Summary: Celebrities are always giving us a reason to talk about trends in plastic surgery, both surgical and non surgical. In this case, former supermodel Janice Dickinson and her fiancé, Rocky Gerner are setting the stage for our conversation. Gerner’s procedures highlight a couple of interesting things that are currently happening in the field and are definitely worth discussing.

Two Important Plastic Surgery Trends

When it comes to plastic surgery, celebrities don’t seem to get much privacy. That’s certainly the case with former supermodel Janice Dickinson and her fiancé, Rocky Gerner. Gerner, a psychiatrist, was recently interviewed along with Dickinson, and the two discussed Gerner’s impending facelift procedure. According to the interview, Gerner wanted to look his best for the wedding. As a man approaching 70, it made a certain amount of sense to, then, invest in a facelift, as that’s the type of procedure that is designed for that particular age group.

Dickinson and Gerner are somewhat different from the typical “celebrity plastic surgery rumor” story, and that’s a good thing. By giving an interview on this topic, they are inviting us into the conversation about their plastic surgery. And that’s also a good thing, because it gives us an opportunity to discuss several trends in plastic surgery that Dickinson and Gerner both embody. Discussing these trends is good way to keep up on the plastic surgery procedures that interest you. In this case, the trends we’re discussing are the following: getting plastic surgery before your wedding and a rise in plastic surgery among men. Both are on the rise throughout the United States. Let’s talk about how and why!

The Rise in Getting Plastic Surgery Before Your Wedding

It should come as no shock that weddings tend to be pretty monumental days. In the United States, the average wedding costs something like $26,000. That’s an incredible amount of money for the joining of two people in matrimony and the party that ensues. But people take their weddings seriously. So, adding the cost of plastic surgery to it shouldn’t be that shocking. In fact, many people pay thousands of dollars for high-end photographers; in those cases, it makes sense to also invest in the way that you look, as those photos will be your reminders for years.

Now, not everyone goes the route of Gerner, who got himself a full facelift. Many patients elect to undergo one of many non-surgical or non-invasive procedures, such as the following:

  • Botox
  • Dermal filler injections
  • Kybella injections
  • Laser treatments
  • CoolSculpting
  • Other injectables

There are, obviously, quite a few options. Each of these procedures has a different approach and a different specialty, but the overall desired result is similar: a more youthful look and a more radiant appearance. In other words, people want to look good. If you’re thinking about a surgical procedure, it’s worth noting that you’re going to need a few months to recover before being picture-ready. The benefit of these non-surgical procedures is that you can be picture-ready almost immediately (depending on the procedure). For those who are looking for an improvement in looks on short notice, non-surgical procedures are the way to go.

A Rise in Plastic Surgery for Men

The other element of plastic surgery that is highlighted by this story is the rise in plastic surgery procedures performed on men. It used to be that plastic surgery was thought of as a kind of exclusively feminine activity. That’s changed recently (both because the social pressures on men to look good have increased and because of changing attitudes about gender and so on). Whatever the reason, these procedures for men have become much more popular and, as a result, surgeons are beginning to tailor some procedures specifically for men.

Some of those procedures include the following:

  • Botox for men
  • Injectables for men
  • Facelift for men
  • Rhinoplasty for men
  • Body contouring for men

When it comes right down to it, these procedures are only a very little different from their “for women” counterparts. According to the website of the Ridgewood, NJ facelift experts at East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery, the male procedures are designed to enhance masculinity rather than femininity. Of course, at its root, all plastic surgery is about enhancing precisely what the patient wants enhanced in the first place.

Always Keep Your Time Table in Mind

Whether you’re getting plastic surgery before your wedding or you’re finally getting around to some male-oriented plastic surgery, it’s important that you keep your overall timeline in mind. In the case of Dickinson and Gerner, they have (in theory) put plenty of months between their procedure and their ceremony. Giving yourself enough time to recover is a vital part of ensuring that your results look good—and after all, that’s the point of the procedure in the first place.

Keep in mind that any procedure is going to take time and shouldn’t be rushed. But if you have your timelines in mind, there’s no reason you can’t schedule some plastic surgery today.

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