Plastic surgery is not just for women. There are an increasing number of men that are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their appearance. As a matter of fact, about 40% of our patients at Somenek + Pittman MD are male. There are many procedures that can be tailored to provide men with cosmetic improvements that do not compromise the masculinity of their facial features or feminize the body. For some, cosmetic surgery can help them address a feature they wish to improve upon, such as a weak chin, a large hump on the nose, or problem issues with fat buildup on the chest or body. For others, cosmetic procedures can rejuvenate their appearance such as injectable fillers and wrinkle erasing treatments.
It is no surprise that, just like women, men want to look refreshed and feel confident in their appearance too. Male plastic surgery in Washington DC can not only make you look younger and more attractive, but has been shown in several studies to make you more competitive in the workplace.
Demystifying Male Plastic Surgery
The number one concern that men share during consults is that they do not want to appear feminized or have the “done” look. It is important that you go to a surgeon that understands the features and nuances of the male face. Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman, both board-certified plastic surgeons, understand the unique approach and techniques used in local plastic surgery for men to bring them ideal results, while still preserving the masculine features that are considered attractive.
As a specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Somenek makes it his top priority to maintain a natural look on a male that preserves masculinity and exudes confidence. The “less is more” approach can make a world of difference on a male face by enhancing the natural contours with a conservative approach. When it comes to surgery of the chest and body, Dr. Pittman takes great care to devise a treatment plan that is tailor-made to meet each patient’s needs. Body-contouring in a male is a much different procedure than it is in a female.
According to the American Association of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS), the most common cosmetic procedures that their members performed on male patients in 2010 were Botox, rhinoplasty, and hyaluronic acid injections like Restylane and Juvederm. Other common procedures included hair transplant surgery, blepharoplasty, scar revision, facelift surgery, and skin resurfacing techniques like chemical peels and laser treatments.
Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman perform many nonsurgical treatments to soften the facial features and refresh the male face. Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport are extremely effective wrinkle reducing treatments. Injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can restore volume deficiencies that develop with aging throughout the face. Dr. Somenek is an expert injector who trains physicians around the country on proper injection technique and restoring the appropriate facial proportions in male patients. Additionally, skin resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and lasers can remove unwanted dark spots and sun damage that accumulate over the years.
Non-surgical body-contouring options like TruSculptFLEX and TruSculptID offer a non-invasive way to sculpt muscles and/or get rid of unwanted fat.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Aside from the vast array of nonsurgical treatments that are available, there are several male plastic surgery options in DC for the face and body. By tailoring procedures such as rhinoplasty (reshaping of the nose), blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid lifts), and facelifts for men, we can correct the common concerns of aging and give men a more revitalized, defined, and handsome look. Dr. Somenek uses the conservative approach for all surgical procedures on a male face. The goal is to create a refreshed look without showing any signs that something was done. Dr. Somenek believes that the best compliment you can get is that you “look well rested,” and he ensures that this is achieved with all of his male patients.
With improving facial rejuvenation techniques, males are now opting for surgical procedures like face and neck lifts, and eyelid surgery, and browlift. Eyelid surgery can improve the appearance of heavy or sagging eyelids while preserving the distinguishing fine lines around the eyes to contribute to a natural appearance. A facelift combined with liposuction to the neck can improve the contours and strengthen the jawline, a frequently associated feature of confidence and masculinity. Occasionally, this is combined with a chin augmentation to further strengthen the lower third of the face.
As with all patients, Dr. Somenek stresses a good skin regimen and healthy lifestyle to compliment any nonsurgical or surgical treatment. He believes that this will truly optimize and, in some cases, prolong the effect of many treatments.
Body Surgery Options
Male plastic surgery in Washington DC can extend beyond areas of the body that are visible to others. When it comes to body-contouring procedures, the most common requested procedure is male chest contouring for gynecomastia. Whether it is a buildup of fatty tissue of the chest, or actual glandular tissue that needs to be removed, contouring of the chest increases a man’s confidence and self-esteem.
Men who have maximized their workouts and diets may even complain of areas of fat in the abdomen and flanks that can be reduced with liposuction or VASERlipo. For men who have lost a significant amount of weight, abdominoplasty is an option to remove excess skin and fat.
Dr. Pittman performs liposuction on the chest and body for men that are looking to improve their overall physique. Other surgeries such as gynecomastia correction, pectoral augmentation, and abdominoplasty are common requests from men looking to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Contact Our Office About Male Plastic Surgery in Washington DC Today
Many people take advantage of plastic surgery to improve their looks or correct functional issues, including men. At Somenek + Pittman MD, we offer numerous services to almost any part of the body. If you have further questions regarding male plastic surgery in Washington DC, please call or contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.