In recent years, more and more men have been quietly showing up in the offices of plastic surgeons and medspas for anti-aging treatments. And why not? Men don’t like seeing lines in their foreheads, watching their jaws slacken and droop or developing a middle-aged “paunch” any more than women do!
The question is, are there particular treatments for men that differ from those used on women? Put differently, do men have different areas of concern when compared with females? The answer is that a man’s issues with aging differ little from a woman’s. Men are after a nose that fits naturally with their other facial features for balance, a trimmer waistline, and a younger-looking face!
Medspa for Restoring Youthful Appearance
According to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Botox services for men (a.k.a. “Brotox“) have increased 258% since 2000! Men are going for cosmetic level medspa services like Botox and other fillers, laser hair removal for things like a “uni-brow” or nose hair removal, not to mention more indulgent services like facials using products geared towards a man’s skin issues (e.g., shaving irritation).
Services like SculpSure (which uses heat to destroy fat cells over several months) are also popular with men seeking to lose a small “spare tire” or other unwelcome fat deposit!
Men are also realizing the many benefits of massage on a stressed-out body — and mind — and many men have a weekly or bi-monthly massage on their schedule all the time! Massage is one of the few “treats” that benefits you physically be loosening up tense or sore muscles and tendons while taking your stress level down a few notches to boot!
Men and Plastic Surgery
A man can spend half a lifetime unhappy with a particular attribute he was born with and decide that he’s ready to do something about it. In fact, he’s much more likely to do that now than even a decade or so ago. Men who are perfectly healthy and in good shape, physically, may still have areas that bother them — love handles or a pot belly. If it’s more than just a little, liposuction or abdominoplasty may be a route he’ll explore.
Explore Your Options
It’s the 21st century. You don’t have to “just live with” something that bothers you about your appearance. You can start slowly if you’re nervous, but if you’re hesitating simply because you feel uncomfortable consulting with a plastic surgeon because you’re a man, don’t waste another moment!
Here are some of the most common requests plastic surgeons are getting from their male patients …
- a neck lift (to get rid of the dreaded “turkey neck”, despised by men and women alike)
- an upper eyelid lift (eyelid surgery to lift a droopy brow and open a narrowing eye)
- chin augmentation
Women have been taking advantage of advances in non-surgical options and available surgical options for years. Perhaps doctors are seeing more men these days because men are tired of looking older than their wives! Whatever the reason, it’s no longer taboo, and many men consider it as important as going to the gym to stay fit and eating a healthy diet. In the end, we all want to look our best — at every stage of our lives!
A Different Objective for Men
With a male patient, the objective is to look natural and refreshed, rather than making drastic or extreme changes that make him look like he’s had work done. It’s a more conservative approach to be sure, and Wright Surgical Arts in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state has it down to a science. With our on-site surgical facilities, you won’t have to worry about seeing the doctor, and then being admitted to the hospital as an outpatient. It all happens in one convenient location! (Our male patients appreciate that simplicity.)
So if you’ve been mulling over having something done about those frown lines, open up your eye area a bit so you’ll look less tired — whatever the issue is that you’d like to discuss possible solutions for, why wait any longer? Pick up the phone and give us a call at (509) 792-1404 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.