Anti-Aging Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

Looking youthful, attractive and energetic is important to men. While many more women than men seek plastic surgery, it is becoming more and more common for men to consider cosmetic treatments. A youthful appearance can help men feel more confident in social interactions and can be beneficial when striving to stay competitive in many professional positions. Here are some of the top cosmetic surgeries used by men to look younger and feel more confident in their appearance.

Eyelid Lifts or Blepharoplasty

When the eyelid skin and tissue sags, it can not only make you look older, it also can make the eyes look tired or sad. Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift can remove excess skin or fat and tighten the eyelids for a more youthful appearance. This procedure can reduce hooded, drooping upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, making men look more energetic.

Brow Lift Surgery

Many men have a furrowed brow that belies their age and can make them look grumpy even when they are in a pleasant mood. A brow lift can smooth away the horizontal forehead lines and frown lines between the eyebrows while lifting the skin and tissue on the brow for a youthful look.

Facelift

Heavy jowls and sagging tissue or skin under the chin is a tell-tale sign of aging. More than 11,000 men underwent facelift surgery in 2017 to combat drooping skin and tissue on the lower face and neck. A deep plane facelift can help redefine the jawline, reduce neck skin sagging and raise the jowls to help the face appear ten or more years younger.

All men deserve to feel confident when they look in the mirror at any age. If you want to look younger, contact an experienced facial plastic surgeon to discuss male cosmetic surgery options.

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Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
212-339-9988

Jaw Feminization with Masseter Reduction

When the jawline is wide and square, is can have a masculine impact on the face. This is not always desirable, especially for women. Enlargement of the masseter muscles, the main muscles responsible for jaw movement that are on the outside of the cheek and jaw, can create a wider jaw. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including excessive jaw clenching, teeth grinding, gum chewing and other jaw movements. There are cosmetic masseter reduction procedures that can reshape the jaw for a more feminine appearance.

Non-Surgical Masseter Treatment

Excessive contraction of the masseter muscles can cause them to become enlarged. One effective treatment to reduce the size is using a neuromodulator to relax the muscle. Botox or Dysport injections can help limit jaw clenching and teeth grinding, allowing the masseter muscles to diminish over time. In many cases, the neuromodulator injections can effectively reduce the size of the masseter muscles and ongoing injections are not required.

Surgical Masseter Reduction

For those who want to under jaw feminization to soften a square jawline, surgical procedures can be used to reshape the face. Incisions inside the mouth can be used to access the masseter muscle and jaw bone. Trimming the muscles and bone can slim the jawline, creating a lower face that is more oval or heart-shaped instead of square. Since the incisions are inside the mouth, there are no scars for discrete alteration of the jaw shape.

If you wish you could slim the wideness of your jaw, masseter reduction may be right for you. Contact a facial plastic surgeon that offers surgical and non-surgical jaw feminization to learn more about your options to reshape your face.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Ear Shaping for Newborn Infants

Did you know that many infants are born with misshaped outer ears? About 30% or more of infants have some type of deformity of the ear when they are born. Most of time these deformities are minor and do not affect the hearing of the child. However, misshapen ears can be a source of embarrassment as they grow older and impact their self-esteem. In many cases, outer ear deformities can be fixed without surgery if reshaping is completed shortly after birth.

EarWell Infant Ear Correction

In the weeks after a baby is born, estrogen levels are higher in the body. This can create a flexibility in cartilage that makes it easier to reform. The patented EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System is an option used by some plastic surgeons to correct infant ear defects during the first few weeks after birth, reforming the ear cartilage to a more pleasing shape.

The EarWell system is non-invasive and not painful for the infant. The system uses a mold that fits over the ear. While estrogen levels are still high, the cartilage is pliable and can be reshaped using the mold for a few weeks. This simple procedure can create uniform ears and help reduce the need for otoplasty or ear surgery later in life. While it is effective, it can only be used in these critical first few weeks after birth when the ear cartilage can still be altered easily without surgery.

If you have a child born with an outer ear defect, contact a plastic surgeon that offers the EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System. It could minimize the ear deformity without the need for plastic surgery.

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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
6th Floor, North Bldg
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 381-6110

Grow Darker Longer Eyelashes

Long, lush eyelashes are more popular than ever. Many women wear fake eyelashes or extensions to achieve the beautiful eyes they desire, but these can be time-consuming and look unnatural. There is another option for those who want longer, darker lashes naturally. Latisse® is a cosmetic treatment that can allow you to grow the thicker lashes you want in just a few weeks.

