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Considering male cosmetic surgery?

Statistics indicate that each year, more and more men are seeking aesthetic procedures, ranging from rhinoplasty to neck lifts to breast reductions (gynecomastia surgery) and beyond. Dr. Jason Roostaeian recognizes both the technical considerations and the unique perspective involved with these procedures: most men seeking cosmetic surgery want to retain their masculine appearance without seeming “done.” As such, it’s critical that your plastic surgeon have extensive experience performing surgery on men: Dr. Jason knows exactly how to refine a man’s nose without making it look feminine, and he also knows exactly where to place a neck or a face lift incision on a man to ensure it remains as inconspicuous as possible. Whether the goal is to refine a feature of the face or body, or to prevent/reverse some of the visible signs of aging, Dr. Jason specializes in producing the most natural looking results. 


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Am I a good candidate for male cosmetic surgery?

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If you are a male seeking to make a change in your appearance that simply cannot be accomplished through diet, exercise or other lifestyle modifications, you may be an ideal candidate for a cosmetic procedure with Dr. Roostaeian.

When considering male cosmetic surgery, it is extremely important to seek out a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience working with male patients. Dr. Jason knows exactly how to achieve the most natural looking male cosmetic surgery results – that address patients’ concerns while retaining their masculine character.

Natural looking male cosmetic surgery results

Dr. Roostaeian specializes in creating the most stunningly natural plastic surgery, which means that when you choose him as your plastic surgeon, you will experience a result that looks as though you may have been born with it. Dr. Jason carefully considers your aesthetic goals and vision in order to provide you with the best most natural looking result possible.

At UCLA, Dr. Jason specializes in these cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for men:

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The Most Popular Male Cosmetic Procedures

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Dr. Jason Roostaeian specializes in extremely natural male rhinoplasty results. He knows that retaining the masculine appearance of the nose is critically important. Dr. Jason has extensive experience helping male rhinoplasty patients achieve their aesthetic and functional goals.

Visit our rhinoplasty page for more information.


Men want to look vibrant and youthful – they just don’t want anyone to know how they’re doing it. Dr. Roostaeian understands the complexities of rejuvenating a man’s face while simultaneously retaining his rugged, masculine character.

Visit our facelift, neck lift and eye lift procedure pages to learn more. 


Dr. Jason understands how to use careful surgical technique to create extremely natural looking body contouring results to help men achieve results beyond what’s possible through that diet and exercise. For men who’ve who’ve accomplished a massive weight loss, but are still struggling with excess tissue, Dr. Roostaeian’s body procedures can be truly transformative.

Visit our liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift procedure pages for additional information. 


Popularly referred to as “man boobs,” gynecomastia is a very common, easily treatable condition. If you’re interested in gaining back confidence at the beach and beyond, click here to visit Dr. Jason’s gynecomastia procedure page.

UCLA male cosmetic surgery consultation

Coming in for a consultation with Dr. Roostaeian is the best way to determine whether cosmetic surgery is right for you.

During your meeting, you’ll have the chance to explain your concerns and ask as many questions as you need, without being rushed or feeling obligated to book a procedure. Dr. Roostaeian prefers to listen and get to know patients first, which helps him guide you to a solution that works best for you. Together, you’ll discuss the look you’re trying to achieve, and you’ll be able to view standardized before and after photos of Dr. Jason’s previous results that are similar to your aesthetic goals.

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All consultation fees may be credited to any subsequent service performed by Dr. Jason. To book a consultation, please complete the form and we will contact you within two business days.

Alternatively, you may call 310.825.8827 to speak with Lili to make an appointment.

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Dr. Jason and our staff at the UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Suite are ready to get you started on your journey. Whether to answer questions, schedule a consultation, or simply to listen, we're ready when you are.

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      Everything you need to know about male cosmetic surgery


      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      PREPARING FOR male cosmetic surgery

      During your consultation, Dr. Roostaeian will listen to your goals, answer any questions, and help you determine the best treatment plan for you. If you decide to reserve a date for your cosmetic surgery, Dr. Jason’s surgery coordinator, Lili, will also schedule you a pre-op appointment to take place about a week or two prior to your surgery.

      As with any surgical procedure, you must be physically and mentally fit for cosmetic surgery. To ensure patient safety, Dr. Jason only operates on patients who do not smoke, who have achieved a healthy weight range, and who have received anesthesia clearance by their primary physician.

