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Male cosmetic surgery on the rise

The treatments behind the male cosmetic surgery boom

It was recently revealed that male cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise, with both American and UK experts announcing the trend.

Reported on social media and via news channels, this growth in male cosmetic surgery is something that’s been happening over time and is likely to continue. Mr Ross performs a variety of cosmetic procedures which are designed to improve the aesthetics and self confidence of male patients.

Below Mr Ross discusses some of the most popular forms of male cosmetic surgery and answers your questions.

What procedures are included when you say male cosmetic surgery?

There’s a variety of procedures which can be classed as male cosmetic surgery; these depending on what you wish to achieve but are usually regarding the appearance of the face, chest and torso. Procedures may include anti ageing options such as facelift surgery, or body contouring procedures including male breast reduction, fat removal and body contouring.

Who is suitable for these procedures?

This is entirely subjective; a consultation would be needed in order to ascertain suitability. Each procedure offers something different, and what works for one person may not be suitable for another. Overall health and mental wellbeing must be considered prior to any surgery being planned, to make sure the patient is aware of the risks as well as the rewards of undergoing cosmetic surgery.

How much do these procedures cost?

This is completely down to what procedure/s a patient chooses, and how much aesthetic skill is required when performing the surgery. It also depends on the surgeon and hospital you elect to have cosmetic surgery at.

Are there non surgical alternatives?

There are some non surgical alternatives available for various procedures, but these often have limited effect and don’t have the same long term benefits. In the long run they can cost the same as surgery, with the top up treatments that are required. A perfect example of this is a non surgical nose reshaping procedure; it’s initially a quarter of the cost of rhinoplasty surgery but results fade after 18 months and another procedure will be required.

What should I do if I’m considering cosmetic surgery?

Booking a consultation is the first step. Come to the consultation armed with questions and be prepared to talk about why you want to undergo your chosen male cosmetic surgery procedure.

How do I pick a plastic surgeon?

Book a consultation with a plastic surgeon who specialises in your chosen procedure. Do your research and ask to see before and after images to make sure you’re confident in the surgeon’s abilities. Trust is important, so take the time to ask questions and make sure you feel comfortable.

What next?

If you’d like more information please contact us via email or phone. We can help guide you on your journey and provide expert advice. There’s also lots of helpful information including safety guidance on the treatment pages – just use the navigation bar to find the specific procedure you are interested in.

Three popular types of facial rejuvenation surgery

The most popular types of facial rejuvenation surgery revealed

For patients considering the facial rejuvenation surgery there are numerous factors that need to be considered. Most importantly you need to ascertain whether or not your chosen anti-ageing surgery procedure is actually the right one for you.

There are many reasons a patient may consider facial rejuvenation surgery, and every patient should be treated as an individual. Mr Ross offers a variety of anti-ageing procedures, each offering a different end result. Some of these procedures are more popular than others, and some very rarely seen to go out of style. Below you will find three of the most popular types of facial rejuvenation surgery and what specific benefits undergoing these procedures may offer.

Facelift surgery

Without doubt, one of the most sought-after forms of facial rejuvenation surgery in the UK is the facelift. This anti-ageing procedure can be performed in a variety of ways, making it suitable for many different types of patient.

There are three variations of facelift surgery that remained the most popular. These include the full facelift, the midface lift, and the lower facelift. You would need a full consultation in order to determine which variation of facelift surgery is most suitable to your needs.

You can find out more information about facelift surgery via the treatment page.

Eye rejuvenation

Eye rejuvenation procedures can include upper or lower blepharoplasty, brow lift procedures, and eye bag removal. In some cases one or more procedure will be combined in order to give the patient the best result.

An upper eyelid rejuvenation is designed to improve the skin above the eyes whilst the lower eyelid variation is designed to improve the appearance of eyebags and sagging skin below the lash line.

This type of facial rejuvenation surgery is popular with both men and women and is often combined with procedures including facelift surgery, especially in older patients.

Neck lift surgery

For patients that are unhappy with the skin below the jawline a necklace maybe the best facial rejuvenation procedure. It remains a popular choice for patients over the age of 50.

Unlike facelift surgery, which helps to lift the skin of the face, and neck lift is purely designed to smooth this skin of The neck and improve the appearance of the area below the chin.

Picking your facial rejuvenation surgeon

Mr Ross believes communication is key in the health professional/patient relationship, and says communication is also key when choosing a treatment and a practitioner.

You need to make sure your chosen medical professional understands your goals and needs. He does not support the ‘over done’ look, nor the glamour look favoured by certain celebrities, and will turn people away seeking unrealistic and unnatural results.

