Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center Explains Why Male Plastic Surgery Procedures are on the Rise
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), male plastic surgery has increased 121% since 1997. New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery explores why more and more men are looking to enhance their appearance.
Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 — According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), male plastic surgery has increased 121% since 1997. New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery explores why more and more men are looking to enhance their appearance.
Plastic surgery for men has been on the upswing for years, even during this tight economy. Plastic surgery that was once reserved for the rich and famous is now commonplace among middle class women and is rapidly becoming more acceptable for men.
“I believe as baby boomers age—both men and women—they see themselves as healthy, active and fit. They’re unhappy when their face or body doesn’t match up with how they feel, and they want to do something about it,” explained New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker.
It has also been speculated that social media and video communication, like Skype, make appearances readily available, allowing people to judge by appearances instantaneously. In a tough economy with an aging population, competition for jobs becomes more intense. Men are feeling the pressure to look more youthful and rested, thus the increase in plastic surgery for men. New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Parker is willing to discuss men’s options with them.
Over one million men underwent cosmetic procedures last year, including non-invasive techniques such as botox and skin fillers. For men, this is an increase of 2% throughout 2009. The top procedures men undergo include facelifts, otoplasty (ear pinning), derma fillers, botox and liposuction, followed by breast reduction for men, blepharoplasty, dermabrasion, laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins.
“Our male patients seeking cosmetic enhancements tend to follow national trends, with the exception that I perform more male rhinoplasty, chin implants, and breast reduction for men. New Jersey male patients believe in the impact of cosmetic surgery on their professions. Chin implants especially can make a dramatic difference in your appearance and the surgery is relatively straight forward, done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and the recovery is pretty painless and quick,” said Dr. Parker.
Chin implant surgery is a relatively small procedure that can have a dramatic impact on a man’s appearance. A strong chin and jawline is seen as the ideal masculine profile and a chin implant can give men the strong look they desire. It can also be accompanied by a small amount of liposuction to remove a “double chin” look. When performing male plastic surgery, New Jersey surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker offers a life changing experience.
Liposuction is another very popular procedure with men. Nationwide, it is the #2 cosmetic surgical procedure performed. In 2010 over 23,000 men had liposuction. It can remove stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Some men find as they age, fat deposits settle in their abdomen or other areas and no amount of time in the gym helps. Liposuction can create the smooth, contoured look men are seeking.
While all of the Parker Center’s patients value Dr. Parker’s aesthetic of achieving a natural look with any cosmetic procedure, men are especially appreciative of this fact. Men also tend to look for a greater degree of anonymity when seeking cosmetic procedures. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery’s fully accredited and certified ambulatory surgery center, Surgiplex, LLC, not only provides the privacy patients’ desire but also a safe, warm, relaxing and calming atmosphere.
Dr. Parker has created a unique set of protocols known as the Rapid Recovery Program, which gets patients back to their busy lives as quickly as possible after plastic surgery. New Jersey patients appreciate the program, which includes use of limited incisions and medical tissue glue to speed healing, short acting anesthetic and anti-emetic medication to hasten recovery from anesthesia, a tailored regimen of drugs to reduce post-operative pain, and a combination of pre- and post-op medications to reduce swelling and bruising. Parker Center for Plastic Surgery also provides three post-operative medical manual lymphatic drainage massage sessions to speed healing as well as topically applied skin creams and professionally applied camouflage makeup.
Dr. Parker and the staff at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery know that the decision to have cosmetic surgery is intensely private, and they work diligently to create a warm, caring and supportive atmosphere for all of our patients. From the first phone call for a consultation to the procedure to the follow up appointment, the procedure will be a wonderful experience from start to finish. For male plastic surgery, New Jersey is where patients want to be.
Dr. Paul M. Parker, is the Medical Director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience and is well known for his surgical results as well as his commitment to patient care and satisfaction. Dr. Parker graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general and plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center. Read Dr. Paul M. Parker Reviews and schedule a consultation on his site.