Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

Say the words “Cosmetic Surgery” and people’s minds usually go directly to women: BOTOX®™, Facelifts, and Breast Augmentation. But, we know from our successful New York Plastic Surgery Practice, men are most certainly embracing the power of surgical advancements to enhance their looks and physique. Just take a look at this list, The 10 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries For Men,” published on Excluding a few body-based procedures, such as Liposuction or Breast Reduction, the bulk of the procedures requested by men revolve around anti-aging procedures for a more youthful and vital appearance, or to correct facial features — like the nose or ears — that have plagued them for years.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Plastic Surgery procedures that appeal to men.

Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common Cosmetic Surgery procedures requested by men of all ages. The nose is a funny thing — even the slightest amount of disproportion can affect the way a person views himself or herself in the mirror. This is especially true if an individual was teased about the size or shape of their nose when they were a child or adolescent. Rhinoplasty procedures are performed to alter the size and/or shape of the nose in a way that is in better proportion with existing facial features. Dr. Slupchynskyj has revolutionized Rhinoplasty procedures, specifically Ethnic Rhinoplasty, with hisSLUPimplant™, which uses a custom carved silastic implant.

Otoplasty. This is one of the cosmetic procedures that is actually requested more frequently by men than by women. There are several reasons for this. The first of which is that men usually wear their hair shorter than women, which makes their ears more prominent. Otoplasty, also called Ear Pinning (although no pinning is involved), can be used to change the shape of the ear, or it can be used to prevent the ears from sticking out perpendicularly to the head. Again, facial proportion is the key. The doctor will use precise facial measurements to determine the size and shape that works best with your natural features.

Brow Lifts. One of the first signs of aging in a man are the brow lines, or brow sag, that begins to appear as skin elasticity decreases with age. This can be more dramatic in men due to their naturally prominent brow lines and shaggier eyebrows. Over time, the brow line can droop significantly, causing a hooded look as the eyebrows begin to sag over the upper eyelids. A Brow Lift can be used to gently raise the eyebrow line, which helps to alleviate the hooded look and will ease wrinkle lines. This procedure is often paired with an Eyelid Lift, to help remove excess eyelid skin that can begin to sag both above and below the eyes. BOTOX®™ injections can be used to further diminish frown lines or creases along the brow line or between the eyes.

Face and Neck Lifts. Another common complaint for older men is the “jowly” look that can occur as the cheeks begin to sag. Again, the culprit is decreased collagen production. This will also affect the skin on the neck. A Facelift and/or Neck Lift can be used to remove excess skin and gently stretch the skin to its normal position. The goal is to create a natural, healthy, younger skin tone – it should not pull the skin so taught that it appears stretched or shiny.

BOTOX®™ injections. BOTOX®™ injections have revolutionized the world of Cosmetic Surgery because they allow Plastic Surgeons to create significant improvements in regards to anti-aging treatments without using invasive surgical procedures.BOTOX®™ can be used in a variety of areas, most commonly the brow, around the nose, and the lips. It eliminates wrinkles and worry lines, smooths sagging skin, and re-plumps skin that may be sagging or deflating with age. BOTOX®™ injections can also be used to enhance lips, which can alter their shape with age, or can change as the result of long-time smoking. Many of our patients opt to use BOTOX®™ when they first notice the signs of aging on their face, and save more invasive Cosmetic Surgery techniques for when the signs of aging become more dramatic.

Are you interested in learning more about Cosmetic Surgery for men?

Please contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj and schedule a consultation. You will have the chance to share your concerns, ask questions and learn more about the Cosmetic Surgery procedures we offer for our male clientele. In addition to viewing before and after photos, we will use enhanced digital technology that allows you to see what you will look like after your surgery is complete. Don’t let the signs of aging, or a disproportionate facial feature, affect the way you view yourself, or the way the world views you.

What’s the Difference Between Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery?

Brow and Eyelid Lift Surgery are both cosmetic procedures that reverse the natural droop, or sag, that occurs as skin elasticity begins to weaken. Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift Surgeries may be partially or completely paid for by medical insurance carriers if the weakened tissues have begun to compromise an individual’s peripheral vision. 

In both cases, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj to discuss your areas of concern. In many instances, patients who come in with the desire to have Eyelid Lift Surgery find that it is actually a sagging brow line that is causing their upper eyelids to droop. For these patients, a Brow Lift is actually the best solution for a younger and more youthful appearance. In other situations, a patient may come in thinking a Brow Lift is the way to go when, in fact, it is only excessive eyelid tissue causing their more wrinkled countenance. 

Using precise facial measurements, the doctor will be able to tell you which procedure will be the best for your needs. Sometimes, patients require a combination of both to achieve their desired results. Although these surgical procedures are related, they are not the same. Here are some of the differences:

The procedure: Both Brow Lifts and Eyelid Lift Surgery require local anesthesia. 

Brow Lift: With a Brow Lift, the surgeon will make small incisions along the hair line and the temples in order to readjust the brow position, and remove excess skin and tissue if necessary. In some cases, the incisions may be made from ear to ear along the crown of the scalp, rather than the hairline and temples, requiring a longer incision and recovery time. Many Brow Lifts are now done using less-invasive endoscopy, using a small, specialized camera to work under the tissue line. Incisions are usually closed using removable or absorbable stitches, surgical adhesive, tape and special clips.

Eyelid Lift Surgery: During this procedure, the doctor will make small incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, and potentially the lower lash line, to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. In some cases, these incisions and stitches are executed on the underside of the eyelid to further minimize scar visibility. Incisions are typically closed using absorbable or removable stitches, surgical tape, or adhesives.

The recovery: The recovery for both procedures is similar. There will be minimal if any pain, and possible swelling, and bruising for the first several days. You must adhere to the doctor’s recommendations in regards to post-surgical care in order to reduce inflammation and keep scarring to a minimum. Cold compresses can be used to reduce swelling and pain. The doctor will probably prescribe a mild pain medication to be taken for the first week. You must be careful to protect your healing skin from direct sunlight, and strenuous activities are prohibited for the first few weeks to a month.

Brow Lift: In addition to the bandages, you may also have a thin tube inserted in order to drain excess blood and fluid that can collect under the skin. The bandages and tube will be removed about a week after your surgery. 

Eyelid Lift Surgery: Your doctor may loosely cover your eyes with gauze for added recovery protection. In addition to medication, you will be given antibiotic ointment and/or salve to facilitate healing and prevent dry eyes. You must be diligent about wearing very dark glasses whenever you are exposed to sunlight for the first few weeks after your surgery.

Please contact Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj to schedule your free, private consultation for more information regarding our Brow Lift and Eyelid Lift Surgery.  

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