Natural-Looking Facial Rejuvenation for Men
When it comes to plastic surgery, things don’t always have to look so plastic.
Recent trends in plastic surgery have included more natural-looking rejuvenation treatments, minimally invasive procedures, customization, and a lot more interest from men.
Most men are looking for discreet yet effective improvement that leaves just enough imperfection to look natural. Thanks to advances in facial plastic surgery over the last few decades, there are many options for fighting facial aging without resorting to an invasive and in-depth procedure like the facelift. So what are some natural-looking options for men seeking anti-aging procedures?
Skin Treatments and Injectables
Because many men are not interested in the idea of invasive surgery for facial rejuvenation, skin treatments and non-invasive injectable procedures are very popular. These treatments tend to be affordable, minimally invasive, effective, and suitable for most patients. Some of the most popular procedures include:
Botox is a very popular injectable treatment that relaxes facial muscles to temporarily ease wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. It requires no downtime and lasts about 3-4 months on average per treatment.
Dermal fillers are another injectable treatment that “fill” in wrinkles and can help subtly make up for lost volume in the face. These treatments last 6-12 months on average, depending on the formula, and require no downtime.
A skin refreshing and resurfacing method, chemical peels are a versatile type of treatment that can improve the skin and even reduce signs of aging (with more in-depth peels). Peels help old, damaged skin peel off following treatment, revealing new, healthier skin beneath. Chemical peels vary in intensity and effectiveness, with some requiring little downtime and others taking up to a few weeks for healing.
Laser treatments can vary in intensity, but traditional laser peels are effective for anti-aging and sun damage, helping to replace and renew the skin. Recovery from laser treatments can take up to a few weeks.
A sagging brow is often an early sign of aging that men grapple with, but fortunately there is a minimally invasive surgery available to help improve this appearance. The endoscopic browlift uses a small camera through tiny incisions to access and allow the surgeon to tighten and smooth out the brow. Most patients can return to work about a week following endoscopic browlift.
Droopy eyelids and “bags” beneath the eyes can affect overall expression, leading to a look of perpetual exhaustion, irritation, or other negative emotions. The eyes are often one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging, and blepharoplasty is a popular eyelid surgery to help fight these changes. Surgery is performed to remove excess skin and reposition fat deposits for a refreshed appearance that looks natural.
While not considered a form of facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty is a common procedure among men. Many men are concerned with crooked or twisted noses, or large nasal humps, and rhinoplasty can help improve the aesthetics of the nose and overall balance of the face. Plastic surgeons must take care to retain the masculine qualities of the nose while addressing the aesthetic issues and breathing problems, if applicable. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex plastic surgery procedures available, as the nose has both functional and aesthetic qualities, and the surgery involves many different variables.
Recovery from rhinoplasty is a gradual process, with patients returning to work within two weeks, and swelling going down over a period of months, often taking up to a year or more to subside fully.
Men seek cosmetic rejuvenation for the same reasons women do—to increase self-confidence and look more in tune with how they feel. Many men also seek plastic surgery to stay competitive in their career and keep up with younger colleagues. Whatever the reason, patients should make sure they are making the changes on their terms, and without outside influence. Plastic surgery is deeply personal, and should not be done to please anyone but the patient.
A Conservative Approach
If you’re concerned about looking “overdone”, then it’s important that you find a surgeon who understands your needs and the trends in male plastic surgery. A talented facial plastic surgeon will be able to take a conservative approach and customize his or her techniques to help you meet your anti-aging goals.
If you would like to speak with an expert and discuss your options for facial rejuvenation, you will want to seek out an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon who can answer your questions and give you reliable advice. Your consultations with prospective surgeons will allow you to ask questions, develop rapport, and have your candidacy assessed.
Dr. Rami K. Batniji is a double board-certified surgeon who focuses on facial procedures. He has helped many men achieve subtle rejuvenation with a variety of procedures. If you would like to meet with Dr. Batniji at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach (949-650-8882) or Beverly Hills (310-467-2180), CA, call either location today to schedule your consultation.