Cosmetic Surgery Plastic Surgery for male is getting more popular nowadays especially with the advent of social media. Traditionally, Plastic Surgery has been more popular for the female population, and the procedures of choice are Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty and Facelift. As for the opposite sex, the preferred procedures are slightly different as follows:
In man, the anatomy of abdominal adipose tissue is slightly different compared to woman. In female, most of the fatty tissue is located underneath the skin (subcutaneous) whereas for male, it is located inside the periteoneal cavity (visceral fat). This is a very important anatomical variation that will determine how the final outcome after this surgery will turn out.
Abdominal six-pack creation liposuction is a unique type of technique that is used to sculpt the abdomen which is popular in man. To perform this procedure, the suction will be concentrated along the rectus sheath that demarcates the border of the six-pack. The most-suitable type of machine for these procedures are energy-based cannulas such as the VASER (Ultrasonic Liposuction) or LASER Lipolysis. The heat energy used to melt the fat by these machines will not only allow fat removal but also contraction of the overlying skin resulting in a nicely-shaped abdomen.
Rhinoplasty is also popular in the male population. Rhinoplasty can be divided into open and closed technique. Open rhinoplasty is when there is a transcolumellar incision to expose the cartilage. On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty involved just an incision around the alar rim.
3 most popular rhinoplasty technique for men are
a) Dorsal Hump Reduction
b) Augmentation Rhinoplasty
c) Alar Reduction
This is one of the highest-demanded procedure for man as male-pattern baldness growing in incidence. The two types of Hair Transplantation technique are FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation). Other than scalp, other areas of transplantation are beard, mouthache and eyebrow.
In cases of early-phase hair loss, other options are hair serum application, PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) injection, oral medications such as Finasteride or Dutasteride, Minoxidil and Diode-light therapy.
There are 2 types of BTa injection technique, namely the intramuscular injection and microBotox Injection. Botulinum toxin injection can be used to reduce wrinkles at the forehead, Crow’s feet, nasal bunny lines and angle of mouth.
One of the commonly-asked questions regarding BTa injection is how long does the effect last. To answer this question, we need to relook at the pharmacology of this treatment. The toxin acts by causing a non-reversible blocking to the neuromuscular junctions. However, there will be a formation of new neural pathways after 4 to 6 months resulting in the injectded muscles to regain their activity. Therefore, for optimal results this treatment may need to be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
The is another procedure which has equal-demand between both sex. Otoplasty can be divided into incisional and non-incisional type. I have explained this procedure in depth in another Blog posting here.