While women still represent the majority of plastic surgery patients, more men are pursuing cosmetic enhancement. This is according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which recently revealed that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018, a 29 percent increase since 2000.
Read on as Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Lloyd Landsman discusses some of the ways men benefit from plastic surgery.
Turning Back the Clock
Women are not the only ones who want to look and feel youthful and vibrant. Facial rejuvenation procedures are particularly popular among men age 55 and older, many of whom are re-entering the dating scene or want to keep up with their younger co-workers. Facelift and eyelid surgery have consistently been among the most popular cosmetic procedures among men. An expertly performed facelift can turn back the clock by 10 years, while eyelid surgery rejuvenates tired or aged eyes for a more alert and energetic eye appearance.
Improving the “Dad Bod”
Fatherhood makes it difficult for many men to exercise regularly or eat healthily. Men bothered by a paunchy, rounded, not-so-sculpted physique, known in pop culture as the “dad bod,” have several body contouring procedures at their disposal. Liposuction removes unwanted pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, while tummy tuck sculpts the midsection by removing loose, excess skin on the abdomen. The two procedures are often combined for more comprehensive results.
Looking Younger with No Downtime
Many men want to look and feel younger without the downtime associated with surgery. Cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers make this very possible as they can be administered in less than an hour. Many of Dr. Landsman’s male patients schedule their injectable treatment in a convenient lunchtime appointment. Botox is a great for smoothing out certain wrinkles while Juvederm, Restylane and other dermal fillers restore volume to flat or sunken facial areas.
If you’re considering undergoing cosmetic enhancement, schedule an appointment with one of Long Island’s most trusted plastic surgeons. Dr. Landsman will gladly explain your treatment options, as well as discuss all the possible benefits of each. Contact his practice by calling or emailing us today.