"Well, the last time I had a picture taken I could hardly see my eyes because of the weight of heavy eyelid. Then I paid attention to how I was actually using my eyes and I really noticed when I was looking at anything especially the computer I was straining my forehead to see better. Since I have had it done I no longer have to lift the forehead and tilt my head to see. It is amazing! I love..." D. Rock 63 Yrs Old with Fat Droopy Eyes - Salt Lake City, UT
What bothers ladies isn’t always what bothers gentlemen! Indeed, performing the same type of procedures on men may lead to an effeminized look. For example, ladies look more elegant when the brows are positioned with an arc and the tail higher than the head of the brow. Such a position would look distinctly effeminate in men. Similarly, the way upper blepharoplasties, lower blepharoplasties, facelifts, etc are performed, is very different in men. Because the skin is generally thicker, wrinkles and lines tend to be more pronounced in men. Similarly, as men don’t use makeup, any protective component of creams is lost, resulting in more pronounced solar elastosis.
Sometimes, there is severe volume loss of the face with associated lack of support and collapse of the mid and lower face.
Invasive surgical procedures may not always be the best choice for male rejuvenation. A lot can be achieved by using fillers, toxins, lasers and the like, without leaving any tell-tale signs of procedures.
Everyone has heard the statement: “I don’t want to look like ……” where a male movie star or singer is pronounced as looking “weird”. To that end, a careful assessment and definitive
planning are vital. We take pride in leaving our patients looking better (more handsome!) without carrying the stigmata of surgery.
Pleasing, yet invisible results may be obtained with appropriate planning and execution. A change from a typical older man to a good-looking “movie-star” chiseled face!
A well-performed upper blepharoplasty with reduction of frown lines alone will give a disproportionately large improvement in the overall countenance of the face! However, the surgeon must not use "one size fits all" surgery as that can effeminize a man's face! This is where attention to anatomy and physiology, together with an artistic understanding of male and female aesthetics is important.
We are often referred men and women with undesirable effects of cosmetic surgery for correction: these unacceptable changes then have to be reversed with care, to give a marked improvement. However, it is better to plan properly in the first place and avoid such problems.
Many changes in the male face can be managed using conservative, non-surgical techniques which may involve fillers, neuro-toxins, volume augmentation, lasers and skin-tightening. Sometimes, minimally invasive techniques like small-incision liposuction with fat grafts and small-incision facelifts can give very nice results with no surgical stigmata. Results can be seen under the various procedures below.
In men, deepening of nasolabial folds (grooves from the nose to the mouth) often lead to a more tired or aged look. Without performing any surgery, judicious use of fillers can improve the appearance for up to a year. When combined with simple lasers to improve the texture and reverse sun damage, the results are very gratifying.
Also in men, improving the jawline and reducing neck fullness yields immense benefits: it emphasizes the masculine characteristics of a male. We often will give the chin some prominence using one of a number of techniques: a strong jawline and chin always make the face look more chiseled, and hence more handsome. The texture of the skin should also always be improved using lasers.
"I had a excellent eye lift done by Dr. Patel. He knows what he is doing and is very pleasant. Dr.Patel was easy to get an appointment and he works with you. The office staff was very pleasant and made you feel calm." D. Gull Highly recommended for eye lift surgery - Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, USA
(801) 413-3599 (phone/text)
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Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
617 E Riverside Dr Suite 101
Saint George, UT 84790, USA
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