Botox for Two? Men Want to Look Young, Too


All the numbers show that there’s been an uptick in men showing up in the cosmetic surgeon’s office for facelifts, eye lifts, injectable fillers, and Botox. But is your significant other one of them?

Maybe he should be. Why? Because no one really understands how big of an impact facial enhancement can make on how you look — and how you feel — until you experience it yourself.

Surprising Satisfaction
Ask any woman who’s had work done — whether it’s the smallest tweak (injectables) or a full overhaul (facelift patients are some of my happiest) — and she’ll tell you the only thing she would have done differently is had the procedure sooner. Truth.

Today, the idea of getting work done is more acceptable for men than it’s ever been.

  • Fact: There was a 43% increase last year in men seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments.
  • Fact: Only 10% of all patients were men.
The fact is, despite the growing numbers of men who decide to have treatments to get that stronger jawline or look more rested, the overall percentage is very low, according to statistics reported by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

This Guy’s Perspective
Look, I’m a guy. I’m part of this demographic. There’s no doubt that we are increasingly more aware that the way we look has the power to communicate power and virility — or age and frailty. For any man who is unhappy with his profile, jawline, heavy eyelids, or other facial feature, there’s one thing he needs to know: You don’t have to sit back and begrudgingly accept it. And, in fact, once he experiences the “after” effect, just like you, he’ll wonder why he didn’t do it sooner.

The four most common cosmetic treatments for men over the past five years have been:

  • Facelift (44%)
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) 34%
  • Injectable fillers (hyaluronic acid) 94%
  • Botulinum toxin (84%)
Clearly cosmetic procedures offer a benefit to men. If yours wants to look better and feel better about himself, consider bringing him to your next appointment.

Dr. M

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Shrewsbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon