Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Rejuvenation
Just as women often show signs of aging around the eyes, so too do men. The phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” may well be a true, but I would also add the statement that “the eyelids are the window treatments through which you see the soul.” Loose hanging furrowed skin, lateral brows that hang over the upper eyelids, and bulging fat pads below the eyelids with accentuated tear troughs put forth the image of fatigue and loss of vitality. This often results in friends and colleges asking if you are tired or if you are getting enough sleep. Fortunately, surgery to restore the upper eyelids to a crisp appearance with correction of any eyelid droop can be a game changer. The lower lids can be rejuvenated by removing excess fat.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Proportionality is everything. If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or how it blends with the rest of your face, then request a plastic surgeon to perform a facial analysis of you. If the nose seems big, maybe the lower face is out of place, such as a small lower jaw or chin. Often times, I will perform a chin augmentation with a rhinoplasty to provide a harmonious facial appearance. Nose surgery requires finesse and a keen understanding of the anatomy of the many sub-units of the nose. The key is to provide shape without feminizing the male nose. This is also a rather easy surgery to recover from and the patient can return to work within a week usually.
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
If you have excess fat and skin of the breast, which can also affect the size and shape of the nipple-areolar complex, this can project a very feminizing effect of the male chest. This can be a very disturbing condition for a man of any age, particularly in the teenage years. We see a bimodal distribution of people seeking treatment; those in their teenage years and men in their late forties and fifties who are seeking help to restore the loss of tone in their chest area.
Aesthetic surgery was once viewed as taboo or something to hide because it was perceived to be too self-indulgent, but now it has become more common place and in the minds of many its presence is looked upon as mainstream. Our population is living longer with better quality of life and people are remaining active and engaged. They wish to look as good as they feel and are no longer shy about requesting procedures to keep them looking their best.