Have you ever looked at a friend, family member, coworker, or stranger and wondered just how it is that he constantly looks so fit and trim? Or how he never seems to age? Or how he just looks so … confident? Certainly, individuals put time and effort into special routines to look the way that they do, and, in some cases, it’s simply genetics that keep them looking so good. In recent years, however, many celebrities (and Average Joes, too!) are coming forward to share that they have had plastic surgery or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, like breast reductions, rhinoplasty, laser hair removal, or other treatments.
Whether it’s a result of limited communication or the misguided idea that procedures are just for women, many of the men who receive services in our New York office are surprised to find out that — yes! — there are treatments for male aesthetic concerns, and the best part is that you don’t have to be a celebrity to have them done. Here are a few not-so-often discussed procedures:
Over time, our eyelids naturally become droopy and puffy. These changes can reveal our age, and, in some cases, actually impact our ability to see. In these instances, blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eye lift, can be a game changer. I’ll make incisions in inconspicuous places along your eyelid and remove excess tissue from the problem area. Your stitches will be removed after a few days, and you should be back to your normal routine within two weeks.
You might be shocked to learn how big a difference a small change to a single body part can have on your overall appearance. For many men, sagging necks are a natural part of growing older–and a “rite of passage” that happens sooner than facial wrinkling. For years, the appearance of bands and drastic skin drooping has just something you dealt with. But that’s no longer the case. Neck lifts are an option to tighten the skin below your chin and provide a more youthful and healthy appearance. The majority of neck lifts take place on an outpatient basis. I’ll remove excess skin from the area and also alter the muscles in your neck to give a toned appearance. In less than two weeks, you’ll be back to your regular activities.
Your scars might have a good story (and been viewed as a sign of “manhood” by others) but they can also be distracting or serve as a painful reminder of the way you received them. If your scars are leaving you embarrassed or uncomfortable, scar revision is a common (but not commonly discussed) option to reduce their presence. There are several approaches to scar revision, including excision, skin grafts, flap surgery, and repositioning the scar so that it is less noticeable. Depending on your situation, we’ll work together to figure out the best option for you.