Cosmetic surgery has long been the secret weapon of women who want to look as young as they feel. Now men are catching on to their secret; each year male patients account for a growing percentage of all facial surgeries performed in the US. It might (or might not) surprise you to learn that men and women both tend to choose similar procedures, though they may arrive at these choices in different ways.
As a specialist in aesthetic facial surgery for over twenty years, Dr. Patrick Flaharty understands that men seek treatments for different reasons than women, and may want to achieve different goals. While women tend to choose procedures to achieve subtle results that often require maintenance over time, men generally seek “one-and-done” treatments that produce immediately perceptible results. Azul offers a range of facial plastic surgeries and other procedures customized for men, including non-invasive skin treatments.
The eyes are usually the first thing people look at to determine a man’s age, health and alertness. Sagging eyelids and wrinkles at the corners can add years to your perceived age, and make you look more tired or upset. Since men are far less likely than women to follow a skincare regimen or use makeup to camouflage signs of aging, it makes sense that eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty, in medical terms) is a popular option for men over 50. Excess skin is removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids to alleviate the effects of time and gravity. The procedure may also involve removing — or adding — fat to smooth out bags and wrinkles, while preserving your vigorous, masculine look. Eyelid surgery is often combined with an endoscopic brow lift, which is the best surgical option to minimize deep lines and creases on the forehead.
The facelift, of course, is a classic favorite, not only for women, but for men as well. In 2015, 12% of all facelifts done in the US were performed on men… and they’re expected to catch up to women within the next decade. Dr. Flaharty uses his expertise in facial plastic surgery to tighten the skin of the cheeks, jawline and neck. Azul even has a specific facelift for men, as well as customized men’s neck lifts that get rid of excess skin and fat. Chin and cheek enhancements are also popular among men — soft, flexible implants provide natural-looking, masculine facial contours. Depending on your skin condition and other factors, Dr. Flaharty may advise trying dermal fillers or Botox before you decide on a more permanent surgical procedure.
Contact Azul to find out more about which facial surgeries and treatments can give you the boost in confidence and energy to help you stay at the top of your game professionally and romantically. Dr. Flaharty and his team also understand that discretion is especially important to men who choose cosmetic facial surgery, and will provide the best care to ensure that you’re back on your feet as quickly as possible, with no one the wiser (unless, of course, you tell them). Join the growing number men who have discovered the benefits of cosmetic surgery and facial care to help them defy aging and keep looking — and feeling — their best.