Plastic Surgery for Men in Chicago, IL
Plastic surgery procedures aren’t just for women – men can experience the rejuvenation, increased self-esteem, and positive body image brought about by undergoing plastic surgery procedures as well! Aging and stress affect everyone, gender aside. Male plastic surgery, performed by Dr. Kotis in Chicago, IL, offers men the opportunity to look and feel their best.
About Plastic Surgery for Men
Plastic surgery for men refers to a number of procedures which address issues of the male body. Men age differently than women, have thicker muscles and skin, and have different physical goals than women do. This creates the need for male plastic surgery procedures to address different aspects than procedures designed to treat women.
Procedures may involve reducing unwanted tissue and excess skin, correcting the effects of aging, and perfecting your overall appearance. Treatment can be tailored to the individual to address specific needs and areas of concern.
Best Candidates for Male Plastic Surgery
The best candidates for male plastic surgery procedures are men who are in good health and possess realistic expectations from the procedure(s) they’ll undergo. Various procedures have differing requirements, but in general, are appropriate for men aged 40 to 65. In certain situations, men younger than this age range may be good candidates for a particular plastic surgery procedure. With procedures addressing skin issues, such as removing excessive skin or tightening it, good candidates are those who have good elasticity of the skin. Plastic surgery procedures do require a recovery period, and candidates must have the availability to commit to a recovery period dictated by the procedure(s) they’ll undergo.
Planning Your Plastic Surgery Procedure
Men considering plastic surgery are advised to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your goals, and the doctor will create a treatment plan that addresses your issues with effective treatments. This is a time for you to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure(s), recovery time, and your expectations.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery
Depending on the procedure you’ll undergo, you may be required to have someone come with you on the day of surgery to drive you home. You may also find it necessary to have assistance at home in the days following your procedure. Before your surgery, Dr. Kotis may advise you to adjust or stop taking certain medications, and he may request you quit smoking for a period of two weeks prior to the procedure – this will improve skin elasticity for the procedure.
The type of anesthesia used for your procedure will depend on a number of factors, including the type of procedure you’ll undergo. General or local anesthesia will be used; Dr. Kotis will discuss the options available and find the appropriate anesthesia for your treatment.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men
Dr. Kotis offers a wide selection of plastic surgery procedures appropriate for men. Plastic surgery procedures address aesthetic issues, removing excess fat or skin, tightening areas of the body, and correcting the signs of aging.
Male plastic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Kotis include:
How Much Does Male Plastic Surgery Cost?
Any plastic surgery procedure is tailored to meet the unique goals and needs of the patient. The type of anesthesia required to safely perform the procedure also affects cost. Due to these unique factors, the cost of plastic surgery procedures vary. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kotis and his staff will outline the cost of your procedure(s) and discuss payment options. Financing is also available through CareCredit®.
Aftercare for Male Plastic Surgery
The majority of male plastic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you’ll be released to go home the same day of your procedure. Dr. Kotis will provide you with precise care instructions for your recovery period. Depending on the procedure, you may be able to get back to your normal routine in the following days, or you may require additional time to rest. Your follow-up appointments will be scheduled so that Dr. Kotis can monitor your recovery.
Dr. John A. Kotis is a renowned plastic surgeon, considered one of the most skilled in the Midwest. Dr. Kotis sees male plastic surgery patients in his practice’s Arlington Heights and Lakeview offices. If you’re considering male plastic surgery, contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Kotis.