While women still command the lion’s share of cosmetic surgery appointments, men are now the fastest-growing demographic when it comes to bringing out the best in their appearance. Cosmetic surgeons have particularly noticed that more men are showing a preference for facial procedures, and that they often cite career concerns as motivation for pursuing cosmetic surgery. Whether for personal or professional reasons, there are a few facial procedures that are definitely popular in male patients.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Not all cosmetic procedures are surgical in nature. In fact, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are performed for millions of men and women every year, and that number seems to only be increasing. There are so many options now that can leave patients looking renewed, refreshed and younger without surgery or scars, and many of them take about as long as a lunch break.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is far and away the most commonly requested nonsurgical treatment among male patients. This simple injection temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles (the wrinkles that appear due to repeated facial expressions), particularly around the eyes and forehead. A BOTOX® treatment session takes just a few minutes, and is ideal for resolving frown lines and crow’s feet.
In addition to BOTOX®, injectable fillers are another quick fix for minimizing deeper lines and wrinkles caused by volume loss. Resurfacing procedures like laser treatments and microdermabrasion also offer solutions to help men look great without surgery. And, more men are realizing the benefits of facials and chemical peels to improve skin tone and eliminate the prematurely aging effects of sun-damaged skin cells.
Male celebrities with strong facial features like Jon Hamm from Mad Men and Daniel Craig as 007 have led more men to embrace a similarly masculine look. These days, men are seeking out consultations for procedures that accentuate their jawlines and cheekbones rather than minimize them. For example, chin implants are popular for enhancing the lower face for a more well-defined chin and jaw, while cheek enhancements create a sharper profile.
A New Look
Although facial procedures are among the most popular for men, other cosmetic surgeries are gaining steam as well. Liposuction and male breast reduction were among the top five most frequently performed surgeries for men last year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and laser hair removal is also an increasing trend. For many men, looking a few years younger can mean all the difference in an increasingly competitive job market, while others simply want their physical appearance to better reflect their inner energy level.
Regardless of the specific motivations or procedure, the goal remains the same: men are ready to feel and look their best, and the lessening stigma surrounding male cosmetic surgery is encouraging more men to take advantage of the most modern techniques and procedures. In the hands of the right surgeon, and with the right treatment plan, men can make changes in their appearance to look years younger or enhance their facial features and enjoy the increased self-confidence that a new look can bring.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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