Long gone are the days when aging gracefully was a rite of passage for all men; wrinkles and saggy skin seen as badges of honor on a life well lived. Just as women strive to maintain and even exceed the beauty had in younger years, men are now demanding their rights to drink of this same fountain of youth. Procedures for men are more widely available and popular than many men may realize.
Men and women seek cosmetic surgery either to achieve greater beauty and youth or to repair the damages of time or trauma. Let’s discuss some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men performed today.
Breast Reduction and Pectoral Implants
Breast Reduction and Pectoral Implants are procedures that men especially younger men are pursuing to improve both body self-image and overall comfort. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that results in enlarged breast/breasts from swollen breast tissue in men. These physical changes may occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations or medications and may or may not be permanent. Men may seek a breast reduction which can be performed through liposuction by means of small incisions, reducing the breast size. Pectoral implants can also firm up and give shape to an underdeveloped chest wall.
For asymmetrical or underdeveloped calf muscles, implants can give them a desirable appearance and symmetry. Pre-shaped implants can be used and also custom formed as needed.
If there could ever be a negative to dramatic weight loss, the resulting loose skin would be such. With increased rates of obesity comes greater efforts to slim down and the end result being saggy skin that no number of crunches and workout sessions will diminish. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck can give men back the firm abdomen that gives credence to all their hard work of getting back into shape. These procedures for men, just like for women, involve surgical removal of excess skin and liposuction to clear away excess fatty tissue.
In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction can help men to achieve a fit and toned physique. Dr. Apesos offers two methods of liposuction, Laser liposuction and Tumescent liposuction. Laser assisted liposuction uses vacuum suction and a small tube to loosen and suck away the fatty deposits. Tumescent liposuction involves an injected solution which makes possible the removal of even larger volume fatty deposits.
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
Due to genetics or the aging process, droopy eyelids can age a face considerably. It can mean the difference between looking alert and energetic versus sluggish and unhealthy. Drooping eyelids can also be physically uncomfortable, even obstructing vision at times.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
A well-defined, sculpted nose has often been the hallmark of the fine male specimen. Despite trauma or genetics, this can still be attained through surgical interventions. An expertly executed “nose job” should not be discernible with the result being a very enviable profile.
Injectables such as Botox and Juvederm are minimally invasive injectables that smooth out fine lines and wrinkles giving a more youthful and alert appearance. For men, problem areas are often forehead lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
Nearly every cosmetic surgery procedure performed on women can also be performed on men with the same life changing results. Having served his community of Dayton Ohio and the Miami Valley for many years, Triple Board Certified Expert in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Apesos and his qualified staff are eager to help you attain the best version of yourself that you can be. Please contact us to schedule a consultation at our Plastic Surgery Pavilion in the Frank Lloyd Wright Building.