Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Society Has Grown to Accept Male Vanity

Blame reality television (or thank it) for the growing number or men who are willing to go under the knife in the name of beauty. Regardless of one's take on men's open desire to improve their physical appearance through plastic surgery, one thing remains for certain: that people, regardless of gender, want to look good. That universal desire, as it turns out, does not end with a mere want or wish; rather, it is realized through modification, enhancement, or even both in some cases.

Botox, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal are some of the more popular procedures among men. That information tells us that they opt for non-invasive treatments that allow them to resume their regular activities at the soonest possible time. Since doctors performing such procedures have gained mastery over their techniques and have access to advanced equipment to aid them in the process, men may be less worried about satisfying their vanity.

While society will continue to dictate what is deemed beautiful in the eyes of both men and women, it is quite a relief to know that it respects men's efforts to comply. After all, the behavior of both sexes are frequently influenced by the same dictates.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rewarding Plastic Surgery in Mexico for Careful Patients

It is no secret that many Americans cross the border to Mexico to seek cheaper medical treatments; these range from getting dental procedures to highly risky surgeries. When it comes to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, there's no doubt that Mexico is a very popular destination for many Americans who wish to feel better about themselves, thus they undergo surgery to and get to enjoy the beauty of Mexico while they're at it.
The chances of something going wrong when undergoing surgery in Mexico are similar to those in the United States, but people who are looking into getting a procedure done in Mexico must be just as careful. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where some Tijuana-based surgeons such as Cosmed's Dr. Alejandro Quiroz, suggests that patients should look for doctors that they can trust.

One way to make sure that your trust is not given blindly is to research his background. Look for an adequate length of training in surgery and experience in plastic surgery procedures, especially in the specific procedure that you are planning to have. By learning as much as you can about the doctor, his medical facilities, and comments from previous patients, you will be able to discern whether the facility is right for you.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Tummy Tuck & Post-Operative Care

While tummy tucks yield great results, post-operative care can be hard to bear. The procedure is designed to remove excess skin and fat, while helping tighten the muscles. While you may be familiar with the benefits that come with tummy tucks, how will you recover from the procedure successfully?
The most critical period after the operation will be the first 48 hours, during which the harshest pain will occur. Take the medication that was prescribed by your doctor, and consume light snacks to help you combat nausea. Food may include hot soups and biscuits; consuming these before you drink the medicine may work as well. Anti-inflammatory medicines, such as any ibuprofen-based product, are out of the question for the next two weeks after the operation as they may cause the bruising to swell.

Your surgeon will recommend that you wear special compression garments after the operation. This is designed to reinforce back support and reduce abdominal swelling. However, take care not to adjust it too tightly to prevent constricting the blood flow in the affected area. While hot or cold compresses are known to ease the pain, such is not the case for tummy tuck recovery; applying them will reduce your ability to determine temperatures.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Right Procedure for the Right Gender

Some plastic surgery procedures exist for both men and women, albeit the objectives for some procedures differ based on the patient's gender. Take facial rejuvenation, for instance; both men and women can benefit from having a face (pardon the hyperbole) that could launch a thousand ships and fire arrows at a thousand hearts. Liposuction is also a procedure for both sexes—removing excess fat from the least appropriate places. Hence, it's inaccurate to say that plastic surgery is mostly for women.

Breast augmentation works differently for men and women. In this procedure, the objective for women is to achieve a plumper and fuller breast. For men, however, the objective is to give the breast (commonly called pecs) a more appropriate size. Having the so-called “man breast” is actually a condition called gynecomastia, wherein the area has more fat than necessary. A simple combination of liposuction and surgery usually takes care of these man breasts.

Of course, other plastic surgery procedures are more common for either gender. Hair transplant procedures are more common in men because they're more prone to baldness than women. On the other hand, vaginal rejuvenation is exclusive to women since men do not possess this reproductive body part. Still, you can consult a licensed and experienced plastic surgeon about the procedures you're interested in.