Aesthetic Surgery for Men
Although the majority of cosmetic surgery clients have traditionally been female, this trend is changing. More and more men are now choosing to have rejuvenative surgery, and men of all ages now make use of the procedures and treatments provided by plastic surgeons.
Popular surgical procedures for men include facial cosmetic surgery, treatment for gynecomastia (enlarged male breast), and body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks or liposuction on the chest, abdomen, and around the waist.
Facial cosmetic procedures include brow lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, face and neck lift, neck liposuction, and facial fat injection. Skin-oriented procedures include laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, various technologies aimed at tightening the skin, and laser correction of lines, wrinkles, texture problems, and brown or red pigmentation irregularities. Fotofacial treatments and laser hair removal are very popular and effective. Injections of botox to smooth lines and wrinkles offers dramatic improvement, and soft tissue fillers like restylane (and many others) help to plump up sagging tissue and make faces look young again.
Why Cosmetic Surgery for Men?
The baby boomer population is steadily aging. This is the single largest demographic group in the United States today. These men are living longer than ever before and their quality of life is better than their parents' was. Older men are healthier and more active than previous generations, with more leisure time. They are more youthful than their predecessors, with different values and lifestyles. A satisfying physical life is now not only achievable but something all men want.
But as people age, they don’t look as good as they used to. Skin loses its elasticity and healthy glow. Body parts deflate and droop. Male hormones diminish, creating undesirable physical and psychological side effects. Genetics and lifestyle habits take their toll. We all want to look our best, but the aging process can make this difficult. When men look in the mirror, they see bodies that don’t fit their own internal vision of themselves. They may still feel young, strong, and full of energy, but their appearance may convey a different message.
Rejuvenative surgery and non-surgical treatments help improve the male self-image. When men look better, they feel better, and the world responds to them in a more positive manner. Although diet, exercise, and good life habits are important to looking one's best, they cannot take the place of surgical correction for many age-related issues.
Another benefit of cosmetic surgery for men is workplace advantage. A youthful image promotes strength and vitality. When older men are forced to compete against younger men in careers, looking one's best can be a decisive issue — both from the client’s point of view and the surrounding community.
Men's improved aesthetic appearance after cosmetic surgery also increases their sex appeal. Wives, girlfriends, and significant others will take notice. For single men, an improved appearance facilitates access to a broader range of romantic possibilities, including younger partners.
In general, life is more enjoyable when your inner self matches your exterior. Enjoying the physical aspects of life are definitely enhanced when we look our best.