Cosmetic Surgery Trends for Men

April, 22, 2013, Dallas, TX- Slowly, over the past few decades, men have begun to warm up to the idea of cosmetic surgery. While women still make up the majority of aesthetic surgery patients, the number of men choosing to have a nip and tuck grows year over year.

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Whether it is too get ahead in their careers, or to just feel better about themselves men are realizing that they no longer have worry about the negative stigma they once faced for having plastic surgery. It’s not only acceptable, but a great way for the American male to get ahead in our increasingly competitive world.

The board room is no place to look tired so men are looking to plastic surgeons to give them a strong facial profile and wipe away signs of age. Being good-looking can really give a person’s career a boost, last year a study from the University of Texas showed that attractive men and women land jobs quicker; are more likely to get promotions, and make an average of 3 to 4 percent more than people who aren’t blessed with natural beauty.

What people find attractive changes just like fashion and style, but fashion can’t make a person more attractive, because people unconsciously evaluate a person’s beauty based on their facial symmetry and whether feature complement one another, it’s a primal instinct.

A growing trend among men is chin surgery; call it the Mad Men effect—AMC’s popular television show set in the 1960s about a Manhattan ad agency. Men want strong, square jaws, like the Mad Men’s leading male character Don Draper played by actor Jon Hamm. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chin augmentations grew by 71 percent in 2011.

Instead of changing their noses, men want to alter their chins to match their noses A too prominent chin can be easily correct by shaving off a little of the chin bone. A chin implant can give added definition to a man’s jawline.

Nose shaping is also common, unlike women, men aren’t seeking pert noses instead they want surgeons to retain some of the distinctive features, but also improve the balance between the chin and nose. The nose, like the chin, can be reshaped by removing some of the bone while leaving distinguishing features.

And luckily for the busy man, having an elective cosmetic procedure won’t require too much down time. Over the years the instruments and incisions used in plastic surgery have gotten smaller, and techniques have been refined so patients are able to have a chin augmentation or nose job with very little down time. Most patients can return to work just a within days of their procedure.

Dallas area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. John Freeman has devoted his practice to improving and beautifying the face. He offers a number of facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in his state-of-the-art facility. If you are man or woman who is considering plastic surgery, contact his office to set up a consultation.

 

Look Years Younger With Plastic Surgery

April, 15, 2013, Katy, TX- A large majority of facial cosmetic surgery patients are trying to turn back the hands of time. Time and gravity takes its toll on the face, so before undergoing such a major transformation, plastic surgery patients want to know exactly how many years their procedure or procedures will take off their face. A study published in the Archives of Plastic Surgery conducted last year aimed to do just that and found the magic number is seven.

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The researchers involved in the study randomly chose pre- and post-operative photos of sixty women between the ages of 45 and 72 to show to first-year medical students. The photos were divided into categories according to the type of procedures they underwent; there were 22 face- and neck lift patients in group one, 17 patients had face- or neck-lifts combined with blephoraplasty (eye-lift) in group two, and the final group, 21 patients in total, had a facelift, neck lift, upper and lower blephoraplasty and a forehead lift, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

The raters were asked to what they perceived to be the age difference between the pre- and postoperative ages of the patient. The goal of the researchers was to figure out the perceived change in the age women pictured.

The results showed that respondents estimated that the women in the photos were 1.7 years younger than their actual ages before cosmetic surgery. But after their surgeries the patient’s ages were perceived to be 8.9 years younger, making the cosmetic surgery patients look an average of 7 years younger.

Group one patients showed the least dramatic differences in their age, while the patients from group three had looked significantly younger. It appears that the best results were achieved when patients combined more facial procedures.

“Our study…demonstrates a significant and consistent reduction in perceived age after aesthetic facial surgery. This effect is more substantial when the number of surgical procedures is increased, an effect unrelated to the preoperative age of a patient and unaffected by other variables that we investigated,” researchers said.

