Like many practices I’m seeing an increase in men seeking facial plastic surgery. By this I’m referring to procedures designed to maintain or restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance, not correct injuries or deformities. Both men and women are often concerned about their eyes and want to eliminate or avoid the “tired” or baggy appearance which may develop. In men it is important to pay careful attention to a “heavy brow” which may exaggerate the problem and hamper the result if not addressed. Men are also more often concerned about the lower neck (“turkey neck”) that develops then they are about the cheeks and midface or forehead. Many men can be well served by procedures designed to address targeted areas as opposed to a “total” facial rejuvenation plan. This allows them to feel refreshed without the fear or sense that they have completley changed their facial appearance. Other special considerations when treating men relate to hairlines, hairstyles and incision placements. What might be easily hidden or camouflaged by makeup in a woman would be unacceptable for many men. The good news is that there are a variety of procedures, techniques and approaches that can be specifically tailored for men to address their aging concerns. Many men spend a lot of time and money in the gym, on trainers and supplements. These are all key steps in feeling youthful and healthy. Unfortunately none of these practices will restore a sagging jaw and neckline or hooded eyelids. It’s great to see how many men now recognize this and actively are seeking solutions.