Women aren’t the only ones exploring plastic surgery to create the look that best represents how they feel.
Men from all backgrounds are looking at ways to effectively wind back the clock on the toll of that a stressful and demanding lifestyle and career can leave – which is why so many are turning to inconspicuous plastic surgery.
Improving your appearance doesn’t necessarily involve having to go under the knife; there are many options for those looking to quickly improve their skin tone and appearance without committing to day-surgery.
So what are the most popular procedures for men?
Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections
For a fast and immediate result, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections can wipe years off your face and reduce the appearance of your deepest wrinkles.
Fillers can be used to plump the deep folds in wrinkles, reshape the cheeks, and fill out the sunken hollows under the eyes. These are done in a clinic setting, with results lasting anywhere from 6 months to 5 years depending on the products used.
Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, are injected directly into the muscles that cause the noticeable wrinkles – paralysing the movement and promoting a smoother result for three to four months. While anti-wrinkle injections can be administered in just a few minutes in a clinic setting, in the wrong hands it can cause severe damage to the patient. As it is a skilled practice, it is advisable to consult with a certified plastic surgeon for anti-wrinkle injections.
While your nose never stops growing, that doesn’t mean you have to put up with a nose that is broken, off-centre, bulbous or out of proportion to your face. Whether it’s correcting an old sport injury or smoothing out a hooked nose, rhinoplasty is a relatively simple procedure requiring as little as a week off from work to let the swelling subside.
Over time, the skin in the thin neck region softens, sags and wrinkles, making it difficult to wear comfortable collars and often visually adding bulk to an otherwise trim figure. To recreate your crisp jaw line, reduce the appearance of jowls and define the neck, a neck lift removes excess skin and fat to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Sometimes no matter how hard you train or how careful you are with your diet, there is no winning against some stubborn pockets of fat.
Liposuction is one of the many ways men are cosmetically sculpting their frame quickly and effectively.
Involving the insertion of a hollow tube, or cannula, under the skin, liposuction breaks down then sucks up pockets of fat with a high-pressure vacuum. Liposuction is very effective on small pockets of fat on the stomach, flanks, buttocks, thighs, arms, hips, chest and neckline.
Dr Michael Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Head and Neck (Otolaryngology) and specialises in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist surgeon. Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia delivers the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.