IT’S A MEN’S WORLD
Today, every 8th patient who decides to undergo cosmetic surgery is a man. Reason enough to shed light on which procedures the “stronger” sex chooses and what is particularly important. According to a 2018 survey by the German Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, men who opt for cosmetic surgery are body and fashion conscious and want to look more attractive, fitter and more powerful. For a long time, going to the beauty doc was considered a woman’s thing, this is now over.
What are the most chosen procedures/treatments for men?
Upper eyelid lift, CoolCrush®, liposuction on the abdomen and hips, gynecomastia and Botox/filler.
UPPER EYELID LIFT
Because the skin on the upper eyelid is very thin, it sags more quickly. Excess skin develops, which covers the movable eyelid more and more and presses on the eye, especially on the side – you look tired and severe. More and more men have this procedure performed to look fresher and friendlier, without being able to see exactly what has been changed. This makes the outpatient procedure especially popular for men. During the upper eyelid lift, the incision is made directly in the crease of the eyelid, so that the scar is hardly visible later. In addition to the removal of excess skin and fatty tissue, an inner brow lift or lifting of the eyebrow may be necessary. A lateral eyebrow lift can also eliminate the excess at the lateral eyelid margin. Here, the incision is made in the hairy area of the temple without shaving out any hair. Thus, this incision remains almost invisible. With the right technique, this operation can be performed inconspicuously.
Many male patients struggle with small pockets of fat on the abdomen or hips that they just can’t get rid of, despite a good diet and regular exercise. A possible optimization can be achieved by treatment with CoolCrush®: Freezing fat away with cryolipolysis and a shock wave treatment. This is because fat cells are very sensitive to cold. The hypothermia causes the individual fat lipids to crystallize and their new pointed shape destroys their own cell membrane from the inside. The body then initiates the natural healing process and the affected fat cells are gradually broken down over the following weeks and months. This is a gentle and safe alternative to reduce fat cells and without downtime – this is important to many men.
Love handles on the hips, the belly that has become too fat. In fact, with liposuction, men have the advantage that their skin is thicker and the result almost always becomes very natural. It is through a waist that a male silhouette looks athletic, and the body gets the attractive V-shape. The goal is body contouring, not exclusively fat reduction. Liposuction involves a detailed patient interview and examination, the procedure is performed as an inpatient and lasts between 1-4 hours. Nowadays, the procedure is usually supported by ultrasound, whereby the fat is loosened by the vibration of the rod. The special feature of this technique: despite the reduction of fat cells, the connective tissue is spared and additionally a skin shrinkage is produced. Following liposuction, Renuvion® can be used – this is a technique that combines helium plasma and radiofrequency/current energy. Thus, a cold plasma beam is generated with the help of which the tissue is tightened from the inside after liposuction. The result is particularly natural and beautiful.
In men, hormonal imbalance can cause the mammary gland to grow. The goal is to remove increased glandular tissue, fatty tissue and excess skin and to shape a male chest. Often, the desired result can be achieved with a single liposuction procedure. With VASER® liposuction, excess fat is suctioned from one area and the patient’s own fat is used to shape the breast into a more masculine form. This procedure does not leave large visible scars on the breast, but approximately 5mm small punctures on the areola and in the armpit. After the procedure male patients are very relieved, they get back a new self-worth and a new attitude towards life.
BOTOX AND FILLER
Botulinum toxin treatments and wrinkle injections are the most popular among minimally invasive procedures and are also increasing in popularity among men. Expression lines, the frown line and smoker’s lines are to be smoothed. More and more men also want fresh, smooth and radiant skin. More and more popular with men: Botox can also be used against heavy sweating and migraines. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)