While there’s a commonly held belief that only women get plastic surgery, that’s far from the truth. Men also want to look fit and youthful and often choose cosmetic procedures to meet their goals. To help you get a better idea of what most men choose, Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh is sharing the eight most common plastic surgery procedures for men.
Male Face Lift
The face is often one of the first places that people begin to notice signs of aging– from wrinkles, sagging skin, dark circles, and sagging cheekbones, men can face just as many aging insecurities as women do. While injectable fillers can help people with early signs of aging, men with older skin and more extensive needs benefit from a male facelift.
A male facelift is a surgical procedure used to restore definition, masculine features, tautness, and a youthful vibrancy to the faces of men affected by signs of aging. Depending on the needs of the client, the plastic surgeon will make a series of tiny incisions hid along the hairline. These incisions are access points to remove access, baggy skin and to pull skin tighter to eliminate wrinkles or other imperfections.
Men who have undergone a male facelift procedure report feelings of newfound confidence both in their personal and professional lives. Undergoing a male facelift is one way for an aging man to reinvigorate his life by enhancing his physical appearance.
Renuvion Skin Tightening
Sometimes men want to look and feel younger but may not be a candidate for a male facelift or they may not feel comfortable undergoing an invasive procedure. Thankfully, our board-certified plastic surgeon at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery now offers a relatively new alternative to a facelift– Renuvion skin tightening.
Through Renuvion’s heating and cooling technology, the surgeon uses a small, wand-like tool to apply helium plasma and radio frequency energy to heat the tissue just below the surface of the skin. The result is stimulating, tightening, and firming the facial tissue without any excisions made.
Not only is skin firmed through the process of a Renuvion procedure, the tissue’s stimulation promotes collagen growth. Collagen is a protein found throughout the body that provides structure, strength, and support to the skin. Ultimately, Renuvion lessens signs of wrinkles and sagging skin without undergoing a knife.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure designed to remove loose, sagging skin and fat deposits from around the eye. This can be performed on the upper eyelid to eliminate drooping skin as well as make the eyes look larger and more open. Performing blepharoplasty on the lower eyelid minimizes the appearance of lines and under-eye bags. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a brow lift for a much more youthful, attractive appearance.
In order to achieve more proportionate facial features, eliminate the look of a double chin, or achieve a stronger jawline and profile, many men choose chin augmentation. A chin augmentation involves inserting a silicone implant over the existing chin to create a more pronounced chin.
Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is the most common facial cosmetic procedure for men and women. This procedure is designed to reshape the nose and can include:
- Reducing the prominence of a larger nose
- Narrowing the bridge or reshaping it to remove any bumps
- Reducing the size of the nostrils
- Reshaping the tip of the nose
The goal of rhinoplasty for men is to achieve a proportionate nose while still having a strong, masculine appearance.
When diet and exercise don’t remove stubborn areas of fat, men often choose liposuction to eliminate the “dad bod” look and achieve a firmer, more toned physique. During this procedure, Dr. Ortiz uses a thin cannula, similar to an IV needle to remove targeted fat cells and eliminate the unattractive fat deposits. Liposuction for men can be performed on the upper arms, chest, back, and abdomen.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of breast tissue, is a common concern for men and is often caused by weight gain or obesity, hormonal shifts or imbalance, or even medication. While it’s not uncommon, affecting around 60 percent of the male population, many men are self-conscious and uncomfortable with the look of their chest.
Fortunately, gynecomastia correction, or male breast reduction, can minimize this concern. During this procedure, Dr. Ortiz will remove excess fat and glandular tissue, and may also include liposuction in order to achieve a firmer, flatter chest that displays a more athletic appearance.
Non-surgical, minimally invasive penile enhancement is growing in popularity with men who are concerned with the size of their penis or who would like to provide more pleasure to their partner. During penile enhancement, injections of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring filler, are made into the penile shaft and glands. This adds thickness, or girth, to the penis, and is completely customizable to your preference. Some men will choose to have multiple rounds completed in order to meet their goals.
Botox® and Fillers
Injectables are non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or add fullness to areas that may have lost volume over time. Botox® and Jeuveau are used to relax muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like laugh lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows. Juvederm and Restylane are the most common fillers that fill in fine lines, restore volume, and even minimize the look of some scars. These are all designed to help men achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Ortiz for Male Plastic Surgery Today
If you would like to learn more about specific procedures or would like to take the first step toward scheduling a procedure to help you feel more confident and comfortable with your appearance, reach out to North Raleigh Plastic Surgery today. Call us at 919-532-2270 or fill out the form below to set up your consultation.