Modern Male

Modern Male Aesthetics in San Antonio, TX

Did you know that men received more than 1.3 million cosmetic treatments from plastic surgeons in the U.S. in 2018? Whether they want to stay looking fresh and energetic in a competitive work-place or in the equally competitive dating sphere, today’s men want to look their best. Why should the ladies get all the fun and good looks?

Plastic surgery for men is on the rise and we’re proud to be one of the top providers of male plastic surgery in San Antonio, TX. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Jose Barrera, is an expert in facial plastic surgery and regularly works with both male and female patients.

We realize that plastic surgery isn’t something that many men openly discuss, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. If you have questions, or even if you’re just curious, get in touch, you can call our San Antonio plastic surgery office at 210-468-5426.

The Rising Trend of Plastic Surgery for Men

You’re a modern man. You’re smart and savvy. You’ve also inherited Uncle Albert’s nose. A hundred years ago, that nose would be here to stay, but thanks to modern medical innovation, you aren’t stuck with what nature provided. Plastic surgery is a way to rejuvenate your natural appearance, highlighting your best features and enhancing the rest. Male plastic surgery, including non-surgical facial enhancement options, is a popular choice for men that want to look better and feel more confident.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for men have increased by 72% since the year 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You may be surprised to learn that:  

  • Men account for 13% of all cosmetic surgical procedures performed.
  • Men received more than 214,000 cosmetic surgeries in 2018 and more than a million minimally invasive treatments.

Although women still account for the majority of the plastic surgery treatments performed, we’re seeing an increase in the number of male patients we see and an increased societal acceptance of male plastic surgery. Dr. Barrera is excited to see the benefits of cosmetic enhancement become more accessible to his modern male patients.

Rhinoplasty is the top cosmetic surgical procedure for men year after year. This procedure reshapes the nose and improves the airway, leading to easier sleep, breathing and better energy. Many of our male rhinoplasty patients choose nasal surgery after an injury to nose alters its appearance or function. Male rhinoplasty can also remove humps, bumps, and asymmetry. Often, a patient comes in needing functional rhinoplasty but ends up asking for some cosmetic changes as well. We are happy to oblige!

When you want to look your best, start by improving your face’s central-most feature.

See male rhinoplasty results here.

Facelift surgery is popular with both men and women. Lower face sagging and the development of jowls is a common complaint among aging male patients. Facelift surgery can address this sagging to restore a more youthful and refined profile. Age the George Clooney or Brad Pitt way. While the male celebrities aren’t broadcasting their procedures, most men are seeking natural results. Dr. Barrera is mindful of hiding incisions and avoiding obvious scars on the face. Our signature modern man facelift is a minimally invasive deep elevation (MIDE) facelift which maximizes lift while minimizing scarring. We also are careful about preserving male facial hair patterns that enhance the male face.


Male Blepharoplasty

Modern men know that they can melt hearts with their baby blues or brown eyes, as long as these windows to the soul are in their best form. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is the second-most popular cosmetic surgery for men. This procedure enhances the appearance of the eyes by tightening skin and addressing bags and sagging in the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids.

This procedure has medical benefits too. Sagging skin on the upper eyelids can partially obstruct vision. Removing this skin opens up the visual field once again. Some men also benefit from brow lift procedures to further enhance their vision and aesthetic outlook. The forehead can be approached with a more permanent but natural forehead and brow lift or non-surgical treatments like Botox and laser resurfacing.

See blepharoplasty results here.

Non-Surgical Treatments for the Modern Male in San Antonio, TX

Too busy for downtime? Explore our non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. These treatments offer natural-looking results to our male patients with limited downtime and few recovery side effects. Our patients are busy chasing dreams and building the world, but even the busiest man can squeeze in one of these non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Botox is so popular with men that it has earned the nickname “Brotox”. This treatment is the modern male’s fountain of youth and is a favorite of celebrities and high-profile businessmen. Many of our male patients opt for this neurotoxin to gently relax facial wrinkles. With men, our goal isn’t perfectly smooth skin; Dr. Barrera uses this injectable to help men slow the signs of aging and retain a dignified and distinguished facial appearance. Our favorite for minimizing forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet is Dysport for men.

Age on your terms.

Dr. Barrera is a certified injector and has performed many filler treatments on men. He is known for his natural-looking results throughout the state of Texas.

We carry a full line of injectable dermal fillers including Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Defyne®, Restylane Refyne®, Restylane Silk®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®. We also offer facial fat grafting for full-face volume loss.

Liquid Facelift for Men

Get the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers together. Our liquid facelift combines injectable treatments to provide full-face rejuvenation. Ask us about our liquid facelift for the modern male. We can also combine laser skin resurfacing for both Caucasian and Ethnic skin in males looking for improvement in acne scarring, sun spots, solar damage, deep wrinkles, and rhinophyma of the nose.

The Complexities of Male Plastic Surgery

Male plastic surgery is complex, typically more difficult than a similar procedure performed on a female patient. This complexity doesn’t mean that male plastic surgery shouldn’t be performed, but it does mean that patients should choose a highly experienced surgeon for their procedures. In San Antonio, TX, Dr. Barrera is one of the most experienced and qualified facial plastic surgeons.

Why is male plastic surgery more difficult? There are many reasons including:

A plastic surgeon specializing in male plastic surgery must pay careful attention to facial hair growth patterns and sideburn and beard hair positioning to ensure a natural result.

Having performed many surgical procedures on men, Dr. Barrera always pays careful attention to the male hairline, both to ensure that scars are well-hidden and to account for any acceleration of male pattern baldness.

A skilled plastic surgeon with experience performing facial surgeries on men can account for these variables, achieving natural-looking results and minimizing potential complications.

Barrera is an expert in male blepharoplasty and has published an extensive literature review highlighting techniques and best practices for performing eyelid surgery on male patients.

Plastic Surgery for Men: FAQs

What Are the Top Cosmetic Surgical Procedures for Men?

Rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery were the two most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries on men in the U.S. in 2018. Botox is the most popular non-surgical treatment for men.

How Much Time Will I Need Off Work After Male Plastic Surgery?

Timelines for recovery will depend on what procedures you receive. Male Botox requires no downtime. A male facelift may require a recovery period of 2-3 weeks. Dr. Barrera will provide detailed recovery instructions as you prepare for your procedure.

How Much Does Male Plastic Surgery Cost in San Antonio, TX?

Come in for a personalized consultation to receive a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.

Why Should I Choose Texas Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery for My Male Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Few plastic surgeons in San Antonio are as experienced working with male patients as Dr. Barrera. He is double fellowship trained from Stanford University in the areas of  Sleep Apena Surgery, Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has earned board-certification and has trained under some of the top plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the world. We offer top-quality medical care, impeccable attention to detail, and some of the best male plastic surgery results in Texas.

Do Men Prefer Surgical or Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments in San Antonio, TX?

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are performed more frequently than their surgical alternatives. Surgical procedures offer a longer-lasting, more dramatic result. Some male patients even combine surgical and non-surgical treatments to optimize their appearance. We’ll work with you to find the rejuvenation solution for your goals and lifestyle.

Are you interested in male plastic surgery in San Antonio, TX? Call us at 210-468-5426 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barrera.