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Although the vast majority of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed are for women, they do not have exclusivity to this field. Yes, men do seek to enhance their appearance as well though not anywhere near as often as women. In the United States, men account for around 9% of all of the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures being performed. This low but increasing number should be of no surprise for a majority of married women who too often have observed the culturally and hygienically challenged habits of their husbands making the thought of them pursuing cosmetic surgery completely incongruous and foreign.

Men have changed somewhat with the times … or have they?

Evidence points to changes in attitudes even from the not so culturally sophisticated like many plumbers. Who can ever forget or has fully recovered from their experience(s) of witnessing the all too horrifying and grotesque “plumber’s butt”?

Yes, even a plumber can be taught to act and dress in a more civilized fashion.

So just what are the most common procedures that men seek when considering cosmetic surgery?

According to statistics published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, they are liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast reduction and blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery). I have personally seen a very significant increase in the number of men seeking treatment for their enlarged breasts (known as gynecomastia) over the last many years. Though most don’t devote as much attention to their area(s) of concern as women generally do, they still are just as appreciative of obtaining the results that they were seeking.

For information on plastic surgery procedures for men such as liposuction, male breast reduction surgery or blepharoplasty or on any plastic surgery procedure that I perform please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

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