Although statistics show that the majority of cosmetic patients are women, a rising number of men are beginning to move forward with procedures. With medical advancements and proper health precautions, men are staying fitter and feeling younger longer. Unfortunately, these men are noticing that their appearance doesn’t necessarily coincide with their vigor. Cosmetic surgery is becoming the answer for older men to look exactly how they feel. Here’s a list of some of the more popular procedures men are investing in:
BOTOX: A simple procedure that requires no surgery, Botox is an injection that blocks nerve impulses and paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. For men, this is a simple way to stop the forehead, eyes, and other areas of the face to reveal unwanted wrinkles.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL: Men have unwanted spots of hair just like women. However, the areas are often different. Men are typically asking for their back hair and chest hair to be thinned out or fully removed. Laser hair removal can permanently reduce hair by targeting hair in the hair follicle with a laser beam. Newer lasers such as our LightSheer Duet are safe for all skintypes and minimize any pain.
MICRODERMABRASION: During this procedure, the patient’s face is cleansed under a light anesthetic while the upper layers of skin are removed through microdermabrasion. Through suction and crystals, this is one of the most superficial ways of resurfacing the top layer of skin are exfoliated. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of acne scars or uneven skin tone. Most skin types are candidates with the exception of those struggling with active acne, roseca, broken capillaries or compromised skin types.
CHEMICAL PEEL: Another option for men to have a smoother, less wrinkled look to their face is a chemical peel. A safe topical skincare solution is applied to the face or desired area which exfoliates dead skin. This is another non-invasive way to yield the aging process. With several types of chemical peels, it’s best to talk to a licensed esthetician to decide which one is best for you.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING: A very effective procedure to eliminate blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin, laser skin resurfacing beams at very specific areas of the skin removing thin layers until revealing a fresh look. Similar to a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing is a much more dramatic yet efficient method that can aim at very specific areas of the body.
RHINOPLASTY: The reshaping of the nose can not only improve the look but also the way the nose works. Men opt for rhinoplasty for aesthetic purposes, often benefiting from reconstruction to the nose to help with respiratory problems or unwanted snoring that could affect a male for his entire life (and his wife).
FACIAL LIPOSUCTION: For most men that look into cosmetic surgery, liposuction is not used in a dramatic way. Rather than for obesity, it is used for smaller, specific areas in which it is harder to minimize fat. Under the neck (known as submentoplasty) is one very common area. Most of the men receiving liposuction have healthy lifestyles and are only looking to focus on the spots that need extra sprucing.
BLEPHAROPLASTY: A surgical procedure in which fat and extra skin is removed under and around the eyes. Bags and wrinkles disappear to make a man’s face look smoother and younger. Typically for men and women with very healthy facial tissue, the patient is put under a local anesthesia while incisions are made, depending on the areas being treated, and repositioned. It should take a couple days for the eyes to heal before the eyes will have feel ready for normal use.
Although there are plenty of surgeries men can choose from, these are very common procedures that are statistically growing for men to look younger and feel better. As always, it’s best to schedule a consultation before any surgery is decided upon to help understand and feel comfortable with the risks.