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Dr. Genter Discusses Men’s Cosmetic Needs with ABC News

philadelphia botox liposuctionAs more men turn to cosmetic procedures, what special considerations do their plastic surgeons make?

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter has seen many male patients and told ABC News what he sees as the needs for men who choose cosmetic treatments.

For men who undergo liposuction, which is the top cosmetic surgery for men, according to ABC News, incisions cannot be made in the same manner or location they would for women in case the male patient wishes to go shirtless, Genter said.

When it comes to brow or facelifts, incisions cannot always be easily hidden in the hairline as they usually can on women, if the man is balding. Additionally, men who have facial hair or sideburns must receive special attention from their plastic surgeon to ensure the location of the facial hair remains natural, Genter said. Finally, as most men do not wear makeup, any surgical scars or post-surgery swelling may be somewhat more difficult to conceal.

Even with these added hurdles, men are increasingly turning to Dr. Genter and his contemporaries for treatments like Botox and dermal fillers, as well as procedures like eyelid surgery, to stay competitive in the job market.

Other popular procedures for men include male breast reduction, the range of facial rejuvenation procedures, as well as non-surgical options like chemical peels and skin resurfacing treatments.

Dr. Genter Suggests Pre-Event Surgical Planning in Mazel Tov! Magazine

philadelphia non-surgical nose job radiesse juvedermMany parents are choosing plastic surgery to look their best for their children’s important events, like Bar Mitzvahs, according to Mazel Tov! magazine. Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter stresses the importance of finding the appropriate procedure for your needs and scheduling it to fit the timing of the event. He suggests working backward from the scheduled date of the event to ensure you have completed recovery.

Aside from traditional procedures you might choose to look your best, like a brow or facelift to eliminate sagginess and wrinkles on the face, Dr. Genter often uses injectable fillers.

Though they are traditionally used for filling deep lines and wrinkles, injectable fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm can be used for what it called a non-surgical nose job. Using these injectables, Dr. Genter is able to minimize bumps on a nose and even out its appearance.

If you are interested in learning how you can gear up your face or body for a big event, we encourage you to set up a consultation with Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter or to check out RealSelf.

Cosmetic Procedures May Ease Some Back Into Workforce

jenkintown-unemployed-surgeryWith unemployment rates still lingering around 10% in Philadelphia and around the country, many people are working hard to give their professional lives and resumes a lift. Some savvy individuals, however, are turning to a somewhat less conventional method for getting back into the workforce—cosmetic surgery.

According to the Chicago Tribune, older workers are considering a “nip and tuck to stay competitive in the job market.” Because most job seekers have limited income and less time to spend on a cosmetic treatment, minimally invasive procedures are the most popular.

Brief treatments like Botox or Dysport can reduce visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, shaving years off your appearance. Other injectables like Restylane or Juvederm involve little downtime and can quickly correct wrinkles caused by reduced skin volume, conditions that can prematurely age you.

Skin renewal treatments like light chemical peels can often refresh the face with little to no downtime. With a chemical peel, dead, dull surface skin is removed, encouraging the production of new skin cells resulting in a more vibrant looking you.

While non-surgical treatments continue to grow in popularity, they can’t compare to the results of facial rejuvenation surgery. Blepharoplasty can reduce puffy and drooping eyelids, while a facelift can tighten the sagging tissues that make you look older. Surgery does require more downtime, but the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques can help you get back to your routine as quickly as possible.

Although cosmetic procedures might help one jumpstart his or her career, it pays to seek out a qualified surgeon that won’t try to sell you a procedure you don’t need or can’t afford.

Last year, a Medspa in the D.C. area announced a promotion of free Botox for the unemployed. Dr. Christopher Hess, a plastic surgeon near Washington D.C., questioned their motives. He wrote on his blog, “Why would anyone try to attract patients that clearly don’t have any disposable income to buy products that require disposable income?”  Because “spas are businesses that look at the bottom line first and patient care later on,” he concludes.

Ultimately, the decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure, as well as the motives behind it, remains solely up the individual and what benefits they hope to gain from the procedure.

For affordable cosmetic treatments, Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter offers specials to his patients.