19 March 2014

Man with finger to lipsThe different characteristics of men's faces present correspondingly varying challenges for Cosmetic Surgeons, who are finding that men constitute a growing proportion of their patients. That's according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in the light of statistics showing a rise of two-thirds in the number of men undergoing Cosmetic Surgery since 2000. Their thicker skin, different hair patterns, bone structures and variations in the face's muscle and fat, must all be taken into account when planning facial rejuvenation for male patients, an article in the Fort Myers News Press reported."Gender-specific features must be understood, taken into consideration and preserved to achieve the best and most natural results for men," wrote Dr Patrick Flaharty of Fort Myers' Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa. Both upper and lower eyelid surgery, medically known as Blepharoplasty, are popular with men, although if a man requests a Brow Lift, this should be more subtle than for a woman in order to retain its natural flat shape. Dr Flaharty also recommends a Chin Augmentation as a procedure which can be carried out simply, with little downtime, and which can help resolve a mans self-consciousness at having a weak or recessed chin. The biggest growth areas in male Cosmetic Surgery are lower Face and Neck Lifts, which, Dr Flaherty says, "can really clean up the jaw line and neckline, restoring confidence in men as they age." - Men, tell us on Facebook if theres anything you'd most like to change about your appearance.