurikar.

All patients have different circumstances that require distinct pre and post-surgical
preparation. Choosing not to take the proper precautions before and after your
cosmetic surgery can greatly increase the risk of problems associated with
anesthesia, infection, bleeding or loss of skin during and after surgery. Dr. Jejurikar
assesses each patient’s health and risks individually before recommending the best
pre and post-operative surgical plan to ensure you have the best possible
experience and outcome.

If you have any questions about cosmetic surgery and would like to schedule your
consultation with Dr. Jejurikar, please call his office at (214) 827-2814.

Open Your Eyes!

Our eyes are our most important facial features and the “windows to our soul.”  We don’t want them sending the wrong messages: that we are mostly tired, sad, or angry.  By our mid 30’s and early 40’s, aging and genetics begin to cause the muscles and skin around our eyes to weaken and sag.  Blepharoplasty, or Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance and function of the upper and / or lower eyelids.  The surgery can be done alone or in combination with a brow lift or facelift to restore a more youthful, energetic appearance. It is often the first cosmetic surgery that patient’s seek to have.

Most often, blepharoplasty is performed in the OR under general anesthesia. In a few cases, if only simple skin excision is required, Dr. Jejurikar may perform your blepharoplasty in the office. As previously mentioned, eyelid surgery can be preformed alone or in conjunction with other types of facial rejuvenation procedures.  Prior to surgery, Dr. Jejurikar will mark the areas on your skin where the incisions will be made.  In order to minimize the appearance of scars, the incisions will be made in the natural creases and lines of your upper and / or lower eyelids.  He will remove and reposition fat deposits from the eyelids and then tighten the muscles around your eyes.  He will remove any remaining excess skin and close the incisions with sutures and cover them with sterile dressings.  The sutures and dressings will stay on until your first post-operative appointment with Dr. Jejurikar.  This appointment is typically 5-7 days after your procedure.

Following surgery, swelling, bruising and soreness of your eyes and the surrounding areas can be expected.  You may also experience dry eyes and mild irritation around the eyelids.  It’s important that you prepare for this ahead of time and avoid any big social engagements for at least 2-3 weeks after surgery! Dr. Jejurikar will prescribe you the appropriate medication and remedies to help you recover.  In addition, homeopathic medications such as Arnica and Bromelain can help the bruising and swelling improve faster. Complete recovery from your eyelid surgery can be expected in 4-6 weeks.  With diligence and proper care on your part, any scarring from the surgical incisions will fade and become relatively imperceptible over the next year.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jejurikar to discuss eyelid surgery or any other type of cosmetic procedure, please call his office at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at (214) 827–2814.

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