Although men have always had plastic surgery performed, it seemed few and far between. However, today more men are seeking cosmetic procedures to address aging concerns. According to the latest reports from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men accounted for 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in 2011. The top plastic surgery procedures for males include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, and facelift surgery.
Dr. Franklyn Elliott has been performing both plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 25 years and understands male patients’ concerns. With the struggling economy and competitive workforce, many men wish to rejuvenate their appearance. During a consultation, Dr. Elliott thoroughly listens to his patient’s concerns and has found many of his male patients complain of wrinkles and a tired appearance. Cosmetic procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts can help address these concerns.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can greatly improve the appearance of the eyes, including both upper and/or lower eyelids. Through advanced techniques including transconjunctival incision and subciliary skin tightening, Dr. Elliott can avoid an exaggerated look and provide natural, subtle looking results. For men who seek a more comprehensive anti-aging procedure, a facelift may be beneficial. During facelift surgery, sagging skin is removed and facial muscles are re-tightened, deep creases are smoothed, and excess fatty deposits are removed or repositioned. Dr. Elliott uses his own distinctive technique during facelift procedures that allow his patients the convenience of rapid recovery without the use of dressings after surgery.
As mentioned in previous blogs, liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Elliott has performed this fat reduction procedure since its inception and has found the best results in patients who are healthy but would like to remove small, isolated pockets of fat. Liposuction is also used as a technique for male breast reduction. Through liposuction, excess fat and glandular tissue are removed to create a smoother, more masculine appearance.
View Dr. Elliott’s photo gallery for examples of patients’ results after a cosmetic procedure. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact our office. Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive news.