Looking younger is very important both to men and women; they want their appearance to reflect how they feel on the inside. Age can make a person appear to be worn out, lacking vital energy, even though that isn’t a true reflection of their actual energy level. In the increasingly competitive working world, a youthful appearance can mean the difference between a promotion and retirement.

Since every person’s face ages differently, they should consult with a doctor who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery to determine which facial enhancements will allow them to defy the signs of aging, whether it is a combination of surgeries or a single procedure.

Dallas face doctor, Dr. John Freeman is a man of integrity, who works closely with his clients to advise them on how they can reach their beauty goals. If you are considering age defying surgeries whether it is a facelift, chin lift or eye lift, you should contact Dr. Freeman’s office to set up a consultation.

Surgery Corrects Battered Woman’s Scars

April, 9, 2013, Katy, TX- Through the charity and kindness of others a woman who suffered a horrific knife attack at the hands of a former boyfriend has a new lease on life after she had plastic surgery to correct scars on her neck and face she was left with.

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When Ilianexy Morales was in her 20s she met an older man outside her New York apartment, soon after the two began dating and at first the relationship was perfect. Morales’ boyfriend was supportive and encouraged her to quit her job to take care of her disabled mother with the promise that he would support her, ABC News reported.

The relationship however began to unravel. After three years, Morales then found that her boyfriend was becoming possessive, and extremely jealous.

“There was no violence, but other things, like control issues, jealousy … like who I would talk to,” she told ABCNews.com.

But in the midst of a breakup, Morales’ boyfriend one day managed to get into her apartment where he attacked her, leaving her with 100 knife wounds all over her body. He almost severed both her arms and nearly decapitated her, according to ABC news.

Morales spent one month in a coma, had several surgeries including one to reattach her arms. She survived the horrific attack, but she was left with extensive scars on her face and neck, a constant reminder of the brutal attack.

“I didn’t look like me,” Morales, 30, told ABC. “I would hide a lot. I felt really ashamed of myself even though it was not my fault.”

Five years after her attack, Morales would be given a new lease on life. Through a charity called Face to Face, which is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, Morales underwent reconstructive plastic surgery to reduce the appearance of scars on her face and neck, dramatically improving how Morales looks and feels about herself.

The media obsession with celebrities and their surgical alterations could give people the impression that vanity is the only reason people seek out plastic surgeons. While there is nothing wrong with having plastic surgery to enhance a person’s natural features, reconstructive surgery plays an important role in the industry.

Reconstructive plastic surgery makes up a large portion of cosmetic procedure performed on an annual basis. Laceration repair and scar revision are among the most frequently performed reconstructive procedures each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Disfiguring or prominent scars can cause a person a great deal of insecurity, making them feel embarrassed about how they look, fearful that people will judge them. Low self-esteem impacts all areas of a person’s life from their careers to their personal relationships.

Scar revision and maxillofacial surgery are among the corrective cosmetic procedures offered at Dr. John Freeman’s practice in Dallas. As an graduate of the esteemed Vanderbilt University, Dr. Freeman is qualified to offer his patients a range of cosmetic facial procedures from a face lift to scar revision, with superior results.

Celebrities Boost Chin Implant Surgery

April, 4, 2013, Dallas, TX- The chin is in; beating out breast augmentations in popularity over the past year. There are a number of factors why more and more people are having chin augmentations and implants. Acceptance among celebrities is one of the many reasons chin augmentations procedures have shot up.

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A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that chin augmentations were the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries for 2011, increasing by a stunning 71 percent.

That’s because the chin defines a person’s facial profile. A well-defined jawline or prominent chin projects a sense of self-confidence, strength, and decisiveness. A person with a weak jawline can feel insecure, and unhappy with their appearance, this can hold them back in their personal and professional lives.

While more definition is good reason to choose a chin implant, the desire to defy the signs of aging is also fueling the popularity of chin enhancement surgery. The jawline is one of the first areas to give away a person’s age, making chin procedures popular with both men and women in their forties and fifties; a weak chin can add years to an aging face. And, unfortunately, gravity begins to tug at the jaw and older people started to develop jowls, but it’s a problem that can be easily corrected with a chin augmentation.

