Despite the fact that the number of men requesting plastic surgery is steadily on the rise, the topic is not as openly discussed by men as it is by women. As a result, some men may find it hard to find the information they need to make educated and confident decisions when it comes to their cosmetic needs and goals. Dr. Ary Krau, a trusted Miami plastic surgeon, has helped thousands of men look and feel more confident. Here, he shares his top tips men should keep in mind when considering plastic surgery.
Do Your Homework
Undergoing plastic surgery, regardless of whether it is surgical or non-surgical, is a serious undertaking. It is in your best interest to research the procedure of your choice, including the risks involved, the recovery phase and what results to expect. Browse through reputable sources such as plasticsurgery.org to find up-to-date information on your procedure.
In addition, you should take the time to choose your plastic surgeon carefully. Selecting a surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures that he or she has completed extensive specialty training, rigorous oral and written examinations and adheres to strict ethical and safety standards. You can check a surgeon’s certification by visiting the ABPS website.
Choose an Experienced Male Plastic Surgeon
In addition to having the proper training and credentials to practice plastic surgery, the surgeon you work with should have years of experience performing the procedure you seek. Your surgeon should also regularly perform surgery on male patients and have a proven track record of successful results. An experienced male plastic surgeon understands the anatomical differences between men and women and is skilled in surgical techniques that maintain and improve the male features.
View Before-and-After Photos
Every plastic surgeon has their own idea of beauty. Viewing before-and-after photos of your surgeon’s past work not only gives you an idea of his or her skill, but also of the results you can expect. Your surgeon should be able to provide many examples of his or her previous work. If not, it is good idea to move on and find another plastic surgeon.
Keep Your Options Open
Some patients may pursue plastic surgery with a specific procedure in mind when in reality, another one is more appropriate for their needs and goals. For instance, injectable treatments like Botox and Restylane are great options for smoothing out mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines while more pronounced facial aging may be better treated with a surgical procedure such as facelift or eyelid surgery. In some cases, a combination of surgical and/or non-surgical procedures may produce the best outcome. So long as your plastic surgeon is qualified and board-certified, you can rest assured that he or she will keep your best interests in mind and only recommend treatments that align with your needs and goals.
Contact Dr. Krau
To discuss your plastic surgery options, schedule a consultation with one of Miami’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Ary Krau. Contact his Miami practice by calling (305) 861-6881 today.