In an essay published in POPSUGAR, a male patient of Dr. Devgan’s explains how getting a noninvasive chin augmentation has helped him with his self-esteem and his career.
The article was published in light of a RealSelf Aesthetics Interest Survey, which revealed that men are 36 percent more likely than women to seek plastic surgery to get ahead at work.
The patient, a 40-year-old finance professional, works at a private equity firm in New York City.
“In finance, appearances matter, especially in a place like New York, and we’re all trying to show ourselves from our best angles,” he said.
While considering getting work done on his chin and jawline, he “did a lot of homework on plastic surgeons and found Dr. Lara Devgan, who had a really good background and reviews online.”
He discovered that while Dr. Devgan sees many male patients, many of them keep their procedures secret.
“There are certainly cultural expectations about what is acceptable behavior for guys and what's not, but that might be changing: there seems to be a growing acceptance with men caring about grooming, skin care, health care, and fitness, so cosmetic surgery probably fits into all that,” he said.
Dr. Devgan’s patient likened his procedure to putting on a really nice suit, in the way that it boosted his confidence.
“I'm super happy with the result,” he said. “It's just the better version of how I looked before, which makes the procedure a home run, as far as I'm concerned. Now, in three years, when it wears out, I'm definitely going to go back and have it done again.”
Read the full essay here.