There is a common misconception about men—specifically, that they just don’t care about their looks in the same way that women do. Of course, this is a sweeping generalization, and what’s more, it doesn’t have much basis in reality. Most men do care about looking good, even if they’re hesitant to say so out loud; more often, men make subtle, secret attempts to change their appearance, hoping to be as discreet as possible.
The goal for most men is to look good for their age. Simply put, most 50-year-old men are uninterested in looking like they’re 19 again. Any attempt to do so is bound to be transparent, unbelievable, and even unnatural. Instead, they simply want to look trim and fit, with their faces free of major age markers even as they grow into their mature, distinguished features.
Does this sound familiar to you? Have you wondered about ways you can tweak your appearance, to feel a little more confident in yourself without broadcasting to the world that you’ve had plastic surgery? If so, then we’ve got some good news. Such subtle-yet-meaningful changes are achievable; today, we’ll highlight three options that are popular among our male patients.
Dr. Smith recently made an appearance on WCNC to speak to the phenomenon of an increasingly higher amount of men signing up for plastic surgery treatments.
We’ve all heard about the “dad bod” look,” and about men who insist that they are more comfortable sporting love handles or bellies. Truth be told, most men would prefer to look as trim as they did in their teens, without any excess flab in the belly area; this more “streamlined” physique can afford professional advantages in increasingly youth-obsessed workplaces, to say nothing of an improved love life!
CoolSculpting® can provide the results these men are looking for, and that’s not all. It can help reduce fat in other parts of the body, as well, even getting rid of that “double chin” that some men lament.
But what is this procedure, exactly? CoolSculpting® has become the gold standard in non-surgical fat reduction. Approved by the FDA, CoolSculpting® comes with zero downtime, yet it can effectively and permanently eliminate stubborn fat from the abdomen, arms, thighs, back—virtually anywhere. There’s no anesthesia required, and the procedure is quick enough that it can be worked in to your lunch hour, with results being visible within a matter of weeks.
A single CoolSculpting® treatment for one area of the body takes around 35 minutes. A “dual sculpting” treatment can target two different parts of the body. One treatment is typically enough for visible results, and it allows men to look better at the beach or even to cut a more dashing figure in their suits.
As with any plastic surgery, it’s advised to consult with a cosmetic surgeon in advance, ensuring that you’re a good candidate for the procedure and that you have a clear set of expectations.
While it is more socially acceptable for men to carry wrinkles on their faces than it is for women, there’s still something to be said for a smoother, more youthful countenance; again, smoothing out those wrinkles can help you be more competitive with less experienced co-workers and peers. If the hair dye you’ve been using is no longer enough to keep you looking and feeling young, injectable treatments can provide a great next step, and offer you the edge you need.
These are real concerns that we hear time and time again at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. The men who visit us know how ageist the workplace can be, and they fear losing opportunities to younger employees. We often advise these men to consider neuromodulators (like Botox) and dermal fillers, which can tackle deep creases in the brow, the furrow line between the brows, fine lines surrounding the eyes, and even the jowls around the jawline.
This is another safe and non-surgical intervention, and another one that can yield results with a fairly small time commitment. An appointment with one of our nurse injectors takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, and can provide the age-defying results you’re looking for.
Again, to ensure you’re choosing the right procedure for your desired results, make sure you meet with a member of our team for a full medical consultation.
A final cosmetic procedure we’ll mention here is laser resurfacing. This can be a highly effective way to correct age spots, but also veins, broken capillaries, and other signs of “old skin.”
And “old skin,” sadly, is quite common among men. Because guys typically don’t wear as much in the way of makeup or other protective skincare products such as sunscreen and moisturizer, their skin takes on a lot of damage from the sun.
Laser resurfacing can improve the overall skin appearance in a number of ways, including smoother skin surface, fewer spots, fewer lines, and better texture. Laser resurfacing also promotes collagen production, which provides additional benefits over the long haul.
At Charlotte Plastic Surgery, we offer a couple of laser resurfacing options that men should be aware of, including Forever Young BBL Light Therapy and Halo. To find out which of these laser treatments is the best option for you, we recommend meeting with a plastic surgeon here in our office.
Choosing the Procedure That’s Right for You
We emphasize the importance of a consultation for several reasons. One is that we are passionate about patient safety, and although the risks for these non-invasive procedures are fairly small, we still want to make sure we take into account your overall health before we schedule you for any kind of treatment.
We also want to help you ensure that you’re correctly matching the desired results with the appropriate treatment. In some cases, it may even be necessary for us to recommend a couple of different treatments, used in tandem, to help you achieve the desired results.
The procedures we’ve highlighted in this blog all offer gradual and subtle changes—meaning the results appear very natural. In other words, these are perfect options for men who want to do something about the way they look, but don’t necessarily want to be overt about it. When choosing cosmetic procedures, plausible deniability is desirable, and our surgeons can help you attain it.
Don’t put off speaking to a professional about these potential solutions. As you read up on possible treatments, make an appointment to meet with an expert and discuss your research, learning more about the type of subtle transformation you can expect.
Make an Appointment with Charlotte Plastic Surgery
For decades, Charlotte Plastic Surgery has been a leading name in cutting edge cosmetic treatments for men and women alike. We are proud to offer some of the safest and most effective solutions for guys who want to subtly improve their appearance, to look and to feel like the best version of themselves.
To learn more about plastic surgery for men, or any of the non-surgical treatments listed here, we encourage you to contact us at Charlotte Plastic Surgery today.
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