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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.

Moderation is Ideal When It Comes to Botox Treatments, Study Finds

philadelphia botox restylaneThough Botox and Dysport are recognized for their ability to smooth facial wrinkles, they may also impact a patient’s ability to read facial cues, found a study in Social Psychological and Personality Science, according to WebMD.

Dr. David R. Neal, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California said that, “If you have a poker face because your facial muscles are paralyzed, you can’t read others emotions as well.”

Oftentimes, Neal said, we read the emotions of others by mimicking their facial expressions using a sort of “sixth sense.” Under the effect of too much botulinum toxin, the main component in Botox and Dysport, we lose that sense, he said.

Despite the decreased ability of some Botox users to read the facial expressions of others, Neal maintains that the effect is subtle and says patients need to weigh the aesthetic benefits with the possible psychological effects the treatments may have.

Conversely, the study found that patients who received treatments of the dermal filler Restylane, similar to Juvederm, did not experience a change in their ability to read facial expressions.

Plastic Surgery Grows in Popularity Around Aussie Holiday

jenkintown-botox-restylane-rhinoplastyAs the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun.

Since the holiday season is often an artificial deadline for some people, says Peter Callahan, the president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, people are increasingly checking cosmetic surgeries off their to-do lists.

The most popular treatments this time of year for Aussies are breast augmentation, various fillers, like Restylane, available in the US, and anti-wrinkle treatments, like Botox.

According to cosmetic surgeon Anoop Rastogi, the boom in procedures lasts from September to February, during which time Rastogi says he performs twice the amount of breast augmentations for the rest of the year combined.

Another in-demand procedure is rhinoplasty, often selected by students preparing to attend university.

Despite the popularity of many cosmetic procedures around the holidays, Rastogi warns against giving the gift of a new face or body. Rastogi says the patient should be electing to go under the knife because they want to, not because a loved one encouraged them to.

As with cosmetic surgeries performed year-round, Rostagi stresses the importance of finding a qualified surgeon and having realistic expectations about the outcome.

To keep a New Year’s resolution to get more beautified, contact Dr. Genter in his Jenkintown, PA practice, and ask about procedures offered throughout the year.