You’re not alone!

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men accounted for more than 1 million cosmetic procedures in 2013 alone. Men who get plastic surgery decide to have work done for a variety of reasons but whatever reason that is our motto is, it’s no one’s business other than your own.   This article is just one of many that will help you get perfectly confident on why men who get plastic surgery shouldn’t be ashamed or afraid to make physical changes.   Men desire plastic surgery for the same reasons as women…   Surprise! Men want to look good too. And why wouldn’t they? I can’t say that it is done in equal measure, but both men and women are inundated with messages and images of what the success or happiness looks like.   While you don’t want to fall into the trap of unrealistic beauty standards and the thinking that having plastic surgery will make you a better human being it’s nice to have some safe options.

Attitudes around plastic surgery and what it “means” to have it are changing causing a steady increase in people undergoing cosmetic procedures. Having plastic surgery and sharing your experience with others is less taboo than it was in the past – even for men.   So, who are the men that get plastic surgery?   In our plastic surgery aftercare business I’ve serviced men from all walks of life from the blue collar worker, entrepreneur to senior executives in corporate firms.

Overwhelmingly what I hear from men who get plastic surgery is that they want their outside appearance to match the confidence they feel inside. Some of our patients have shared with us that in order to stay competitive in the workplace they felt having refreshed look would give them an edge. Some are ending relationships or just hoping to start new ones and they want to look their best. While others embark embrace plastic surgery for both aesthetic and health reasons i.e eyelid surgery to brighten the eyes by removing sagging skin helping a person to see more clearly. Men who get plastic surgery are just like you.   By now you know that you’re not alone, men who get plastic surgery are increasing in numbers. I hope you are more comfortable with learning more about safe and healthy ways to have procedures performed.   

Plastic surgery men & aftercare

5 Reasons why men need aftercare too

So now you know, you’re not alone when choosing to have plastic surgery and giving a damn about your appearance is a good thing. Being attached to your outer appearance is NOT a good thing which we’ll explore in upcoming articles. For now let me share some reasons why men need aftercare too.    

1. In my experience as a plastic surgery aftercare nurse I’ve found my men patients to be more secretive than my women patients. They are more likely to “hideout” and isolate themselves after surgery. That is never a good thing. Our services are discreet and by using them you never have to hide and put yourself in danger after surgery. We provide peace of mind by accommodating both small and large blocks of time for nursing care depending on your needs.  

2. Our clients run the gamut of truck drivers to traveling executives. Often times they choose to have surgery out of town and their common thread is the need for transportation to and from surgery.  

3. After surgery you should never drive yourself home or to your place of recovery. Remember it can take up to 24 hours to clear anesthetic agents and pain medications from your system. Did you know that most hospitals and surgery centers will not release a post-surgical patient to a taxi or car service? Our caregivers provide private transportation services, we do not wear uniforms to maintain discretion and we’ll be with you every step of the way helping to avoid complications.  

4. Post-operative care during the first 24 hours after surgery can be quite demanding. You need to prepare in advance and purchase your post-surgery care products as you may need continuous ice applied to eyes or neck overnight. You may have a catheter in your bladder or require assistance to walk to the bathroom. You may have surgical drains which need to be periodically emptied. You may be nauseated or require expert pain management. Many post- surgical patients prefer that a nurse provide these services initially. Your nurse will always provide you with a written medication schedule and teach your support person how to handle any procedures that you may need after we leave.  

5. Most patients wake up from surgery and want to feel safe, cared for, and pampered.  They can also be experiencing pain, nausea, shivers, and be generally uncomfortable. Their doctors want the peace of mind that they will be well taken care of by a professional for the first 24 hours at the least. Sometimes the patient’s family is not supportive of the choice to have surgery, or other dynamics come in to play. Make sure you get the right help and eliminate the obstacles to a healthy recovery allowing you to focus on healing.