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Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 by California Skin Institute

As social attitudes toward plastic surgery for men continue to change, California Skin Institute providers have found that the percentage of male patients coming in for treatment has also increased over the last few years. No longer do men have to deal with the social stigma of caring about their looks. Instead, many are embracing their desire to look and feel their best, with procedures like liposuction and gynecomastia surgery, eyelid surgery, face lifts, and rhinoplasty, among others.* Let’s take a closer look at how California Skin Institute providers have used cosmetic surgery to help our male patients, and how many of these procedures can sometimes be performed with only local anesthesia!* There are now many advancements in cosmetic surgery for men.

Face and Neck Rejuvenation for Men

The face and neck rejuvenation technique is designed to create a tighter, more athletic appearance in the neck and jawline.* However, this procedure may involve a number of different steps, depending on the specific concerns of the patient.*

Some patients may have excess fat in the area that may be difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone. This can be a problem, because the way our body stores fat is partly regulated by hormones, which can make neck fat especially difficult to lose.

For patients struggling with this issue, California Skin Institute providers can perform neck liposuction; a process that doesn’t simply target excess fat but also contours the area.*

Sagging skin or muscles are additional problems that can be effectively addressed with a submentoplasty or a face and neck lift.* A submentoplasty is a technique to correct the vertical muscle bands that develop over time.* These bands are actually edges of the platysma muscles which tend to become frayed with regular use. A submentoplasty can reduce the appearance of these edges and achieve a smooth neck line.*

For patients with more sagging of the neck bands and skin, a face and neck lift is a surgical procedure that offers the most improvement for the neck and face.* The lift and submentoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia as described originally by Dr. Morganroth of CSI’s Vertical Vector Facelift technique.*

For patients who do not have significant fat under the chin and are just starting to see a decrease in skin elasticity, treatments like Ultherapy (non-invasive ultrasound treatment) may also be a viable solution.*

Eye Lift for Men

The eye lift is a very delicate procedure designed to bring the shape of the eyes to their more youthful appearance.*

Firstly, we must consider that an eye lift can be performed either on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.* When it comes to the upper eyelid, the issue for many men comes from the loss of skin elasticity.* This causes the eyelid to droop, and can even lead to a partial covering of the pupil. All it takes is just a little bit of excess skin, and the effect on vision and appearance can be dramatic (Some individuals need to continuously keep their eyebrows raised to keep the eyelid from affecting their vision – a practice that isn’t just uncomfortable, but also increases the likelihood of forehead wrinkles.)*

California Skin Institute providers can correct this problem by removing excess skin and fat in the area, and tightening deeper facial structures.* This procedure can produce powerful outcomes and because the scar is hidden in the natural creases of the eyelid, others will not realize you’ve had the surgery.*

Additionally, some patients may need a correction of the lower eyelid excessive puffiness that projects tiredness.* Dr. Greg Morganroth utilizes a local anesthesia approach using a laser that does not leave a visible scar and does not require any stitches.* This technique achieves nice improvements that look even more balanced and natural without any scarring.*

Hair Restoration

In addition to facial surgical procedures, California Skin Institute providers have deep expertise in helping men treat baldness with hair transplant surgery.*

One of the most important things to keep in mind about hair restoration surgery is that our providers will use your very own hair follicles in the process. The surgery involves taking the follicles from the area of the scalp where they are most plentiful (typically the back of the head), and meticulously implanting them into the parts where hair loss has occurred.* Further, we are able to achieve natural outcomes because we carefully implant each follicle, considering your hair growth patterns and follicle implantation angle to create a very natural appearance.*

After the procedure is complete and the follicles begin to grow hair, the patient is able to get haircuts and treat their hair just as before.* It’s your own hair, and no special care is needed after the procedure is complete and you have fully healed.*

Body Sculpting with Tumescent Liposuction or Smart Liposuction

Men frequently seek to reshape the love handles, abdomen, or breasts with body sculpting techniques.* CSI is a leader in local anesthesia liposuction for these problem areas.* Within one or two hours, a man’s waist, abdomen, and breasts can be reduced with tumescent liposuction to restore a youthful contour to the chest and mid-section.* With a quick recovery, tumescent liposuction performed under local anesthesia is a great solution.*

Smart Liposuction is a laser-assisted form of local anesthesia tumescent liposuction.* The laser assists in fat removal and is reported to stimulate contraction of the skin to reduce extra skin.* This technique is more costly but provides an additional laser process beyond standard liposuction to stimulate skin tightening and fat reduction.*

Taking the First Step

If you’d like to learn more about how California Skin Institute custom-tailors cosmetic surgery for men, please get in touch with us.* We can help you understand all of your options, answer all of your questions, and help you start on a journey toward a new you!*

Getting in touch is easy! Just call a California Skin Institute practice near you, or send us a note through the Contact Form!

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.