Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show overall numbers of plastic surgery procedures are on the rise. Men continue to increase as a proportion of those total numbers. Here are the top facial cosmetic procedures for men (minimally invasive and surgical).
1. Botox (up 4% from 2014)
Men are increasing using Botox to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and minimize wrinkles in the forehead. (Hence, marketing campaigns coining the term “Bro-tox”) Natural results can be achieved by expert injectors, avoiding the frozen look while still providing a youthful, refreshed appearance.
2. Laser Hair Removal
Permanently removing unwanted hair can be achieved on the face, ears, and neckline. Men that may be prone to “razor burn” find this to be a quick and easy procedure that saves them from the troublesome irritation as well as time shaving.
3. Injectable Fillers (up 6% from 2014)
Men are turning more often to fillers to improve volume in the cheeks and tear trough to improve their appearance. This quick, in-the-office procedure can provide a boost with no downtime, which is appealing for men with busy schedules.
4. Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Whether there was a history of trauma or one simply dislikes their nasal appearance, nose surgery tops the list for surgical procedures for men.
5. Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift, up 2% from 2014)
Removing hanging skin above the eyes not only provides improvement in appearance, but can provide improvement in vision as well. This quick, in-office procedure takes less than an hour and provides permanent improvement in upper eyelid appearance.
6. Facelift (up 1% from 2014)
Around 15% of my facelift patients are men that are bothered by excess neck fat or neck sagging. Commonly, men who wear a shirt and tie may notice sagging over the collar. This outpatient surgery has a recovery time of around 1 week and provides permanent improvement in the neck and jawline.
That wraps up the top procedures, but there is more excitement on the horizon with Kybella, advances in facial resurfacing for skin discoloration, and more! Enjoy your Monday and let me know if you have any questions by sending me an email through my contact form.