Plastic surgery procedures are most commonly performed on women, but an increasing number of men are undergoing plastic surgery as well. When men make the decision to have plastic surgery, it is just as important that they choose a skilled and well-trained surgeon - one who understands how to maintain the masculine features of the face and body. Dr. John Griffin is a board certified, Bay Area plastic surgeon with experience performing plastic surgery procedures for men.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial plastic surgical techniques are similar for both men and women. However, the characteristics of the male and female face are quite different. Dr. Griffin will adjust the surgical approach to produce the ideal masculine aesthetic outcome for men. Some of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures performed on men include:
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty): The female eye tends to be rounded or shaped more like an oval, while men have more of a rectangular shape. In addition, the crease of the upper eyelid is lower in men. The surgeon will usually preserve the shape of the eye and crease location, while redistributing fat and removing excess skin, to produce an improved cosmetic result that maintains the masculinity of the eyes.
- Facelift: A chiseled jaw line and strong chin are masculine and youthful features. However, as men age, the skin on the neck becomes thick and heavy, and the platysma muscle loosens. In addition, the jowls begin to droop. The laxity of the skin and muscles of the neck and lower face contribute to an aging appearance. Dr. Griffin can perform necklift and facelift techniques to tighten underlying muscles and remove excess skin, all while retaining a masculine neck and jaw line.
- Rhinoplasty: The male nose is typically wider, longer, has a stronger nasal bridge, and less refined tip when compared to the female nose. When performing rhinoplasty on men, the surgeon will maintain or enhance these masculine features, while also addressing the cosmetic imperfections that the patient dislikes.
- Chin implant: A strong and well-defined chin is perhaps the most well known masculine facial feature. A weak or recessed chin can be corrected with the placement of a chin implant. The chin implant will create more definition, and it can also reduce the appearance of sagging jowls.
Body Contouring Surgery
Like women, men have difficulty removing that list bit of fat from certain areas of the body. Or, they may have lost a significant amount of weight, only to be left with loose skin on the stomach, arms, thighs, or back. The following body contouring procedures can be performed to sculpt the body and produce a strong and masculine appearance.
- Liposuction: When performing liposuction on men, it is important to maintain the masculine lines and body shape that is characteristic of males. In general, the profile lines tend to be firmer and straighter in men, while they may be curvier in women.
- Abdominoplasty: The appearance of the midsection differs in men and women. Typically, men have more muscular stomachs. To achieve the look of a muscular midsection, surgeons typically suture the stomach muscles in more places than in a female tummy tuck. This creates more of the “six-pack” effect and the masculine contours that most males desire.
- Arm lift: Excess skin on the arms can mask the underlying muscles that contribute to a masculine appearance. Arm lift surgery can be performed to remove excess skin and produce a more chiseled look to the arms.
- Body lift: Body lift surgery is performed to address loose skin that has developed around the midsection, including the back and stomach. By removing excess skin and re-draping it over the abdomen and back, surgeons can produce a more masculine appearance.
To schedule your male plastic surgery consultation, contact Dr. John Griffin’s practice today.