Skip to main content

Cosmetic Surgery for Men! It’s more than just 'Bro-Tox'

Dec 04, 2015 04:08AM, Published by Michael Thornton, Categories: Wellness


Before and after photo for advertisement only. Not actual client of Dr Thornton.



Face it.  Men are just as vain about their looks as their female counterpart.  Look around and you will subtly see more store fronts dedicated to male attractiveness and vitality.  Testosterone replacement is the latest and greatest and men are living more fulfilling lives. Just because girlfriends and wives are getting breast implants and tummy tucks doesn’t mean us guys can’t fiddle with the fountain of youth.

We have vehemently acknowledged that cosmetic plastic surgery has progressed from Ladies Only, Gentlemen Forbidden (GOLF anagram) to embracing both sexes uniformly. Men are enthusiastically receiving Botox injections, dermal fillers for facial wrinkles, improved skin care, hair restoration procedures, body hair removal and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures including, liposuction, body implants, gynecomastia (male breast) removal, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and face / neck lifts. 

Refinements in surgical techniques and technology allow cosmetic surgeons to specifically treat men and men-related problems.  In my cosmetic surgery practice, I have seen a progressive up-tick in men seeking Botox® injections to soften their forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around their eyes.  Along with Botox, I also commonly treat men for their nasal-labial folds with either Juvederm® or Radiesse® dermal fillers. 

However, it’s more than just Botox (Bro-Tox) and dermal fillers for men, as year after year I am increasingly performing cosmetic surgery procedures on men.  The number one procedure I am performing is gynecomastia or male breast reduction.  This condition is routinely treated with combination liposuction of the breast fat and surgical removal of the sub-areolar glandular tissue.  The most common age for gynecomastia surgery is men in their forties and fifties as they undergo dramatic changes in hormonal imbalances between testosterone and estrogen through the natural aging process.  I also commonly perform liposuction on men’s abdomen and love handles (flanks) for stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away with proper diet and exercise.   Interestingly, men specifically seek abdominal wall sculpting or “abdominal etching”, whereby a specialized liposuction technique is utilized to sculpt grooves in the fat to emphasize the natural six-pack muscles. Although, I do not perform pectoral or calf implants on men, these procedures are also commonly requested to improve the male body form. 

With regard to male facial rejuvenation, I frequently perform blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation) to remove skin excess from the upper eyelids and fat pockets from the lower eyelids and are usually combined with CO2 laser resurfacing of the peri-orbital skin to tighten and create a vibrant appearance.  Neck lifts and face lifts are regularly requested by men in their sixties and seventies who present with “turkey necks”.  Many times, for an isolated “turkey neck”, a direct neck lift can be performed, whereby the fat and excess skin is removed without having to undergo an overgenerous face lift procedure that requires more down time.  It is quick and simple and provides older men with a viable alternative to neck rejuvenation.  

About the Author

Dr. Michael L. Thornton, of Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center - Mansfield, TX, is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Thornton was specifically trained in both traditional and modern techniques in cosmetic surgery during his 12-month advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer his male patients the latest techniques in facial and body rejuvenation. For more information, visit http://www.mansfieldcosmeticsurgery.com/

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Mansfield Magazine's free newsletter to get regular updates



Embed this content on your website

Embed


cosmetic surgery advertorial breast reduction men's health


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/26/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Rock and Worship Roadshow

    03/26/2017
    06:00PM

    If you’re a fan of award-winning and chart-topping Christian artists such as Steven Curtis Chapma...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/27/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Soup's On!

    03/27/2017
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    In this FREE cooking class from Healthy Living with Pam, you'll learn to make three healthy, deli...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Reads! Program: Yoga Demystified

    03/28/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Every body is a yoga body! Join us as yoga instructor Carla Henslee discusses the history of yoga...


  • Latin Dance with Loui

    03/28/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    2 free series starting Feb. 28 "Latin Dance with Loui" lets adult participants sample a variet...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/29/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/30/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Kennedale Legislative Day - Trip to Austin

    03/30/2017
    06:00AM — 07:00PM

    The Kennedale Area Chamber of Commerce will travel to Austin on March 30, 2017 to meet with sever...


  • Aging Well Expo

    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Arlington is committed to the health of its community! This FREE expo is packed with health profe...


  • “America the Beautiful” - Linda Smith

    03/30/2017
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    You are invited FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine ...


  • Reads! Program: A Taste of India

    03/30/2017
    05:30PM — 08:30PM

    Join Chef Adair Smith of Savvy’s Bistro & Mansfield ISD for a culinary tour of India. Participant...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    03/31/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Spring Season Starts

    03/31/2017
    10:00AM

    Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Our ...


  • “America the Beautiful” - Linda Smith

    03/31/2017
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    You are invited FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine ...


  • Bobby Borgia

    03/31/2017
    08:00PM

    Borgia’s performances span the globe, from Asia and Europe, to Las Vegas and Hollywood’s world fa...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    04/01/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Zoo Run

    04/01/2017
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    It’s time for the 20th annual Zoo Run at the Fort Worth Zoo! Support the zoo’s local and internat...


  • Spring Season Starts

    04/01/2017
    09:30AM

    Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Our ...


  • Spring Health Festival

    04/01/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Title Sponsor - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center FREE activities for all! Health Screenings...


  • “America the Beautiful” - Linda Smith

    04/01/2017
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    You are invited FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine ...


  • This is an hour and a half class that covers the basics of sugar (cutout) cookie decorating. Each...


  • Spotlight on Millipedes!

    04/01/2017
    05:00PM — 06:00PM

    Do millipedes really have a thousand legs? You can count for yourself at our next Spotlight! Lear...


  • Texas on Tap

    04/01/2017
    05:30PM — 10:00PM

    Join us for a special LAW birthday celebration! We are turning one! Enjoy a special 3-course menu...


  • Reads! Program: Yoga Demystified

    03/28/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Every body is a yoga body! Join us as yoga instructor Carla Henslee discusses the history of yoga...


  • Kennedale Legislative Day - Trip to Austin

    03/30/2017
    06:00AM — 07:00PM

    The Kennedale Area Chamber of Commerce will travel to Austin on March 30, 2017 to meet with sever...


  • Aging Well Expo

    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Arlington is committed to the health of its community! This FREE expo is packed with health profe...


  • Reads! Program: A Taste of India

    03/30/2017
    05:30PM — 08:30PM

    Join Chef Adair Smith of Savvy’s Bistro & Mansfield ISD for a culinary tour of India. Participant...


  • Bobby Borgia

    03/31/2017
    08:00PM

    Borgia’s performances span the globe, from Asia and Europe, to Las Vegas and Hollywood’s world fa...


  • Spring Health Festival

    04/01/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Title Sponsor - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center FREE activities for all! Health Screenings...


  • Mansfield ISD MultiCultural Festival

    04/04/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    Did you know Mansfield ISD has more than 33,000 students, and there are more than 110 languages s...


  • Latin Dance with Loui

    04/04/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    2 free series starting Feb. 28 "Latin Dance with Loui" lets adult participants sample a variet...


 

Image title
Mansfield Area High School Sports

Community Champions