Beauty: Jobs for the boys

05/10/2003 | The Sunday Times - Style

1. Abdominoplasty

What is it?
Tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat
Recovery time: 3-4 weeks
Cost: £3,000-£6,000

2. Blepharoplasty

What is it?
Tightening of droopy eyelids and the removal of fatty pouches beneath the eyes
Recovery time: A few days; swelling may last 2 weeks
Cost: £3,000

3. Chin augmentation

What is it?
An implant in the chin to improve the profile, making overbites and noses appear smaller
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Cost: £3,500

4. Face-lift

What is it?
An incision is made in the hairline, then skin is pulled upwards and backwards and excess fat trimmed off
Recovery time: 10-14 days
Cost: £5,000

5. Breast reduction

What is it?
Chest incision to remove excess tissue in men suffering from male breasts (gynacomastia)
Recovery time: 3-7 days
Cost: £3,000-£6,000

6. Hair transplant

What is it?
Hairs from the back of the head are transferred to bald areas using grafts
Recovery time: 1 day; longer for excessive swelling
Cost: £1,000-£10,000

7. Liposuction

What is it?
Removal of fat through a small incision using a hollow metal tube and suction pump
Recovery time: 1 week
Cost: £3,000-£5,000

8. Otoplasty

What is it?
Ear surgery to correct bat ears, or reduce, enlarge or even rebuild ears after injury
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Cost: £3,000

9. Pectoral implants

What is it?
Silicone implants to enhance the appearance of the chest
Recovery time: 1-6 weeks
Cost: £5,000-£6,000

10. Penoplasty

What is it?
An operation to increase penis length or girth
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Cost: £4,000-£5,000

11. Rhinoplasty

What is it?
Surgery to reshape the cartilage, bone or soft tissues of the nose
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Cost: £3,500

For more information, contact The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors: 0800 328 3613,
www.consultingroom.com



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