What Is Latisse?

Latisse is a topical cosmetic treatment used for hypotrichosis or thin eyelashes. It encourages growth of lashes and helps them to become thicker and darker. It is only available by prescription – a facial plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon can perform an exam and determine whether you are a good candidate for Latisse.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Latisse is applied once a day topically to the lash area. In about four weeks, results of longer, thicker lashes appear. It takes about 16 weeks for the full results, creating substantially longer, darker and thicker lashes for most patients. Latisse treatment must be continued to retain the results. Once you stop using the product, your lashes will slowly revert to their previous appearance over several months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Latisse?

If you want longer, thicker lashes without lash extensions, you may be a candidate for Latisse. Some people may be allergic to ingredients in Latisse and may need to stop using it if it causes irritation. The best way to find out if it is right for you is to schedule a consultation and exam with a oculoplastic surgeon. They can determine if Latisse could help you grow the eyelashes you desire and fill a prescription for your eyelash treatment.

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Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Reversing the Effects of Pregnancy

Motherhood comes with many joys and the miracle of birth is an incredible experience. However, many women wish that the price of motherhood did not include the changes to their body. Pregnancy can take its toll, especially for women that have had multiple pregnancies. Weight gain and stretched skin can alter the look of the breasts and abdomen, but there are plastic surgery options to reverse many of the effects of pregnancy.

Body Makeovers for Moms

During pregnancy, many women gain 20-30 pounds or more, mostly in their stomach and breasts. This enlargement can permanently change the elasticity of the skin and tissues, even if any excess weight is lost after pregnancy. The stomach may not be as flat or taut as it once was and breasts may sag or change size. Even exercise may not reverse the effects, which is why some women choose to get a body makeover through plastic surgery. This makeover can include:

  • Liposuction to remove excess fat from tummy, hips and thighs
  • A tummy tuck to tighten the abdomen
  • Breast reduction or enhancement
  • Breast lift

Each woman is different and may desire a different combination of procedures to reverse the effects of pregnancy. While it may not be possible to completely revert the body to its pre-pregnancy form, plastic surgery procedures can restore a flatter stomach and perkier breasts.

Motherhood does not mean you need to give up feeling attractive and sexy in your own body. If you are self-conscious of changes caused by pregnancy, consider getting a body makeover to reverse many of the effects of pregnancy. You deserve to feel confident and look your best – consult an experienced plastic surgeon to find out the best option to give you back the body you love.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

Differences Between Botox and Facial Fillers

Cosmetic injections have taken the world by storm. While plastic surgery is still an option for permanent facial transformations, injectable cosmetics can be a less-invasive and quicker option to make subtle changes to the face. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injections, but there are also many facial fillers that can be used for improving the beauty and youthfulness of the face. Here are the differences between Botox and facial fillers, and how they can be used separately or together.

Botox Basics

Botox is FDA-approved to diminish certain lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox works by relaxing muscle contractions that cause certain lines to appear. Frown lines between the brows or on the forehead are treatable with Botox, as are crow’s feet around the eyes. The injections take a few days to begin working and the treatment lasts for 3- 6 months before the effects wear off.

Facial Filler Basics

Facial fillers add volume under the skin. There are dozens of different fillers that can be used to smooth wrinkles or add volume to lips, skin or cheeks. Some can help increase collagen in the skin and are often used to create a more youthful appearance. The effects of facial fillers do fade, lasting from a few months up to two years, depending on the type of filler.

Using Botox and Facial Fillers Together

While both Botox and facial fillers can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, they achieve it differently. Botox works on lines that only appear with muscle contraction, while fillers work even when the face is relaxed. When used together by an experienced plastic surgeon, Botox and facial fillers can create a more youthful appearance without surgery.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Reducing a Double Chin without Surgery

Does your jaw or chin lack definition due to fatty tissue under the chin? The ‘double chin’ is a common problem for both men and women, impacting the overall appearance of their neck and face. While liposuction surgery can remove excess fat tissue, it also requires recovery and downtime. Another option is Kybella injections, the non-surgical option to reduce a double chin.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a synthetic form of a bio-acid that breaks down fat cells in the body. This substance attacks the cellular walls of fat cells, destroying them completely. When injected into fatty areas, the fat cells disintegrate and the fat inside the cells is absorbed into the bloodstream. Since fat cells do not regenerate, once they are gone, they do not return.

How Does It Work?

