Cosmetic surgery is no longer solely the province of women, for a growing number of men are undergoing plastic surgery. Like women, many men are also plagued by the physical changes that accompany aging and want to turn back the clock. Others simply want to change some aspect of their appearance for the better. Fortunately, they have a variety of options that can help them do so. Cosmetic procedures for men include the following:
• Eyelid surgery
• Neck lift
• Brow lift
Men may also choose such non-surgical procedures as dermal fillers and BOTOX injections. A combination of these can be used, but the results don’t last as long as the real thing. They can help men who are just beginning to show the signs of aging and/or are uncertain about surgery.
What Does a Facelift Involve?
A facelift is a surgical procedure done to tighten sagging and loose skin. It can be done or on its own or along with another procedure. Many clients choose to have a facelift and neck lift done together, as a neck lift is done to tighten loose skin around the neck. It can, thus, help eradicate a double chin.
Depending on what needs to be done, a facelift can take some time. The surgeon may choose from a number of different techniques, but he will most likely tighten facial muscles, remove excess skin, and reduce wrinkles.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Involve?
Eyelid surgery, more formally known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It can be done on its own or along with another procedure like a brow lift. It is performed to correct a drooping eyelid, puffy bags under the eyelid, or excess skin. In all cases, the surgeon will work to restore the original and natural contours of the eyelids.
Unlike many of the other cosmetic surgery procedures, which are strictly cosmetic, eyelid surgery can have a functional aspect. In some cases, the eyelid’s skin can become so distended that it actually obscures the patient’s vision.
Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
The ideal candidate will be in good overall health and have realistic expectations. Smoking can increase the risk of complications, so patients who smoke should quit before the procedure. The patient should also be at a healthy and stable weight. Obesity can increase the risk of complications, and weight fluctuations can impair the results of the surgery.