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Since You Asked: Plastic Surgery for Men?

Botox, surgery, or a new haircut — how much cosmetic rejuvenation should a man get?

Dear Susan,
I am a 60-year-old male who feels younger than I look. I just started a new business and would love to freshen up my look. Should I consider plastic surgery or just accept my tired face?

Droopy, but not as tired as I look

Dear Droopy, 

According to statistics, the demand for plastic surgery for men has seen a significant rise in recent years. And why shouldn’t it? Finding a surgeon that will operate on a man is tricky because it’s harder to hide the scars in a man’s hairline or beard. The top cosmetic procedures for men are:

  • Eyelid rejuvenation
  • Rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • Liposuction (who knew?)
  • Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
  • Penile augmentation 

But don’t worry, I am not suggesting that you need any of these. There are plenty of non-surgical options when it comes to plastic surgery for men. Botox or, as the young people say, Brotox, is a great place to start. When I did research for this reply, I found out that #brotox has amassed over 18.5 million views on TikTok! This definitely signals a growing acceptance of male cosmetic procedures.

Before doing anything surgical, get clear on why you are doing it and how you want to feel afterwards. It is important to have conversations with a number of surgeons, and to have a clear concept of the outcome. Also be prepared that some of your current friends may view any changes you make as a reason to de-friend you. This happens more than one would think in the case of plastic surgery for men. As far as penile augmentation, don’t do it. 

Botox can help soften lines and reduce wrinkles, which creates a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Men have an advantage over women in that their skin is thicker and has more collagen — I had no idea! That being said, improving the tone of your skin as you age is super helpful. Treatments that exfoliate, like microdermabrasion, can also make your skin smoother —and who doesn’t want that? You may want to go down the proverbial rabbit hole of skincare products for men that have daily sunscreen and maybe some active ingredients like retinol or hyaluronic acid.

Men should embrace practicing self-care, so here is permission to “manscape” to your heart’s content.                                                 

I also think you should consider a new hairstyle. A fresh new style can work wonders for your overall appearance and confidence.

So, there you have it, my friend. Embrace sunscreen, grow a beard (or rock some light facial hair), have some BRO-tox, and rock a killer haircut. It’s time to take charge of your appearance and embrace your full potential. You’ll be like a new man in no time!!

And hey, if you’re single, give me a call.

See medical disclaimer below. ↓


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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

Susan Guidi
Susan Guidi has been the owner of Advanced Ultrasound Services for more than 25 years. She is a pioneer in diagnostic ultrasound technology. Susan trained at John Hopkins Hospital. She taught some of the first courses in ultrasound in Chile and then received her master’s degree in Paris, France. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7. In her spare time Susan is a standup comedian and improv artist. At 65 she became a bodybuilder and motivational speaker. Last year at 66 she produced, wrote and performed her One Woman Show, "What if Wonder Woman was 66."


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