Increasingly, men have begun to realize that a youthful appearance and fit profile can be vital to professional and social success. The ability to preserve or reclaim this look is based largely on lifestyle choices, such as eating healthfully and exercising regularly. But often aging, genetics and even gravity conspire to put the goal out of reach.
That is when an experienced plastic surgeon can make all the difference in the world. Here, trusted Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause discusses the benefits of various male surgical procedures, and reviews convenient non-surgical options that can add new vigor and confidence to your life.
Facial and Contouring Procedures
In recent years, the top male procedures have been liposuction, male breast reduction (gynecomastia), eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), facelift and brow lift. Even more traditional female procedures such as tummy tuck are being performed with increasing regularity on men. Although male patients still account for roughly 10 percent of all plastic surgery procedures, the male share exceeds that percentage in certain categories, such as tattoo removal, chin augmentation and reshaping of the ears and nose.
It’s not just surgical procedures that are attracting men. Injections of neuromodulator-type medications including Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin, which smooth deep facial folds and wrinkles, remain popular with men and women alike. And men are especially receptive to the dramatic results that can be achieved with minimally-invasive dermal fillers.
Fillers such as Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra, Radiesse Volumizing Filler, Sculptra and Restylane build facial volume, smooth fine lines, improve deep wrinkles, soften contours and add symmetry to any complexion. Dermal fillers often require a single injection, administered during a convenient office visit, and are effective for six months to a year, or longer.
Quickening Life’s Tempo
For most men, the reasons for seeking cosmetic solutions are based on real-world calculations. For men in business, a youthful look can mean staying competitive with younger colleagues. In this group, facelift and eyelid surgery are common procedures. In addition, chin augmentation can add a look of strength to the jawline, while brow lifts refresh the overall facial appearance.
Social benefits are key, as well. Eliminating dark circles under the eyes, and replacing a flabby profile with a more masculine appearance, can pave the way for exciting new relationships and opportunities.