Men frequently seek a wide range of surgical and non-surgical facial plastic surgery procedures. This list is not all-inclusive but does highlight commonly requested procedures. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to help determine whether any of these procedures may be able to address your concerns and desires.
What Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures Do Men Frequently Seek?
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Non-Surgical Procedures Sought Include Botox©, Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, and Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)
Botox© can be immensely beneficial to men as well as women. Professionals including physicians, some of whom are attending special events such as weddings, seek Botox© to smooth out coarse wrinkles while preserving their masculine facial features. Men often seek treatment of their forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet, which are usually much coarser than in women. The procedure does not differ between men and women. However, men sometimes require higher doses to achieve their aesthetic goals due to the size of their facial muscles.
Men also seek hyaluronic acid fillers, sometimes in areas rarely placed in women. For example, many men are bothered by a weak chin and jawline but are not ready for an implant. A strong, sturdy hyaluronic acid filler can be placed in these locations for non-surgical enhancement. Hyaluronic acid fillers are also used to straighten a dorsal hump in a procedure called a non-surgical, or liquid, rhinoplasty.
PRP can be an excellent treatment option for hair loss in men who are younger with mild-to-moderate hair loss and who are not yet candidates, or not yet ready, for hair restoration surgery. PRP involves drawing a patient’s own blood and concentrating the platelet component of the blood. These platelets release signaling molecules when injected around hair follicles that can restart the growth of dormant, or miniaturized, hair and sometimes even increase hair width.
Surgical Procedures Sought Include Nose Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Jawline Implants, Hair Restoration Surgery, and Facelift Surgery
Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is sought by men from their 20s to their 70s. Surgical considerations usually differ between men and women. Like women, men often seek a straighter nasal bridge, a narrower nasal tip, and a reduction of their nasal hump/bump. However, unlike women, the dorsal hump is generally softened or, at most, completely straightened. This is because a concave nasal bridge can sometimes feminize the nose. This can also occur when the nose is overly narrowed. A detailed discussion needs to be had between the surgeon and the patient regarding their aesthetic goals and how best to achieve those goals while preserving the masculine appearance of the nose.
Like women, men develop age-related changes to their eyes – namely, redundant upper eyelid skin and lower eyelid bags – than can make them appear tired, sad, and/or angry. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can treat these changes comprehensively and naturally.
Some men seek a more permanent solution to their poorly projected, weak jawline and chins. Usually made of silicone, chin and jawline implants come in multiple shapes and sizes. They can also be carved to perfect their size and contour, matching the patient’s aesthetic goals as closely as possible. A chin implant is generally placed through a small incision under the chin. Jawline implants are generally placed through a small incision in the mouth.
Men are the primary, though not exclusive, hair restoration surgery patients. Patients are usually in their mid-thirties or older with moderate-to-severe hair loss and have tried medications or PRP but found them incompletely effective. Hair restoration surgery encompasses two categories of procedures, called follicular strip harvesting (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE), each of which has advantages for certain patients. Medications and PRP are usually used as complementary treatments. And more than one hair restoration surgery procedure is usually required to achieve a patient’s aesthetic goal.
Finally, men, like women, experience the same age-related changes to their face and neck. Men experience drooping cheeks, jowling, and scalloping of the jawline into the neck. Men also develop loose skin and muscle in the neck, which is often described as a “turkey gobbler” neck. As a result, men can also benefit from the extended deep plane facelift and neck lift.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about age-related changes in your face and neck.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.