Kybella injections are designed specifically to help with small fatty deposits like those that create a double chin. A few injections are placed in the area by a plastic surgeon and the bio acid goes to work on destroying the fat cells. Over several weeks, the chin and neck area begin to shrink in size as the fat cells disappear. Depending on the extent of the fatty tissue, additional injections may be needed to obtain the desired effect. Except for slight tenderness or possible bruising after the procedure, there are few known negative side effects of this procedure.

If you are interested in slimming down your chin and neck area to improve your appearance, contact a local plastic surgeon that offers Kybella injections. In just a few weeks you can begin noticing a more defined chin and profile for a more attractive and youthful appearance.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Smoothing Away Smile Lines

Have years of happiness left lines on your face? The curved lines that go from your nose around the corner of your lips and create parenthesis around your mouth when you smile – those are called smile lines and they become deeper as you get older. While smiling is a good sign, most people do not enjoy these etched lines that make them appear older. The good news is there are effective options to smooth away smile lines and give you a more youthful appearance.

Facial Fillers for Smile Lines

Facial fillers are used to add volume under the skin to treat wrinkles and help improve elasticity lost with aging. However, not all facial fillers can be used for smile lines. These lines on the nasolabial fold are deeper than surface wrinkles. While fillers can be used to reduce their appearance, they must be injected deeper and use the right consistency for firmness and flexibility.

There are several dermal filler products that can be used for smile lines. One of the popular lines is Restylane, which has Refyne and Defyne products that are designed to smooth laugh or smile lines while allowing for natural movement. The procedure can be done during an office visit to a facial plastic surgeon, with effects that are almost immediate and can last for several months to a year. These injections do not require recovery or downtime and can often be performed in less than an hour.

If you have smile lines that have become permanently etched on your face, you can smooth those lines away with a visit to an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Schedule an appointment to discuss non-surgical options like facial fillers to create a more youthful appearance for your face.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
212-339-9988

Reducing the Appearance of Eye Bags

Dark circles and bags under your eyes give you a tired appearance. A late night or busy week can give you eye bags, but if you have these every day regardless of how much you rested, it will make you look older. Eye bags can occur even when you feel energetic, caused by sagging skin, lost volume and other factors. If you want to erase those dark circles and fill the sunken areas under your eyes, there are cosmetic procedures you can use.

Dermal Filler Injections

If your eye bags are caused by a loss of volume under your eyes, you can fix this problem with dermal filler injections. A quick office visit to a med spa can give you a chance to add more volume under the eyes and in the upper cheek to smooth away eye bags. Most dermal fillers last for several months or more and can help improve the volume and youthfulness of the skin.

Surgical Eye Lifts

When sagging skin and fat under the eyes creates permanent eye bags, a permanent solution is needed. A surgical eye lift can remove excess skin; liposuction or fat transfers while lifting the skin can create a tighter area on the eyes, eliminating eye bags. For some people, a cheek lift or implant can help with eye bags caused by drooping upper cheeks.

If you are tired of looking tired, explore the different options to fix eye bags. Contact your local facial plastic surgeon to discuss surgical and non-surgical options to make you look less tired and years younger. In as little as one visit, you can change your appearance and look more energetic.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Look Happier and Younger with a Brow Lift

What does your forehead say about your mood and age? Do indentations between the eyebrows make you look angry or upset? Do horizontal lines etched into across the brow make you look years older than you feel? Sinking eyebrows and deep lines on the forehead can change not only how your forehead appears, but the overall look of your eyes and face. If your brow is impacting the expression you want to portray to the world, a brow lift may be a good option to look younger and happier.

Benefits of a Brow Lift

With a brow lift, usually small incisions are made in the hairline to access tissue and skin on the forehead. An elevation of the skin and tissue can smooth away lines and excess skin can be removed, changing the overall appearance. When completed by a talented plastic surgeon, a brow lift can have the following benefits:

  • Horizontal lines smooths
  • “11” between the eyebrows smoothed
  • Lifting and reshaping the arch of the eyebrows for an eye-opening effect
  • Tighter, firmer skin on the brow
  • Reduce frown lines that can make you look angry or tired

When the deep lines disappear, and the eyebrows regain a more youthful position, you can look years younger and the angry or upset expression can fade away. Browlifts are often combined with an upper eyelid lift to reveal more youthful, open eyes.

Don’t let your brow tell the world a different story than you feel. If you want to erase those deep lines and reshape the eyebrows, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. A brow lift might be the answer to make you look more like your happier, younger self.

Posted on behalf of:
Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566