Contrary to popular belief, plastic surgery is not only reserved for women. There has been an increased demand for men requesting cosmetic procedures. More men are looking to achieve a more slender nose, a trimmer waistline, or renewed youthful appearance.
At The Aesthetic Surgery Center located in New York, New York, Elliot H. Rose, MD, specializes in male surgery and has extensive knowledge in manipulating men's skin as well as working around their unique bone structure.
Types of Plastic Surgery Popular For Men
Men want to change what they see in the mirror if they aren’t happy with the effects of aging or if they are looking to enhance a particular facial feature. As the ideas of maintenance and change become more critical and socially acceptable in the male community, plastic surgery is becoming increasingly sought after.
Here are some of the procedures that are of most interest to men
- Facial rejuvenation
- Hair transplant/ Scar revision
Electing to undergo plastic surgery poses risks. This is why it is important to trust a trained professional with experience in male surgery.
If you aren’t happy with the shape of your nose or are concerned about an unsightly bump on your bridge, rhinoplasty can help. Dr. Rose will begin by performing a facial analysis to ensure that your final results will blend in nicely with the rest of your face. With a rhinoplasty procedure, proportionality is the key. In achieving facial harmony, Dr. Rose will employ his keen understanding of the anatomy of the nose to deliver the shape you desire without overly feminizing your appearance.
Facial rejuvenation surgery is popular among men in their late 40s through their 70s. Some examples of these types of procedures include blepharoplasty (eyelid tucks), neck liposuction, botox injections, laser resurfacing for wrinkles, face- and brow-lifts. Men's skin tends to be thicker and more abundant in blood supply, which can increase your risk for bruising and hematoma formation. The neck area is thicker in men, and eliminating the jowl beneath your chin to achieve a sharper neckline requires a professional.
Liposuction and some trimming of the surrounding skin may be necessary to soften cheek jowls or correct bagginess under the eyes. Botox injections can be used to diminish worry lines or crows feet. The incisions made will be placed strategically to avoid visible scarring. Patients who are balding or have thin hair will require incisions to be placed more. For instance, if you're undergoing a brow-lift, then the incision will be hidden in the temporal area.
Recovery from a facial rejuvenation procedure usually ranges from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. You should postpone shaving for at least 10 days due to skin sensitivity. When you should return to work or exercise will be determined by Dr. Rose and the complexity of your surgery.
Hair Transplant Scar Revision
Scarring that appears after a hair transplant surgery either at the donor or recipient site can be corrected with scar revision and laser resurfacing treatments. Indentations or discoloration might also be corrected with these types of treatment. In some instances, these procedures can lower the receding frontal hairline.
If you're unhappy with excess fat or skin around your breasts, gynecomastia surgery can help. Fatty deposits naturally begin collecting around your breast area as you age, and liposuction is an effective way to address the excess. A recontouring of your chest will leave it sculpted and firmer restoring loss tone.
As men age, fat begins to accumulate in the hip areas, lower abdomen, breasts, chin, and neck. Liposuction can help remove unwanted fat that does not seem to respond to a healthy diet or regular exercise. An abdominoplasty may be needed for men who have had excessive weight loss. A traditional excision procedure or skin removal is often performed alongside a liposuction treatment to remove loose skin. Body contouring can help you achieve the shape you desire, while allowing you to maintain a natural appearance.
If you're interested in plastic surgery as an option, contact our office, or book an appointment today!