No, that title’s not a typo. There are plenty of places on the Web to find information on “plastic surgery for men;” we want to discuss how you might go about finding “plastic surgeons for men.”
First, let’s be clear that the most important attributes of the plastic surgeon you ultimately choose should be an excellent education and training record along with impeccable credentials. If you consider only plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, chances are you will be in good hands.
But if you’re a man considering plastic surgery in New York, New Jersey or another metropolitan area, you may want to locate a plastic surgeon who’s especially attuned to your needs. You have the advantage of having many surgeons to choose from – but how do you go about identifying one who specializes in working with men?
One thing you can do is take a look at the procedures a prospective plastic surgeon has to offer. When you find one who does procedures solely or often of interest to men, like gynecomastia surgery or treatment for hyperhidrosis, that’s a good sign.
You should see a balanced outreach to men and women on your surgeon’s website as well. Check out the main site for our New York plastic surgery practice and you’ll see what we mean. We’ve done our best to ensure that the imagery, copy and information we’re sharing speak to men as well as to women.
Most plastic surgeons welcome men, but few really specialize in men’s cosmetic issues. Those who do sometimes author books on the subject or conduct relevant studies. Some are “go to” authorities sought by the media to speak on topics of importance to men.
Why don’t more plastic surgeons focus on cosmetic surgery for men? According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, less than 10% of all cosmetic surgery patients are men. It’s frankly far more lucrative for most plastic surgeons to market to women. That’s why even though most plastic surgeons welcome men to their practice, few actually invest in specializing.
With thirty years practicing plastic surgery in New York, we are proud to serve the distinct needs of both men and women. Why not call us today at 561-367-9101 to find out more?
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