Many people believe that only women are self-conscience about their appearance. However, today, men of all ages and walks of life are requesting plastic surgery. The goals include a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face, a sculpted chest and a contoured waistline. The most popular cosmetic procedures men inquire about are rhinoplasty (nose surgery), facial fillers, gynecomastia surgery, BOTOX and Ultherapy.
Rhinoplasty: Most men seeking rhinoplasty do not wish to dramatically change their nose and do not desire a feminine appearing nose. Most men seek rhinoplasty for reasons such as removing a bump on the nose, narrowing the nose, elevating a drooping tip, refining the nose’s shape, or opening the breathing passages.
Facial Fillers: Fillers for men, such as Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma, can quickly restore lost facial volume. Men experience a loss of volume in their face that can makes them look tired, worn, listless and older. This can include sunken cheeks, hollowing at the temples and beneath the eyes, and deepened facial wrinkles. Fillers help to restore lost volume and can stimulate natural collagen production to reduce the signs of aging.
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breasts in men and boys. Although most think of it as an abnormality, about 65% of all males will have some form of gynecomastia during their lives. Babies, adolescents, and men who are taking certain medications or drugs may develop gynecomastia. The invasiveness of the surgical procedure depends on the severity of the breast enlargement. Gynecomastia surgery generally requires liposuction and possibly surgical excision of the breast gland.
BOTOX: In the last 5 years, there has been an 84% increase in men’s botulinum procedures. The majority of men chose crows feet as their highest priority treatment area. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe wrinkles around the face.
Ultherapy: This non-surgical procedure has grown increasingly popular for men seeking a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. This procedure stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to lift the skin on the face, brow, and under the chin. There is no down time after an Ultherapy treatment. Patients are able to get right back to their daily activities. With just one Ultherapy treatment, the lifting process is initiated. The effect builds gradually over the course of two to three months, as new, stronger collagen and elastin are created. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure as this collagen-building process continues.