      Am I a good candidate for male cosmetic surgery?

      Patients who desire a change in their appearance that cannot be accomplished through lifestyle changes may be good candidates for male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Roostaeian. A consultation with Dr. Jason is the best way to determine whether natural looking male cosmetic surgery is right for you.

      In addition, Dr. Jason will only perform liposuction on patients who meet the following criteria:

      • Are in good health
      • Do not smoke
      • Are able to avoid any blood-thinning medications for several weeks
      • Have been cleared for surgery by a primary care physician
      • Have reasonable expectations and aesthetic goals
      How do I find the best male cosmetic surgeon?

      When searching for the best plastic surgeon to perform your male cosmetic surgery, Dr. Roostaeian advises you to consider several key factors:

      1. Credentials and Certifications: Research your prospective plastic surgeon online – not just on their website, but on industry credentialing sites such as www.surgery.org, which lists board certified plastic surgeons. Do not choose a cosmetic surgeon who is a member of the ABCS – they do not receive the extensive training and oversight that plastic surgeons do. Look for plastic/cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Roostaeian, who are ABPS and ASAPS members.
      2. Before and After Photos: The doctor you choose to perform your male cosmetic surgery should be happy to show you an extensive array of standardized before and after photographs. Scrutinize them carefully, making sure the lighting is consistent and the various views are shown with detail. View enough male cosmetic surgery pictures to determine whether or not the work is of high quality, with an aesthetic that matches your personal goals. Dr. Jason strives to provide patients with the highest quality of standardized male cosmetic surgery photographs so you can feel confident in your choice. Click here to view Dr. Jason’s gallery of before and after male cosmetic surgery photos.
      3. Office and Surgery Facility: Before choosing an aesthetic surgeon to perform your male cosmetic surgery, closely evaluate the office staff, as well as the surgery facility. All of the staff should be helpful and friendly, and pleased to provide you with detailed information about their operating rooms and equipment. Dr. Jason and his staff are proud to be affiliated with UCLA, world renowned for state-of-the-art surgical facilities and patient care. Click to learn more about our top-ranked hospital.[LINK]
      4. Personal Connection: Seeing eye to eye with your male cosmetic surgeon is just as important as assessing their operating skills. Plastic surgery is a very personal endeavor, and Dr. Jason strongly believes in creating a connection with all of his patients prior to heading into the OR. 


      Click to read Dr. Jason’s blog post How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon.

      How much does male cosmetic surgery cost?

      Male cosmetic surgery costs vary considerably from patient to patient. The exact cost of your cosmetic surgery will depend on the complexity of your procedure, and whether or not you plan to combine your surgery with other procedures. You will receive a written quote following your consultation.

      Can I combine multiple male cosmetic surgery procedures?

      Yes, Dr. Jason Roostaeian often combines male cosmetic surgery procedures into one at UCLA. Commonly combined male cosmetic surgery procedures include facial rejuvenation, including facelift, neck lift, brow lift and/or eye lid surgery (blepharoplasty); and body contouring, including a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction of the flanks (love handles).

      How do I prepare for male cosmetic surgery?

      When preparing for a male cosmetic surgery procedure, follow all instructions issued by Dr. Roostaeian, his office, and the staff at the UCLA Surgery Center. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

      • No food or drink prior to surgery
      • Shower/cleanse the area prior to coming in for surgery
      • Avoid certain drugs and supplements before and after surgery
      • Arrange transportation
      • Ensure you will have help around the house for the first few days
      • Obtain prescription and non-prescription medications ahead of time, including pain meds
      • Choose to wear loose, comfortable clothing
      • Plan out sleeping and resting arrangements (Which side of the bed is easiest to navigate to/from? Do I have enough pillows to make sleep/rest comfortable?)
      • Have frequently used items handy – you won’t be able to lift or strain right away
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      When you arrive for your male cosmetic surgery, the UCLA Surgery Center nurses will prepare you for your operation. Dr. Roostaeian will stop in to answer any remaining questions you may have, and to make surgical markings for the OR.

      Once you have received the anesthesia and are comfortably sleeping, Dr. Jason will perform your male cosmetic surgery procedure as discussed during your previous meetings.

