Cosmetic Procedures For Men in Austin, TX
Many men are interested in maintaining an athletic build and youthful facial contours. Unfortunately, sometimes all of the hours at the gym and the repeated use of skincare products are not enough to achieve the aesthetic results men hope to achieve.
Cosmetic procedures allow men to achieve the physical shape, chiseled contours, and full heads of hair they desire.
What Can Cosmetic Procedures Do For Men?
What Are Your Concerns About Cosmetic Procedures for Men?
Recovery from plastic surgery can vary depending on the procedure in question, and the complexity of the techniques performed.
During the initial weeks of recovery, it is suggested that you refrain from vigorous activities. In the event of pain, prescription medication may be provided. After two to four weeks, light activities may be resumed, including most jobs and light exercise. Vigorous activities can usually be resumed after six weeks. Final results for surgical treatments can take between six weeks and six months to fully develop.
For non-surgical treatments, recovery times tend to be shorter, and restrictions less severe. Many non-surgical treatments will have downtimes of less than one week. During those periods, vigorous activities are ill-advised, and it is suggested that you remain out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Most patients will have fully recovered from non-surgical treatments within two to four weeks.
Pain is an unfortunate part of cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or not. Surgical procedures tend to have mild to moderate pain, which may be treated with either prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. The longevity of the medicine will depend on the procedure in question.
Non-surgical treatments tend to result in less pain. Over-the-counter pain medications or specialized topical creams may be recommended for one to two weeks, depending on the procedure.
All surgical procedures result in scars to some degree. Dr. Pearce is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations. Scaring tends to fade over time, and some may nearly disappear entirely, depending on the procedure done and the patient’s skin.
Non-surgical treatments rarely leave scars, though, on occasion, it may occur. Scarring from non-surgical procedures may be more noticeable due to their unexpected nature.
Final results for surgical procedures may take between six weeks and six months to fully develop. The results of surgical procedures tend to last many years, depending on the treatment, the patient’s lifestyle, and their age.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is plastic surgery for men different from plastic surgery for women?
Men and women generally choose plastic surgery for similar reasons, but the desired results differ dramatically. It is suggested that men choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in male plastic surgery procedures. This will ensure that men get the results they desire. Dr. Pearce understands the difference between male and female anatomy and the contours needed to maintain a masculine appearance during surgical procedures.
What are the risks associated with cosmetic procedures?
Dr. Pearce is diligent in ensuring that every precaution is taken to ensure your safety before, during, and after any surgery or treatment. However, some degree of risk is unavoidable with any treatment. These risks can vary depending on the procedure, but may include:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia (if used)
- Complications with healing incisions
- Nerve damage
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic procedures?
Ideal candidates for a cosmetic procedure are:
- In good overall health
- Interested in correcting physical imperfections
- Interested in restoring a youthful appearance
The best way to know if you are a candidate is to undergo a consultation with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Pearce. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your needs and goals to determine if you are a candidate.
Are there other cosmetic procedures that men can undergo?
Almost any cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery procedure can be reworked for men by an experienced plastic surgeon. Many men prefer less surgical treatments such as chemical peels, injectable facial fillers, microneedling procedures, and radiofrequency treatments. These procedures generally involve faster recovery times and less financial cost.
Can plastic surgery make men look younger?
Yes, plastic surgery procedures can make men look younger, but they cannot stop the natural aging process. After a surgical procedure, your appearance will continue to age at the same natural rate as before, just from a new starting point. Lifestyle changes can preserve a more youthful appearance, but nothing can entirely prevent the aging process.
What is the effectiveness of surgical vs. non-surgical treatments?
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are generally less effective than surgical procedures, but they do successfully enhance your appearance. Depending on the technique, it may take multiple sessions to see results, and some surgical results cannot be replicated by non-surgical treatments. That said, non-surgical treatments can be highly effective in treating less severe or specific issues.
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