The modeling industry is fiercely competitive. It requires near-perfection of a man’s physical features as he represents prestigious brands around the world. While this line of work requires men to be health-conscious, diet and exercise alone are not always enough to achieve ideal face and body contouring.
Good genetics play a role in some of the necessary requirements for looks, but cosmetic medicine can also help men obtain the competitive edge necessary for the modeling industry. New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech can help men achieve their ideal image whether they are prospective or current male models or otherwise seeking the attributes of this physically elite group of men.
Physical Characteristics of Male Models
The ideal male model has a masculine appearance and slender body with aesthetically pleasing contours of the face and body. Male sex hormones contribute to a man’s appearance, including secondary sex characteristics like face shape with typically angular lines, as well as an increase in overall muscle mass. Male model plastic surgery seeks to enhance these traits, providing more emphasis to specific areas of the face and form.
Dr. Steinbrech offers a number of options that can provide the physical benefits requested by these men. Common procedures that are part of the male model transformation include jaw augmentation, liposuction, pec enhancement, and gluteal enhancement. They effectively alter regions that may be difficult to address without medical intervention and can lead to greater definition of the overall appearance.
An In-Depth Look at Male Model Plastic Surgery
While the jawline can be enhanced through different measures, a popular option is through the use of cosmetic injections. Dermal fillers can create a more angled jaw, slightly altering the face shape by creating a more masculine appearance to the lower face and chin. By altering this area of the face, the rest of the body benefits by appearing more muscular. In addition to strategically adding filler around the jawbone, Dr. Steinbrech can also sculpt the cheeks and fill the tear trough below the eyes for a more complete facial rejuvenation. Jaw augmentation can also be performed through jaw implants and bone reconstruction, though these options may not best suit a male model’s desired aesthetics. Cosmetic injections provide natural results with a lower risk of complications and virtually no downtime.
Dr. Steinbrech’s high definition liposuction procedure (“hi def lipo”) target treats areas of the face and body to remove unwanted fat, which highlights a man’s musculature. The doctor can remove bulk from the chin, cheeks, and neck and also sculpt the jaw. By ridding these areas of extra fatty tissue, bone structure becomes more apparent, creating the chiseled look. As men age, they tend to accumulate fatty deposits around the waist, abdomen, and hips, rounding out their midsection. Liposuction will help to carve out six-pack abs and defined pelvic lines that will appear to have been achieved through rigorous workouts rather than at the doctor’s office. Other areas Dr. Steinbrech often tends to in his male model patients are the areas below the abdomen to include the buttocks, thighs, and knees. Men who seek larger-looking biceps can undergo liposuction of the upper arms as well.
Once healed from the procedure, liposuction can achieve figure-shaping results that would take men months to obtain naturally, if possible at all. It is often the case that men seek fat removal when their fit lifestyle has not produced their desired results. Liposuction provides permanent fat removal, and patients can maintain the results by continuing to live healthy lives.
The male equivalent to breast augmentation, pectoral implants are the solution for an ill-defined upper chest. Also referred to as “high def model pec enhancement,” these chest prostheses provide an ultra-athletic appearance to the upper body. In some men, the pecs may be resistant to different exercises, and one’s physique can be improved through their enlargement. Unlike female breast implants, pec implants have a muscular feel and do not contain a filling. The surgery is discreet as incisions can be hidden in the underarms, and the pecs will continue to function as normal.
The buttocks are essentially an extension of the legs, and as the midway point halfway up the body, they help to shape one’s backside. Men who are dissatisfied with this feature can increase its size and alter the shape of each cheek through a plastic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Steinbrech.
Once thought of as a female-specific enhancement, the male model patient and other men seeking to improve the shape of their butt have two options to enlarge the feature: buttock implants or a fat transfer to the area. Gluteal implants are composed of semi-soft silicone that will look and feel like a natural gluteus muscle. The doctor can provide a custom-fit implant that will function in harmony with the patient’s own anatomy. Gluteal enhancement patients can also undergo the two-part procedure of fat grafting if they are not candidates or prefer not to have implants placed. First, fat is harvested from the body through a liposuction procedure. Extra fat is removed from the body, then purified and reintroduced to the buttocks through injection or a mini cannula (the suctioning device used in liposuction, which also has a reverse function).
Male models understand that symmetry is not only important for people to be considered attractive, but it also matters in the modeling industry. Male faces may be blown up on billboards, featured in magazines, and used as the main feature at fashion shows. Injectable fillers offer a great way to produce symmetry and correct minor imperfections like acne scars. The liquid rhinoplasty is a series of injections to the nose that can camouflage a nasal bump and straighten the nose. Dermal injections can also achieve fuller lips and offer contouring to the face.
Other men may show premature signs of aging in their 30’s and 40’s, and they can prolong their modeling careers by restoring youthful aspects to their face. An upper or lower eyelift – also referred to as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty – can treat lines around the eyes and expose more of the upper eyelid, while Botox injections treat lines and wrinkles around the entire face.
By scheduling a consultation at Dr. Steinbrech’s New York City office, interested individuals can learn more about which procedures can best help them achieve their ideal appearance.
Candidates for Male Model Plastic Surgery
While the above procedures are all commonly performed on male models, any man may be eligible for these cosmetic corrections. Patients should be healthy adults with fully grown features and no pre-existing conditions that would prevent aesthetic changes to certain areas of the face and body. Dr. Steinbrech will carefully review each patient’s complete health history to ensure one can safely undergo a prescribed treatment plan. Aside from physical health, there is a mental health component that the doctor must assess when screening prospective patients. Because many cosmetic procedures create permanent changes to a person’s appearance, they should understand the risks and possible complications, as well as any limitations imposed by their anatomy.
FAQs – Questions Frequently Asked about Male Model Procedures
Why are there specific cosmetic procedures available for men in the modeling industry?
As a practitioner in New York City, Dr. Steinbrech is familiar with the world of fashion and modeling, and he recognizes the different features that make men competitive in the industry. He designed this set of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to best address concerns of the face and body that are difficult to modify without cosmetic intervention.
Can more than one procedure be performed during a surgical session?
Dr. Steinbrech can combine both surgical and nonsurgical procedures during a single visit if possible. This can be further discussed during the initial doctor-patient consultation.
About New York Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steinbrech
Douglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a New York-based expert in cosmetic procedures of the face and body. The doctor began his training at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and further honed his skills at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the NYU Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The doctor possesses the knowledge and skills to perform a number of different treatment options, and he is trusted amongst his patients as well as other professionals in his field. Dr. Steinbrech earned a spot as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
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