5 Procedures Men Love at Cole Aesthetic Surgery June 7, 2017 coleaesthetics With a myriad of benefits to be gained from cosmetic procedures today, why should women get to have all the fun? At Cole Aesthetic Center, we offer treatments designed with our male patients in mind so that men can also turn back the clock and correct nagging imperfections that affect their self-confidence. Take a look at our procedures men love the most to determine which treatment will help you meet your aesthetic goals best. NeoGraft One of the biggest cosmetic concerns for the male population today is the loss of hair, which can occur as early as the 20s or 30s for some. In the past, there were few good treatment options for male pattern baldness, but today, things look very different for men that want to restore a full head of hair. Dr. Cole features the innovative hair restoration treatment known as FUE or follicular unit extraction. Using the NeoGraft device, he can harvest individual follicles from the donor area, which are then inserted into the treatment area to create a natural result. NeoGraft hair restoration can be performed using local anesthesia and men are usually able to return to work the day after their procedure. The results are permanent, with the transplanted follicles growing new hair just like the other follicles in the area over time. Injectable Treatments Botox, the gold standard in anti-aging is not restricted to the female set. Men are also finding injections of this prescription medication can erase horizontal lines across the brow and creases between the eyebrows. Dr. Cole uses care to remove just enough aging symptoms from the male face to produce a more youthful look without eliminating all of the fine lines that add to the distinguished male profile. Another injectable option that is becoming popular with men as well as women today is a prescription medication known as Kybella. This treatment is designed to eliminate submental fat underneath the jawline that gives the appearance of a double chin. Deoxycholic acid in the solution destroys the fat cells so they can be eliminated by the body, creating a smoother, more defined jawline. Eyelid Lift When the eyes start to look older and more tired than you feel, an eyelid lift might be the ticket to turn back the clock. Men also find that this procedure reverses sagging in the upper lid that can become severe enough to affect the line of vision. Loose skin and tissue are removed from both the upper and lower lids to eliminate fine lines, bagginess underneath the eyes and drooping above the eyes that contribute to a chronically weary appearance. Dr. Cole offers an eyelid lift using local numbing or conscious sedation, which reduces risks associated with the procedure as well as the recovery time afterward. Incisions are placed inside the lid or on the lash line where visible scarring will be minimal. Recovery time is 1-2 weeks, and the results will last for many years. Laser Hair Removal While some men want to restore hair, others want to remove it from unwanted areas like the chest and back. Laser procedures are the most efficient way to achieve this goal, using laser energy to damage hair follicles and produce permanent hair reduction in most patients. The procedure is performed in our office, usually without the need for any anesthetic. We may spend an hour or more addressing larger treatment areas like the back and there is no downtime after treatment. Patients interested in permanent hair reduction will need to undergo a series of treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. Dr. Cole typically performs 4-6 treatment sessions, each spaced about one month apart. Once you see your full hair removal results, an occasional touch-up treatment will be all that is necessary to maintain them. Liposuction Body contouring is another popular procedure for our male patients, with the ability to trim the spare tire and love handles in a single surgical session. Liposuction is used to eliminate unwanted areas of fat that have not responded to your diet and exercise efforts. The procedure is performed using local anesthetic and a tumescent solution that makes the fat cells easier to remove. A narrow cannula is placed into the fat deposit, loosening the cells so they for easy removal from the body. Most patients are back in action within about one week after liposuction; a bit longer if a substantial amount of fat is removed. The incisions used are minimal and leave almost no visible scarring afterward. You will be able to enjoy your slimmer contour permanently as long as you avoid weight gain after treatment. As more men are tuning into the benefits of cosmetic treatments, plastic surgeons like Dr. Cole are striving to make the experience more comfortable and positive for their male patients. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Cole today at 360.613.2600 to find out how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.