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DR Adam Tattelbaum Discusses 5 Most Requested Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

It’s been a long time since cosmetic surgery procedures were considered strictly a woman thing. Men want, and need, to look good. It’s about looking young and fit to stay competitive in the job market and social situations.

They are turning to cosmetic surgeons for help. And the number keeps rising, up a whopping 325 percent since 1997. That’s what accounts for the fact that men elected to have more than 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in just a single year, 2015.

Here is a look at the top 5 procedures requested by men.

#1. Liposuction
More than 50,000 men had fat removed through liposuction in 2015. With this procedure, the surgeon reduces the amount of fat in specific areas, like around the hips or in the belly. He uses precision suction equipment and tiny tubes to remove fat deposits under the skin.
As a rule, this does not require general anesthetic or an overnight stay in the hospital. That’s only needed if a large amount of fat is taken out. Recovery time is a few days to a few weeks, depending on the amount of work done.

#2. Nose Job
Men chose rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, over 30,000 times in 2015. Changing the shape of rhinoplasty-dr-tattelbaumthe nose and removing irregularities is one of the oldest forms of cosmetic surgery.
Modern cosmetic surgeons using the newest methods can sculpt the nose so it looks natural and proportional to the face. Either general or local anesthesia is used, depending on the needs of the patient, but an overnight stay in the hospital isn’t required. After rhinoplasty, men experience swelling and often bruising around the eyes for several days.

#3. Eyelid Work
In 2015, more than 30,000 men in the U.S. had eyelid surgery. When done by an experienced surgeon, this procedure reduces bags under the eye and too much skin above it. Not only does it make a person look healthier and younger, it can also improve eyesight.
The surgery takes about two hours, using local anesthetic. For one to two weeks, there are signs of bruising and some swelling.

#4. Breast Reduction
Women want bigger breasts, but men want to reduce them. More than 30,000 men had male-breast-reductionmale breast reduction done in 2015. Large breasts are embarrassing on a male, the result of too much estrogen or too little testosterone.
The surgery lasts up to two hours, using either general or local anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon can use two approaches: liposuction to get rid of excess fat or excision to remove glandular tissue or skin, or a mix of the two.
Most activities, like going back to work, can be done within a week. Men can return to exercise and other vigorous activity after three weeks.

#5. Facelift
In the U.S., more than 13,000 men had a facelift in 2015. This is an involved procedure that requires attention to detail and experience. The surgeon lifts and re-contours the underlying muscles and skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Recovery times vary. The surgeon and the patient decide what type of anesthesia is most appropriate.

Trust Your Body to an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
Adam G. Tattelbaum, M.D. has been helping men in the McLean-Annapolis-Rockville area achieve a more youthful look for many years. He has earned a reputation for really listening to the needs of each patient.

He knows that every patient is different, with his own goals and needs. That’s why the doctor places so much emphasis on learning what the patient expects. Together they come up with a realistic, customized plan.

Dr. Tattelbaum is double-board certified Maryland Plastic Surgeon, he is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the elite American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Georgetown and Harvard Universities. He is now a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown. His work has been recognized by the Consumer Research Council of America in its America’s Top Surgeons list.
Call Dr. Tattelbaum’s office today for more information about your cosmetic procedure.

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Hair Transplant: Artas Robotic hair transplantation with a hair of Neograft

Neograft/Artas Robot combo :

As many of you know our hair group was the first adopter of the Artas hair transplant robot in the metro D.C. Area. We have been fortunate enough to be able to use our center for teaching the intricacy of this machine to others as well.

Artas has grown with us over the past three years; evolving to better software and extraordinary efficiency in the correct candidates.

We have also learned some of the limitations of the machine. Artas thinks like a robot. It does an amazing job of follicular unit extraction in its neatly prescribed boxes, but it thinks just inside the box. Hair grows all over and is not as neatly packaged as its computer might think.

For the past year we have begun offering Artas Robot/ Neograft combinations to our hair transplant patients. It’s been a nice evolution that allows the rapid harvest of large areas of hair with the Artas robot. Then Neograft adds additional hair follicles in areas where the robot does not harvest as well such as the side of the head. While the robot thinks grids, Neograft is free form. It allows us to soften the sharper harvesting margins left by the robot while gaining even more hair to transplant. This random extraction is often less noticeable.

The progression fascinates me because these are two competing technologies (and companies). Even so, as far as results go, combined they may be greater than the sum of their parts.

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Removing Breast Implants-Are Breast Implants Forever ?

If you have silicone or saline breast implants at this point you should know that eventually they may fail. Usually not a big deal replacement is pretty straight forward. Its part of the deal when you have a man made device living inside you. I’ve seen both silicone and saline implants last more than 20 years, but not all do.

But do you have to replace them? What happens if you don’t? Many patients seem to know less about getting them out then getting them in.

So why would a patient want to remove them?

  1. People change- I have known some of my earliest patients for 20 years now. Their lives have changed, their goals have changed and in some cases their weight and natural breast volume has changed. For some, a return to Au natural is appealing.
  2. Tired of maintenance-  Implants require some lifelong surveillance, and maintenance.  No implants-no more maintenance.
  3. Age- I see older patients whose health has changed and do not want the added possibility of future surgeries. No implants no more worries.

For patients wishing to have their implants out, with no silicone rupture, it is a short procedure and can often be done under a local anesthesia. The breast will become more droopy and depending on goals and tolerance some will go on to breast lift and some will do nothing at all. Saline implants can just be deflated with a needle(no surgery at all) leaving the deflated bags inside (not they don’t have to come out unless you want).

While most of my patients will want to take their implants with them into the world beyond, you don’t have to. It’s your body, your goals, your life and implants don’t have to be forever.

 

 

 

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