Like women, male patients want to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2021, men accounted for just 8% of all body contouring procedures. Unfortunately, due to the signs of aging and other body or facial issues, it has been difficult for men to find a solution that works for them. In recent years, more and more men have turned to plastic surgery and body contouring procedures to look their best and feel younger and fitter. Keep reading to discover the growing trends for men’s cosmetic treatments.
What Is Body and Facial Contouring?
Body and facial contouring is a universal name for any invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive therapy that enhances and sculpts the body and face’s shape. These treatments achieve incredible results in different ways. These therapies reverse the signs of aging while delivering a more athletic, younger, and fitter-looking build that every man envies. Due to the diversity of each treatment, patients have plenty of options to choose from that fit their unique lifestyles.
The Rise in Popularity for Non-Invasive / Minimally Invasive Treatments
For decades, the only way for both men and women to get their desired results and appearance was through surgical treatments. Unfortunately, this has stopped hundreds if not thousands of people from seeking therapy because it didn’t fit with their schedule or because they were afraid of highly invasive procedures and potential risks that they hold. A few reasons why non and minimally invasive procedures are becoming popular include:
- Little to no downtime – Non and minimally-invasive procedures allow patients to get the desired results while continuing with their daily lives. No more pain from long recovery time and lost days at work. Some treatments are as easy as getting them done on your lunch break.
- Natural results – These new treatments allow patients to get the look that they desire while continuing to appear all-natural. The treatments are specifically designed for the patient, and the results are incredible.
- Temporary or Permanent Results – Whatever you are looking for, you can get temporary or permanent results. All you have to do is discuss what you are looking for with your specialist, and the best treatment will be recommended.
Now, here are some of the most popular treatments in men’s cosmetics
EMSCULPT NEO works using both Radiofrequency (RF) and High-Intensity Electromagnetic (HIFEM+) energies. The RF technology works by raising the temperature of subcutaneous fat. In just 4 minutes, this layer of fat is brought to a template that allows the fat cells to die and eventually be naturally eliminated by the body. At the same time, HIFEM+ energy is working to cause powerful contractions in the muscles. This improves:
- Muscle tone
EMESCULPT NEO stimulates thousands of muscle contractions that can not be achieved by voluntary movements that you would do at the gym. Here is why men love it:
- Each therapy is only 30 minutes
- Results average 25% more muscle and 30% less fat
- It is completely non-invasive
- Top results in less than three months
- No downtime
- FDA-approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs, and calves.
Buccal Fat Removal
This unique facial contouring procedure is one of the best options for those suffering from chubby or “chipmunk cheeks.” Do you have a toned body, in good shape, but still can’t seem to get rid of your big cheeks? Then buccal fat removal may be exactly what you are looking for.
Buccal fat pads lay deep within the cheek and are caused by genetics. These fat pads, unfortunately, cannot be eliminated with regular dieting and exercise. However, these fat pads are safely removed by making small incisions within the mouth, and the cuts are closed with dissolvable stitches. All amounts are inside the mouth, so there is no scarring.
Wrinkles and fine lines, as well as volume loss in the face, are all common signs of aging. Even though their appearance is a natural outcome of getting older, they are not welcome to men who want to look their best well into their later years. Dermal fillers come in different formulas and compositions depending on the one that is being used. Each is designed to correct specific concerns and other treatment areas.
Some fillers act as “synthetic fat” to fill out areas that are affected by volume loss, and others are used to stimulate the production of collagen naturally. Dermal Fillers provide a non-invasive way of reshaping or contouring your face to bring out your best attributes. Some of the best fillers out there include:
Juvéderm is one of the most popular fillers out there. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, a substance the body already produces to supply elasticity to the skin. When you get older, this substance’s production is reduced, resulting in a loss of volume and firmness. This filler stimulates the natural production of collagen, firming different areas of the face and eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and other issues.
Restalyne also uses hyaluronic acid to add volume to the skin. It is designed to treat different concerns like:
- Minimizing nasolabial folds
- Restoring volume to the cheeks
- Correcting bags underneath the eyes
- Enhancing the lips
- Removing smooth lines around the mouth
The results are almost immediate and last up to 6 months.
Sculptra contains a biocompatible synthetic substance used to stimulate the production of collagen. This same substance has been in use for surgical procedures for the last 50 years as absorbable sutures. It is highly safe and tested. The results are gradual as the collagen is stimulated, and the results appear over time. The final results are evident approximately six months after the last treatment and can last up to two years.
It is important to remember that all injectable fillers are not permanent, and patients do require to revisit the clinic to keep up with their results. This will depend on the concern you are treating and its severity. Follow the recommended treatment plan given to you by your specialists.
Many Faces of Chicago for Men’s Body and Facial Contouring
At Many Faces of Chicago, their team has many different treatment options to treat all conditions. Patients are able to choose one that directly helps their unique issues and one that fits with their budget. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Caughlin and his team to start your journey in achieving the complexion that you have dreamt of having.
Last Updated on October 3, 2022 by Dr. Benjamin Caughlin – Facial Sculpting Surgeon Chicago