Plastic Surgery for Men

The stereotypical plastic surgery patient is a young Hollywood starlet or a middle-aged woman trying to regain her youth. However, people of all ages and genders benefit from the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery.

Men struggling with excess skin or body fat, feeling self-conscious about their appearance, or looking to reverse the signs of aging all see the benefits of men’s plastic surgery. In fact, male plastic surgery has been on the rise in recent years. As more male celebrities have cosmetic procedures done, male plastic surgery is becoming more mainstream and socially acceptable.

Some male plastic surgery procedures are more popular among men than others, and many cosmetic procedures have different objectives depending on the patient’s gender.

I always provide honest, compassionate, specialized care for my male patients.

Some of the more common plastic surgeries for men include:

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Botox for men

There’s a reason Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country — it’s effective, quick, and requires no downtime. Men turn to Botox for the same reason women do: to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creases. Botox is a great cosmetic treatment for busy men who want to look younger, but don’t want to take time out for surgery.

Beyond its cosmetic uses, Botox also has medical uses! Botox also helps with mental health, migraines, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.

When considering Botox for male patients, we need to consider:

  • Natural-looking results: Most male patients prefer a more natural and subtle result with Botox injections. The goal is to soften wrinkles and lines without eliminating facial expressions or creating an overly smooth, unnatural-looking appearance.
  • Treatment frequency: Botox’s effects are temporary and typically last about three to six months, depending on factors such as metabolism. To maintain your Botox results, we’ll have to set up recurring appointments.
  • Quick and convenient: While the results are not permanent, Botox injections are minimally invasive and can be performed in a brief office visit. If you don’t have the downtime for a lengthy surgical recovery, Botox becomes a good option.
  • Combination treatments: Some men may combine Botox with other cosmetic procedures, such as dermal fillers or skin resurfacing treatments, to address multiple signs of aging and achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Dermal fillers for men

Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like materials that add volume and fullness to specific areas of the face. Unlike fat grafting, injectables are temporary, most lasting 6 to 18 months before being absorbed by the body.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • decrease wrinkles around the eyes and forehead
  • create fuller lips
  • increase cheek volume
  • fill out nose wrinkles
  • improve chin appearance

Many of my male patients like dermal fillers because they are quick, provide long-lasting results, and require no downtime.

Eyelid surgery for men

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is one of the most popular men’s facial plastic surgery procedures. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Everybody’s skin sags more as we age, which can cause esthetic and functional problems. During blepharoplasty, I make the incisions along the eyelids’ natural creases or inside the lower eyelid to minimize visible scarring. Then, I remove excess tissue and tighten the remaining skin and muscles.

There are many problems eyelid surgery can treat, including:

  • loose or sagging skin that impairs vision
  • fatty deposits that make the eyelids look puffy
  • bags under the eyes
  • drooping lower eyelids
  • excess skin and wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Sagging eyelids can make people look tired and old. In men, sagging upper eyelids can also make them look angry. Removing excess skin creates a more alert, youthful look and can even improve your ability to see.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift — while different from eyelid surgery — does offer similar results. A brow lift involves an incision just above the brow. From there, the skin above the eyes is pulled up, making you look more alert and youthful.

In men, a brow lift can also eliminate the appearance of anger that comes from low, furrowed brows.

Fat grafting for men

Fat grafting is almost a two-in-one surgical procedure. I use liposuction to strategically remove fat from other parts of the body and then use that same fat to improve the appearance of other areas. For women, I typically use this technique for Brazilian Butt Lifts or breast augmentation.

My male patients generally use fat grafting to remove excess fat from their abdomen or chest to enhance the size of their calves, biceps, or shoulders. Unlike implants, there is no risk of rejection with fat grafting because the fat comes from your own body. In addition, fat grafting lasts practically forever while implants eventually need removal and replacement.

Gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery (or male breast reduction) flattens and enhances chest contours.

Some men have over-developed breast tissue caused by hormonal imbalance, and this is called gynecomastia. Male breast reduction removes excess fat and skin to create a flatter, more masculine chest. When treating gynecomastia, I also remove the excess breast tissue.

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Liposuction for men

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country, and it’s easy to see why. With liposuction, we can remove stubborn fat deposits from almost any part of the body.

Liposuction can remove excess fat deposits from:

  • thighs
  • hips and buttocks
  • waist and “love handles”
  • arms
  • chin, neck, and cheeks
  • abdomen
  • chest

Men generally want more angular features than women. Society associates strong angles and straight lines with men, while women are traditionally more soft and curved. With strategic fat removal, we can improve body contours and create a narrower waistline, flatter chest, more defined arm and leg muscles, and more.

When considering liposuction for male patients, I always emphasize the importance of realistic expectations. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, it is designed to address stubborn fat deposits and sculpt the angles of the body. It’s also important to consider skin elasticity when discussing liposuction. Younger men tend to have more elastic skin that will “snap back” after the fat is removed. Men with less elastic skin, such as those that are older, may be let with excess sagging skin that needs to be removed along with the fat.

