Dispelling Facial Plastic Surgery Myths for Men

Did you know that according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent a whopping $15 billion on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2016, up from $10 billion in 2011? Not surprisingly, the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures has grown as well. Can you guess which two procedures men want most? Two of the top surgical procedures for men were eyelid surgery (28,025) and facelifts (13,702).

Despite the growing popularity in some circles, cosmetic surgery for men is still not discussed openly. If you’re curious about men and cosmetic surgery we’d like to dispel a few myths for you:

Myth No. 1: Plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation are for women

Even though, statistically, women make up the bulk of plastic surgery procedures, every year more and more men are seeking help to rejuvenate their looks and regain their confidence. Celebrities like Gene Simmons, Barry Manilow, Howard Stern and even American Idol judge Simon Cowell have openly discussed their cosmetic procedures – from facelifts to Botox injections, and in doing so have helped bring this once-taboo subject into mainstream conversation.

Myth No. 2: Men won’t look like themselves after a facelift

While there used to be a certain degree of truth in this twenty and even ten years ago, with the traditional facelift (where faces had that stretched or over-tightened appearance), the modern facelift has evolved significantly to result in a very natural look. Accomplishing a natural-looking facelift is both a science and an art – and, as you can guess, the results can vary enormously between plastic surgeons. If you are interested in learning more about the natural-looking facelift, we recommend that you read Dr. Flaharty’s latest book on facial rejuvenation, Young Again. You can purchase it on Amazon or call our office to receive a complimentary copy.

Myth No. 3: Men are required to get extra time off work for plastic surgery

This also used to be true, with patients (both men and women) having had to hide themselves away for weeks after any facial plastic surgery procedure. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. At Azul, facelift and eyelift patients can resume their lives within days, not weeks (with the exception of heavy exercise, so as not to compromise the sutures).

Myth No. 4: Facial plastic surgery for men is only for the rich and famous

Even though we referred to some celebrities above who have been open about their plastic surgery, the reality is that if these procedures were only for them, plastic surgery wouldn’t be a 15-billion-dollar industry! The vast majority of male plastic surgery patients are neither rich nor famous! They’re more often just regular men who are looking to restore their confidence, look more youthful and feel better about themselves.

Myth No. 5: Facial plastic surgery lasts forever

While many plastic surgery procedures are long-lasting and can give you years, if not decades, of happiness, there are many factors that come into play in the longevity of a procedure – such as ongoing sun exposure, skin condition and lifestyle factors (such as if you smoke or not). And while plastic surgery can erase years, the clock does keep ticking! Having a good skincare regimen, getting regular facials, having surgical touch-ups and staying in good health are extremely important to ensure your results last as long as possible!

Eyelid surgery and facelifts are just two of the procedures we offer here at Azul to help you on your way to a fully harmonious rejuvenation. Dr. Flaharty understands men’s specific needs and the desire to maintain their masculine look – to still look like themselves, just more youthful and revitalized. Check out our Just for Men section to find out more about his personalized approach to men’s procedures.

If you’d like to learn more about all of our surgical and non-surgical procedures, or our or medical spa treatments, please give us a call at (239) 415-7576, or visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com. You can also contact us to ask any questions you may have, or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty, so you can discover your path to a truly customized rejuvenation, that’s just right for you!

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