Plastic surgery isn’t just for women—and it hasn’t been for a while. In 2019, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men underwent 8 percent of all cosmetic procedures. While the number of men who had plastic surgery last year dipped by 2 percent, there still were 211,000 plastic surgeries performed on men and 1.3 million cosmetic procedures performed overall on male patients. In this article, your board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, explores the trend of why men consider plastic surgery.
Seeking professional cosmetic work is no longer taboo for men
We live in an image-conscious society. That affects men as much as it does women. A man is just as likely to have a lower self-image because he thinks he looks older than he actually is. By choosing to have plastic surgery, a man can turn back the clock, ending up with a new look that is younger, more refreshed, and rejuvenating. Plastic surgery also can enhance a man’s masculine features – a sculpted jawline or a defined chin, making a man appear more rugged, attractive, and—well—manly. These procedures, combined with a neck lift to eliminate the sagging skin that creates a double chin or “turkey neck,” can make a dramatic difference in a man’s facial features. In many cases, Dr. Preminger’s male patients opt to have a facelift and a neck lift performed at the same time. This means only undergoing one surgery and making a single recovery while reaping all the benefits of your procedures once recovery is complete.
Looking to address something specific about your appearance, gentlemen? Eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat around the eyes. Rhinoplasty, the technical term for a nose job, can correct any issues with shape, size, and definition. Rhinoplasty also can repair a deviated septum, which, if you’re a snorer, your partner will thank you!
When to Consider a Male Facelift
Many men experience a “midlife crisis” when they reach middle age, and changes in appearance can be one of the chief triggers. How you look as a man can play a major factor in determining your overall quality of life. It can impact you personally, professionally, and romantically. These are the reasons many men consider getting a facelift.
What risks are involved?
Men face a higher risk of hematoma, or blood pooling, in the facial area after surgery due to their facial hair and thicker skin. That’s why it’s important to choose a plastic surgeon with specific experience working with male patients, like Dr. Preminger. She knows how to minimize the risk of complications before and after surgery. Always ensure the plastic surgeon you choose is board-certified.
Male Plastic Surgery in Manhattan
If you’re ready to look younger and feel better about yourself, why wait? You owe it to yourself as a man to feel confident. That’s why Dr. Preminger is waiting to meet with you. She is a board-certified, Ivy League-educated plastic surgeon who is ready to use her expertise to help meet your aesthetic goals. Ready to find out more? Just call our office at (212) 706-1900 or reach out by visiting our website. We continue to serve our patients located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan or anywhere in New York City.