Male chin implant

As a society, we’ve decided that a strong chin equals “manliness.” Some men are self-conscious about their small or round chin. A chin implant can also resolve double chin in some patients.

Well-shaped and skillfully placed chin implants can provide natural-looking facial enhancement, balancing out the entire face.

Male facelift

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic procedure designed to make your face look younger. As we age, our body’s collagen production naturally slows down, causing our skin to lose elasticity. In addition, we lose fat as we get older.

These factors combine to create loose, sagging facial skin and the stereotypical look of “old age.”

For men who want a more youthful appearance, a facelift can do wonders, which is why it is also one of the most requested facial plastic surgery for men. With one surgical procedure, I can pull your skin tighter, remove excess skin, tighten your face’s underlying muscles, and (if previously agreed upon) remove, contour, or implant fat. Removing fat from the face can create a smoother appearance; fat grafting can fill out hollows in the face and improve facial contours.

Facial fat grafting for men

A possible complementary procedure for a male facelift is fat grafting. We remove fat from another part of the body, purify it, and inject the fat into the face. This grafted fat fills in sunken and hollow parts of the face (typically in the cheeks and around the eyes).

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Male rhinoplasty

The nose is the central feature of the face; if your nose is out of balance with the rest of your facial features it can throw off the entire face. Rhinoplasty — colloquially called a “nose job” — can reshape and/or resize the nose to better fit your facial structure. A nose job can correct bumps on the nose, the width of your nose, and even the angle of the nose tip.

Rhinoplasty can also be functional! A septoplasty surgically corrects breathing problems caused by physical malformations of the nose — such as a deviated septum.

There are multiple things I have to consider when helping a male patient plan his rhinoplasty, such as:

  • Natural appearance: Many men prefer subtle changes that preserve the natural character of their noses. The aim is often to enhance the nose to complement their overall facial features without appearing overdone.
  • Skin thickness and nasal structures: Men typically have thicker skin and more muscular nasal structures than women. My surgical approach and the technique I use may need to be adjusted to account for these physical differences.
  • Ethnic considerations: As part of maintaining a natural appearance, I take into account my patients’ ethnic background and nasal characteristics. While there is no racial limitation on rhinoplasty, a one-size-fits-all approach based on white beauty standards can have results that don’t match the rest of the face.

What’s liquid rhinoplasty?

Men looking for a small or temporary change often turn to liquid rhinoplasty. Using dermal fillers, I can reshape or rebalance the nose temporarily.

This technique doesn’t work for patients who want major or drastic changes. However, if you only need a small correction or want to “try before you buy,” this injectable procedure might suit your needs.

Neck lift for men

Available with or without a facelift, a neck lift improves signs of aging along the jawline and neck. Like a facelift, we remove sagging skin to reduce signs of aging and remove jowls. When combined with neck liposuction, we achieve even more dramatic rejuvenation.

Tummy tucks men

Sometimes weight loss just isn’t enough to get the body you want. Unfortunately, exercise won’t reduce excess skin. That’s where a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) comes in.

With abdominoplasty, we remove sagging skin from the abdomen, bring in the waistline, and improve contour and muscle definition. Many of my patients combine their tummy tuck with liposuction to remove stubborn fat and reveal those abdominal muscles they’ve been working so hard on.

Men pursue tummy tucks for a wide range of reasons, including:

  • Weight loss: Men who have lost significant weight may have excess skin and fat around their abdomen that doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck can help remove this excess tissue and improve the overall contour of the abdomen.
  • Aging: As men age, they may experience changes in their body shape, including developing a “spare tire” or sagging skin around the midsection. A tummy tuck can address these issues and restore a more youthful appearance.
  • Muscle repair: Some men may have weakened or separated abdominal muscles due to factors like genetics, weight fluctuations, or previous surgeries. A tummy tuck can tighten and repair these muscles, leading to a firmer and more toned abdomen.
  • Cosmetic goals: Whether they want to achieve a more athletic-looking physique or simply feel more confident in their clothing, a tummy tuck can help men achieve their desired look.

Why choose Dr. Saber for male plastic surgery in the Los Angeles area?

Dr. Sepideh Saber, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering care for patients throughout the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Saber graduated from Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school and did her reconstruction and plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her fellowship at New York University (NYU) in the extremely challenging and delicate areas of hand surgery and microsurgery.

To request a consultation, call (877) 205-4100 or schedule a consultation online.

The practice of Dr. Saber is located in Encino, CA offers cosmetic surgery for men throughout the Los Angeles area. We are also convenient to Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Malibu, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, and Echo Park.

