For many years, plastic surgery has been portrayed as a women’s interest. Now, that is a thing of the past.
More than ever before, looking young and fit is important for men. From looking to roll back the hands of time via a facelift or trimming their waist with liposuction, there are a variety of plastic surgery and med spa style treatments that can help men achieve their cosmetic goals.
The unique cosmetic concerns of men
While more men get cosmetic procedures done now than in the past, there is still often a lot of hesitance. Society paints men who are concerned about their looks in an unflattering light, often treating them as less masculine. This can cause guys to worry about others finding out about their cosmetic procedures and judging them for it. They also have to overcome their own prejudices.
Then there is the frequent concern that opting for a cosmetic treatment will result in a more feminine appearance. If they get liposuction on their waist, will they look curvier? While the right plastic surgeon will ensure a manly look, the concern is still there.
Ultimately, there is no reason why men cannot get cosmetic procedures to help them feel better about their appearance, while still maintaining a natural, masculine look.
The best plastic surgery and med spa treatments for men
Men and women are different, and as such, the best procedures for guys won’t necessarily be the same as those for women. Procedures for men are tailored to their goals and concerns. So, which procedures are the best for men?
Liposuction for Men
As men age, they are more likely to start carrying extra weight around the middle. In many cases, these fat cells are stubborn and do not always respond well to diet or exercise. With the right approach, fat removal can trim the waist while also crafting a more masculine V-shape.
Gynecomastia surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
Sometimes, feminine surgical results aren’t the concern; it is the feminine features already present. This is the case with gynecomastia, which is when the male breast tissue is enlarged and looks more like female breasts. Gynecomastia surgery, also called male breast reduction, can reshape the chest for a more masculine look.
Eyelid surgery for Men
After the hairline, the eyes are often the next place men show signs of aging. From wrinkles to drooping lids to bags under the eyes, this is a spot that ages you in a number of ways. Eyelid surgery can help to lift the skin and address under-eye bags, delivering a more awake and energized look.
Botox® for Men
Botox has long been known for its use by the Hollywood elite, but it works for the everyday man just as well. In addition to addressing frown lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used to improve the appearance of a drooping brow, a common cosmetic concern for many men.
So guys…what’s next?
If you are a prospective male patient who would like to improve your appearance, there are a few things you must bear in mind. First, you want to ensure you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Laliberte at Radiance Plastic Surgery, who has extensive experience in male procedures with incredible results. Second, based on their assessment, you must be open to the possibility that your surgeon may recommend a different course of action than the one you initially had in mind. Lastly, you must be committed to following all post-operative instructions and guidance, including maintaining a long-term healthy diet and exercise regimen to sustain your results.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is a key stage in your decision-making process. A board-certified plastic surgeon is certified by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Laliberte at Radiance Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon and additionally, a trained specialist in male surgical procedures. His artistic and highly technical approach produces natural results tailored to enhance and complement your specific goals and circumstances.