Planning Your Surgery

Our society places a high value on looking young and fit. Today, men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons which include: a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face, or a trimmer waistline. The procedures used to achieve these goals must take skin thickness, beard growth and body type into account.

Planning Your Surgery

Good communication between you and your plastic surgeon is essential. In your initial consultation, you’ll be asked to explain in detail why you want the procedure and how you hope to look and feel afterward. It’s important to set aside any awkwardness you might feel, and speak candidly about the changes you’d like to see. You should feel completely assured that you and your surgeon understand one another.

Your doctor will also evaluate your health, conduct a physical exam, take pre-operative photographs, and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you. You’ll discuss the type of anesthesia to be used, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, the possible risks, and the costs involved. Medical insurance usually doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures. However, some plastic surgeons offer special financing plans for cosmetic surgery or accept credit cards.

Tell your surgeon if any part of the consultation makes you uncomfortable, or if you have any special privacy requests. Above all, it’s important to have realistic expectations about your surgery.

The Surgery

Your consultation will extensively cover information on your operation. Dr. (Doctor) will discuss a number of factors that may influence your surgery. Make sure you fully understand these considerations.