More Men Seek Blepharoplasty and BOTOX® Cosmetic

In San Luis Obispo and Fresno, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are gaining popularity as men seek cost-effective ways to enhance the look of their eyes. Facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul Stallman explains why these procedures are so popular with men and local professionals.

San Luis Obispo, California (February 2009) – As we age, the forehead, brows and eyelids can sag and wrinkle, hiding our eyes and making us appear tired. Dr. Paul Stallman, a facial cosmetic surgeon and board-certified ophthalmologist in Pismo Beach, California, says that over the last year he has seen a rise in the number of men wanting to enhance their appearance and even their careers in San Luis Obispo and Fresno with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.

“The thinner tissues of the eyes show signs of aging faster than any other area, so that area is a key focus for men who are looking to reverse wrinkles, sagging eyelids, crow’s feet, and other premature signs of aging without drastically changing their appearance,” notes Dr. Stallman. “Until a few years ago, almost all of my San Luis Obispo and Fresno cosmetic surgery patients were female, but more and more men have been coming in for consultations.”

Over the past eight years, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has tracked a similar trend of rising interest in male cosmetic enhancement surgeries, finding for instance that BOTOX Cosmetic procedures for men rose by 212% over this time period. For Dr. Stallman, however, this increase is not limited to injectable treatments. He says that while his male patients are still focusing on minimally-invasive procedures, surgical options like endoscopic brow lift and eyelid surgery for Fresno and San Luis Obispo men are also growing in popularity.

“These days, men have a more favorable attitude toward plastic surgery, and they are better-educated about their options,” says Dr. Stallman. “BOTOX has been particularly popular because it has a low cost and no downtime, and many men are aware that it may help enhance the eye area as well as the brows. In certain cases, a San Luis Obispo BOTOX treatment won’t be enough to give the sharper, more energized look that a patient wants, so in those instances I may recommend a surgical approach instead.”

New technologies may offer an additional explanation for the rising interest in male facial enhancement at Dr. Stallman’s practice. These technologies allow for lower-cost, minimal-downtime procedures that many men find more convenient than lengthier traditional approaches. Specifically, Dr. Stallman cites endoscopic browlift and laser-assisted techniques for his San Luis Obispo and Fresno blepharoplasty patients, saying the speed and precision of these options makes them attractive for men who typically do not want to worry about taking time off from work.

“A confident, alert appearance is part of the masculine ideal,” notes Dr. Stallman, “and a youthful look is a hugely desirable trait, especially for men competing for jobs in the workplace. Many of my patients find that procedures like blepharoplasty or BOTOX injections can minimize perceived generation gaps, giving them the confidence boost they need to achieve an edge in their careers.”

Dr. Paul T. Stallman performs BOTOX and blepharoplasty for San Luis Obispo and Fresno men and women who wish to lift sagging eyebrows and minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles around the eyes. To learn more, call the office at  (805) 481-3733 or request a cosmetic consultation.

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