Plastic Surgery for Male Patients

Over the years, the popularity of plastic surgery has surged. With the increasing technological advances, more options have become available to enhance a particular area of the body and achieve the desired result. Men, too, have looked to plastic surgery as a go-to solution for their esthetic goals.

As a general rule, you can be an ideal candidate for plastic surgery if you are not overweight, don’t smoke and are in good shape in the holistic sense (physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially). Basically, you have to lead a healthy lifestyle first to become eligible for a procedure.

Days or weeks before the surgery, it is also advisable for men not to have more than two alcoholic drinks a day. Caffeine should also be limited. Both beverages have distinct effects on the body. Alcohol causes a thinning effect on the blood, while caffeine can raise blood pressure.

If you are suffering from a serious health problem, you may not be an ideal candidate for plastic surgery. If you have any of these conditions, you may be at a higher risk of complications. These health conditions, which can rule you out for any cosmetic procedure, include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart or lung problems
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Severe allergies


As mentioned, you should stop smoking if you’re considering plastic surgery. Ideally, smokers should quit at least a month before the scheduled surgery. After the surgery, they should also stay smoke-free for at least two to four weeks more. Not only does quitting help prevent complications, it also promotes recovery and healing.