Murphy Plastic Surgery February 19, 2016
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Plastic surgery practices and aesthetic clinics are seeing their male population increase year by year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “the percentage of procedures on male patients has remained steady at 8% for minimally invasive procedures and 13% for surgical procedures since 2010.” The million dollar question is, what do men really want cosmetically? Men don’t typically say things like, “I want to get rid of my crow’s feet,” or “these deep lines on my forehead really bother me.” Instead, they’ll relay to the physician or aesthetician that they want to look ‘less tired and tense.’ Male patients have a different use of verbiage than female patients, so it’s important that we as a practice adapt to the language that’s comfortable to them.

When businessmen wear suits and ties, their neck tends to be accentuated. In some cases, their double chin is accentuated. While surgical liposuction would do the trick, there are other less invasive options, especially if he’s hesitant about even stepping foot into a cosmetic office. Kybella and the CoolSculpting Mini can reduce the fat in that area, creating a more masculine jawline.

Popular procedure options for men are:

CoolSculpting: Men are commonly more apprehensive about invasive cosmetic procedures than women so CoolSculpting can be a fantastic option for the fearful guy. CoolSculpting is non-surgical which means no anesthesia and no pain. CoolSculpting can treat love handles in an hour and can even help reduce the dreaded “man-boobs.” Diet and exercise cannot always eliminate stubborn fat areas; but with CoolSculpting technology, these male patients can have a smoother, more contoured midsection. The best part? It can be performed during a lunch hour!

Eyelid Surgery: Men tend to show signs of aging between 50-55 years old. Blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery will help you avoid looking like your grandfather and give you a fresher, more youthful appearance. Recovery time is only 7-10 days.

Laser Resurfacing: Renews complexion, making it smoother and more even-toned, diminishing fine wrinkles and corrects uneven pigmentation.

Chemical Peels: Will remove the dead skin build up to combat rough, dull complexions. A series is often recommended.

Liposuction: Many men have stubborn fat areas around the abdomen/trunk; this will help create a more contoured midsection.

Gynecomastia (breast reduction): In some gynecomastia patients, the prominence is simply due to an excess of fat in the area, and liposuction can take care of the problem. More commonly, the prominence is due to an excess of breast tissue and fat both, and a small incision along the border of the areola (flat part of the nipple) is needed to remove the extra tissue. This gynecomastia surgery is typically combined with liposuction to feather the edges of tissue removal.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Murphy today. If you already had an initial consultation Dr. Murphy is more than happy to meet with you again and answer any lingering questions.