Men do have cosmetic plastic surgery. Approximately, 5% of my practice involves male plastic surgery procedures including gyonecomastia and liposculpting surgeries. Gynecomastia surgery involves both liposuction of the chest of the adipose tissue, but also a partial subcutaneous mastectomy with an incision under the areola. The hard glandular tissue must be directly excised to smooth out the nipple-areolar complex. Tumescent liposuction of the belt area (abdomen and hips) is a common trouble zone for many men.
Arturo Aguillon, MD
Specialty: Plastic Surgery
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What increases the risk for bleeding after cosmetic surgery?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic Surgery, answeredMany factors increase the chance of bleeding after cosmetic surgery. Aspirin interferes with clotting and increases the likelihood of bleeding following surgery. Patients should stop taking aspirin five days before surgery. To err on the safe side, I advise my patients to stop a week prior to surgery. This is a new recommendation with excellent scientific backing, replacing the old "two-week rule." Literally hundreds of other drugs interfere with bleeding. Your surgeon will give you a list of those you should avoid.
Hypertension is notorious for causing bleeding after surgery, particularly after face-lifts. It must be well controlled prior to surgery. Nausea can cause bleeding when the head is lowered to vomit. Drugs are given during surgery to decrease the chance of nausea following surgery, although in about 20% of people nausea will occur nevertheless.
Lowering the head after facial surgery increases the chance of bleeding. Try it now and you will feel the blood rushing to your head. It is important to not bend down after surgery and to sleep on a pillow or two. Your head should be above the level of your heart.
The risk of bleeding after surgery is highest the first night after the procedure and decreases with each subsequent day. There is some risk as late as three weeks following surgery. Flying is not advised for about two weeks after surgery, since changes in air pressure have been known to cause bleeding.
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My breasts are asymmetrical. What type of breast implants can fix this?
Both silicone and saline implants can be used for breast asymmetry correction. In general, it is vital to examine each individual as a new and unique case. Women with thick amounts of breast tissue and muscle and a severe asymmetry, may do well with saline implants, as these implants can be easily titrated in volume, in other words, they are filled in the operating room. Women who are quite thin and have asymmetry may however do better with silicone implants to reduce visibility and palpability. Remember that silicone implants are prefilled and therefore once they are placed, it is a one-time only device and they cannot be changed in fill volume. Therefore, silicone implants are more difficult to use in regaining symmetry in the majority of women.
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