There was a time when the overwhelming majority of plastic surgery patients were women. Nowadays, it isn’t at all unusual for a man to pursue plastic surgery to correct features that bother him. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso have seen a noticeable uptick in the number of men requesting plastic surgery.
A few months ago, RealSelf.com, a leading portal for plastic surgeons and their patients, surveyed doctors about plastic surgery trends in 2016. One of the most agreed-upon trends was the increase in men seeking plastic surgery to address physical insecurities. RealSelf identified five physical attributes that men are likely to mention in consultation with plastic surgeons. Since male plastic surgery is an area of interest at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso would like to share with our readers what these physical characteristics are, and explain what can be done about them. Continue reading
A number of studies have shown that the more attractive a person is, the more likely they will be given opportunities for career advancement. Therefore, it is no wonder that people — especially those in the age range of 50 and over — have turned to plastic surgery to give them a more youthful, alert and confident appearance. But can having plastic surgery really help a person’s career? Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center helps to answer that question in this post. Continue reading
Lately, a troubling rumor has circulated the Internet claiming that drinking beer — especially “hoppy” styles like India Pale Ales — contributes to the development of excessive male breast tissue. Since Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso treat men with enlarged breasts at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, they thought they would address this rumor. Here, the doctors set the record straight on whether beer causes man boobs. Continue reading
Approximately 40 to 60 percent of men have enlarged breast tissue (gynecomastia), according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For many men, excess fat in the chest area is a common source of embarrassment and discomfort. They may feel self-conscious in front of others at the beach, pool or gym. Or, they may even withdraw from social interaction or experience depression and anxiety. Continue reading
Although women have long been using cosmetic treatments to turn back the clock on their appearance, men are adding to this number in droves. In particular, the number of men having Botox injections in order to smooth out their fine lines and wrinkles has exploded, with a 310 percent increase from the past decade. Botox is so commonplace for male clientele that the term “Brotox” has been coined to describe the growing trend of non-surgical procedures for men. Dr. Samuel Pearl of the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explains the reasons why this this anti-aging cosmetic treatment has been on men’s radar.
To Get the Edge at Work
The unstable job market, especially since 2008, has increased many people’s level of anxiety when competing for jobs — or even keeping their current job. And according to a recent CNN report, nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers in recent years are 55 or older and have experienced difficulty when competing for jobs with younger contenders. This age group, and even younger men in their 30s and 40s, are looking for any edge they can find in the job market, and are finding that looking younger and more alert plays a significant role in their candidacy.
To Look as Young as They Feel
Many men use Botox to match their appearance to how young they feel inside. And with the increasing demands on men to keep up with their appearance, men who care for themselves with regular exercise and healthy diet habits often want a younger-looking face with less lines and creases to match their fit physique.
To Get Rid of Wrinkles on Their Lunch Hour
It is undeniable how quick and easy a Botox treatment is — you can get rid of forehead wrinkles, the “11” lines between your brows and smile lines in less than 20 minutes! Because the treatment is so fast and there’s no downtime or recovery afterward, men can have it on their lunch break from work. And since the effects of Botox are natural-looking, men look younger and less tired, without anyone being able to tell they had work done.
Are deep forehead creases or lines around your mouth and eyes causing you to look older or tired? To learn more about the Botox injection treatments offered at Pearl Plastic Surgery Center, call (650) 964-6600.
One 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.