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Number of Men Having Plastic Surgery Continues to Rise

male plastic surgery popularityOne of the surprises in the recent plastic surgery procedural statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) was the rise in demand for male plastic surgery. According to the ASPS report, one out of every 10 plastic surgery patients is male.

Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso have noticed an increasing number of men flocking to our plastic surgery practice in recent years. While each patient is considered on an individual basis and treatment is always personalized to their specific needs, there’s no denying that certain trends have emerged amongst our male clientele.

Here, the surgeons discuss some of these trends.

The Busy, Sleep-Deprived Father

Men may not carry and birth children, but their bodies are not immune to the effects of parenthood. Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso commonly work with fathers that have noticeable signs of stress and sleep deprivation on their face, including lines, wrinkles and undereye bags. Often, the solution at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center is to treat men non-surgically with cosmetic injectables to address these concerns and restore a rested, attractive facial appearance.

With their busy schedules, many dads find it difficult to get to the gym regularly, and may struggle with excess fat around the body (especially the midsection). SAFELipo body contouring is a great way to safely reduce unwanted fat for a flatter and firmer abdomen.

The Corporate Executive

With the job market as competitive as ever, older executives don’t want to be passed over for promotion because of their age. Aging men must communicate that they have the energy to sign new business, lead a team or land a promotion as effectively as someone younger. To “look the part,” many corporate executives seek Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso’s male facial rejuvenation expertise.

Procedures as simple as the use of Botox to soften deep frown and forehead lines can make a significant improvement in your appearance with virtually no downtime. The placement of Voluma has been a fantastic addition to non-surgical improvement, particularly of the cheek and jawline area. The results in these areas typically last 1 ½ years or more! Voluma is a great way to restore lost volume to the face.

“The Voluma treatments I had significantly improved my mid-face appearance without having surgery!” according to Dr. Pearl.

Facelift or eyelid surgery can minimize signs of aging and give an executive the boost of confidence he needs to stay successful in the workplace.

The Muscular Bodybuilder

Competitive bodybuilders are extremely dedicated to sculpting their physiques. However, according to a report from the ASPS, many bodybuilders struggle with their chest, no matter how hard they work out. Anabolic steroids and hormone supplements, which some bodybuilders take to enhance their performance, can cause the development of excess breast tissue (a condition called gynecomastia). Oversized breasts may have serious career implications for these professionals. Luckily, our surgeons can eliminate excess breast tissue and sculpt the chest with male breast reduction surgery.

As men, Drs. Pearl and Ereso have an innate understanding of the ideal male aesthetic. They know that men want to look natural, rugged and masculine, and they tailor their surgical techniques to deliver these kinds of results.

To learn more about plastic surgery for men, please contact Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso and schedule an informational consultation. Call (650) 964-6600 today to make an appointment.

Treat Yourself to Cosmetic Enhancement with Your Tax Return

Spend your tax return on cosmetic enhancementAccording to CNN, nearly eight out of 10 federal taxpayers are entitled to a cash refund. As of February 2015 (one month into this year’s tax filing season), federal tax returns were averaging $3,120.

If you’re entitled to a refund, how do you plan to spend it? You could pay down debt, or cushion your savings account. If you’re already in good financial standing, you could opt to spend your tax refund on a more personal matter such as rejuvenating your appearance.

You wouldn’t be the only one to do so — according to the popular forum RealSelf.com, 29 percent of the site’s users plan to put at least a portion of their tax return toward a cosmetic procedure.

If you do decide to invest some or all of your tax return into cosmetic enhancement with plastic surgery, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso invite you to consider their services. Even a minor, non-invasive treatment can help you look and feel your best. Here, the surgeons share ideas:

Correct Skin Imperfections with SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel dermalinfusion is ideal for treating a wide array of noticeable skin flaws, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and acne scars. Treatment is similar to microdermabrasion in that it gently sloughs away the upper layers of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, radiant skin underneath. Unlike microdermabrasion, SilkPeel does not use harsh abrasive particles, so treatment is gentle and comfortable.

Add Youthful Cheek Volume with Voluma Treatment

One of the most exciting dermal fillers available at our practice is Juvederm Voluma XC. This is the first and only FDA-approved filler intended to plump and lift the cheek area for a more youthful-looking face. Voluma XC can be injected into the apex, apples or hollows of the cheek to restore volume and correct areas that look sunken-in. Treatment is quick and convenient, and does not require downtime. Results can last up to two years.

Sculpt Body Contours with SAFELipo

If you feel like you’re always dieting and exercising, yet cannot achieve your desired fat reduction results, Drs. Pearl and Ereso want to introduce you to the SAFELipo procedure. The innovative liposuction procedure can remove excess fat from the thighs, knees, waist, upper arms and neck. The special SAFELipo technique enables our surgeons to produce results that look smoother and more natural than traditional liposuction treatment.

Add Cleavage with Autologous Fat Transfer

Do you want bigger, fuller breasts and softer-looking cleavage without implants? Drs. Pearl and Ereso recommend the fat transfer, or fat grafting process, which involves harvesting donor fat from another area of the body (e.g., the abdomen, back or thighs) and injecting the fat into the breasts to add volume and shape. Fat transfer is a less invasive alternative to breast implant placement, and produces a more natural looking and feeling breast.

Learn More about Your Cosmetic Treatment Options

For more information about these cosmetic treatments, or another procedure of your choosing, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso. Call (650) 964-6600 today.

 
 
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