Men & Cosmetic Procedures
In today’s health-conscious and youth-focused society, women are often the target demographic for anti-aging and cosmetic treatments. However, many men are also searching for ways to stay in shape and have their bodies and faces reflect their vitality and masculinity. Dr. Terrasse is an expert in the nuances that make male cosmetic surgery unique, and considers each individual’s personal goals as he develops an appropriate plan of action. He offers both non-invasive and surgical treatments that can be tailored to suit the masculine persona and restore your youthful proportions and strong features.
As our culture shifts from “stay in a job you hate because it pays the bills” into “do what you love,” the competition in the job market is fiercer than ever. Many companies used to put seniority and experience at the top of the hiring list, but in recent years, we’ve seen a shift in attitude – many companies are now looking for youth, energy, and a fresh outlook. While experience is still valued, many men are looking to rejuvenate their appearance in order to exude an aura of potency.
Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Options for Men
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgery in the male population has increased by nearly 325 percent over the past 20 years. The request that tops the list is liposuction, followed by male breast reduction for gynecomastia. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, we offer several surgical procedures for men, including (but not limited to):
We also offer nonsurgical procedures for men who are looking for a less permanent change. Men tend to look as if they age slower than women, primarily because of the differences in their skin types. Men have thicker, more oily skin that doesn’t dry out or succumb to wrinkles as easily as female skin. This can also make a difference when performing injectable treatments, because the thickness of the skin may affect the amount of the injectable necessary for a good result.
The most popular nonsurgical procedure for men is Botox, with nearly half a million men taking advantage of this wrinkle-smoothing treatment each year. Dr. Terrasse provides Botox/Dysport/Xeomin and other injectable options such as Kybella, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Juvederm Ultra Plus, as well as CoolSculpting, Venus Freeze, laser and other ERASE MediSpa procedures tailored to the needs of the male skin, face and body.
Plastic Surgery for Men vs. Women
The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is to make you look like a younger, refreshed version of yourself. This is especially true for men, because even though plastic surgery is becoming more mainstream, it can still cause a man to be self-conscious if others know he went “under the knife.” While there aren’t a lot of differences in the way surgery is performed on men vs. women, the differences that do exist are vital.
For example, if a man gets a facelift or necklift, it is important that the surgeon repositions the skin in such a way that it doesn’t disrupt the natural growth and appearance of facial hair. Additionally, incisions are sometimes shorter and hidden in the existing creases of the face and neck.
Men and women have completely different body shapes, and so when performing liposuction and body contouring, Dr. Terrasse takes care to maintain a masculine form. Men have broad shoulders and narrow hips, while women tend to have a narrow waist and fuller hips. Therefore, liposuction needs to be done in a way that preserves the natural male form.
If you are a man looking for a little edge to boost your confidence to the next level, a cosmetic procedure might be the solution you’re looking for. Call Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery today at 847-234-2400 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terrasse.