Do Men Really Get Better With Age?

Posted July 19, 2014 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift Category, Gynecomastia Surgery, Injectables and Fillers, Laser Treatment, Liposuction Category, Skin and Laser, Skin Peels

It’s long been thought that men age more “gracefully” than women. While this theory may hold some truth, that doesn’t mean that all men will look great as they get older. That being sad, no matter what your job is or what your lifestyle involves, you likely want to project your most handsome look whenever possible. However, fine lines and wrinkles that were barely noticeable at one time, have worsened because of factors such as  sun exposure and stress. These imperfections can sabotage your ability to put forward an attractive appearance and negatively affect your confidence in the process.

With the number of men desiring plastic surgery increasing every year, perhaps a cosmetic procedure or treatment is just what you’ve been missing.

Top Five Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, below are the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2013:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

This procedure improves the size and shape of the nose by altering the width of the tip of the nose while also eliminating humps and depressions on the bridge. More than 57,000 men underwent this procedure last year, which is up 26% from 2012.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Many men are concerned that they have a tired look from baggy eyelids even though they feel awake and well. Blepharoplasty restores a more alert and youthful look to the eye area by removing excess skin and fat tissue that have accumulated over years of aging.  The number of blepharoplasty procedures performed on men in 2013 rose 14% from the previous year with over 30,000 procedures performed.


This procedure effectively shapes and contours various parts of the body by permanently removing fat deposits using a suction device. The most common areas treated on men are the abdomen, love handles, and chest. Last year, more than 23,000 men underwent this procedure, which is up 12% from 2012.

Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia is a condition where some men develop excess breast tissue (and fat), causing a more feminine appearance to the chest. Gynecomastia surgery provides a firmer, more attractive appearance by removing this excess fat and glandular tissue. This is performed with the use of liposuction and direct excision of breast tissue using a small incision in the nipple area. Gynecomastia surgery rose 11% from 2012 with close to 23,000 procedures performed last year.


Also called “rhytidectomy,” this procedure removes sagging skin from the face and neck and resculpts the remaining skin to a tighter contour and more youthful facial appearance. The scars are completely hidden, so no one will know the procedure was performed. Close to 13,000 men underwent facelift procedures last year, which is up 10% from the prior year.

Top Five Cosmetic Minimally-Invasive Treatments

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, below are the top five cosmetic minimally-invasive treatments performed on men in 2013:

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Derived from Botulinum toxin A, this injectable smoothes wrinkles on the face by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. Over 385,000 BOTOX® procedures were performed on men in 2013, which is up 310% from 2000.

Laser Hair Removal

By applying a high-powered beam of light directly to the skin, hair follicles deep beneath the top layer of tissue are destroyed, resulting in permanent hair removal. Last year, more than 190,000 men underwent laser hair removal, up 18% since the prior year.


Using a specially tipped wand and microcrystals, dead cells on the surface of the skin are removed, promoting the production of healthy cells. In 2013, more than 178,000 men underwent this procedure, an increase of 18% in one year.

Dermal Fillers

Made of materials such as hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in the body, injectable dermal fillers temporarily restore fullness, enhance shallow contours, and soften wrinkles in the face. More than 95,000 of these procedures were performed on men last year, an increase of 90% since 2000.

Chemical Peels

A solution is applied to the face to remove layers of skin that have been damaged by sun exposure, acne, and aging. Close to 95,000 men underwent this procedure in 2013, up eight percent from 2012.

To determine which surgical procedures and/or cosmetic treatments are best suited for you, it is in your best interest to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon.

If you desire to improve the appearance of your face or body, we encourage you to call (480) 890-0600 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation at our Scottsdale practice. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Spies, and his well-trained staff look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve the most attractive appearance possible.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019