Similar to women, a common reason for cosmetic plastic surgery in men is to look the best for their age. Men often don’t want to look younger, but rather appear fit and healthy.
Natural changes to the face can give the impression of “low energy”, instead of youthful vigor. One may feel that their facial appearance falsely gives the impression of fatigue, concern, or just looking worn and beaten. Professional men want to appear full of vigor and energy at work.
To achieve looking one’s best, male aesthetic facial procedures typically treat common areas, such as the eyes and jawline. A strong, angled jaw is a masculine characteristic.
The jawline is the contour of the lower edge of a person’s lower jaw. The jawline consists of the chin and neck areas. Anatomically the jawline has bone, muscle, fat, glands, and skin. Any of these anatomic factors can create an ill-defined jawline, weak chin, or double chin. Excess fat is relatively easy to treat, while large glands are normally not treated with cosmetic surgery.
A defined jawline is frequently requested in our plastic surgery office. Dr. Chaboki evaluates the entire face with a focus on the lower jaw and neck areas for men requesting definition.
Age alone will contribute to a double chin as excess fat develops under the chin. Ligaments also become loose and tissues descend gradually with time. However, some men may have always had a soft, weak, or ill-defined chin or neck even in youth. Read more about a double chin in young patients in a previous blog post.
Chin augmentation with a silicone implant or facial fillers can treat a weak chin. Implants create long-term structure, while filler injections can provide a more subtle and temporary enhancement. Bone surgery is considered for those with dental conditions. Chin augmentation alone can secondarily improve the neck too without direct neck procedures.
Read more about chin surgery in our blog:
Neck and jowl fat is common reason for ill-defined jawline in men. Despite a stable weight and healthy diet, fat can accumulate in the neck. Loose skin and muscle develop as ligaments sag over time, which requires a lower facelift or neck lift to create definition.
Non-surgical injections of Kybella® or energy-based devices can reduce neck fat for appropriate patients who are unable to have surgery. However, for the “best” results, surgery is still frequently required for the neck.
Read more about neck surgery in our blog:
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