What Men Don’t Like about Their Bodies

A few months ago, RealSelf.com, a leading portal for plastic surgeons and their patients, surveyed doctors about plastic surgery trends in 2016. One of the most agreed-upon trends was the increase in men seeking plastic surgery to address physical insecurities. RealSelf identified five physical attributes that men are likely to mention in consultation with plastic surgeons. Since male plastic surgery is an area of interest at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Alexander Ereso would like to share with our readers what these physical characteristics are, and explain what can be done about them.  

 1. Chin/Jawline

Since a strong, well-defined chin is a much-desired masculine characteristic, it is no surprise that most of the doctors surveyed by RealSelf expect an uptick in requests for chin and neck work this year. Our team has seen this trend reflected in our own practice. In fact, in April of last year, Dr. Pearl reported that aging corporate executives seek his expertise to enhance their chins and jawlines for a more virile look. Sometimes the problem is a receding chin, which can be built up with a chin implant. When the issue is a double chin, the injectable, Kybella can help reduce excess fat.

 2. Neck

Thanks to the increase in “selfies” and the quality of smartphone cameras, many men have become much more aware of their neck and desire a longer and leaner neck contour. There are several ways that Dr. Ereso can accomplish this, depending on the needs of the patient. Options include neck lift, neck liposuction and non-surgical skin tightening.

 3. Chest

With a large number of men suffering from gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue), achieving a flat, firm chest is a priority for many. According to 2015 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons — that we reviewed in February — 40 percent of breast reduction patients are now male.

 4. Eyes/Eyelids

The eyes and eyelids are a major contributing factor to the overall youthfulness of the face. In the past, our team has suggested that enhancing the eye area through eyelid surgery or brow lift can boost a person’s self-confidence and possibly even help employees over 50 maintain a competitive edge in the workplace.

 5. Lower Abdomen

Both men and women find it difficult to spot-tone the abdomen, especially the lower portion under the navel. RealSelf reports that men are more likely to seek treatments that women have been having for years, including liposuction, to flatten a protruding abdomen.

For more information about any of the procedures mentioned in this post, or to discuss your unique cosmetic concerns with our doctors, please call Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600 today.

Can Plastic Surgery Help Your Career?

A number of studies have shown that the more attractive a person is, the more likely they will be given opportunities for career advancement. Therefore, it is no wonder that people — especially those in the age range of 50 and over — have turned to plastic surgery to give them a more youthful, alert and confident appearance. But can having plastic surgery really help a person’s career? Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center helps to answer that question in this post.

Matching a Youthful, Competitive Environment

With more men and women in their 50s and 60s looking for work in a difficult job market, many of them are cognizant of having to compete with much younger applicants for jobs or promotions. Although age discrimination is illegal and unethical, many employers still often lean towards hiring younger people. For this reason, many people — both women and men —are taking extra steps to smooth out wrinkles and gain a more youthful, alert appearance. Even people as young as their 20s who are just out of college are using plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive for job interviews.

Better Self-Confidence to Propel You to the Next Level

Not only does our appearance have an impact on the world around us, it also fuels self-confidence, which often determines whether a person will put themselves out there for that promotion or ask for that raise. This is true for people of any age that wish to change something about their appearance that bothers them. A person who has had plastic surgery to enhance their appearance will more likely be able to look their boss in the eye, speak in a confident and relaxed manner and display other non-verbal communication cues that will cause their colleagues to pay more attention.

Popular Procedures for the Career-Minded

Recent studies suggests that the highest-ranking procedures for people looking to use plastic surgery as a means to further their career are:

  • Facelift surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Brow lift surgery
  • Botox injections

Learn about Your Cosmetic Enhancement Options

If you find yourself lacking confidence because of some aspect of your appearance, we can help you to look and feel your best with one of our cosmetic procedures, some of which involve no surgery or downtime. If you would like to learn more about the procedures offered at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Alexander Ereso by calling (650) 964-6600.