What a Man Wants: Dr. Ross A. Clevens Discusses Male Cosmetic Surgery with Cosmetic Surgery Times
Cosmetic surgery procedures are far less frequently performed on men, so knowing what they want is imperative in working with male patients.
Dr. Ross A. Clevens MD, FACS, Melbourne Florida’s only Board Certified Specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was interviewed by Cosmetic Surgery Times in an article titled, “What a Man Wants.”
Dr. Clevens talks about how men need to be treated differently as patients by plastic surgeons. Men tend to be less comfortable with the idea of facial procedures and plastic surgery in general. “It’s a big step for anybody to come into a plastic surgeon’s office. It’s a bigger step for a man to walk in the door,” says Dr. Clevens. It is also important to help the patient become comfortable, and one of the ways that the Clevens Face and Body Specialists achieves this is by assigning the same nurse to him for all of his visits. Understanding the differences between male and female clients is one of several reasons why the Clevens Face and Body Specialistss’ percentage of male clients is nearly twice as high as most cosmetic surgery centers.
During home improvement projects, the male mentality is to measure twice and cut once. It is important to discover what he is looking for, what’s motivating him and how he wants to get there. “I always tell patients, my goal is to have you happy with the outcome. What do we need to accomplish in order for you to be pleased?” Dr. Clevens said. “Once their concerns have been addressed, men make their decision to proceed very quickly.”
The Clevens Face and Body Specialists provides state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery, and has two offices in Florida and Melbourne. Dr. Clevens is the only board-certified facial plastic surgeon from Stuart to Daytona Beach.