In the same way that female power is closely linked to beauty and fertility male power is allied to fitness and strength.
Men are increasingly requesting aesthetic surgery designed to make them look fitter, more 'masculine' or to maintain a youthful appearance.
The drive reportedly comes from the competitive, appearance-based work environment and the need to remain looking 'relevant' in both personal and professional spheres.
The treatment of gynaecomastia or "man boobs" is very much driven by gym culture. Both individual fitness and group sports activities are associated with exposing the chest or displaying its contours through T-shirts or Lycra. Men are as self-conscious about appearance as women and a well-contoured chest is significant in a man's psyche.
Requests for treatment are invariably driven by self-consciousness combined with an inability to get rid of unwanted excess breast tissue when all other fitness goals have been achieved.
Men’s faces age differently, their hair is distributed differently and care has to be taken with male facelift surgery to take into account the male hairline, especially the presence of sideburns and beard. My male facial surgery goals and non-surgical rejuvenation practice aim to rejuvenate and freshen the male face but avoid any overt feminization. Surgery is designed to tighten contours and re-drape tissues leaving the face looking more sharp-edged with better defined contours and jawline.
The major increase in upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) my practice has seen, seems to stem from the need for professional relevance. My male patients advise me they want to look less ’tired’ in the workplace and not feel they are being overlooked for promotion or leadership roles at work.
Upper and lower lid surgeries are equally in demand and the outcomes equally satisfying.
I regularly commence male non-surgical rejuvenation patients on skin care (anti-oxidant, AHA, pigment control) and sun protection. A little fine-tuning and grooming can go a very long way to freshen up a face. I also find it a very useful measure of compliance before progressing to other technologies or invasive techniques.
Non Surgical Rejuvenation
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