Plastic Surgery for Men in Santa Barbara

There aren’t as many articles and blog posts about men having plastic surgery (versus women) but in the last 5 to 7 years, the number of men who have gotten plastic surgery has increased by more than 40%. Men may share less publicly about their plastic surgery experience, but the reality is that they are getting it done.

Most of the men I have seen are interested in plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, body contouring, or the desire to enhance their appearance. Here are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men in my Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice.

Facial Rejuvenation for Men
I have heard from many men that the workplace can be competitive. Looking more youthful, especially when interviewing for a job or going up for a promotion, often works in the candidates favor. These two surgeries can rejuvenate an appearance, without looking “done”:

  • Forehead Lift. Relaxation of the forehead tissue can result in a heaviness of the upper lids. This can make the person appear tired or unhappy. A Forehead lift repositions the forehead and brow upward to re-open the eyes, which often changes the appearance of the person to more approachable and happy. 
  • Eyelid Lift. Sagging skin, dark circles, and fat bulges around the eyes can make you appear older and tired. Eyelid surgery can correct these problems to give you a more rested and pleasant appearance.
Body Contouring for Men
Liposuction is an effective way to remove fat and improve body contouring (note that it is not a weight loss procedure). For men, abdominal liposuction can effectively treat the “love handles” and other areas that are tough to work off. 
Appearance Enhancement for Men
Some men are just interested in improving their facial appearance. Two of the most popular surgeries are:
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery). This surgery can change the external shape of the nose. It can get rid of bumps or correct asymmetry. Nasal surgery can also be done to correct breathing function.
  • Chin Augmentation. A “weak” chin can create facial imbalance in relation to other features of the face. Chin augmentation can be done using a custom implant to create more balance with the features. If the issue is a prominent chin, it can be reduced by removing some bone or soft tissue. 
I specialize in performing cosmetic surgeries that give a natural, rested, “non-operated” look. My clients – men and women – often say that after their surgery they receive many positive compliments on their appearance, without people guessing that they have had work “done”. 

If you are interested in plastic surgery in Santa Barbara, call my office (805) 563-0000 to schedule a consultation today. 

Cosmetic Surgery for Men in Santa Barbara

This blog post was written by a staff member of Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their stats for cosmetic surgeries in 2014. Over 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were done last year. Surprisingly, they also reported that plastic surgery is on the rise for men. There are many reasons to have cosmetic surgery, but in our Santa Barbara cosmetic surgery practice, our male patients vocalize these three reasons the most:

Keeping Young for the Career
Whether a man is in the midst of a highly successful career, re-entering the workforce, or starting in a new field, many have discovered that companies tend to prefer younger men. While most interviewers are prohibited from asking the candidate their age directly, they definitely can infer an age range based on looks. Cosmetic surgery will lessen the appearance of aging and give the person a happy and alert appearance (as opposed to looking tired and/or angry). All of these factors can positively contribute to a person’s career.

Looking Good for His Selfie
Almost everyone – men and women – are on social media. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and many more social media accounts are some of the main ways that people meet and/or keep in touch. Sharing pictures – from profile pictures to everyday happenings – is the main focus on many social media accounts. Even LinkedIn, used primarily for business networking, encourages profile pictures of their users. Pictures give people more of a connection, especially if they have not met in person. It is a natural instinct to want to put your best face forward and cosmetic surgery is one way to remove the bags under the eyes, the double chin, or the wrinkles on the forehead so one looks good in real life and in pictures.

Deleting a Decade off Dad
Many dads are highly involved in their kids lives these days and may be “burning the candle at both ends” between working full time and parenting full time. We hear dads say that their busy lifestyle leads to lack of (or less) exercise, questionable nutritional habits, too little sleep, too much worry and/or stress, all of which can accelerate the aging process (along with exposure to the sun’s UV rays and environmental pollution). As the kids get older and begin to be more independent, some of the dads look in the mirror and feel like their father is looking back at them. This is when they may seek cosmetic surgery or a minimally-invasive procedure (like Botox or dermal fillers) to help them look the way they feel – young and full of life. (We know that this paragraph can apply to moms too, but we’re focusing this blog post on dads!)

Some of the more popular facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgeries for men include:

At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, we believe that there is not a one-size-fits-all surgery for people who are trying to turn back the clock. Each person’s needs are evaluated and our Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry J. Perkins will work with the patient to form an individualized treatment plan. The result will be a natural, rested, and “non-operated” look. 
Eyelid Lift Surgery by Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry J. Perkins.
To schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Terry J. Perkins, call Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara at 805-563-0000. 

Cosmetic Surgery For Men: New Trends

Today’s emphasis on appearance is at an all time high for both men and women. Many interactions – friendship, matchmaking, or professional – are conducted online, where a “profile picture” is a must and snapshots can easily be uploaded by oneself or friends on a daily basis. This, coupled with a competitive job market in a tight economy, is thought to be the catalyst for the rise in men seeking cosmetic surgery.

Much to many people’s relief, the male plastic surgery trend is not that of yesteryear where extreme face lifts left some patients with exaggerated expressions or a “wind-tunnel” look. Today’s men are seeking cosmetic surgery that will give them more facial definition, either to enhance features or create a more balanced appearance between features, and an end result that looks natural.

For example, instead of having drastic rhinoplasty that would noticeably reduce a big nose, a man may opt for a slight refinement of the nose (by shaving down the bone and cartilage) along with adding a chin implant to create a better balance between the two features. Men in their 30s and 40s are seeking a more subtle approach to cosmetic surgery with procedures that target specific concerns as opposed to having the entire face done.  One popular procedure is the neck lift because it brings out a more defined jawline and can give the man a more youthful look. If the neck skin is extra loose, which can happen even if the man is in shape, removing the excess skin and tightening the neckline may make him look like he has lost weight in addition to giving his face a more defined look.

Men who have had cosmetic surgery say they enjoy looking refreshed and even a few years younger without looking like they’ve had work “done”. A renewal of appearance often translates to higher self-confidence which can have an impact on many factors including work performance, friendships, relationships, and even “profile pictures”.

Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins practices cosmetic surgery in Santa Barbara and specializes in facial rejuvenation that gives a natural result. If you are interested in face lifts, rhinoplasty, chin implants, neck lifts or other facial augmentation options, call his office at 805-563-0000 to schedule a consultation.