The Plastic Surgeon Will See Your Dog Now. Believe it or not, a growing number of veterinarians are reporting a rise in cosmetic procedures for dogs.
Bulldog breeds are known for having deep skin folds that are prone to infection. Now, those can be fixed with a cosmetic wrinkle filler – similar to Restalyn – or a face lift.
Other breeds have flattened noses which can complicate breathing. That problem can be fixed with a doggy nose job.
And if your dog has crooked teeth, which cause painful mouth sores, you can now get a product called “Rin Tin Grin” – or braces for dogs.
Dr. Marty Becker is a veterinarian who says the good news is that most new pet procedures are being done for medical reasons, meaning the days of owners asking to crop a dog’s ears, or cut their tails – to make them more visually appealing – seem to be long gone. Becker adds that if a cosmetic procedure can make your dog more comfortable, and help you take better care of your pet, then he’s all for it.