For years, most people have associated plastic surgery with women. However, in recent years many men have undergone surgical procedures to improve their appearance and help bring their “younger days” back to life.
Today, men often feel the same pressures to look young that women have always felt. Whether they are hoping to remain successful in their competitive business fields, impress the opposite sex, or to boost their self confidence, plastic surgery reaches out to the male population.
Many of the same procedures are done for both men and women: rhinoplasty, eyelid lifts, chemical facial peels, and facelifts. A lot of men feel self conscious about their “turkey necks” and jowls. A direct neck lift can be performed to correct a sagging neck, while a facelift can correct the jowls that often cause a man to appear grumpy or older than he really is.
The pattern of hair growth on a man’s face must be taken into consideration before any type of facial plastic surgery. Facial hair causes the skin of a man’s face to be thicker and more prone to scars. For men who do not want to go “under the knife” but who still wish to achieve a younger and improved appearance, injectables such as Botox and commonly used to smooth out lines and wrinkles in the face.
It is now common in the plastic surgery field for men to request liposuction for body contouring and breast reduction surgery. Men feel that in every area of their appearance they must now, too, keep up. Thanks to the ease and acceptance of cosmetic surgery procedures for men, they are now feeling more confident then ever.
If you are a man considering plastic surgery, talk with your doctor about your desired results.
Posted on behalf of Benjamin Stong, MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC