We can’t all be Paul Rudd or Keanu Reeves. We’re not actively defying father time and we can’t stop aging at age 28 the way they have.
The rest of us have to fight every single day. We have to invest a lot of time and money into things like Rogaine or anti-aging creams. But it always feels like we’re losing the battle.
This is the reason that we’ve seen an increase in men getting plastic surgery over the last few years. The stigma has almost completely disappeared over the last decade. In fact, the global pandemic seemed to dissolve the last few remanences of it, as almost 50% of surveyed people were open to getting their first-ever plastic surgery. If we go back to 2014, a similar survey found that only 17% were in favour of it.
Here are some of the most popular and effective procedures that men are getting these days.
1. FUE Hair Transplant
We mentioned Rogaine earlier. It is easily the most popular over-the-counter hair loss solution for men on the market. But it comes with 3 inherent problems:
- It’s expensive
- You need to do it every single day or it will stop working
- There are some potentially ugly side effects
Your best bet is to completely skip the hair loss treatment aisle at the drug store and gain confidence with a hair transplant procedure. The gold standard in the industry right now is the Follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure. It basically harvests hair follicles from the more plentiful areas of your scalp and transplants them to the areas you want to build up. The most important part is that there is none of the pain or scarring associated with other types of hair transplants.
You may have heard blepharoplasty called an eyelift or an eyelid lift.
If you’re noticing sagging, puffing, or wrinkling in your eyes or the surrounding area, this procedure can take 10-15 years off of your appearance. The procedure involves your surgeon making incisions to remove the excess fat and skin.
This can give you a more lively, energetic and youthful look.
There is no doubt that working out and losing weight gets harder as you age. Your body seems to hate you, and you simply don’t have as much disposable time as you used to. This is why a lot of men over 30 put on the so-called Quarantine 15 over the course of the lockdown.
If you browse some liposuction before and after pictures, you will notice that it’s not so much about the volume of weight you can lose. It’s about location, location, location. Today’s energy-assisted liposuction technology works miracles on the body’s most stubborn deposits of fat in your stomach and lower back.
If you feel like you’re losing the war against aging, it may be time to bring in the big guns. Over-the-counter creams overpromise what they can deliver. But an expertly performed plastic surgeon can target the areas you’re looking to address, and help you look 10 years younger.