Men and Plastic Surgery – What’s New?

Published on February 1, 2010 by

Repair CO2 Fraxel

A little over a year ago we did a press release on “Repair CO2 Fraxel”. Since it’s appearance on the plastic surgery horizon, it has become one of the most utilized additions to a large number of our facial surgery/rejuvenation cases. As an active professor at UTSW Medical School here in Dallas, I see any number of “new”, “improved” and sometimes “re-cycled” surgical procedures with various claims of success. With over 25 years of cosmetic surgery experience, there have been some truly revolutionary treatments, approaches and products introduced during my career. Repair Fraxel is one of the products that has met expectations.

Repair Fraxel is a one-time treatment requiring general anesthesia which is done on the same floor as my office at the Dallas Day Surgery Center. The recovery period is five to seven days at home before resuming normal daily activities. Post-op patients usually experience a severe sunburn appearance, which heals and fades into a smoother, and regenerated skin surface. When done in conjunction with a facelift procedure, the Fraxel Laser magnifies the resultant skin rejuvenation by addressing the fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration that are not intended to be the primary focus of most face lift procedures. Men who have spent years in the sun playing golf, and basketball, or fishing and hunting may have extremely damaged skin. Fraxel has proven to be very effective in restoring a more youthful complexion.


Zeltiq is a new non-invasive, no downtime procedure which targets and then eliminates fat cells. Currently, it is being used on the abdomen, flank and back, with anticipated expanded usage in the future. Zeltiq has some of the same results as liposuction without requiring anesthesia of any kind and no downtime. After the roughly one hour treatment, patients can immediately return to work, home or the gym with no side effects. The full results are apparent in two to four months as the size and number of fat cells dissipate.

Zeltiq has many advantages for men looking to lose some extra belly fat that may have creeped up on them silently over the course of years, or the love handles that may be the result of some recent holiday over-indulging. The first step is a consultation to determine if you’re an appropriate candidate for Zeltiq. If you qualify, you will be taken to the the fifth floor of our building to the EpiCentre Skin Care and Laser Center. You’ll then set up an appointment to come in for an hour treatment, and that’s it. There are no post-procedure pain medications, no downtime, no scarring, and when the procedure is done, you’re ready to resume the rest of your day.

The most important thing for men to know is that there are options available to them that range from these two new, innovative procedures, to the established liposuction and facelift procedures, and the other procedures we’ve discussed as part of this series. If you’re not happy with your appearance, make an appointment for a consultation and get the information you need. An e-mail or phone call is all that’s necessary to start the process and get a consultation appointment. Take the time, make the call, and then look at your options – we’ll be happy to help you in anyway we can.

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    Dr. Steve Byrd

    Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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