Should Men Go to Female Plastic Surgeons?
- Asked by james15 in los angeles, ca
- 2 years ago
If the whole goal of plastic surgery is to become more attractive shouldn't men go to women for their procedures? Since women know what will look attractive on a man. Although I know the vast majority of surgeons are men do they have the same type of judgement as females?? If for example a rhinoplasty is performed or a chin implant put in how can they tell the amount of augmentation needed etc?
Facial analysis before cosmetic surgery
That is not reasonable. The corrolary to that would be gay patients should only go to gay surgeons, asians should only go to asian surgeons etc. Plastic surgeons undertake a residency training to learn these things. Furthermore it takes a bit more analysis than just saying something looks better in order to plan a surgical procedure. The amount of augmentation required is based on specific facial length - width ratios otherwise they would be no consistency between procedures in different patients. The requisite facial analysis is described in the referenced web page.
I hope you realize that this format of posting questions and receiving answers lacks the face to face direct communication required for you to make an informed decision regarding your surgery.
My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship.
Men patient, women surgeons
That is an interesting question. My answer would suggest that while their might be universal traits, attractiveness is subjective and individual. One women surgeon might have a different idea of what an attractive man is than another. And if both use the universal measure, than it doesn't matter if it is a male or female surgeon. More importantly, I believe that what is attractive to a person, while perhaps linked to some degree to the opposite sex, should be an internal and individual judgment based on oneself. It is the responsibility of, and challenge to, the surgeon to draw out a patient's own idea and desires. Thus, the surgery services the patient's desires, it shouldn't determine a patient's point of view.
Robin T.W. Yuan, M.D.
Female vs male plastic surgeon
I think that it should not matter male or female in terms of the surgeon's sex. It is important for you to find a surgeon with a good aesthetic eye and good results.
Choosing a plastic surgeon
There are a few things to consider, and sex, gender, race, and creed are not among them: