These days, more and more men are choosing to have cosmetic surgery. In fact, men represent the fastest growing market for cosmetic surgery. Men are more and more motivated to undergo facial cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance which often leads to a significant enhancement of their self-image and confidence.
Men’s faces present special considerations for plastic surgeons. A man’s hairline and brow are more pronounced and beard patterns affect positioning. Additionally, the needs and techniques used for men are unique and require expertise in order to create a natural looking appearance.
The most common procedures for men include facelift surgery, brow lifts, forehead reduction, eyelid surgery, facial implants, and rhinoplasty (nose) surgery.
What Must Men Consider Prior to Cosmetic Surgery?
Men tend to have a richer blood supply and thicker skin which effects both healing and scarring. Moreso, the pattern of hair growth for the beard, sideburns and forehead have to be carefully considered and evaluated.
Facelift Surgery for Men
Overall, the male facelift should refine and sharpen the jaw and neck structures, preserving a strong masculine appearance. The facelift addresses the jowl area below the mouth. When it is small amounts of skin that need to be fixed, a minimally invasive ‘minilift’ can be performed to tighten the skin and tissues in the jowl area alone. For more significant improvements, a full facelift and necklift will tighten the underlying supports of the face.
You are a good candidate for male facelift surgery If you want to enhance indications of maturing in the face, if your skin has started to droop, and if you have reasonable desires for the outcome of the surgery.
Different from women, male incisions are made in front of the ear so that undesired hair is not pulled towards the ear. Since men usually have shorter hairstyles, it limits the ability to hide scarring with the hair.
Male patients should take precaution if they need to shave behind the neck and ears if the scars and entry points are located there. Be sure to gently shave these areas until your skin has fully healed.
Male Facelift Before And After
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Browlift Surgery for Men
Effects of aging are inevitable, and the brow and forehead area are usually the first to show the signs.
Brow lift surgery, also known as Brow Surgery or Forehead lift can lift and smooth your forehead, removing wrinkles and frown lines as well as lift your eyebrows. Brow lifts can give you a more youthful appearance.
If you are seeking to improve deep horizontal forehead creases, if you have frown lines between the eyebrows and top of the nose, if you have sagging forehead or brows that hang low and close to your eyes, and if you have a tired or angry appearance due to sagging eyebrows, browlift surgery may be right for you.
Browlift surgery generally takes 1-2 hours, however, the time it takes can vary on your individual situation.
Dr. Romo uses techniques that hide the incision lines and make them as undetectable as possible. The scars from browlift surgery are hidden in the scalp and temples. Scars usually fade within a few months.
Male Brow Lift Before And After
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Forehead Reduction for Men
A high or large forehead can detract from your proportional features. Forehead reduction surgery is also known as hairline lowering surgery. A forehead reduction is a procedure designed to reduce the size of the forehead. It involves excising a strip of forehead skin right in front of your current hairline. This results in an incision slightly behind your hairline, making it not visible because hair eventually grows back within the scar.
Large foreheads can be due to genetic factors, hair loss, or resulting from a prior surgery. Good candidates for forehead reduction surgery include men with a high hairline or large forehead. If you feel very self-conscious about your high forehead and are limited to certain hairstyles to hide your forehead, this procedure may be right for you.
On average, scar healing takes around 3-6 months. Patients can return to work as early as two days after the procedure. Forehead reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Eyelid Surgery for Men
Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is done on either the upper or lower eyelids or both at the same time to improve both the appearance and function of the eyelids. Dr. Romo is known for achieving natural-looking blepharoplasty results while also providing a shorter recovery period. The skin of the eyelid is much thinner than that in other parts of the face which often makes this the first facial area to show signs of aging. As the eyelids being to sag, vision may be impaired, making daily activities difficult.
Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure requiring local anesthesia and sedation. Scarring will be virtually invisible as incisions are made along the natural crease of the eyelid.
Male Blepharoplasty Before And After
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Facial Implants For Men
Facial implants can be used for the chin, cheeks or jaw to create a more defined and contoured facial structure. Men tend to have stronger chin and jawlines than women, causing them to seek facial implants to give them a more masculine appearance.
Facial implants create a better balance of the facial feature while filling out of hollows in the cheek area. Implants are commonly used to build up a weak-looking chin and define a stronger jaw line. Overall, facial implants can provide a better facial profile and noticeable changes in the silhouette.
Male Facial Implants Before And After
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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) For Men
The nose is a defining feature of the face that can greatly impact the facial profile and proportions. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a nose job, is performed to change the appearance and functionality of the nose. Rhinoplasty surgery may be used to reshape or resize a large or non-symmetrical nose, improve a small nose, remove a bump or straighten a twist in the nose. Nose surgery can also correct nasal problems that affect breathing. Dr. Romo also specializes in revision rhinoplasty for patients who have had nose surgery in the past and are unhappy with the outcome.
Rhinoplasty surgery is commonly combined with chin or jaw implants to improve the aesthetic appearance of the face and provide symmetry amongst all features.
Male Rhinoplasty Before And After Photos
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If you are interested in learning more about the male cosmetic procedures Dr. Romo offers, call our office today at 212-288-1500. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!