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It’s a Man’s World!

From 2005-2009 there was a whopping 55% increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures among men, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While the jump in demand isn’t unique to the gender,  it speaks to many men’s desire to boost their looks – often through treatments that don’t cause a lot of bruising or require lengthy recovery times. They’re exercising, have quit smoking and are eating more healthy foods. But men often say they don’t think they look as good as they feel.

Minimally invasive procedures for men

Most of our male patients are inspired by wives who have had successful procedures or are kind enough to ask why their husbands’ once-smooth brows now appear to look angry. The first question usually asked by men in our consultation room is, “how long before I can get back to the office?”  For many of those patients, that means getting minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, microdermabrasion or laser hair removal, the top three most popular among males last year.

Dr. Hedden offers a BOTOX VIP service that complement the corporate lifestyle of many of our male patients. With a hotline designed specifically for our “in and out” patients, BOTOX VIP is a sure way to run by at lunch and achieve that rested, fresh look that only Botox or Dysport can give. The hotline number for this quick and easy service is just as simple – 205-DR BOTOX or 205-372-6869.

Hair Transplants on the rise

Despite the rise of in-and-out procedures, cosmetic surgery procedures such as nose reshaping, hair transplantation and liposuction also remain popular among men. Hair Transplants have really been on the rise in our office and we are having phenomenal results! Men from 2- to 65 are candidates for a hair transplant. Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, usually starts with a receding hairline and thinning crown. Advances in plastic surgery have led to hair replacement techniques that are available for people who want to restore a fuller head of hair and a more youthful look.

SmartLipo Laser Liposuction

Our newest liposuction procedure, SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction, has become the most popular surgical procedure so far this year. Men who are always busy and on the go will certainly benefit from this procedure as recovery time is very fast and minimal bruising is involved. You can literally resume your life and your activities with ease.

SmartLipo is the answer for men who are uncomfortable with the thought of invasive procedures just to lose fat on targeted areas of their bodies. Only a tiny tube between 1-2 millimeters made of fiber optic is inserted into the skin, allowing the laser to penetrate and break up fat cells. Lasers are also beneficial in the sense that it promotes faster blood clotting which minimizes bruising.

Compared to the traditional form of liposuction, Smartlipo makes use of only a local anesthesia to numb the area being treated, compared to a general anesthesia for traditional liposuction. Patients are fully aware of what’s happening and what’s going on during the entire process. For those who would rather not be awake during surgery, we are happy to use general anesthesia.

Contact Hedden Plastic Surgery today

So, it has been a man’s world this year at Hedden Plastic Surgery and we love it! As do the lovely women in their lives that referred them to our practice. We hope to hear from you soon! Contact Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL at 205-980-1744 to make your consultation today.

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