Dr Ashish Dutta – The Top Autumn Trends For Male Cosmetic Surgery Part II
Continuing on from our first part of our special feature, esteemed Harley Street Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Ashish Dutta continues to take a candid look at the developing world of male cosmetic surgery alongside the trends and treatments that we should expect to see in the coming Autumnal months.
It´s not just celebrities who consider having a hair transplant with 40% of under 35’s starting to suffer from hair loss.
¨ Both men and women are having hair transplant and often for different reasons. Male pattern baldness is the traditional or standard presentation and 80-90% of my patients are from that category. Now that beard, eyebrows, pubic hair and even eyelashes can be restored, we are seeing a completely different set of patients. The techniques are much more refined than what we did 5 years ago and the improved success rate is attracting celebrities like Sir Elton John, Callum Best, Matthew McConaughey and of course, Wayne Rooney.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.
Some men are psychologically adept at handling the onset of baldness but for those that need the reassurance of fuller locks a hair transplant can achieve a new level of confidence. Footballer Wayne Rooney underwent the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE; it’s a much less invasive technique and involves removing individual hairs from the back or side of the head or chest and implanting them into the scalp where hair once grew.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, takes around 8 hours and costs about £10,000 leaving no scars or stitches. Its results can vary however and more than one FUE procedure may be required every few years or so to keep your head ‘topped up’ and may not fully correct the problem especially if you are prone to thinning hair.
Liposuction is no longer in the realm of the Hollywood ‘A’ listers and has been a reliable form of removing excess fat from the body for several decades now. It can increase confidence and self-esteem and is a safe way to improve definition and tone to your body.
¨ Liposuction or Body contouring can be achieved with various technologies e.g., Vaser (ultra-sound assisted liposuction), BodyTite (radio-frequency assisted liposuction), Smartlipo or Laser lipolysis (laser assisted liposuction), Euromi or Vibrolipo (vibration assisted liposuction), etc. Most of the procedures can be conducted under local anaesthesia as a day case procedure. With the vaser, we can also deliver high definition (Hi-Def) liposuction where the muscular definition is highlighted to create an athletic look.¨ – Dr Ashish Dutta.
In spite of our best efforts sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to break down the excess fat. Liposuction and Cool sculpting can break down those deposits with excess fat being sucked out of the body via a tube. Liposelection uses ultrasound to break up pockets of fat from neck, abdomen and chin and uses a much smaller tube under local anaesthetic to remove fat leaving the other tissue intact. The skin is far more even and reacts smoothly to the procedure with reduced pain and bruising.
Depending on the level of treatment involved typical less invasive procedures start at around £1500 for cool sculpting and healing is quicker at days rather than the weeks involving more invasive liposuction work.
The technical name for ‘ear pinning’ with one in twenty Britons convinced they’re ears stick out too much. It´s a relatively simple operation re-sculpturing cartilage at the base of the ear to reposition it closer to the head. The reasons for the operation can be many but an incision is made at the back of the ear in a fold that exposes cartilage and then its partially removed or reshaped leaving scars difficult to see.
It takes around one or two hours under local anaesthetic at a cost of £3000 upwards .The results are generally good but the cartilage can change over the years and following the operation you’ll need to wear a head bandage for about a week to give the procedure time to heal. Time for catch-ups then get the box sets out.
Known more commonly as the ‘nose job’ the procedure is one of the most popular performed in the UK with over a thousand procedures performed every year. As with other types of procedure the reasons for undergoing it can vary and the procedure is relatively straightforward with the incision made inside the nostrils to access the bone and cartilage underneath. Both are then re-shaped before folding the skin back over the newly re-contoured framework.
The operation takes around two hours under local anaesthetic but usually leaves bruising for about ten days but again that can vary depending on the individual with some lucky folks only experiencing redness around the area. It can take up to a year for the area to fully recover and the benefits of the procedure be fully enjoyed. The price can vary between around £3000 – £5000 depending on the level of alteration and re-sculpture involved.
Quite literally an area men don’t usually discuss in a medical fashion is the nether region. It’s designed to tighten up and lift sagging skin on the testicular area.
Scrotoplasty is on the rise in the UK with the procedure originally developed to help restore the scrotum after injury or illness. The work involves slicing away excess skin and re-joining the muscle at the seam of the scrotum area to reduce evidence of scarring tissue. Again it’s a procedure completed under local anaesthetic taking around 90 minutes and the patient being able to leave the clinic the same day at a cost of around £2,800. The number of gentlemen undergoing this procedure isn’t totally known but enquires increased in 2016 by 169 %.
Cosmetic surgery is not to be considered lightly and although many opt to chase down overseas treatments in developing nations such as India and Turkey because of cost, but you must really take into consideration the aftercare needed in any procedure and how it will pan out while abroad in terms of economy and if would you be more comfortable undergoing the procedure more safely in your home nation.