President of the ASPS, Dr. Malcolm B. Zoth said, “The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging… We also know that as more people see themselves on video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be. Chin implants can make a dramatic difference.”

Recently, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicky Gunvalson admitted to having a number of cosmetic enhancements among them a chin implant. Gunvalson also told US Weekly, “I did some cartilage reconstruction on my nose. I had some fat injected in the upper part of my cheeks so I don’t have any more wrinkles. And I did a little chin implant.”

As many plastic surgeons recommend, Gunvalson combine her chin implant with a nose job. These two procedures together can add a harmonious balance to the patient’s face making the symmetry of the face more aesthetically pleasing.

Over the years, a number of notable celebrities have had chin implants, including Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, Heidi Montag, Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham and even Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Plastic surgery patients often ask their surgeons to alter their features to look like their favorite celebrities and the chin is no different. Halle Berry, Anjelina Jolie, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Lopez have the most sought after chins among chin augmentation patients.

Most cosmetic surgeons will gladly give patients the chin profile they request, but only if it enhances the natural beauty of their other features.

If you are Dallas resident who has decided that a chin augmentation is for them they are encouraged to contact Dr. John Freeman to sculpt their chin so they can put their best face forward.

Women Seek the Regal Nose

March 25, 2013, Katy, TX- Last year, British women flocked to plastic surgeons requesting a nose job, inspired by the delicate and feminine nose of Kate Middleton. Now that trend has made it across the Atlantic and now American women want a nose like the young Princess.

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The nose is one of the most prominent features on the face, a too large, too small or a misshapen nose on an otherwise pretty face can diminish a person’s attractiveness and make them feel very insecure about their appearance, which can affect their overall happiness and outlook on life.

Rhinoplasty, which means to reshape the nose in Greek, was one of the first cosmetic surgeries performed. The procedure has been around for thousands of years, with the first variations appearing over two thousand years ago. But what is an attractive nose has changed over the ages; Greeks had their idea of a perfect nose, so did the Romans, Indians and so on.

Modern people, and doctors, too, have their own definition of a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing nose. Traditionally, early cosmetic surgeons would have defined the perfect nose as relatively small, straight and symmetrical. An attractive nose has pleasing contours that blend harmoniously with the other facial features.

In the 50s and 60s, when rhinoplasty was all the rage for women, the standard was to reduce the tip size and turn it up. In the 21st century, plastic surgeons don’t always seek to achieve perfect symmetry, instead choosing to sculpt the nose to enhance a person’s natural beauty recognizing that some asymmetry in facial features can enhance beauty instead of detract from it.

Although the standard by which people define the perfect nose has changed a bit over the decades,  the need to enhance the appearance of the nose hasn’t, and Kate Middleton has started a trend that may continue to grow over the next few years.

The New York Daily News reported at one plastic surgeon in the Big Apple has performed 100 surgeries for patients requesting Kate’s nose.  In the UK, requests for the Duchess’s nose have tripled, according to the Daily Mail. It can only be a matter of months for the trend to stretch across the country.

Carmen Lefreve, a psychologist that studies human faces, explained to the Daily Mail that the desire for Kate’s nose is evolutionary, “The symmetry of Kate’s nose, the angle between her lip and the tip of her nose and the minimal amount of nostril on show, are all near-perfect.”

Kate’s nose is perky, pert, it is youthful. One of the goals of rhinoplasty and many facial cosmetic procedures are to retain a youthful appearance and the nose is just as affected by gravity as other parts of the body. Older women may find that rhinoplasty takes years of off their faces.

Dr. John Freeman focuses his practice on the human face. His years of experience working on the various features of the face makes Dr. Freeman highly qualified to perform any type of facial plastic surgery his patients require whether they want a regal nose, a face lift or corrective surgery.