The month of June is devoted to men. Father’s day and Men’s Health Month are just some of the ways we show our appreciation for the guys in our life. Although the health of any individual is important, men’s health can be overlooked in some cases. There are particular conditions that men experience that aren’t regularly discussed, even though they are just as significant as any other disorder.
This month, our focus at Princeton Plastic Surgeons is the health and wellness of men. The more you know about your skin and body, the better you can prevent issues from occurring over time. Maintaining your health will also keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.
It’s not unheard of for men to put their health last. Due to certain pressures from society, some men feel as if their status is an indicator of their health. While this idea is often untrue, men visit their doctor less than women and are more hesitant to admit to their poor health.
During Men’s Health Month, it’s time to make your health a priority and seek the treatment you need at Princeton Plastic Surgeons.
Skin Conditions Exclusive to Men
Although many skin disorders affect women and men equally, the focus tends to shift away from men. Due to lifestyle habits and different cosmetic practices, your skin can become prone to several conditions.
Most commonly, men experience acne beyond what occurs during adolescence. Sweating, stress and poor hygiene habits can cause breakouts on the face and body. Even if you eat healthily and wash your face on a daily basis, red pus-filled bumps can still appear.
Razor burn is another concern for men, especially if they shave their faces. At the very least, razor burn results in redness or irritated skin, but the worst case scenario typically involves blisters or pimples.
Other concerns that men face include athlete’s foot, eczema, rosacea and sunburn. Although skin disorders are often shared amongst men and women, treatment can vary depending on the individual.
Often, a structured skin care regimen will take care of any imperfections that you experience. Medical-grade products will ensure that your skin is receiving the strongest formulation available and that you see results quickly.
Dr. Hamawy is one of the best resources for learning more about skin care. With a thorough examination of your skin, Dr. Hamawy can diagnose the condition you are experiencing and prescribe the necessary treatment.
Keeping Fit, Trim and Active
Your skin is only part of the equation for remaining healthy. Living a healthy lifestyle will keep your body in prime condition and prevent diseases that require significant treatment.
Part of being healthy involves regular exercise. At least three or four times per week, you should try to engage in physical activity of some sort that increases your heart rate and burns calories. Whether you take frequent walks, lift weights at the gym or prefer intense cardio workouts, exercise will maintain your heart’s health and keep you from gaining unnecessary weight.
Exercise can also limit the amount of stress you feel, which is a common culprit for acne. With the flow of endorphins from weekly workouts, you will feel more relaxed, which will keep your skin clear.
Activity doesn’t necessarily have to involve consistent visits to the gym either. You can stay fit by walking instead of driving, taking a hike or going swimming. Even something as simple as parking farther away from your destination will increase the number of calories you burn.
On top of your exercise routine, a balanced diet will keep you in tip-top shape. Consuming the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fat will ensure that your body uses energy appropriately and ingests the right amount of nutrients to stay healthy. If you have questions about the dietary constraints you should adhere to, talk to Dr. Hamawy during a one-on-one consultation.
Conditions Requiring Surgery
Not every health issue is capable of correction through skin care or lifestyle changes. While such factors are beneficial, sometimes you need surgery to put the final touch on your appearance, which will ultimately help you feel athletic and lively.
A condition that many men experience is gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. Due to a hormonal imbalance, your breasts may project from your chest and create an effeminate appearance.
Men who suffer from gynecomastia often feel self-conscious about their bodies and are hesitant to go shirtless in public. Intimacy, socialization and overall confidence can dwindle as a result of gynecomastia.
Male breasts are corrected through surgery. Through the excision of excess fibrious, fast and glandular tissue using a minimally invasive Suction Assisted Breast Reduction (SABR) technique, you can reduce the size of your breasts and achieve a chest that looks more masculine.
If you are physically fit, you work out, you eat well and you still don’t see the results that you want, liposculpture of the chest, shoulders, and abdomen is a great option. By using advanced 4D liposuction techniques and redistribution of fat cells the contours of key muscle groups can be defined and enhanced.
Other conditions that you may seek to correct through surgery include hair loss, which Dr. Hamawy addresses with the NeoGraft device. NeoGraft sets itself apart from other hair restoration techniques because it removes and transplants hair follicles in groups of one or four.
Each hair follicle is placed strategically to produce the most natural growth pattern. After several months, a full head of your own hair will return, boosting your self-confidence and helping you look younger.
Dr. Hamawy can restore your natural hairline and fill in balding areas without staples, stitches or scars. You will also experience less downtime than with more traditional methods of hair restoration.
Determining Your Treatment Plan
Although you only have a month dedicated to your health, that doesn’t mean you can’t consult with Dr. Hamawy anytime you are experiencing issues with your skin and body. When you schedule a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons, you can discuss the health concerns you are facing and explain your expectations for treatment.
After a physical examination, Dr. Hamawy will review your medical history and explain the treatment options available to you. Together, you can decide on a procedure that will improve your health and appearance.
If you would like more information about the treatments provided, contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons at 609-910-1114 and schedule a consultation today.