Good news, guys: plastic surgery is no longer off-limits for you. Twenty years ago, stigma was so high that most men wouldn’t dream of setting foot in a cosmetic surgeon’s office. Fortunately, times are changing.
Aging has long affected many men’s self-esteem and confidence. Today, however, there are procedures that can help reverse the signs of aging and reverse those negative feelings. So if you’re interested in turning back the clock and getting some game back, you’re not alone. That’s because men from all walks of life, single, married, and divorced are getting great results with plastic surgery. Here are three popular surgeries that men use to look and feel great: blepharoplasty, neck lift, and chin augmentation.
Do you look tired all the time? First of all, the culprit might not be insomnia, but the signs of aging around your eyes. Collagen is an essential structural protein in the skin. Due to age, it begins to break down and slow in production. As a result, the skin starts to suffer. Sagging, thin skin, and wrinkling begin to emerge around the eyes and eyelids, giving you a perpetually tired or sad look that can affect the way you and others perceive you.
Blepharoplasty can help reverse these issues and give you a more rested and alert appearance. A cosmetic eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty can be performed on the lower lids, the upper lids, or both. Lower lid blepharoplasty can address any droopy “eye bags” beneath the eye by repositioning fat and skin in the area for a more youthful appearance. Upper lid blepharoplasty addresses drooping and excess skin in the upper eyelids, which can sometimes even impair vision. Men are typically thrilled with the results of blepharoplasty, and find renewed confidence in their new and improved look.
The neck is often an area of the body that ages quickly. Collagen loss and gravity conspire to soften the neck and jaw area. This can lead to sagging skin and excess fat in the chin area. A full neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and removes excess skin. Sometimes it includes gentle liposuction to remove excess fat. Neck lifts are often combined with other facial surgeries for comprehensive anti-aging.
A mini neck lift is also a popular choice for younger men. For men who struggle with a “double chin” or sagging skin under the chin and no other issues, this can be an ideal solution. A mini lift, or submental platysmaplasty, is performed through a small incision under the chin. The muscles are tightened, giving the area a smoother, more youthful appearance. If necessary, the procedure can be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat.
For some men, aging isn’t an issue—but lack of confidence about the chin is. A weak chin can throw off the aesthetics of the face as a whole, and many men find their self-esteem suffers due to this issue. Chin augmentation is a simple surgery that provides a permanent solution to the problem, with limited downtime and immediate improvement.
The surgery is straightforward: a synthetic implant, typically made of silicone, is placed through a discreet incision. Once healing is complete, no one should be able to tell the surgery took place. Chin implants are permanent and natural-looking, often giving men renewed confidence in all areas of life. Most men can return to work within 10 days, and a substantial amount of swelling will subside by 3-6 weeks.
Are You a Candidate?
If you are interested in any plastic surgery procedure, you will need to ensure your candidacy first. You will have a consultation with your plastic surgeon to assess your candidacy and discuss your goals for the procedure. While each surgery has different requirements, patients should always be in general good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure.
The Right Surgeon
Choosing the right surgeon is almost as important as choosing the right procedure! For your safety and optimal results, it’s crucial to choose a board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery for men. Due to the aesthetic differences between men and women, choosing a surgeon who has worked with many male patients in the past can take a lot of the guesswork out of finding the right surgeon.
Ready to discuss your options? Dr. Stuart Bentkover is an acclaimed, board certified facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience in providing patients of all demographics with outstanding, natural-looking results. To schedule a consultation at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA, call either office today!