One of the top most requested procedures by male patients is a jaw makeover. Often in their 40s and 50s, patients seeking a more defined chin and jaw are shaking off the stigma of male plastic surgery and investing in their own good looks. Any man has the right to look his very best, and for some, that means redefining that weak or receding chin.
Why Do Men Seek Jaw Makeovers?
Men can become just as unhappy with their looks during the aging process as women, but there’s less talk about it. The same factors of time and gravity can affect men. The facial skin loses elasticity and sags, the fatty deposits shift downward, and wrinkles and creases change the look of the face. Middle-aged men will gradually begin dealing with these side effects, leaving them with sagging jowls, a double chin, and many other unwanted problems around the chin, jaw, and neck. While a facelift can help some, a chin implant or jaw makeover is often the better choice.
When men decide on a jaw makeover, it is likely do to at least one of these reasons:
- To reverse the appearance of aging around the chin and jaw, especially if age has caused the chin to recede. Bone re-absorption is a natural part of aging that cannot be stopped but can be diminished in appearance with these procedures.
- To achieve a stronger, more masculine look.
- To appear more like a leader, especially in a culture where strong jaws are statistically common among chief executives (including women).
- To feel more confident. Some male patients seek jaw makeovers to feel more confident in many aspects of their lives, including personal, professional, and social settings.
- To become more attractive to potential partners, since strong jaws are also associated with reliability, determination, and other desirable characteristics.
- To create balance for the facial structure and profile. Some male patients are simply looking for a way to bring harmony to their facial features, something that a jaw makeover can provide.
What Procedures Can Be Used for a Jaw Makeover?
While a surgical implant can help to redefine the chin and jaw, there are nonsurgical options to achieve impressive results as well. A chin implant works by permanently attaching to the bone of the chin. These implants are biocompatible and are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to create the look that works best with your facial structure. The procedure is relatively quick and requires little recovery and very few risks. Many patients opt to combine a chin implant procedure with a rhinoplasty to reshape the nose or the anti-aging facelift to clean up loose skin and fat from the lower face.
Nonsurgical methods might include injectable fillers or fat transfers. These procedures are performed with syringes and require even less downtime and still fewer risks. Injectable fillers are made from biocompatible sugars and proteins that are naturally found in the skin. They can be injected into the chin to add volume temporarily but must be maintained with regular visits over time. Fat transfers work similarly, except they use fat cells gathered from elsewhere on the patient’s body. For many patients, fat transfers offer much longer lasting results than fillers can, sometimes permanent. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon about the treatment that is best suited to your needs.
Where Can I Learn More About Jaw Makeovers and Male Plastic Surgery?
Jaw makeovers, filler treatments, and other facial rejuvenation procedures can help you to achieve the results you desire. Contact the office of Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech, a plastic surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, to book your consultation today. He will be happy to walk you through what you should expect from a body lift procedure or any other surgery that might address your areas of concern. A specialist in Minimally Invasive Aesthetics, he incorporates this philosophy into all of his surgical and nonsurgical procedures, aiming to get you the best results possible. Dr. Steinbrech has been selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. Contact his office, located at 60 East 56th Street, Suite 3A, in New York City, by calling (212) 750-0070.