When we think about cosmetic surgery in Marbella, most of us assume we are talking about female procedures, such as a breast augmentation, liposuction or lip fillers. Although, predominantly female there is a growing demand amongst the male population for aesthetic medicine.
Long gone are the days when men let it all hang out. Nowadays, since the baby-boomers, more and more men want to look as good as their wives, taking regular exercise, eating more healthily than in earlier generations. They are no averse to having a little nip and tuck to improve their appearance.
Here are the most frequently requested cosmetic surgery procedures for men:
1.Eyelifts – Blepharoplasty
The eyes are purported to be the ‘windows to the soul’ which means that our eyelids are the curtains. Aging, bags and puffiness around the eyes is not an exclusively female problem. As we get older, the skin loses elasticity and fat pads appear, resulting in bags and puffiness, making them less like sheers and more like heavily ruched drapes!
The need to wear masks and the rise of Zoom meetings during the pandemic brought any facial imperfections to light, particularly around the eye area. The overall effect is that you start to look tired and unwell. So, it is no surprise that eyelifts are one of the most frequently requested cosmetic surgery procedures for men.
Eyelift surgery will give the eyes a more rejuvenated youthful look. This is achieved by making a tiny incision in the fold of the eyelid (making it invisible) to remove excess fat and skin. Blepharoplasty is one of the least painful cosmetic surgery procedures with a fast recovery time. Read our Eyelift Surgery FAQ blog for more information.
2. Rhinoplasty – nose job
Proportion and symmetry play an important part in the perception of beauty. Renaissance artists used to paint faces following the ‘golden ratio’ to achieve beauty and today this equation is measured by a mathematic formula.
The nose is the most prominent feature and can change the entire appearance. When Dr. di Mauro is examining a patient who is considering rhinoplasty, he will carry out full facial analysis of your bone structure. This will allow him to ascertain the relationship between the nose and the other features, for example, it could be that you also have a weak chin, which could be corrected at the same time as you undergo the nose job. Learn more about rhinoplasty.
3. Chin augmentation – genioplasty
Speaking of weak chins, this is number three on our list of most popular male cosmetic surgery procedures.
Genioplasty involves contouring of the jawline, neck and chin by fitting an implant directly on to the chin bone in order to shape and build up the jawline. This can be used to define a weak or underdeveloped chin. The proportions of the nose and the chin are crucial to achieving the correct symmetry and for this reason a nose job and chin augmentation are often performed together. Chin augmentation can also be done at the same time as a facelift or neck lift for more defined results.
4. Neck lift
You have probably heard the expression ‘turkey neck’ and thought nothing of it, until that day when you wake up, look in the mirror and understand exactly what it means. When you neck loses its youthful appearance, you can become self-conscious. It can make you look heavier and can become uncomfortable when wearing a shirt collar and tie.
A neck lift can tighten up the jawline by removing the offending hanging skin, thereby restoring a more youthful, healthy visage. Energy and youth are key assets in the cutthroat world of commerce, so it is also a popular procedure amongst men who wish to stay ahead of the game, rather than for reasons of vanity.
Contrary to popular belief it isn’t only ‘beach bunnies’ who undergo liposuction so that they look good in their bikinis. A growing number of men who have noticed they are not a chiselled or toned as they used to be, are turning to liposuction as the finishing touch to get back the right silhouette.
Liposuction, no matter which form, is not a solution for weight loss, exercise and healthy eating are required in order to reduce the weight and regain muscle definition. However, once the dreaded ‘dad body’ has made an appearance, there may be some stubborn areas of fat that will refuse to go away. This is where liposuction comes in to help improve the overall appearance and regain the smooth physique.
Gynecomastia surgery – breast reduction
Some men have excess fat, glandular tissue and skin on their chest which creates a more feminine looking breast. This condition is called Gynecomastia and it can develop at any time, due to medication, hormones and also weight gain. If there is a large quantity of fat it can stretch the areola and create sagging feminine looking breasts. It can also occur in just one or both breasts and can be very distressing at any age, particularly in hormonal teenager. Find out more about liposuction techniques here.
Gynecomastia surgery flattens the male breasts thereby reducing the size and improving the shape to project a more manly contour. Liposuction for this condition is sought by a wide variety of men of all different ages, who want to reshape and regain the preferred size and appearance of their chest.
If you would like to know more about Dr di Mauro’s cosmetic surgery procedures and techniques for men, call +34 648 43 45 93 for a confidential no-obligation consultation