Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Gabriel Chiu’

EVEN MEN WANT TO GET “PRETTY AGAIN”!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Its no surprise when actor, Mickey Rourke, boasts about his latest work on Instagram.  But his candor involving a recent rhinoplasty — that kind of work — surprised many.  “Moments after nose surgery with Dr. Dhir. Now i am ‘pretty again’:(lol)…one more to go,” he shared on social media.  While Rourke is one of the few Hollywood actors admitting to undergoing an aesthetic procedure, between 2011 and 2015 the number of  treatments performed on men increased more than 50%.  The uptick is often beyond vanity; these days, men want to remain relevant in both the workplace and in their love lives.

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), nearly 10% of all cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on men in 2016. The most popular were liposuction, gynescomastia (breast tissue reduction), blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), rhinoplasty, and Botox.  Procedures gaining traction in 2017 also include the lower rhytidectomy (neck lift), setback otoplasty (ear pinning), pectoral implants, mentoplasty (chin implant),  and dermal fillers.  Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, notes that “about 25 percent of my patients are men, and that percentage is growing.”

TREND ALERT: DIMPLEPLASTY?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The modern-day selfie-set is tired of looking so sexy, sultry, sophisticated, overdone, and over-plumped, as they often present as symptoms aging.  Many are opting for a sweeter look.  Turning to plastic surgeons for “Dimpleplasty,” it is believed to be the ultimate rejuvenation treatment.  From check to chin, the outpatient procedure is in high-demand, as a “punctuated” smile with dimples is believed to relay a more youthful appearance.  “We are seeing more and more patients (men and women) who are looking to frame their smile with dimples to get that effect they were not born with in one simple session,” said Dr. Gabriel Chiu, founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery.  “My patients often reference Jennifer Garner, Fergie and Demi Lovato for their dimples in the same way women often wanted the Cindy Crawford mole or Angelina Jolie lips,” he shares.

Yet, the procedure is not exclusively for women; even men are demanding dimples.  While Dimpleplasty is most commonly performed on the cheeks, it is also used to create a cleft chin.  “It is something that is distinctive and memorable and makes your face more unique,” observes Chiu.  “There was time people wanted to fill in the defect (especially for the cleft chin on women and even at times men), but now with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck being examples of leading looks in Hollywood, the trend for clefts and dimples has cycled and it is high in demand.” (more…)