Trends in Male Plastic Surgery Part I: Facial Rejuvenation

August 28, 2020Bearded middle-aged man wearing glasses


Plastic surgery is not just for women. Although historically it has been mainly sought out by females, the male population represents the fastest growth in the cosmetic plastic surgical space.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures for males have increased by 27% since 2000, with liposuction, hair transplant, and BOTOX® Cosmetic seeing the most significant increases.

One of the main drivers of this phenomenon is that men realize the importance of looking their best aesthetically. Both men and women hold positions of leadership at the highest levels of business and industry. However, more recently, men have begun to appreciate the importance of the way they look both professionally and personally.

Men who are in the sales industry, for example, understand that a more youthful candidate may end up vying for their position. Men also understand the importance of the way they look with respect to personal societal relationships. They notice that their significant other places importance on their appearance.

These are just some of the driving factors responsible for the following trends in male plastic surgery.

Determining What’s Best for Your Needs

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to aesthetic procedures and both Dr. Gopathi and  Dr. Ravi understand this intimately. Taking time to truly listen to and understand each of our patients, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi are here to provide honest and useful input about your options and to guide you towards the procedures that will have the most significant impact on your appearance.

If you are looking to make a change to your appearance, give us a call at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Facial rejuvenation

As you age, volume loss in the face – as well as loss of the bony support structure and inferior descent of the deep structures of the face – results in an aged appearance. In addition, wrinkles appear more prominently in areas that are perpendicular to the action of the underlying muscles.

As men age, they also lose volume in their lips. The periorbital area appears older and the brow descends. Transverse forehead rhytids (wrinkle lines) as well as vertical rhytids in between the eyebrows and the typical crow’s feet also appear in men but are more pronounced typically than in women.

The neck contour begins to age. Submental fat increases both in the chin and separation of the platysma muscle may occur.  As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity as collagen production decreases. This results in double chin and loose jowls.

In order to rejuvenate the entire face, the top third, middle 3rd, and lower third of the face must be addressed. This involves the use of neuromodulators to reduce dynamic wrinkles of the face. Neurotoxins include BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® and have seen an increase of 403% in use by men over the last 20 years.

The use of hyaluronic acid such as Juvéderm and Voluma, Hydroxyapatite such as Radiesse or biostimulants such as Sculptra Aesthetic may be required in order to correct the volume loss. Soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers have seen an increase of nearly 100% since 2000.

A microneedling and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling may be required in order to rejuvenate the periorbital area. This procedure can address dark circles and puffy skin underneath the eyes and lift drooping eyelids to produce a more alert and youthful appearance.

A brow lift may be required either surgically or non-surgically with neuromodulators to rejuvenate the upper third of the face. A brow lift can reduce creases along the forehead and give lift to sagging or droopy eyebrows.

A facelift may be required in severe cases of jowling or midfacial descent to resuspend the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), which is the network of underlying tissue, muscle, and fascia that supports facial structure.

A neck lift may be required in order to rejuvenate this area. Newer techniques and technologies such as radiofrequency with the use of the FaceTite and EMBRACE- RF protocol offers an excellent minimally invasive option in select patients to help improve the contour of the neck without the downtime of surgery. This can be combined with chin liposuction to improve the contour of the neck.

Equally important is addressing the quality of the skin of the face. This can be done with resurfacing techniques with lasers and radiofrequency micro-needling devices such as Morpheus 8.

Basic maintenance treatments with the use of HYDRAFACIAL and certain skincare lines such as the ZO Skin Health and REVISION skincare lines can be used to help treat and maintain the youthfulness of the face.

Chemical peels are recommended to maintain the results with surgery and may be beneficial prior to surgery to improve skin quality.

In summary, men represent a growing population of clients interested in cosmetic plastic surgery. In the present day, social media, as well as a constant pressure to look one’s best especially in both the professional and personal setting is a driving force behind this. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Contact Us to Learn More

To schedule a consultation at our Houston office, please call Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 today. We welcome patients from Memorial, Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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