Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Just For Men

With society’s growing emphasis on health and keeping fit, it is only natural for both men and women to want their facial appearance to reflect their physical vitality, energy and well being.

Facial plastic surgery for men has become much more commonplace in today’s world and men are choosing to have cosmetic surgery in increasing numbers.

Often, men are looking for a career advantage as a side benefit to facial cosmetic enhancements. This decade finds men and women staying longer in the workforce, while every year a new group of graduates seek to begin their careers.

A younger look can express an ability to compete against younger co-workers and help to provide a boost in self-confidence and esteem.

A rejuvenated look can indicate a ‘can do’ attitude, while a tired or worried expression can give the wrong impression to business associates and prospective employers.

An increasing number of men are interested in correcting facial imperfections or injuries from their childhood with scar revision or reconstructive procedures. Whereas many middle-aged men are looking for a more sculpted, youthful profile. They prefer to eliminate the signs of aging such as the frown lines on the forehead or the tired look of bags under the eyes.

For men who do not want to commit to a longlasting cosmetic enhancement there are new alternatives to surgery for frown lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Botox® and collagen, are commonly used to restore skin to a more youthful appearance, smooth out frown lines, eliminate forehead creases and reverse the presence of scars. These nonsurgical treatments can be done during a regular office visit and without interrupting a busy work schedule.

Men's faces present special considerations. The brow and hairline are more pronounced and their beard patterns affect positioning. Another concern for men is getting rid of ‘turkey waddle’ or the loose skin that hangs under the chin. This can be achieved with liposuction of the neck or in some cases a neck lift may provide the most dramatic improvement. The most common procedures requested by men include liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facial implants, brow lifts and facelifts.

Several significant factors for men include the richer blood supply and thicker skin of a man’s face, which can influence both healing and scarring. In addition, the pattern of hair growth for the beard, sideburns and forehead must also be carefully evaluated.

In men with thinning hair or a receding hairline, it becomes even more important for the surgeon to choose the right technique to hide and camouflage scars for the best results. The true expertise and knowledge of the surgeon are revealed by the many distinct challenges presented in male cosmetic surgery.

During a consultation appointment, Dr. Branham  and Dr. Chi will explain the unique features that define the more rugged, chiseled look of the male face. And because the dominant features of a man’s face are very different from the softer, rounder profile that women prefer, the facial plastic surgeon you choose should be experienced in both.

As men and women become better educated about cosmetic surgery through the news media and television, they feel more comfortable with seeking medical advice on how to improve their appearance. Although women have led the way in seeking facial enhancements, there is no longer a stigma attached to men who
are considering cosmetic treatments and cosmetic surgery.
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Featuring Dr. Gregory Branham discussing 'Facial Cosmetic Enhancements' with Donna Linn at Showmetalkradio.com Just click to listen or download..