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The 5 signs you’re losing your hair

Losing your hair doesn’t have to be inevitable. There are treatments and procedures that can halt hair thinning and stimulate regrowth but early intervention is always key so here’s the 5 signs you should be looking out for:

  1. Look at old photos – male pattern baldness is a progressive problem which means it typically worsens over a prolonged period of time. As a result you might not be aware of the problem when it first starts. Keep track of your hairline by looking at old pics.
  2. Watch out for increased shedding – is your shower getting plugged up or your brush full of hair every time you brush it. If you notice increased hair fall, arrange a consultation with a male hair loss specialist.
  3. Check out your family tree – genetics are a key factor in male hair thinning so if the male members of your family suffer from male pattern baldness it’s likely you will too.
  4. Notice hair loss patterns – different alopecia conditions present in different ways so keep track of the type of hair loss you’re suffering.
  5. Avoid stress – factors such as extreme stress, illness or dietary changes can all play a role in your hair health.

 

Breast reduction surgery requests soaring among British men

Since surgeons first attempted to enhance the breasts with synthetic implants, the breast augmentation has remained the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed across the globe, requested by women of all ages. But could the moob job eventually overtake the boob job one day?

WhatClinic.com, one of the leading plastic surgery comparison sites, regularly releases statistics on which procedure is being requested by its users. Last year, they found that enquiries about male breast reduction surgery had risen by 65 per cent compared to the following year. It was hugely popular with men in the 18 to 34 age bracket, but gynaecomastia is thought to affect up to half of all men so it is likely that demand for this surgery is set to soar.

Am I suitable for a male breast reduction?

Many men approach male cosmetic surgery specialists Masculum to find out whether they are suitable for a male breast reduction procedure. This can be a complex condition that can be the result of an accumulation of fatty tissue, an over-development of the glandular breast tissue or due to sagging, stretched skin if the patient has lost a great deal of weight. Typically, though, it’s a combination of all three problems which is why Mr Maisam Fazel has developed a unique approach to this common problem: the VAGS procedure.

The VAGS procedure tackles the three causes of moobs in one operation:

  1. Mr Fazel performs VASER liposuction to remove fatty tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise.
  2. Then he removes the over-developed breast tissue in a gland excision procedure.
  3. Finally, excess skin is removed and remaining skin tightened up to produce a more pleasing appearance to the chest.

To find out if you’re suitable for a VAGS procedure, call 0800 612 9177 to arrange a consultation either at our central London clinic or one of our Berkshire or Buckinghamshire clinics.

Male grooming behind popularity in male cosmetic surgery

Since 2005, the numbers of men undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures have more than doubled. So why are men now rivalling women for their willingness to go under the knife to enhance their face or body?

In less enlightened times, men could get away with slapping on some no brand moisturiser and pride themselves on their beauty regime, but now they are being bombarded by expensive and scientifically advanced serums, gels and creams specifically targeted at the male market. Previously, beards could go bushy but now the emergence of the hipster means that facial hair needs to be tamed, styled and groomed to an unprecedented degree.

Male idols – whether they are a Hollywood hunk, top footballer or a reality star – are now increasingly buff and a six pack is a necessity. As a result, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to seek a surgical solution if they are unhappy with the bags under their eyes or moobs on their chest.

Most popular male cosmetic surgery procedures

As with women, non-surgically, ‘minimally invasive’ procedures are popular. Botox and dermal fillers are quick with little downtime and can provide an instant rejuvenation so very attractive to the male patient who may have little patience with a prolonged recovery period.

Liposuction is one of the most popular male cosmetic surgery procedures, whether that’s to tackle the ‘dad bod’ or the dreaded ‘moobs’ or male breasts. At Masculum, we offer conventional liposuction as well as VASER liposuction that utilises ultrasound technology to gently remove excess fat with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and a shortened recovery time.

VASER liposuction is also one of the chief components of our unique VAGS male breast reduction procedure. As well as shaping and improving the contours of the chest by removing fatty tissue with VASER, glandular tissue and excess skin is removed.

To learn more about the male cosmetic surgery procedures we offer at Masculum, call 0800 612 9177 to arrange an expert and impartial consultation.