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8 Reasons for Men to Get Plastic Surgery Treatments

Before and After OtoplastyDid you know that well over one million American men underwent surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the last year alone*? Plastic surgery can enhance your appearance and give you a competitive edge in your social and work life. Here are eight reasons to improve your appearance with male plastic surgery procedures.

1. Reduce Facial Aging

Is your forehead lined with heavy wrinkles? Do you have deep hollows beneath your eyes? Do people around you frequently comment that you look tired, angry, or sad? Wrinkles and hollows are signs of aging skin and can be corrected with non-surgical treatments. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce facial wrinkles and lines so that your face looks smooth, young, relaxed, and refreshed.

2. Improve Sagging Eyelids and Bags Under the Eyes

Excess lines or skin above the eyes is caused by sagging upper eyelid skin. Bags under the eyes are caused by displaced fat. Both issues detract from your appearance and can make you look significantly older than you feel. You can recapture your youthful appearance from the glory days with eyelid surgery to tighten the tissues of your eyelids and smooth away wrinkles and bags.

3. Eliminate Jowls, Wrinkles, and Sagging in the Lower Face and Neck

Men and women both suffer the effects of aging. Over time, gravity can take a toll and leave you with heavy jowls, folds, sagging, a double chin, and visible muscle bands. A facelift with a neck lift can eliminate these issues to improve definition in your jawline, neck, and face. After this surgery, you could look as much as five to 10 years younger.

4. Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

A lot of men are dismayed when they discover that their high school days of gorging on pizza and junk food without gaining weight are gone. Over time, the metabolism slows down and the body tends to pack on the pounds. With procedures like tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and CoolSculpting®, men can get rid of stubborn fat. These procedures target fat deposits to restore a leaner and more toned figure.

5. Flatten a Beer Belly

The abdomen is one of the main fat deposits in the body. If yours has developed a bit of a paunch, or even if it has turned into a full-blown beer belly, tummy tuck surgery may be able to help you. This surgery can eliminate stubborn belly fat and tighten your core muscles and sagging skin to give you a flatter, more masculine abdomen.

6. Masculinize Your Chest

Some men have overdeveloped breast tissue or excess fat in the chest that gives them the appearance of male breasts. This disconcerting condition is known as gynecomastia and can cause embarrassment and discomfort. Male breast reduction is an excellent procedure that can remove the excess breast tissue and fat to permanently improve your chest contours.

7. Tighten Sagging Skin

Aging and gravity both take a toll on the skin, causing it to sag almost anywhere on the body. Whether you have sagging skin on your belly, arms, thighs, or elsewhere, there’s a procedure for you. Some of the most popular surgeries that tighten sagging skin are tummy tuck surgery and arm lift surgery.

8. Enhance Facial Features

For some men, it’s not a battle against aging but rather a battle against genetics. For instance, if you have a naturally weak, recessed chin, you may have a harder time presenting yourself with masculine confidence. A chin implant can add definition to your jawline to improve your facial structure and portray a more confident look. Likewise, rhinoplasty (one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among men) can redefine your nose for better facial balance and attractiveness. Finally, otoplasty can make large ears smaller or make ears that stick out lie flatter against the head. These procedures can enhance your facial features to improve your appearance.

Men have as much to gain from plastic surgery as women. If you would like to learn more about procedures that could improve your appearance, request your consultation with Dr. Matthew Conrad. Call (316) 681-2227 or contact us online to get in touch with us today.

*Statistic provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

lady-getting-botox-cosmeticDid you know there’s proof that beauty treatments can help you feel happier? Many people feel better when they know that they look their best, but beyond anecdotal evidence, scientific research has demonstrated that treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic (a neuromodulator) can reduce depression. Neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers are non-surgical facial injectable treatments that can help you look more youthful, attractive, and happy.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are neuromodulators that can minimize wrinkles. These prescription medicines can be injected into certain areas of the face to treat:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet at the outer edges of the eyes
  • Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Wrinkles at the sides of the nose

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® work by weakening the facial muscles that create expression lines. This helps your face to relax into a more relaxed, affable, and approachable expression. You will still be able to make sad or angry expressions, but after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®, it’s easier to put on a bright and welcoming smile.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft tissue fillers can also minimize facial wrinkles and improve facial fullness. Fillers such as Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft, JUVÉDERM® XC, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic are all offered here at our facility. The injection of soft tissue fillers can fill in volume loss and eliminate wrinkles so that your face appears softer, younger, and more attractive. Fillers can also enhance the size of the lips so that your smile is more inviting.

Non-Surgical Treatments

These neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers are non-surgical treatments that can reduce the signs of aging. After a single treatment session and no downtime, immediately visible results will reveal a more comfortable and rejuvenated appearance. With regular treatments, you can maintain a more pleasant and appealing look with fewer wrinkles, younger-looking skin, and a beautifully confident smile.

Dr. Matthew Conrad offers surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery treatments at his practice for patients all over Wichita and Kansas. His staff of skilled, artistic, and compassionate nurses has been administering non-surgical facial injectable treatments to patients for over 14 years with excellent results. To schedule your personal consultation, call 316-681-2227 or complete our online contact form today.

forehead-wrinklesA common sign of facial aging is the development of fine lines and sagging skin around the eyes. In particular, the area between the brows may form vertical furrows that seem permanently etched in the skin. If you have observed these aging signs on your face, a brow lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic could help you achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Who Needs BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a facial injectable that is injected into the face to minimize wrinkles. The substance contained in BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from botulinum toxin type A, which blocks the facial muscles from contracting so that expression lines will smooth themselves out. BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines, but it cannot treat sagging skin. Patients who have moderate to severe wrinkles in these areas may be excellent candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Candidates may also be young, even in their twenties, and seeking to minimize wrinkles early on before they become more prominent. This anti-aging treatment can reduce facial wrinkles and give patients a more youthful appearance without any surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments should be repeated every four to six months to maintain the results.

Who Needs a Brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery, also known as forehead surgery or a forehead lift, is a procedure that surgically raises the eyebrows to correct brow sagging and eliminate wrinkles. Surgical repositioning of the brows reduces prominent forehead wrinkles and creates a more relaxed and refreshed brow line. Most candidates for this procedure are over age 40 and have severe forehead wrinkles, frown lines, sagging forehead skin, and sagging brows as well as a perpetually sad, tired, or angry expression. For a rare subset of patients, a brow lift is medically necessary because sagging brows are interfering with their ability to see. This surgical procedure can reduce facial wrinkles and give you a more youthful, relaxed, and approachable appearance with long-lasting results.

Choosing Between These Procedures

While these treatments correct some of the same signs of aging, they are not interchangeable and are often complementary. For instance, patients who need correction for sagging brows will need a brow lift, not BOTOX® Cosmetic, whereas patients who have moderate or minimal forehead and brow wrinkles should consider BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Dr. Conrad and his experienced and highly trained staff can help you determine which procedure is best for your needs.

Schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Matthew Conrad, MD, to learn more about these procedures and determine which treatment is right for you. To book your appointment, call 316-681-2227 or contact us online today.

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