VIDEO INTERVIEW | Dr. Stojovski: An aesthetic surgeon is like a general practitioner for beautification

Dr. Robert Stojovski / Photo: "Sloboden Pechat" / Dragan Mitreski

Aesthetic surgery, plastics, botox, fillers. A constant struggle for eternal youth. Is it possible to stay young forever and fight against aging? In the morning show Free Press We asked Dr. Robert Stojovski, a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the private health practice "Robert Stojovski", to answer these and many other questions. When asked if he only has female patients, the doctor says that women entrust him with their appearance every day, but more often members of the stronger sex are also his patients.

- There is still a stereotype among men about plastic surgery, they are hiding. When it comes to ear and nose correction, they don't hide anymore, especially the younger ones who have enlarged male breasts. "Older men usually have their eyelids lifted, which relax over the years and have excess skin," says Stojovski.

Regarding non-surgical treatments such as Botox and fillers, he says that treatment with them starts much earlier. It is anti-aging.

- If someone uses botox from 25 to 35 years old, at that age they will certainly look younger. For 15 years of using these funds, 10 years are shortened, just don't exaggerate. If it is used excessively, there is swelling and bloating on the face, says the doctor.

When asked when is the right time for Botox, Stojovski says that it is individual and depends on genetics.

Dr. Robert Stojovski / Photo: "Sloboden Pechat" / Dragan Mitreski

- A 19-year-old girl or boy can have more wrinkles than a 29-year-old. Botox is used where there is mimicry, so it is placed in a muscle and mild paresis is made in that place. Rejuvenation with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is an operation with local anesthesia. The intervention lasts 50 minutes, recovery from 5 to 7 days. A very easy procedure with almost no complications. It is done with local or full anesthesia, depending on whether fat pads around the eyes need to be removed or not, says Stojovski.

A facelift is done when there is already laxity in the neck. Botox and fillers cannot be used there, and recovery takes about 2 weeks. In our country, it is done after 50 or 60 years of age.

- It is done more in patients who smoke, the skin ages, it is dry and exposed to external influences - says Stojovski.

He says he does not operate on transgender patients. A frequent intervention in his office is the insertion of breast implants. In young people because of small or asymmetric breasts, while in older people it is done more often after 2-3 births, when breast asymmetry appears.

- An implant is inserted and corrected, the excess skin is removed, especially for mothers who breastfed from one breast. There are also the opposite situations when breast reduction is required, from large to smaller breasts. Every month there are several patients who seek breast reduction due to back pain. In America, this operation is covered by the Health Fund - says Stojovski.

He explains that it often happens that patients show up with a photo of a famous person and ask for some facial correction to resemble the person in the photo.

- But I don't accept it. They should bring me a photo of that person as they looked before so we can see what they look like now. Let's see what material there is to work with. I always strive for my patients to maintain their authenticity and for everything to be within normal limits, to not look similar to each other - says Stojovski.

He also says about his wife that she is his patient.

- Yes, of course, if he is with someone else, let him say freely - says Stojovski.

He says about men that they often make unaesthetic corrections. Mostly when they lose and gain weight. Liposuction is accepted only in women and men who have changed their lifestyle. If in three months they do not change anything and do not lose 5 to 7 kilograms, they do not accept liposuction.

- It is easiest for me to remove the fatty tissue, but if he eats as before there are no effects, the weight increases and we have not achieved anything. I am in favor of liposuction for patients who want to change their lifestyle and I usually do liposuction with abdominoplasty. After pregnancy, especially in older mothers. I'm already like a plastic surgery family doctor. If he does not feel safe, the patient does not come again, says the doctor.

He says that he himself uses botox usually in October and May because he plays sports outdoors, and his goal is to protect his skin.

See the full interview below: 

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