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An image of a man who has had facial plastic surgeryFacial plastic surgery isn’t just for women—men want to feel like their very best, most confident selves too. Looking your best boosts your self-esteem and confidence. When you look good, you feel good and project the best parts of yourself. 

Now more than ever before, men of all ages and walks of life are exploring facial plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance. What are the top cosmetic procedures for men, and why are more gents eager to explore facial plastic surgery? Let’s take a look.

Why Do Men Pursue Facial Plastic Surgery?

Men want to look and feel good about themselves. Just like women, they too look in the mirror and identify features they would like to change or enhance, and many are turning to cosmetic treatments to do just that. Some of the most common reasons for the increase in facial plastic surgery for men include:

Aging Workforce

People are staying in the workforce far longer than ever before, with many waiting until they hit their 70s or later to call it quits. Men in particular don’t want to appear irrelevant next to younger coworkers or miss out on opportunities to grow and succeed in the workplace. Fortunately, cosmetic procedures can boost your confidence at work if you’re feeling less-than-stellar about your appearance at the office or on Zoom calls.

Improved Techniques

Men currently occupy around 8 percent of the cosmetic surgery market, which is why facial plastic surgeons are learning to approach male features differently, with newly emerging surgeries and techniques specifically for male patients. Now, men can get facial plastic surgery to feel better about the way they look while still maintaining a natural, masculine appearance.

Increased Visibility

On social media, appearance is everything. Here’s how our founder, Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, explained how this impacts the cosmetic surgery industry: 

“Anyone who has ever asked a photographer to raise up a camera to capture the most flattering view can understand how our selfie culture might influence patients to seek out a cosmetic procedure. I’ve had patients show me their selfies and ask how they can improve their neck and chin contour. We also had a hair restoration patient admit that a photo taken outdoors in the sunlight drew his attention to his own hair loss and prompted him to explore options for a transplant.”

Reduced Stigma

More male patients are also sharing their cosmetic surgery experience with the masses. Once guys know their friends are getting procedures done, they’re less afraid to pursue a cosmetic procedure themselves. Men’s reviews, testimonials, and before and after photos are also making a significant impact when it comes to reducing the stigma around facial plastic surgery for men.

What should you be doing NOW to ensure you age gracefully? Check out our guide, Cosmetic Procedures For Every Decade Of Your Life."

Top 4 Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures For Men

You can restore your personal and professional confidence with one of the following male plastic surgery procedures:

1. Facelift

Between 2000-2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons saw a 19 percent increase in facelifts for men. Facelifts are the gold standard procedure to correct visible signs of aging on the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. Facelifts help improve the:

  • Appearance of the cheek and jowls
  • Contour of the chin and neckline
  • Deep creases and facial folds
  • Some fine lines and wrinkles

2. Neck Lift

A neck lift focuses on minimizing common neck, chin, and jawline issues that can come with age, such as turkey neck, muscle banding, and double chin. The procedure helps tighten neck muscles, reduces muscle banding, and minimizes fatty tissues for a more youthful, defined contour. There are nonsurgical and minimally invasive options as well: Dr. Clevens designed both the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ and Signature Profile Neck Lift™ to rejuvenate the neckline and address common signs of aging without extensive downtime.

3. Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate your appearance and improve your field of vision. It firms saggy eyelids, addresses under-eye bags, wakes up a tired appearance, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Men who pursue eyelid surgery ultimately benefit from appearing more rested and youthful—which is especially ideal if you’re concerned about aging in the workplace.

4. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that alters the size, shape, contour, and profile of your nose for a more symmetric appearance. Men and women alike seek out rhinoplasty to correct common nose concerns, such as nasal bumps and asymmetry. While it’s often purely cosmetic, rhinoplasty can also be functional, intended to improve breathing and sinus issues.

Moving Forward With Facial Plastic Surgery For Men

Facial plastic surgery for men is a growing phenomenon, giving them confidence back and helping them feel renewed—and the same can be true for you! 

Schedule your consultation with one of our specialist facial plastic surgeons to discuss your areas of concern, goals for your appearance, and desired results.

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