Body image is a hot topic among men, which is reflected in research from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In fact, ASPS reported cosmetic surgeries were performed on approximately 1.7 million men in 2017. As men search for ways to enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence, this figure may increase in the foreseeable future.
There is no shortage of cosmetic surgery options available to men. Now, let’s take a look at five of the most-popular facial procedures for men.
Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job or nose surgery, improves facial harmony. It addresses nasal symmetry, ensuring a man can achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
A nose job allows a man to reshape the nose if it appears too big or too small in relation to other facial features. Or, if a man is dealing with a bulbous nasal tip or bump on the bridge of the nose, a rhinoplasty can correct this issue.
Additionally, nose surgery is sometimes used to treat functional issues of the nose. If a man is dealing with a structural nasal defect that causes breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty may be used to treat this problem.
There is no one-size-fits-all nose surgery for men, either. Each rhinoplasty procedure must be tailored to a man’s distinct facial features; otherwise, the surgery is unlikely to result in a nose that appears in perfect harmony with a man’s cheeks, chin, eyes and other facial features.
Blepharoplasty surgery eliminates bags from a man’s lower eyelids and excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure may be performed on either the lower or upper eyelids. In some instances, blepharoplasty is used to treat both areas.
A man can undergo blepharoplasty surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, i.e. the “windows to the soul.” If a man’s eyes make him appear worn-out and older than his actual age, eyelid surgery offers a great choice to address such issues.
Like nose surgery, each blepharoplasty must be tailored to a patient. Eyelid surgery is complex, and as such, must be performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. That way, a man can use eyelid surgery to remove excess fat deposits and loose or sagging skin in the eyelids and revitalize the appearance of the eyes.
3. Neck Lift
Men who are dealing with droopy skin, a double chin or other visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline may benefit from neck lift surgery. Thanks to this procedure, men can improve the appearance of the neck, jawline and throat.
Neck lift surgery eliminates excess skin and fat from under the chin and tightens the facial muscles. It also enhances the jawline, allowing a man to achieve a more youthful-looking facial appearance.
The best candidates for male neck lift surgery usually have a buildup of fat under the chin and around the jowls. They may be dealing with muscle banding and loose, sagging skin in the neck, too. By consulting with a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, a man can find out if he qualifies for neck lift surgery.
4. Non-Surgical Treatments – Dermal Fillers and Botox
Non-surgical treatments are terrific alternatives to traditional cosmetic surgery options for men. They allow men to quickly enhance their facial appearance without going under the knife.
Common non-surgical treatments for males include:
- Botox: Addresses crow’s feet, frown lines and other visible signs of aging in the face.
- Juvederm: Corrects facial lines and wrinkles.
- Sculptra: Treats chin wrinkles, smile lines and various signs of aging between the nose and mouth.
Non-surgical procedures involve injectables that are used to treat different areas of the face. Each treatment usually requires only minutes to complete. However, it is important to note that dermal fillers and Botox deliver temporary results, and a typical treatment program may require injections every few months to maintain results.
5. Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation involves the insertion of a small implant into a man’s chin bone. The procedure allows a man to increase the length of the jawline to correct a weak chin.
If the chin appears out of proportion relative to other facial features, chin augmentation may be used to alleviate this issue. Chin augmentation often requires an implant made of autologous bone collected from a patient’s pelvis or rib. Sometimes, chin augmentation is performed with an implant that consists of synthetic materials as well.
In certain instances, chin augmentation is performed in combination with rhinoplasty surgery or other cosmetic procedures for men. The goal of cosmetic surgery for men is to help a patient achieve a harmonious facial appearance. And if chin augmentation is completed at the same time as another facial procedure, a man can maximize his cosmetic surgery results.
Choose The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery for a Male Cosmetic Procedure
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is a globally recognized facial and plastic reconstructive surgeon. He performs male cosmetic surgery procedures to help men treat a variety of facial issues. To schedule a male cosmetic surgery treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at 310-657-2203.