There’s no doubt about it: most men really enjoy checking out a pretty face with a matching beautiful body as she passes by. Women were the first to realize that if nature didn’t give them all that they wanted aesthetically, they could boost their appeal considerably through plastic surgery. Not shy about how they have come by their new found beauty, many have graciously referred new patients to the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus,
Men, on the other hand, were typically reluctant to give cosmetic surgery a try. Today, however, that attitude is quickly changing, as they see for themselves what it has done to raise the self-confidence of their girlfriends, wives and mothers. I speculate that another reason is that they refuse to be squeezed out of the job market as older Americans delay retirement and continue to compete
with their younger colleagues.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that quoted statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.1 million men underwent some sort of cosmetic procedure last year and that number is climbing.
My practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery continues to reflect what similar centers are reporting across the nation.
So exactly what procedures are men choosing? In my practice the number one request remains a facelift; next is liposuctiion, followed by breast reduction or gynecomastic surgery. Older men often want eyelid surgery as well. And, as with women, I’m finding that men who are considering their first cosmetic intervention oftentimes start out with soft tissue fillers like Restylane® or Radiesse®, or they may just want to touch up their forehead furrows or the creases known as crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes with a temporary, but
very effective quick fix, Botox®.
If you have a favorite man who would like to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic intervention or if you are that special someone, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator, for more information, and to set up a consultation.
Oftentimes people suffer the worst situations but use them to make a change that positively impacts on their self-esteem, giving them the confidence to start over. No example could be stronger than the patients who arrive at my office with a heavy heart because of a failed marriage, a dissolved business partnership, getting a pink slip, or losing a loved one. Instead of dwelling on their misfortunes, they choose to give themselves a fresh start that will improve their looks—and their outlook. The first step? A consultation at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in Paramus, NJ.
These patients don’t want a timid makeover. Some have thought about cosmetic enhancement for years without moving forward.
A number of my female Breakup Makeover patients typically request breast surgery. Depending upon what they don’t like about their breasts, they may choose breast augmentation surgery, a breast reduction, and/or a breast lift (mastopexy).
More mature men and women want to see significant facial improvement, and request a traditional facelift which addresses the mid-face and neck regions. Combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and perhaps a touch of Botox® in the forehead area and at the corners of the eyes, these procedures can erase 10 to 15 years from one’s face.
Finally, at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, many of these “fresh start” individuals want to have movie star bodies. Fortunately, today, using the latest liposuction techniques in a cautious, safe and skilled manner, we can give them the well-proportioned physique that dieting and exercise, no matter how stringently followed, can’t achieve.
For more information on how we can custom design your Breakup Makeover to lighten your step—and your heart–please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator. I’m certain that you will find her most helpful in guiding you.
Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlargement of the male breast and is a common problem. During puberty it is normal for boys to have some breast development. This is usually limited and resolves within 10 to 18 months. A variety of things such as medications, hormonal imbalances and genetics can influence the continued growth of breast tissue. However, in the majority of cases there is no apparent cause for this growth.
Like in the female breast, the male breast contains a variable combination of glandular and fatty tissue. The distribution and quantity of this tissue will determine the type treatment necessary. A detailed evaluation is first performed to exclude the above mentioned causes and if a patient is near puberty several months of observation may be requested to see if the growth resolves. In those patients that require treatment, the options will include ultrasonic liposuction, surgical removal of the gland and or excess skin, or a combination of these procedures.
In those patients whose skin quality is good and have predominantly fatty or diffusely glandular breasts, ultrasonic liposuction can be curative. When there is a focally dense area of breast tissue behind the areola, direct surgical excision with a small incision in the lower half of the areola is the treatment of choice. If there is also a significant amount of skin then skin removal to shape and tighten the breast is required. The goal of treatment is to remove a sufficient amount of breast tissue to minimize pain and recurrence but yet allow for a normal postoperative breast appearance.
For more information on the treatment of Gynecomastia in New Jersey or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, please contact us at The Robert Zubowski, MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus New Jersey at 201.261.7550