Dr. Patti Flint

About Face – Men

I talk a lot about the importance of natural-looking results for women and how, as a woman myself, I’m passionate about this philosophy, but today I’d like to talk specifically about male considerations when it comes to plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation.

More and more men are seeking both surgical and non-surgical procedures for a variety of reasons. They aren’t all celebrities and politicians, either. Some want to look younger and more energetic in a competitive job market. Others simply want to feel better about themselves on a daily basis. What we’re starting to see and have been seeing in the past 5-10 years are men taking advantage of the incredible benefits of facial rejuvenation that women have been enjoying for decades.

Non-surgical Procedures for Men

First let’s talk about non-surgical procedures and men. Non-surgical options like BOTOX, facial fillers and a good skin care regimen can help men look younger and more attractive with results so natural nobody will suspect a thing. Most men either can’t or don’t want to take a lot of time away from their jobs to have “work done” on their face. Guess what? You don’t have to. Many quick, non-invasive options require little to no downtime. No excuses, gentlemen.

Some of the men who come into my office tell me that the appointment was their wife or girlfriend’s idea. Yes, men, your significant other does love it when you leave the house looking like John Wayne and come back looking like Brad Pitt! Of course that is an exaggeration– my goal and passion is always to achieve a natural-looking result and to make you look like you, only younger and rejuvenated. It’s not an exaggeration, however, to say that your partner enjoys feeling an extra boost of attraction when the man she loves looks his best. Who wouldn’t?

Men and BOTOX. They aren’t two words you’d normally see together, but believe it or not, the number of men having onabotulinum toxin injections has skyrocketed. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 337 percent increase in these procedures on men between 2000 and 2015 and that information is now 5 years old! BOTOX relaxes overactive muscles that cause permanent wrinkles (like those angry little lines between the eyebrows) to give you a more approachable, relaxed and youthful look.

Facial Fillers. Why use a beard to hide wrinkles and sagging facial features when you can look great clean-shaven with dermal fillers? Dermal fillers use a safe, natural gel-like substance to fill in wrinkles and restore lost volume in areas of the face like the cheeks, eyes and around the mouth. Welcome back, baby face.

Skin care for Men. If your skin isn’t healthy, you will look older than you are no matter how many surgical or non-surgical procedures you have done. Men are notorious for ignoring their skin health as evidenced by the astounding statistics on melanoma (men ages 15-39 are 55% more likely to die of melanoma than their female counterparts and the majority of skin cancer deaths are in white men 55 and over). That’s why I have developed a simple, 4-minute skin care regimen for my male patients. This protective and restorative process combined with chemical peels and/or laser procedures to deal with specific skin issues is the proverbial icing on the cake.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men. Should you need or desire more extensive work, plastic surgery is always an option. Some of the most common procedures I perform on men include nose jobs (rhinoplasty), facelifts and eyelid surgery. I take great pride in maintaining the natural masculinity of my male patients’ features, helping them to recapture virility and youthfulness in their face. As for body work, liposuction can go a long way towards removing stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen and other areas of the body, while male breast reduction can improve the look of the chest by reducing gynecomastia.

Your first consultation doesn’t have to be a commitment, either. I’m happy to discuss all of your goals and concerns, answer all of your questions, and share with you before and after pictures and testimonials from other male patients who have discovered the best-kept secret in the greater Phoenix area… that facial rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures aren’t just for women.





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