Seattle Plastic Surgeon dials it down a few notches for dudes.
I’ve been doing quite a few cases on men lately. Almost all of my male facial plastic surgery patients are eager to tell me what they don’t want. Names like Mickey Rourke, Bruce Jenner, Kenny Rogers and Burt Reynolds come up frequently. All of these men have obviously had “a little work” done over the years and I don’t think I would be going out on a limb to say they they have had “a little too much work” done.
The procedures we do to rejuvenate the face are for the most part feminizing. We raise the brow, we trim the eyelids, we lift the face, we smooth the skin. And when these procedures are done on men in the same way they are done on women, the result can be, well, a bit disturbing. A really ruggedly handsome middle aged or older guy can end up looking not quite the way a guy of any age should look.
When I operate on men’s faces, I dial it down a notch or two. I don’t want that brow to high or those eyelids too trim or that jawline too tight. And neither do my male patients.
Thanks for reading. Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder