Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS * †
Kasandra R. Dassoulas, MD
Megan J. Goff, PA-C
Rachel M. Duke, NP, CANS
Caitlin M. Roop, LME
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11934 W Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233

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Should You Tell Your Partner About Your Plastic Surgery?

Telling your partner, or anyone significant in your life, about your plastic surgery procedure is a very personal decision. If you wish to tell those closest to you, you should. We have had many partners, friends, and/or family members involved in the entire process of our patients’ plastic surgery experience: from the initial consultation to the final recovery day. However, if you wish to keep the matter private, then it is your right to do so. Other patients have chosen to undergo the process with only the confidence of our professional medical staff.

If you are still deciding on whether to keep your procedure private or not, it is best to spend some time reflecting on why you are having plastic surgery in the first place. If you are comfortable talking about the procedure, even the more intimate procedures, with your partner, your friends, and/or your family members, then perhaps you should go ahead and tell them. They can often provide a wealth of support and encouragement through your plastic surgery journey. For some patients, it might be better to wait until your treatment is over to talk to your loved ones. This can allow you to make the decision yourself, without outside influences. Still, some of our patients choose to keep their procedure to themselves, telling no one. The reasoning here could be that the ones closest to them may not support their decision.

No matter what road you take on your plastic surgery journey, please know that our Richmond plastic surgeon, Dr. Neil Zemmel, and our staff will be here to help guide and support you. To find a procedure that could be beneficial, please contact us today. We are also available to discuss your aesthetic goals or answer any questions you have regarding plastic surgery.

Male Breast Reduction Options

shutterstock_56048446Men that have chests with excess breast tissue can appear more feminine than they’d like. You may feel like you’re the only one suffering, but you are not alone. The condition is known as Gynecomastia, and is more common than you think. Gynecomastia is a condition which causes breast tissue to over develop. This condition often affects a man’s self-esteem and confidence. Male breast reduction surgery may be the only way to get the more masculine chest you desire. There are a few different surgical approaches that can be taken to achieve a flatter chest. The best way to determine if male breast reduction surgery is right for you, come in for a consultation with Dr. Neil J. Zemmel.

Male Cosmetic Surgery

MaleThe American male grooming market is worth $3.5 billion. Men seem to be changing their outlook towards a number of issues that seemed previously to be preserved for women. Feeling the need to look youthful and appear dynamic well into your 40s, 50s, and 60s has led many men to change their attitudes towards pills, diet, exercise, face-care products and cosmetic surgery. Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular with men. It’s a way to deal with image maintenance and change, as well as the pressure to feel that you can still compete with the “young bucks” in the workplace. According to the ASAPS, the top 5 cosmetic surgery for men are:

Minimally invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm injections, laser hair removal, and other related procedures, jumped 41% over 2002. You don’t need to feel ashamed or that you are alone. Men, you have just as much of a right to feel good about yourself as women do! Contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery to learn more about your options today