If you’re dissatisfied with something about the way you look, but thought cosmetic procedures were only for women, it’s time to reconsider that opinion. Societal norms put a high amount of pressure on men to maintain a youthful, healthy and attractive appearance, and that’s why more and more male patients are seeking to correct aspects that are affecting their self-confidence or putting them at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for jobs or potential romantic partners. Here are eight great cosmetic procedures for men to consider.
1. Breast Reduction
You exercise and eat right, but you still just can’t seem to shed those dreaded “man boobs.” You may feel self-conscious when taking off your shirt in the locker room or at the beach – or, you’re uncomfortable about the way your chest looks, even when you have your shirt on. If this sounds like you, you may be among the 40 to 60 percent of men with gynecomastia, which is a medical condition that causes men to develop excess breast tissue.
Men seeking breast reduction surgery have absolutely no reason to feel ashamed. In fact, it is becoming increasingly popular for men to get this surgical procedure to restore their self-esteem. During a male breast reduction surgery, Dr. O’Daniel will remove extra fat and tighten the remaining tissue for an uplifted appearance.
2. Chin Augmentation
Chin implants are especially gaining in popularity among younger men, who feel increased pressure to look their best due to the popularity of online dating sites like Tinder and Grindr. Men, in particular, may feel that a small chin or weak jawline is accentuating a disproportional appearance among other facial features like their forehead or nose, in addition to making them look less masculine.
While you can successfully reshape many areas of your body through a diet and exercise regimen, no amount of time in the gym will help you achieve the chiseled jawline you desire. Men with a receding chin are ideal candidates for a chin augmentation procedure, which involves either inserting a biocompatible silicone implant on top of the chin bone, or shifting the chin forward and wiring it into position.
3. Tummy Tuck
Many men who want to look more physically attractive spend hours in pursuit of those six-pack abs we all see in magazines. However, it can be an uphill battle to accomplish that goal on your own. Heredity plays a major role in the distribution of our body fat, and unhealthy habits don’t help us, either.
If you’re a man struggling to get rid of a potbelly or paunch, there are many factors, both social and environmental, that might be keeping you from losing that fat and looking your best. That’s why tummy tuck surgeries are on the rise among male patients who are seeking a toned, tight abdominal region. In a tummy tuck, Dr. O’Daniel will remove excess belly fat and tighten lax abdominal muscles. If most of your belly fat is below your navel, you may be a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck, which creates less scarring and has a shorter healing time.
Aging causes the skin’s support structure to weaken, allowing it to sag and droop. A facelift can help correct this issue by lifting facial muscles vertically and tightening the skin. Dr. O’Daniel uses a technique called the vertical plane facelift in conjunction with fat injections to help reduce slack skin and deep facial wrinkles in male patients who have lost volume in their faces during the aging process. He can help men look more youthful and attractive by reducing undesirable effects of aging such as jowls and a downturned mouth.
5. Neck Lift
Our necks are another area that shows visible signs of aging, but a skilled surgeon such as Dr. O’Daniel can correct this issue with a neck lift surgery – performed as a standalone procedure, or in combination with a facelift. During a neck lift, the doctor will remove excess skin and fatty deposits, tightening muscles and creating a smoother neck and more clearly defined jawline.
Many men are frustrated by pockets of body fat that fail to respond to our attempts to diet and exercise. Even men who live a healthy lifestyle can develop undesirable fat deposits in areas like their “love handles,” buttocks, legs, knees, chin, cheeks and neck that prevent them from reaching their fitness goals and feeling their best.
If you have worked diligently to reach your target weight, but still feel like stubborn fat is making parts of your body appear disproportional, you may be a good candidate for liposuction, which can surgically reshape and recontour those problem areas and improve your self-esteem.
One of the most consistently popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from targeted areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. The surgery involves making small incisions in the treatment area, then suctioning out the underlying fat through a narrow tube called a cannula.
7. Eyelid Lift
Are you tired of looking tired? If droopy upper eyelids and puffy lower eyelids are making you look fatigued, angry or sad, consider an eyelid lift surgery, also called a blepharoplasty. Because the skin around your eyes is so thin, it is more susceptible to sagging and developing wrinkles as you get older.
Blepharoplasty is a relatively simple cosmetic procedure that can remove excess fat and tissue from the eyelids, as well as reduce puffiness below the eye. Dr. O’Daniel uses his eye for detail and surgical skills to perform blepharoplasty on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both, depending on each patient’s needs.
8. Brow Lift
Much like an eyelid lift, a brow lift can help men appear younger and provide them with a more approachable and friendly face. If you have deep brow furrows and frown lines or a sagging forehead that has given your eyes a shadowed appearance, an endoscopic brow lift is a good choice for you. This technique uses small incisions in conjunction with a specially designed camera to reposition the muscles of the forehead, resulting in a more youthful-looking brow line. The endoscopic procedure is far less invasive than older brow lift methods, and there is no risk of overcorrection, so you won’t have to worry about looking permanently startled after the surgery.
Discover the Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery
If you’re a man who would like to regain your self-esteem and look younger or more refreshed, you may be an excellent candidate for one or more of these procedures. Contact Louisville Plastic Surgery for a personalized consultation with Dr. O’Daniel to discuss the procedures you are considering and your options for looking and feeling your very best.