What patients say about Dr. Saber

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I was fortunate to find Dr. Saber after researching board-certified surgeons who specialize in breast cancer reconstruction revision surgery. I knew I was in good hands from the moment I spoke with the lovely and efficient Marlene, Dr Saber's office manager. Dr Saber patiently listened to my concerns and, after examining me, explained what I could realistically expect the outcome to be from another surgery. She also explained to me that she would need to review my previous surgery notes before we could discuss a possible further surgery, which I found comforting and highly ethical. I also discussed a couple of other procedures that I would like done, including fat removal from my large upper arms that had caused me great embarrassment for several years. Dr. Saber is an excellent surgeon who is incredibly kind and genuine. She truly understands the female body and the emotional aspect of body insecurities yet, she is transparent about what can and cannot be done and takes time to discuss realistic expectations and outcomes. My breast reconstruction revision surgery will take place in the New Year, but in the meantime, I have the most fabulous upper arms that I recently flaunted in a strapless dress (something I have not done in years). Dr Saber is truly one of a kind, and I still cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found her. I highly recommend Dr Saber.

Linda DeCarlo November 29, 2023

I don’t have enough wonderful words to describe Dr Saber and Marlene! I had a tummy tuck done this year and from start to finish the entire experience was amazing. Marlene is always so helpful and works so hard to make every detail a breeze for you. When I had my consultation with Dr Saber I was at a point of complete agony with my body. She instantly took that stress and frustration off my shoulders! As a woman not being heard by doctors for years I left that consultation with happy tears knowing I had finally found my Dr. It was a major surgery and I felt completely zen and at peace going in because she really does make you feel that safe. I didn’t think I would ever look the way I do now! She gave me the gift of having the body I kept fighting for. I will never stop recommending her.

Monica Prusa October 9, 2023

I saw Dr. Saber when I broke my wrist. I ended up having to have surgery. She did an excellent job and I am healing nicely. She was very professional, but was also very kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend her!!

Sandy Schaupp September 13, 2022

I LOVED DR SABER!!! There are a few reasons why I chose her. One was because she’s a female Doctor that was my goal who also did a good job (which I was able to confirm with all her before and after photos) and what sold me was my safety in mind. She made me feel like I was in the best hands ever along with Marlene who coordinated everything THANK YOU LADIES! Dr Saber helped me get back the body I have always desired. I had a lot of stomach fat from weight gain and I lost weight so a lot of my weight was in my front lower and upper abdomen. Now I have a super beautiful curvy body like an hourglass after a tummy tuck and lipo she did. She understood the assignment hahaha . I’m 32 years old no kids just wanted to enjoy my younger body looking and feeling beautiful and she really took good care of me. Even after hours I had an emergency due to my fault but she was there and got back to me very quickly and I’m very grateful. I also think her work says a lot because I stopped taking pain medication on the 3rd day after surgery and was fine with very minimal pain I was able to tolerate the healing process. Highly recommend going with her I just had a wonderful experience and would do it all over again if I had too. Maybe after I have kids. Thanks Dr Saber and team <3

STEPHANIE d July 15, 2022

Dr.Saber is by far one of the best plastic surgeons. I love how she takes her time to explain any procedure to the patients understanding. She always makes sure to answers any and all questions.From fillers to body contours she’s the one you want.

Katherine Melara February 15, 2022

Dr Saber is amazing! She is caring and very informative. I went in for fillers and she explained procedure step by step. I highly recommend her and look forward to future visits.

Amanda Vazquez December 18, 2020

Dr. Saber was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She took time to listen, answer all my questions and was forthright in her recommendations. Her staff was friendly and helpful. I was very happy with the results and plan on going back. If you are looking for a first rate professional experience look no further she is the doctor for you!

T R December 18, 2020

Dr. Saber is one of a kind plastic surgeon with a heart of gold. She is a well verse plastic surgeon that puts her patient's needs before anything else. She genuinely cares about every single patient, and her work speaks for itself. I notice every post-operative result on her Instagram (@saberplasticsurgery) the patients have this glow that radiates through. I have been going to Dr. Saber for my Botox for the past 3 years, and love the results every time. I know who I will be going to for any future plastic surgery needs, and will confidently refer family and friends to Dr. Saber for any Botox, fillers, and plastic surgery consultations.

Rudy Garcia December 16, 2020

I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Saber! I am so pleased with my results from a breast augmentation she performed on me back in late June! She answered all my questions and concerns before and after my surgery. She’s very easy to get in contact with and she’s so nice. She made feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. 100/10 Lover her work!!

Amanda Villegas October 15, 2020

Dr Saber is hands down the best surgeon! She took her time answering my questions and explained procedure in detail. After doing liposuction six months ago, I am extremely happy with my results and I appreciate her so much.

Marlene Cosentino October 15, 2020

Dr. Saber is so kind and thorough with her patients! She is an amazing doctor and genuinely cars about everyone she comes in contact with. I would recommend her to anyone for any hand surgery or cosmetic procedure.

Rachel Meach October 15, 2020