People typically choose a non-invasive procedure when they want to avoid scarring or going under anesthesia. This method leaves the skin intact or unbroken, meaning it does not require an incision or cutting of the skin. Rather than going under anesthesia, your NYC board-certified surgeon will use lasering or syringe techniques to achieve the patient’s goals. Non-invasive procedures are most common for individuals who are aging, and those who have health conditions that can’t succeed in invasive surgery. The best non-invasive cosmetic procedures available for men include:
Facial and Body Fat Injections
Fat injections are performed to fill and shape areas of the face and body for male patients. Sometimes the process will not create a permanent change, as it will require maintenance. The method includes an injection in the donor area, which typically is the gluteal or abdominal region. The infusion will take the fat from that area and transfer it to the face or desired area. Before injection, the fat is placed in a syringe where it will be cleaned and available for the designated area. Dr. Steinbrech of Male Plastic Surgery NYC is a strong advocate for Selective Fat Transfer when performing liposuction procedures. Most notably his personally developed procedure, BodyBanking® which can be combined with an array of other treatments:
The recovery process for this procedure is straightforward. There is little to no downtime, and the patient can continue their daily routines. There might be minor swelling and/or bruising that occurs for about two days after the procedure. A patient can return to have the process again.
Botox for men consists of injections that cause specific muscles to stop producing wrinkles or frown lines. The goal of this procedure is to create a younger facial appearance. Botox has a plus—not only does it diminish wrinkles and lines, but it also stops them from recurring. Within 24 to 48 hours, the patient will see a difference in facial appearance, and up to one week, the patient will see the full results.
People choose botox because it is painless and does not require recovery time. However, patients are asked to be mindful for the first 2 to 3 hours after receiving Botox. The overall procedure time is at least 10 minutes and can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months. Botox is also known to help people who have:
- Vertical frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
- Chronic migraines
- Desire to improve expressions
Dermal fillers help diminish facial wrinkles and repair the volume and fullness in the face. This procedure takes up to about 15 minutes with minimal recovery time. Patients will find minor swelling and redness that can last up to three days post-procedure. Two types of fillers for men include:
Restylane was created to help patients who want to enhance their lip shape and facial contours while smoothening the wrinkles. This treatment is most commonly performed between the eyebrows and the bottom of the nose to give the mouth more angle. A synthetic gel is injected into the middle layer of the skin, smoothing out the wrinkles and adds volume. The gel used is a natural substance that is also found throughout the body.
Radiesse is another filler for men performed on the lips, smile lines, depressed scars, and corners of the mouth. The desired area is injected with a biocompatible gel which is made of the same minerals in our bones. This filler targets scarring and creases on the face.
Kybella is most common for patients with moderate-to-severe (submental) fat sediments below the chin area. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes, where the surgeon will use Kybella injections into the unwanted fat. It is the perfect procedure for people who want to get rid of their double chin.
Sculptra targets the fat under the skin to improve the appearance of the cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations, and wrinkles. This type of injection is placed into the deep dermis layer of the skin. Men choose this procedure because the results can remain up to two years.