More men are undergoing cosmetic procedures than ever before, dispelling the big misconception that all patients seeking aesthetic improvement are women.

Men want to look good and feel more confident in their appearance, too, after all.

Another driving factor for men is to stay competitive in the job market and to advance their careers. Many men feel a younger, more attractive appearance betters their chances of moving up the corporate ladder and increases their potential for success.

There are many cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, designed to help men look and feel their best. As the number of men seeking aesthetic enhancement continues to skyrocket, it’s a trend that has quickly become the new norm.

Here’s a look at some of the top facial cosmetic procedures most popular with men:

Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a relatively minor facial surgery that can make a dramatic difference in your overall look, knocking years off your appearance.

The eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging.  As we age, the skin on the upper and lower eyelids becomes looser, resulting in excess, droopy eyelid skin. The surrounding tissue loses volume, contributing to under-eye bags, wrinkles, and a tired, hollowed look. Eyelid rejuvenation gives a brighter, more alert, and youthful appearance to your eyes, and offers results that can transform your entire face.

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and lower lids. The procedure entails removing the excess skin and fat from the lids and surrounding eye area, then tightening and repositioning the muscles and skin to restore the structure. Incisions are made along the natural contours of the eyes and scarring is barely detectable, another factor that makes eyelid surgery one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.

Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy)

A neck lift can eliminate problem areas around your neck and jaw, where the natural signs of aging may appear prominent for many men.

As we age, the skin and muscles around the neck and jaw start to loosen and sag, leaving excess skin and folds under the chin and neck area. This often results in a loss of definition to the profile, and can also cause sagging jowls, turkey neck, or a double chin. In some cases, weight loss can also be a contributing factor.

During a neck lift procedure, excess skin and fat is removed and the skin and neck muscles are tightened, giving you back a well-defined, more youthful profile. The procedure restores the contours of your neck, making your jawline appear more prominent and eliminating wrinkles for a smoother, toned, and slimmer look.

While a neck lift can be performed alone, it can also be combined with other procedures, depending on your aesthetic goals. For more advanced signs of aging, it’s common to combine a neck lift with eyelid surgery or a facelift as part of a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is one of the most common aesthetic surgeries in the world among both men and women.

Some men undergo the procedure to correct a broken nose that may be due to an accident, a sports-related injury, or other trauma. In some cases, the surgery may also be for functional and health related reasons and can help alleviate structural and breathing problems .

Of course, many individuals are simply be unhappy with the shape or size of their nose and elect to undergo the procedure to improve their appearance.

Nose surgery can bring better proportion and overall balance to the face by adjusting the size and shape of the nose to best suit each patient’s features.  During the procedure, the surgeon re-shapes the bone and cartilage of the nose, sometimes adding or removing tissue to create the ideal proportions.

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Botulinum toxin injections (known by their brand names as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) rank as the number one cosmetic non-surgical procedure among men and women. According to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men receiving Botox injections in 2016 totaled 453,281.

This popular treatment is proven to temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. Botox injections (and other brands of botulinum toxins) improve the appearance of frown lines and crows feet by blocking nerve impulses and  relaxing the underlying facial muscles, causing the skin to smooth. Results typically take around 4-7 days to fully develop and generally last between 3-6 months.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are another top non-surgical cosmetic procedure sought by men. Injectable fillers restore youthful volume and fullness to the face and have a wide range of applications. They correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, filling deep creases around the nose, mouth, and chin.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat hollows under the eyes, reducing dark circles and eliminating the appearance of bags. They can also treat deep acne scars, and be used to plump and enhance lips.

A convenient, affordable, and virtually painless option, you can get injectable treatments during a lunch break. Facial fillers also offer incredibly natural and immediate results.

Whether you are looking for a little adjustment that makes you look and feel revitalized, or a major transformation, Ohio Facial Plastics can help design a plan that meets your goals. To learn more or set up your consultation, give our office a call today.