ABC7’s The More in the Morning team spoke with Dr. Michael K. Kim, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, about the rise in male patients requesting facelifts.
“Men typically account for maybe 5-10 percent of the patients in a plastic surgery practice typically and that was the same in our practice but men certainly now account for a greater percentage."
Unlike injections, Dr. Kim said facelifts have grown in popularity because of the permanent nature of the procedure.
“Facelift is an invasive surgery where we actually lift the skin and muscle in the face to bring up the joule and tighten up the neck.”
Now it shouldn’t be overlooked that the ongoing pandemic has played a huge role in this increase. Many people are spending less time in the office which means they have more time to recover from surgery at home. “If you can work from home, then you can hide out and work from home with the computer and not have to see people all bruised,” Dr. Kim said.
Dr. Kim performs trigger finger release under local anesthesia. A small incision is made at the base of the affected finger and the pulley is released. The cut is stitched and a light dressing applied. It is encouraged that you start moving your finger almost immediately after surgery. You should be able to return to normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable.