When it comes to aging, both men and women can suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. While it is commonly believed that women make up the majority of cosmetic surgery patients, men are also concerned about their physical appearance. Men often seek plastic surgery in order to regain a more alert and youthful appearance, especially for their faces. A recent study published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows that rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelifts were among the top five cosmetic surgeries for men in 2011. Although these procedures are also available to women, the reasons for seeking enhancement are different for men, and Dr. Fernando Burstein employs different techniques for each gender.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, remains one of the most popular procedures for men. The goal of rhinoplasty is to preserve the function of the nose while also enhancing its appearance. Rhinoplasty results can help a patient look up to ten years younger. Bone, tissue, and cartilage can be grafted or removed to modify the shape of the nose. Men and women have distinct structural differences, so male rhinoplasty calls for different aesthetics.
Another popular facial cosmetic procedure is blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery where Dr. Burstein may remove isolated fat deposits above or underneath the eyes. Excess skin and fat can lead to sagging eyelids or bags beneath the eyes. The technique in a male lower lid blepharoplasty is virtually the same as female blepharoplasty, with a small incision inside the eyelid’s membrane to remove fat without leaving noticeable scars. Usually less tissue is removed from the upper eyelids to maintain a more masculine appearance. Dr. Burstein may also combine laser resurfacing or a chemical peel to help rejuvenate facial skin.
Patients seeking facial rejuvenation to address their signs of aging may consider facelift surgery. Facelifts target areas of the face that have deep wrinkles and sagging skin. A facelift is meant to achieve a natural looking, younger appearance without making skin too tight or stretched. Dr. Burstein considers the anatomy of each patient’s face to determine the best method for eliminating excess skin and smoothing wrinkles. A full facelift for men normally targets the neck and jowls, forehead and nose. Patients can also opt for upper, lower, or mid-facelifts to target specific problem areas.
If you are concerned with achieving natural looking facelift results, it is imperative to find a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in performing the procedures you desire. If you are interested in these procedures or want to learn more about cosmetic procedures for both men and women, schedule a consultation today or visit Dr. Burstein’s website. Be sure to also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.