Today’s man increasingly recognizes the importance of meeting visual standards and expectations, not just in romantic relationships, but also in the arena of business and fitness competition. That, in turn, has led to a dramatic increase in men seeking surgical solutions that can add a flash of vitality to the image they project to the world.
Here, experienced San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon discusses the benefits of various male surgical procedures, and reviews the expanding array of non-surgical options for men seeking a new look — and renewed confidence.
Discovering New Options
According to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the most popular facial procedures for men in 2019 were eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, neck surgery and facelift. Liposuction, male breast reduction and brow lift are also enjoying increased popularity among men. Even more traditional female procedures such as tummy tuck are being performed with increasing regularity on male patients.
Although men still account for roughly 10 percent of all plastic surgery procedures, the male share exceeds that percentage in certain categories, such as tattoo removal, chin augmentation and reshaping of the ears and nose.
Men are learning that eliminating dark circles under the eyes, adding a look of strength to the jawline, revitalizing overall facial appearance, or replacing a flabby body shape with a more masculine profile, can pave the way for new relationships and opportunities.
Customized for Men
Dr. Chacon has performed hundreds of male plastic surgeries, and knows that each procedure must be tailored to the preferences and unique facial anatomy of men.
With facelift, for example, a surgeon must adjust placement of incisions and take care not to detract from the natural masculine lines of the face. Because men typically prefer shorter hair styles, hiding the scars of facelift requires both artistry and surgical precision. Men are also more likely to fear the prospect of a facelift that looks “done” or unnatural, and therefore prefer less change in facial contours.
It’s not just surgical procedures that are attracting men. Injections of neuromodulator-type medications (Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin) that smooth deep facial folds and wrinkles remain popular with men and women alike. And men are especially receptive to the dramatic results that can be achieved with minimally-invasive dermal fillers.
Fillers such as Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra, Radiesse Volumizing Filler, Sculptra and Restylane build facial volume, smooth fine lines, improve deep wrinkles, soften contours and add symmetry to any complexion. Dermal fillers often require a single injection, administered during a convenient office visit, and are effective for six months to a year or longer.
To learn more about male plastic surgery options, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Carlos Chacon at his San Diego-area office in Bonita by contacting Divino Plastic Surgery today.