GOOD HAIR DAYS – In a city like L.A., where you’re constantly driving with the top down, it helps to have a thick head of hair. But not every man is so lucky. Thankfully, there’s Jon Gaffney, M.D.
Dr. Gaffney, who works out of the Touch of Class Med Spa & Laser Center in Glendale, is the former medical director of Bosley, the well-known hair restoration chain-in fact, “he did Dr. Bosley’s hair transplant,’’ says Linda Movsesian, patient coordinator at Touch of Class. These days, Gaffney, who was also medical director of Hair Club for Men, is doing boutique-style hair transplants for a high-end clientele. Gaffney’s services are so in demand that he was coaxed out of an attempted retirement in 2011 because, he says, “the phone started ringing again.’’
Good cosmetic surgery can be virtually unnoticeable, save a “rested” look others can’t quite put their finger on. Bad cosmetic surgery looks like, well, bad cosmetic surgery. This is why nothing matters more than the doctor a person chooses. “I’ve seen male patients go to a doctor with no aesthetic sense,” explains Tina Yeghiazarian, Gaffney’s marketing manager, “and they come out with a female hairline.” That’s where Gaffney’s magic comes in. Gaffney has a formula for placing hair on the head, and even re-creates cowlicks to make the result look natural. He deploys a special “trichophytic closure,” which allows a patient’s hair to actually grow through the scar in the back of their head. Prices run from about $10,000 to upwards of $30,000, depending on what a patient requires.
CITY OF PLASTIC – Americans spent more than $13.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Here are some of L.A.’s best options.
Botox: Skin-smoothing’ Botox treatments have been the number one nonsurgical cosmetic procedure since 2000. A.J. Khalil, M .D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, is one of the city’s top providers of Botox injections. Although women make up the majority of Botox patients, nearly 430,000 American men opted for “Bro-tox” in 2015-a 355 percent increase since 2000.
Nose Jobs: For patients seeking rhinoplasty-or what the rest of the world knows as a “nose job”-there’s Andre Panossian, M.D. A craniofacial-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, Panossian studied structural design and engineering before going on to medical school and has helped develop techniques used widely today in cartilage and bone engineering.
Pectoral Implants: Going to the gym is one way to get a bigger chest. Pec-implants are another. The procedure can cost any where from a few thousand dollars to roughly $14,000. Ryan Stanton, M.D., is known for his pec implants, as well as for having pioneered techniques in breast enhancement, buttock augmentation, and labiaplasty.