It’s a Family Affair

Depending upon your personal and cultural preferences, your beauty routine and treatments may or may not be something you share with other members of your immediate family. Culture and religion from a variety of traditions dictate the behavior that accompanies the way we take care of ourselves. It may specify acceptable behavior along gender lines and also tell us how much of our routine we are allowed to share with others.

Recently, there have been a few stories making headlines that are breaking these barriers. They highlight a cultural trend in beauty treatments, including those we have considered more extreme in the past like Cosmetic Surgeries, becoming more common place and acceptable. Additionally, they speak of these procedures turning into a “family affair” and cutting across gender lines.

This week, The NY Daily News published a story on twins in Australia who have been undergoing Cosmetic Surgeries, such as Breast Augmentation as a team. In an effort to remain looking exactly alike the twins have had identical Breast Implants, Lip Injections and tattooed Eyebrows. These ladies don’t stop there and in addition to having the same surgeries they also share identical wardrobes, a bed, a job and a salary, a Facebook account and event a boyfriend! They strive to remain identical in every single way!

They tell The NY Daily News that their Breast Implants were originally inspired by the Kardashian look, of course. We are wondering if the Kardashain claim to “family style” publicity is behind this trend in the least.

Also interesting is a recent spin on family surgery that some Plastic Surgeons have witnessed cases where husbands are going under the knife more than their wives. We typically associate anti-aging and weight loss procedures like Facelifts or Abdominoplasty with women, but men are jumping on the bandwagon now too. Additionally, there seems to no longer be any shame or emasculation associated with them undergoing these types of interventions.

Daily Mail Online asks, “Would you let your husband have Plastic Surgery?”. The headline comes as part of a report on more and more middle aged men choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures. They quote psychology experts who attribute this rise in desire by older and married men to go under the knife to the cultural construct of the “metrosexual” and the emergence of icons like David Beckham.

The article however, goes on to talk about how a man’s confidence may soar after a successful surgery (one of the benefits of anyone undergoing a successful Cosmetic Surgery), but how men may cope with this high a bit differently than women. They may be more likely to distance themselves from their committed relationships, start going out all of the time and even strike up affairs and eventually end the marriage. This was the case with a couple that shared their story with Daily Mail Online. Their marriage only survived 14 months after the husband had a successful Otoplasty.

To end on a positive note, CBS 8 in San Diego ran a story of an older couple that underwent Facelift procedures together. They both felt more confident after and it seemed to make their marriage stronger. This headline read: “Couples Who Have Facelifts Together Stay Together?”. We’re guessing, just like everything else it’s on a case-by-case basis or a family-by- family basis.

If you are seeking more information regarding a facelift, either alone or with your spouse or significant other, The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey would love to see you for a consultation. Reach out to us for the most cutting edge treatment in the mecca of beauty itself, New York City.


Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

Say the words “Cosmetic Surgery” and people’s minds usually go directly to women: BOTOX®™, Facelifts, and Breast Augmentation. But, we know from our successful New York Plastic Surgery Practice, men are most certainly embracing the power of surgical advancements to enhance their looks and physique. Just take a look at this list, The 10 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries For Men,” published on Excluding a few body-based procedures, such as Liposuction or Breast Reduction, the bulk of the procedures requested by men revolve around anti-aging procedures for a more youthful and vital appearance, or to correct facial features — like the nose or ears — that have plagued them for years.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Plastic Surgery procedures that appeal to men.

Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common Cosmetic Surgery procedures requested by men of all ages. The nose is a funny thing — even the slightest amount of disproportion can affect the way a person views himself or herself in the mirror. This is especially true if an individual was teased about the size or shape of their nose when they were a child or adolescent. Rhinoplasty procedures are performed to alter the size and/or shape of the nose in a way that is in better proportion with existing facial features. Dr. Slupchynskyj has revolutionized Rhinoplasty procedures, specifically Ethnic Rhinoplasty, with hisSLUPimplant™, which uses a custom carved silastic implant.

Otoplasty. This is one of the cosmetic procedures that is actually requested more frequently by men than by women. There are several reasons for this. The first of which is that men usually wear their hair shorter than women, which makes their ears more prominent. Otoplasty, also called Ear Pinning (although no pinning is involved), can be used to change the shape of the ear, or it can be used to prevent the ears from sticking out perpendicularly to the head. Again, facial proportion is the key. The doctor will use precise facial measurements to determine the size and shape that works best with your natural features.

Brow Lifts. One of the first signs of aging in a man are the brow lines, or brow sag, that begins to appear as skin elasticity decreases with age. This can be more dramatic in men due to their naturally prominent brow lines and shaggier eyebrows. Over time, the brow line can droop significantly, causing a hooded look as the eyebrows begin to sag over the upper eyelids. A Brow Lift can be used to gently raise the eyebrow line, which helps to alleviate the hooded look and will ease wrinkle lines. This procedure is often paired with an Eyelid Lift, to help remove excess eyelid skin that can begin to sag both above and below the eyes. BOTOX®™ injections can be used to further diminish frown lines or creases along the brow line or between the eyes.

Face and Neck Lifts. Another common complaint for older men is the “jowly” look that can occur as the cheeks begin to sag. Again, the culprit is decreased collagen production. This will also affect the skin on the neck. A Facelift and/or Neck Lift can be used to remove excess skin and gently stretch the skin to its normal position. The goal is to create a natural, healthy, younger skin tone – it should not pull the skin so taught that it appears stretched or shiny.

BOTOX®™ injections. BOTOX®™ injections have revolutionized the world of Cosmetic Surgery because they allow Plastic Surgeons to create significant improvements in regards to anti-aging treatments without using invasive surgical procedures.BOTOX®™ can be used in a variety of areas, most commonly the brow, around the nose, and the lips. It eliminates wrinkles and worry lines, smooths sagging skin, and re-plumps skin that may be sagging or deflating with age. BOTOX®™ injections can also be used to enhance lips, which can alter their shape with age, or can change as the result of long-time smoking. Many of our patients opt to use BOTOX®™ when they first notice the signs of aging on their face, and save more invasive Cosmetic Surgery techniques for when the signs of aging become more dramatic.

Are you interested in learning more about Cosmetic Surgery for men?

Please contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj and schedule a consultation. You will have the chance to share your concerns, ask questions and learn more about the Cosmetic Surgery procedures we offer for our male clientele. In addition to viewing before and after photos, we will use enhanced digital technology that allows you to see what you will look like after your surgery is complete. Don’t let the signs of aging, or a disproportionate facial feature, affect the way you view yourself, or the way the world views you.

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