Men are just as likely as women to notice wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and puffy eyes. Even though it is true that men have stronger facial muscles and thicker skin than women, they are not immune to the effects of sun damage, weight fluctuations, and aging. Some men chose to ignore these changes in their appearance, but more and more, guys are becoming more proactive with aesthetic issues.
While women still heavily out number men in the cosmetic surgeon’s office, the numbers are changing. Last year, nearly 1 million men had some type of cosmetic surgery procedure; that is up 10% from 2011 and 106% from 1997. In Europe the male and female cosmetic surgery patient populations are nearly equally balanced. As the stereotypes of typical plastic surgery patients wane, and men become more comfortable in taking care of their appearance, the rise in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedure will continue to grow.
Men change differently as they age, and their bodies are naturally built differently; making their needs and expectations different from women. Dr. Basile is extremely aware of the unique male anatomy; he tailors each procedure with a specific technique and approach geared with the individual male patient in mind.
The Male Lift Procedure:
Doctor Basile always begins by having a private, one-on-one consultation with each patient. This allows time for a mutual trust to grow, the medical history to be reviewed, and aesthetic goals discussed. Here, a surgical plan will be developed for the individual patient. This is an important part of the Male Lift process, as men should feel comfortable with their choice for aesthetic surgery.
A Male Lift can consist of a variety of surgical options, depending on the patient’s specific goals. Treatments can be used alone or in combination, maximizing an individual’s results. The Male Lift procedures include:
Browlift – A smoothing of the forehead and raising the tissue above the eyebrows. This is accomplished through small incisions under the hairline, through which excess skin is removed, muscles realigned, the skin tightened.
Blepharoplasty – The Eyelid Lift will eliminate the sagging skin of the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure improves the look of the eyes, making the face appear more awake and refreshed.
Facelift – The Facelift procedure reduces sagging skin and tissues of the cheeks, under the eyes, and around the jowls/chin. The surgical treatment also addresses the deep creases that appear by the nose and around the edges of the mouth.
Non-surgical procedures are becoming increasingly popular with men, as well as women. These have the benefit of taking only minutes in the cosmetic surgeon’s office, require little to no downtime, and the results can last from four to twelve months.
Botox: These tiny injections work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Working best on the forehead, between the eyebrows (Frown Lines), and around the eyes (Crow’s Feet), Botox will smooth facial lines and creases for up to four months. Besides improving skin texture, botox will make the face look less tense and angry.
Dermal Fillers: Small injections of Dermal Fillers can add volume to areas that become depleted over time, such as the cheek and under the eye. Lines around the nose and mouth can be eliminated with Dermal Fillers, as well. Results are immediate and last up to a year.
To get more information on the Male Lift procedures – or any of the other procedures at Basile Plastic Surgery, call our office today. We are centrally located in beautiful Naples, Florida. If you need any travel assistance, please don’t hesitate to let us know.