Recognizing Differences in Anatomy
The first thing a good surgeon must understand is the ways that biology makes plastic surgery different for men and women.
Most men have or later develop a receding hairline. While plastic surgeons often place facial surgery incisions along the hairline where scarring hides easily, this is not a preferable approach if the hairline moves back. Testosterone also makes male skin about 25% thicker than a woman’s skin. Accordingly, the technique should be adjusted when making surgical incisions to prevent excessive swelling.
But there are also advantages: because men have more blood vessels in their face, they typically experience less recovery/downtime from facial surgery.
Recognizing the Different Standards of Male Attractiveness
The traits that make a woman beautiful are usually significantly different than the traits that make a man handsome. These separate standards of beauty need to be accounted for when cosmetic surgery is performed. Most men prefer ruggedness to enhance their overall masculinity, avoiding any procedure that softens their features.
Overall, men have longer foreheads, straighter jawlines, and larger noses. Men are rarely as concerned about wrinkles since a mature male face can still appear handsome. As for the body, most men prefer to look toned rather than skinny. Body contouring procedures for men focus on eliminating extra skin and stubborn fat while deliberately avoiding creating a “curvy” physique.
Experience Treating Male Patients
Even more important than understanding the differences between male and female patients is putting the appropriate techniques into practice. Many surgeons so rarely have male patients that they cannot help but use their usual techniques with all patients, which can leave a man looking slightly more feminine than he desires.
At Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, we regularly see male patients. Our before-and-after photos demonstrate how effectively we can transform the male face and body with plastic surgery. The most popular treatments we offer to men include liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery), and Botox.
Meet with Our Elite Surgeons
If you have contemplated a cosmetic procedure but have hesitated because you had trouble finding a surgeon who understands how to achieve amazing aesthetic results for men, look no further than Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists. For a consultation, please call (404) 255-2975 (Northside office) or (404) 343-0897 (Piedmont West office).