Cosmetic Surgery for Men
In recent years, the demand for plastic surgery procedures has continued to climb. This increase, due in part to the growing acceptance of the public, can also to be attributed to the increase in men opting to pursue plastic surgery. It’s no surprise that women have looked to the media and their social networks to provide “models” of how they should appear physically. It appears, however, that women aren’t the only ones paying attention to images portrayed in the media. Past decades displayed the ideal man as significantly less muscular and less fit than the sculpted men who grace today’s pages.
The pressure for men to look good isn’t just found in the media. More and more men are viewing their peers as competition. While many men shy away from discussing their concerns with their appearance openly, gym workouts and protein supplements are a common water cooler topic, highlighting their desire to meet certain physical standards.
In this increasingly competitive and looks-conscious society, cosmetic surgery can offer men a dramatic confidence boost. A boost, that many men have begun to embrace! With goals ranging from a more balanced nose or a younger looking face to a leaner waistline or a fuller head of hair, men with varying goals are seeking plastic surgery to achieve their objectives.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that in 2011, the top six surgical procedures pursued by men were Rhinoplasty surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Liposuction, Breast Reduction, Facelift surgery, and Hair Transplantation.
Regardless of gender, individuals want to feel confident in their appearance. While each person pursues aesthetic enhancement for their own reasons, Barr Plastic Surgery clients repeatedly report that their surgical procedures have affected their lives in a very positive way. “There is a real movement now towards a focus on health and lifestyle that is all encompassing, well beyond the scope of just diet and exercise. People feel that they deserve to enjoy the increased confidence that aesthetic enhancement can provide.”
Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
Many men struggle with a condition known as Gynaecomastia, in which the breast tissue swells or over develops. The condition can affect one or both breasts, and can affect them unevenly. Dr. Barr has been treating this condition in men for over 25 years using various techniques dependent on the individual patient’s situation. Dr. Barr understands how sensitive this particular subject can be for his patients and takes great pride in being able to offer his many years of expertise to correct enlarged breast tissue in his patients through Gynaecomastia Surgery.
Arm Lift for Men
Many men find that age, genetics and weight gain and loss can cause the skin on their upper arms to sag. While diet and exercise can help to reduce fat and improve the appearance of arms, excess skin due to weight loss is often difficult to eliminate. Not only does it cause aesthetic concerns for many men, but excess skin under the arms can cause skin irritation through constant chafing. An arm lift procedure, also known as a brachioplasty, can help to reduce excess skin of the arms, and provide a tighter, leaner appearance to your upper limbs.
“Body After Weight Loss” for Men
Losing a significant amount of weight is a serious accomplishment! Men who have lost weight through diet and exercise, or a bariatric procedure such as gastric banding, often experience improvement in their health and self-confidence. Unfortunately, the joy of losing a significant amount of weight can lead to disappointment in being stuck with excess skin. Following large amounts of weight loss the skin loses elasticity and is unable to properly accommodate a smaller body. This excess skin can harbour bacteria and moisture, causing fungal infections and embarrassing odours. This loose skin is common around the face, neck, upper arms, chest, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. For men looking to make the most of their weight loss, this excess skin can often be eliminated by surgical means to further improve body contours and confidence.
Brow Lift for Men
As men age they may notice that they begin to develop deep lines on their forehead and furrows above their brows. These common signs of aging can often give the unintentional appearance of fatigue, anger, frustration or stress. There are solutions for men wishing to replace their tired-looking appearance with a more youthful one. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can erase years from your face, and make you appear more youthful and relaxed. The brow and forehead lift procedure at Barr Plastic Surgery reverses the effects of time, gravity, overactive muscle function, and genetics in the forehead region.
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Buttock Lift for Men
Many men find that age, genetics, lack of exercise and significant weight loss have an effect on the contours of their backside. Many patients complain of deflated or drooping buttocks and being unable to wear pants without a belt. Patients who have recently lost a large amount of weight may also notice excess skin on their waist line that affects the shape of their bottom. For many men, a buttock lift can help to tighten, contour, reshape and eliminate sagging excess skin from the buttocks.
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Cellulaze™ for Men
Cellulite is a structural problem beneath the surface of the skin and is caused by factors such as a person’s sex, age, hormones, genetics and weight changes. Cellulite is caused when the connective bands beneath the skin’s surface begin to stiffen. These bands pull the surface skin down causing pockets of underlying fat to become enlarged and push up into the skin. For individuals with thin skin, this look is even more prominent. Though cellulite most commonly affects women, men may also suffer from this condition. Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive, laser assisted procedure that works on several levels to thicken and add elasticity to the skin while treating the fibrous bands beneath the surface.
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Eyelid Surgery for Men
One of the most common areas of concern for men as they age is their eyes. Drooping eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes and excess fat surrounding the eyes can make individuals look tired an older than they are. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Eyelid Surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) was the third most popular cosmetic surgery for men in 2014. An eyelid lift can help to improve signs of aging by eliminating fat pockets in the upper and lower eyelids, improving bags under the eyes and giving the face a relaxed and refreshed appearance.
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Face Lift for Men
When it comes to aging, many men find that their face does not match their youthful attitude and energy. Factors such as nutrition, smoking, sun exposure, genetics and weight can all contribute to signs of aging in the face. Face lift surgery is among the top five cosmetic procedures sought by men, to improve their appearance and generate confidence. Face lift surgery can improve jowls, sagging cheeks, a droopy jawline and loose skin on the face and neck. Men pursuing a face lift procedure at Barr Plastic Surgery can expect to look more refreshed and youthful while maintaining a natural appearance.
