Today, men of all ages and walks of life are seeking treatment for achieving a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased 112% since 2000.
The top cosmetic procedures men are having are blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), gynecomastia (correction of male breast size or shape), facial injections (Botox and fillers), and skincare including microdermabrasion.
Treatments that are most requested are those that are subtle in reducing wrinkles and don’t leave you looking like you just had something done. Fillers such as Juvaderm, “fill in” deeper wrinkles around the nose and the corners of the mouth. Botox and Dysport are used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and smooth out furrows between the eyebrows. The overall effect of fillers gives the face a youthful, rested appearance.
A good skincare regime is crucial to achieve and maintain healthy skin. At our Skin Wellness Center, we carry the leading and most effective skincare brands including Obagi and Skin Medica. We have products that target hyperpigmentation (age spots), pore tightening as well as products that will refine and brighten your skin tone. If you can’t see using a skin care regime, Retin A is recommended as the best “over all” product that prevents fine lines, improves skin texture, and addresses those annoying brown spots.
Signs of aging around the eyes bother many men are easily corrected. Puffiness around the eyes, sagging of eyelid skin, bags and bulges around the eyes and deep grooves or wrinkles under the eye can make you look tired and older than you are or want to look. Blepharoplasty corrects sagging and excess skin covering the natural fold of the eyelids and can be done comfortably under local anesthesia. An upper eyelid lift corrects the upper lid while a lower blepharoplasty corrects deep wrinkles or protruding fat under the eyes.
Gynecomastia is a procedure men consider when they have excess volume in breast tissue often referred to as “man boobs”. Some men experience a feeling of embarrassment as it affects posture and the way their clothes fit. Correction can be achieved almost 100% of the time with liposuction alone. The goal is to reduce breast size and bring the body back into proportion. Liposuction is a quick and easy procedure with recovery time for most patients one week, sometimes less.
Our board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Lawrence Gray and Dr. Heidi Harrington work with each person to determine which procedure or combination of procedures will achieve your goals. These procedures can be affordable and virtually pain free.