Contrary to popular belief, many men are just as concerned about the aging process as women are. In fact, statistics show that a growing number of men are becoming more proactive in maintaining a younger-looking appearance by undergoing cosmetic enhancement.
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Abhay Gupta treats hundreds of men each year who wish to turn back the clock with either surgical or non-surgical cosmetic enhancement. Here, the surgeon discusses the most popular anti-aging plastic surgery procedures he offers for men.
Facelift is the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. The procedure addresses multiple signs of aging on the middle and lower areas of the face, including deep folds between the nose and mouth, sagging skin on the cheeks and jawline, and displaced fat. Facelift can also be combined with neck lift to eliminate excess skin and pockets of fat on the neck and underneath the chin.
Not ready for surgery? Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to treat lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. It’s become so popular among men that it has even garnered a nickname: “Brotox.” The injectable treatment temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for creating common facial expressions like smiling and frowning that form noticeable wrinkles and creases over time. When injected, Botox smooths out the overlying wrinkles for a smoother appearance.
Sunken or hollowed out cheeks are one of the most obvious signs of age. Cheek implants are a great way to restore youthful fullness and roundness to cheeks that have lost volume over time. There are two basic types of cheek implants: malar implants are used to create a high cheekbone profile and submalar implants are placed on the lower half of the cheeks to round out the facial appearance.
Dermal fillers can also be used to restore fullness to the cheeks and are a good option for men who are hesitant to undergo invasive surgery and extensive recovery. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin using a fine needle to almost instantly plump up the facial appearance. There is no downtime with dermal fillers and results are temporary, lasting anywhere from three months to several years depending on the specific product.
Puffy upper eyelids and under-eye bags create a tired, frustrated and aged look. Eyelid surgery removes drooping skin on the upper eyelids and excess skin and fat on the lower eyelids. With eyelid surgery, men can not only look younger, but more energetic and well-rested as well.
To discuss your anti-aging goals with Dr. Gupta, please schedule a consultation by calling or emailing Gupta Plastic Surgery today.
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