Facial Rejuvenation for Men – A Means of Staying Competitive in the Workplace


Today, over 90% of plastic surgery patients are women, but that number is steadily decreasing as men are realizing the important benefits – both personally and financially – of facial rejuvenation services to keep them looking young and vital. In business, the old adage of ‘image is everything’ applies when you are working with younger and sometimes more tech savvy competition.

The larger number of female patients is understandable since they have to deal with the after effects of child bearing. However, we all get older while younger, recently educated people are constantly entering the workplace. It is not at all unreasonable to consider cosmetic surgery as a means of staying competitive.

Most men fear that surgery, while making them look younger, will make them look too different. Because of this men sometimes opt for minimal procedures thinking the results will be less drastic. Liposuction can make the neck look better in younger patients, but it can’t correct the loose skin of older patients. A smaller procedure can even have a negative impact in your appearance when a more dramatic procedure is actually the appropriate course of action.

What are the most popular cosmetic surgery options for men? Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures and chin implants are becoming very popular for men. Upper eyelid surgery is also very popular with men but if overdone can make the eye round and thus more feminine. The same applies to a brow-lift, which makes women look youthful, but a lower brow is a very masculine characteristics, so lifting it should be approached with caution. Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood in their prime were excellent examples of very masculine eyes. On the other hand, lower eyelid surgery can make men look rested and more youthful without altering the shape of their eyes.

Face-lifts and neck-lifts sound like a lot of surgery, but the effect can make you look younger without drastically changing your appearance, with many patients returning to work in a week. It’s almost like coming back from a week long vacation looking relaxed and refreshed.

Cosmetic surgery can be considered an investment in yourself, and when chosen appropriately and performed with an eye for subtlety, can make you look younger, fresher and more competitive compared to your younger, less experienced colleagues.

Dr. Henry J. Wells, Jr
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Lexington Plastic Surgeon