      Dr. Jason will explain to you during your consultation that sometimes, a surgical plan may need to be slightly amended depending upon what is revealed in the operating room. He will make adjustments as needed in order to achieve the results that you’ve agreed upon. 

      Will I have local or general anesthesia during my male cosmetic surgery?

      Male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Roostaeian can be under strict local, sedation with local, or general anesthesia depending on the procedure being performed.

      Dr. Jason will review your anesthesia plan with you prior to your male cosmetic surgery procedure.

      Is male cosmetic surgery an outpatient procedure?

      Typically, natural looking male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Jason is an  outpatient procedure, meaning you will go home after you’re cleared by the UCLA Surgery Center staff.

      If patients are combining several procedures, Dr. Jason generally recommends a single overnight stay at the UCLA Surgery Center – the only facility in Southern California to provide in-house, world-class nursing care for its overnight patients.

      How long does male cosmetic surgery take?

      The duration of male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Jason Roostaeian varies from patient to patient and depends on the procedure(s). Generally, your surgery time can vary between 1-5 hours, with more intricate procedures (like full body lifts or complex reconstructions) taking a bit longer.

      Male cosmetic surgery recovery

      Prior to your natural looking male cosmetic surgery procedure, Dr. Roostaeian will go over what you can expect after your surgery and answer any questions you may have. Before being discharged from the UCLA Surgery Center, you will receive detailed post-op instructions from the staff, as well as information about your follow-up appointment with Dr. Jason. If at any time you have a question or concern after your surgery, our staff is available to assist you. Dr. Jason cares deeply about providing the highest standard of care for his patients, and will closely monitor your healing process.

      Recovering from male cosmetic surgery proceeds in stages. While everyone’s healing process is different, you may expect the immediate recovery period to take about one to two weeks, followed by an activity restriction. Depending on the procedure, full healing and results may be apparent around the 3-4 month mark, while your scar(s) (if applicable) and swelling will continue to improve for 6 months to one year.


      When will I see my final male cosmetic surgery results?

      Depending upon your procedure, you’ll typically see the final results of your natural looking male cosmetic surgery after six weeks to three months, when all swelling has subsided. Male rhinoplasty results take a bit longer, with final results apparent by one year.

      For male cosmetic surgery scars to fully mature, however, it takes at least 6 months to a year. Over this time you will see your scars become barely visible, they will lighten in color and become softer to the touch.

      How long does it take to heal after male cosmetic surgery?

      After a natural looking male cosmetic procedure with Dr. Jason Roostaeian, the majority of the swelling will likely subside within a week while some mild swelling may persist for a few more weeks. Within one week after surgery you will visit Dr. Jason as a follow up so he can check on your healing and answer any questions.

      Your incisions will be healed and you can return to most activities by 6 weeks. Full activities such as strenuous workouts, running, etc. is best to wait until 3 months, when your scars have achieved full strength. Over the next six months, you will see your scars become barely visible, they will lighten in color and become softer to the touch.

      When can I exercise or work out after male cosmetic surgery?

      For the first 2 weeks following natural looking male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Roostaeian, you want to avoid straining (lifting anything more than 5 lbs), or getting your heart rate/blood pressure up as this can lead to bleeding. After 2-3 weeks you should avoid mechanical forces that will stress or put tension on your healing incisions for 3 months. This means you should avoid high impact activities that lead to excessive movement of your body, such a running.  Listen to what your body is telling you at all times, for instance stop the workout if you experience any new discomfort. Remember, getting plenty of rest and reducing your overall activity will give you time to heal and speed up your recovery.

      When can I return to work after my male cosmetic surgery?

      When you can return to work after male cosmetic surgery with Dr. Jason really depends on how much was removed and what you do for work. If a minimal amount is removed and you have a desk job you can typically return to work within a few days or a weekend. If your profession is more physically demanding, Dr. Jason recommends to wait at least 1 week before returning to work. Remember, you do not want to strain or lift anything that weighs more than ten pounds for the first 2 weeks.

      How long do the results of male cosmetic surgery last?

      For natural looking male facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Jason typically expects results to last anywhere between 10 – 20 years. We simply cannot stop the effects of aging and gravity – but we can slow it down considerably.

      Male body contouring patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle will enjoy the result of their cosmetic surgery procedure with Dr. Jason for decades. Significant increases in weight, however, may change the appearance of your result.

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