“The concerning thing is, there is a part of society who want to look overdone, for whatever reason this may be, but the bottom line is that every face is different and needs to be studied before treatment. It is an art, not a science and some practitioners themselves need to be told when enough is enough,” Gary says.

For more information contact the clinic and ask to book a consultation.

Recovery Tips After Ear Correction Surgery

5 Best Recovery Tips After Ear Correction Surgery

There are various reasons a patient may choose to undergo ear correction surgery, otherwise known as otoplasty.

Whatever the motivations for this form of cosmetic surgery, it’s helpful to know what the healing process is like.

What is otoplasty?

Otoplasty procedures and ear correction surgery are designed to transform the appearance of the ears. This is often referred to as ear pinning and is a popular form of cosmetic surgery.

It is often thought of as a procedure for younger patients, but we see both men and women of all ages seeking ear correction surgery in the UK.

The techniques of the procedure itself vary depending on the concerns of the individual, but the results are permanent and general anaesthesia is required.

For this reason, it’s a good idea to understand the recovery process after one undergoes ear correction surgery, and how best to look after yourself during the healing process.

Below you’ll find five tips to ensure the recovery process after otoplasty surgery goes smoothly.

Trust your cosmetic surgeon

It may sound obvious, but one of the most important parts of recovering from surgery is trusting the advice of your surgeon. Follow the medical advice you are given with regards to looking after scars and helping them heal.

Wear a compression garment

In the first 24-hours after surgery, you will be required to wear a mild compression garment around your head. This is to ensure swelling is kept to a minimum. How long you have to wear this is determined by your surgeon and you’ll be given full advice on this both before and after your ear correction surgery.

Avoid touching your ears

If possible you should avoid touching your ears in the early stages of recovery. You want to make sure that you avoid any signs of infection if you hope to recover smoothly and quickly. You will also be advised to avoid washing your hair in the first week after surgery, to avoid aggravating the incision points.

Keep your head elevated

For the first couple of weeks post-procedure, it is a good idea to sleep with your head in an elevated position. This helps the swelling to reduce. Swelling usually lasts a few weeks and, in some cases, it can last up to six.

Return to work when you’re ready

For some patients, heading back to work after undergoing ear correction surgery may be sooner than others. While some patients feel confident to return to work within a week others do not, and this is usually dependent on the swelling or what your job actually involves. It’s important to feel comfortable before returning to work, so make sure before surgery you have factored this into your recovery plan.

As well as following the five tips, it is advised that you maintain a healthy diet and avoid smoking during the recovery process. For more information about ear correction surgery please view the otoplasty treatment page or book a consultation.

Mr Ross named in RealSelf 500

Gary Ross named in the top 500 experts on patient research website

Mr Gary Ross is delighted to have been named in the RealSelf 500. The award celebrates commitment to patient education, along with an ability to inspire patients to share their story with the online community.

One of the most trusted patient resources available online, RealSelf is used every day by potential cosmetic surgery patients who are looking to undergo procedures.

What is RealSelf?

It’s an ideal platform for potential patients who wish to find out more about a specific medical professional, which may include plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors, or dentists.

Mr Ross is delighted to be the recipient of this award from RealSelf and remains passionate about patients doing their research and ensuring they choose the right surgeon for their prospective treatment

Surgeon selection

Surgeon selection is incredibly important part of the journey for a patient who is choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelift surgery or mummy makeover surgery.

When it comes to choosing a cosmetic surgeon, it is important to ascertain their suitability to your specific procedure.

When doing your research and choosing a medical professional to undertake your elective procedure, it’s a good idea to ensure they have good reviews from previous patients, as well as credentials and membership to safety organisations. This may include the BAAPS or BAPRAS.

Knowing more about your surgeon is a healthy step in undergoing cosmetic procedures in a safe and reliable setting. RealSelf is another platform that is helpful in providing information and reviews from previous patients about the surgeon you may be considering.

On his RealSelf award Mr Ross said:

“The RealSelf platform is an ideal online resource for potential patients and I’m pleased to be the recipient of this accolade.

“Before choosing to undergo any form of cosmetic surgery it’s important that patients do their research and ensure that they get to know their chosen surgeon before agreeing to undergo any procedures. The relationship between surgeon and patient is important, and it’s vital you make sure you feel comfortable and confident in surgeon’s abilities.

“We invite all potential patients to come in for a consultation to discuss their individual needs. This provides an excellent opportunity to ask questions and to determine suitability.

Get more information

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