Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(4): 232-239
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939502
Copyright © 2005 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Special Considerations for the Male Patient: Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Practice

Donn R. Chatham1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, Kentucky
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Publication Date:
31 March 2006 (online)


This article is an introduction to dealing with the male patient in a facial plastic surgery practice. It combines experience, data from other sources, and personal opinions to assist especially the younger surgeon. Topics include trends involving males in society and in facial plastic surgery, physical and mental considerations, types of procedures, and types of personalities. It carries this subject forward to explore briefly more difficult personalities and unhealthy types of patients as well as a few possible scenarios that the surgeon might encounter.