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Face and Neck Contouring for Men
Age and weight fluctuations can lead to loose sagging skin in the face, neck, jowls and chin. Many men find that this skin laxity makes them look and feel older than their age. Face and neck contouring procedures can help to eliminate stubborn fat while simultaneously re-contouring and firming the face and neck. FaceTite™ and NeckTite™ technologies use radiofrequency assisted liposuction and dermal heating to effectively contour and tighten skin. The face and neck contouring procedures at Barr Plastic Surgery can provide a solution for men looking to refine their jawline, eliminate excess skin and improve their facial contours.
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Fat Grafting for Men
Aging and substantial weight loss can often to lead to loss of volume in the face which manifests as fine lines and wrinkles, bags under the eyes, sunken cheeks and thin lips. This loss of volume can make you look and feel older than your age. For men looking to restore youthfulness by regaining lost facial volume, fat grafting may be the solution. Fat grafting consists of removing fat from one area of the body to be used as a natural filler in another area. It can be used to contour the face and jawline, fill in hollows, and improve the look of lines and wrinkles.
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Liposuction for Men
Despite healthy eating and regular workouts, many men struggle to lose deposits of unwanted fat. Difficult to target areas include the chest, abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, and arms. Excess fat in these areas are often a cause of frustration for patients, particularly those who are working towards a more streamlined physique. Many men seeking a surgical solution to these concerns have explored the possibilities provided by liposuction. According to the American Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2014 liposuction was the number one cosmetic procedure pursued by men in America, with over 40,000 men electing to improve their physique. At Barr Plastic Surgery, Dr. Scott Barr specializes in both ultrasonic and laser-assisted liposuction to help sculpt shapely contours for his patients. With over 20 years of experience treating both men and women, Dr. Barr’s liposuction techniques can help to improve his patients’ body contours, reduce targeted areas of fat, and increase their self confidence.
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Ear Pinning for Men
Many of us go day to day without giving much thought to our ears. For those individuals who have asymmetrical, misshapen or protruding ears, their appearance can bring on a daily sense of anxiety or lack of self-confidence. This can be a particularly troublesome concern for men who often wear their hair short and are unable to hide their ears. The otoplasty (ear pinning) procedure performed at Barr Plastic Surgery corrects protruding, misshapen, oversized or deformed ears, as well as deformities in the cartilage of one or both ears caused either by genetics or traumatic injury. Men who undergo the otoplasty procedure can enjoy styling their hair without concern to the appearance of their ears and experience a dramatic improvement in their self-esteem.
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Rhinophyma Correction for Men
Rhinophyma is a progressive condition where the sebaceous glands of the nose become enlarged, creating an inflamed, bulbous, and bumpy appearance that can be aesthetically unpleasant for an individual suffering from this condition. The increased size and blood flow to the nasal tissue, when extreme, can cause nasal obstruction and airflow problems, making it difficult to breathe normally. This condition is more prevalent in men than women. Each year, thousands of men undergo rhinophyma correction procedures to help restore the loss of self-esteem, pride and aesthetic confidence that is often associated with this disorder. Patients pursuing Rhinophyma correction at Barr Plastic Surgery can expect improvement in the appearance of their nose, and a nasal appearance that blends seamlessly into the rest of the face.
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Rhinoplasty for Men
As a defining feature of the face, the nose is a part of the face that causes people a great deal of self-consciousness. Many patients express concern over the size, shape, and prominence of their nose due to heredity, injury or trauma. Rhinoplasty can help to improve your self esteem by modifying your nose to suit your facial proportions.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgey, rhinoplasty was the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men in 2014, with over 32,000 men in America choosing to correct their nasal features. Nasal surgery can dramatically improve one’s appearance by changing the width, tip, and length of the nose along with decreasing the size of the nostrils and smoothing out bumps. The rhinoplasty procedure shapes the nose in a way that makes it less conspicuous, while balancing your facial features.
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Scar Revision For Men
Scars are the visible signs left on the skin once a wound has healed. Scars can be the result of acne, surgery, an accident or an injury at home, work or while playing sports. Scars can be depressed or raised, and either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. The type of injury, poor healing, picking, and location of the scar can all affect the appearance of a scar. Men seeking to improve the appearance of their scars can rely on the technical and aesthetic skill of Dr. Scott Barr to diminish the appearance of most scars and reduce the mental discomfort they may cause. Dr. Barr employs a variety of techniques to improve the appearance of various types of scars, and each procedure is customized to best meet the needs of his patients.
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Surgical Tattoo Removal for Men
Approximately 20% of the population experiences regret over their tattoos. The reasons for tattoo regret can range from poor tattoo application to wanting to erase painful reminders of the past. Some patients may even wish to remove parts of a tattoo in order to facilitate a tattoo cover up. Thankfully, there are several options available for men wishing to remove unwanted tattoos. For patients with small tattoos, Dr. Scott Barr is pleased to provide surgical excision of unwanted tattoos.
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Thigh Lift for Men
Both women and men can experience self-consciousness due to the appearance of their thighs. Weight gain and loss, genetics, and age can contribute to saggy and dimpled thighs with fat deposits that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Regular exercise can help to tone and strengthen leg and thigh muscles, but do little for underlying fat deposits. Loose sagging skin on the thighs can also contribute to chafing of the skin and difficulty moving naturally. A thigh lift can often help to eliminate the fat deposits in the thighs, remove loose and sagging skin, create a smoother, more streamlined shape to your legs and reduce discomfort associated with loose and sagging skin.
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Abdominoplasty for Men
Weight gain and loss along with hormonal changes are factors that can contribute to excess abdominal fat, and is a common complaint of men. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck can help to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall, resulting in a smoother and slimmer midsection. Men pursuing a tummy tuck can often correct a number of issues including; removing loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area, eliminating stretch marks, tightening the abdominal wall and underlying muscles and reshaping the midsection. By improving the contours of the waistline, many men find an improvement in their confidence.
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