Plastic Surgery for Men
Plastic Surgery for Men
Today more and more men are getting cosmetic surgery procedures. For years, plastic surgery was solely the domain of women and now it is looked at as a viable option for all. Plastic surgery can offer a boost to a man's confidence and self-esteem, and help him stay competitive in all facets of life. Any man considering plastic surgery can learn more about plastic surgery procedures the can be performed for men, the benefits and the answers to some frequently asked questions from experienced double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Schwartz found below.
What Plastic Surgery procedures are for Men?
There are several plastic surgery procedures that can give a male patient a healthier, more youthful look. Blepharoplasty, for instance, is the removal of excess fat and tissue from around the eyes. This extra tissue can make a face appear tired and worn and can even interfere with vision. Chin augmentation can lend a stronger, more chiseled appearance. Otoplasty (ear surgery), is often performed to shorten lengthening ears, a characteristic that is often associated with aging.
How is the process customized for Men?
While most cosmetic procedures for men and women are performed in nearly identical ways, men and women have differing goals for plastic surgery. Men often want a more subtle effect. While men want to look younger and healthier, they do not want to appear feminine. Men usually want to retain a chiseled, even somewhat rugged look. One significant difference between the sexes is that when men have a cosmetic procedure, the patterns of facial hair growth must be taken into account so that after surgery both the beard and sideburns will be properly aligned. Dr. Schwartz has experience performing all plastic surgery procedures for men and will consult with you on your goals and advise on the best option.
Who is a candidate for Male Surgery?
Any man who wants a more youthful and revitalized look with a generally healthy lifestyle and is a great candidate for a plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Schwartz will consult with you to ensure your goals can be reached as the patient remembers to have realistic expectations about the surgical outcome.
What are the benefits of Male Surgery? What results can be expected?
The most common plastic surgery procedures for men include eyelid surgery, face lifts and implants, and nose surgery. Each of these have their own benefits but the general purpose of all of them is to provide a younger, fresher, less tired-looking face. Sometimes liposuction or a neck lift are used to remove unattractive lose skin from under the chin. Whatever procedure – or combination of procedures – is performed, the overall effect is a boost in self-esteem and confidence.
Cost of Plastic Surgery for Men?
This answer is completely dependent on which procedure is to be preformed and whether it will be a single procedure or a combination of procedures. Prices start around $2,000.
Plastic Surgery for Men FAQ
Will I have visible scars?
While men often wear their hair shorter or have a receding hairline hiding plastic surgery scars in cosmetic procedures for men can be challenging for some doctors. Using the experience and expertise Dr. Schwartz has he is able to conceal any trace of your cosmetic surgery procedure by placing incisions into the natural creases in the face so they will be less visible and your revitalized look will show through.
Are there less drastic forms of enhancement for men?
Yes. Many men who do not want the expense or procedure of more extensive treatments and will opt for cosmetic enhancements such as Botox® treatments or dermal fillers. Dr. Schwartz offers non-surgical options with injectable fillers including Botox®, Restylane ®, Juvederm™ and Radiesse®. Depending on the desired results Dr. Schwartz will recommend the best option for you.
What are the risks with this kind of surgery?
Complications with this kind of procedure are rare, but they do exist. Possible complications include blood clots, scarring, facial paralysis and nerve damage. To avoid risks ensure that your doctor is Board-Certified and experienced with the cosmetic procedure you want. To learn more about Dr. Schwartz and his experience, certifications and procedures visit his page. With any surgery it is important to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have before having any surgery.