In the past, people felt like they couldn’t talk about cosmetic procedures — though this didn’t mean that they didn’t happen. The celebrities that we worship for looking inhumanly beautiful often have cosmetic procedures of some kind; and plastic surgery doesn’t always mean literally going under the knife. Many common cosmetic procedures are actually minimally invasive and easy to recover from. The changes are meant to be subtle; rather than looking radically different, most people simply want to look younger and revitalized. Luckily, people are beginning to recognize that plastic surgery isn’t anything to fear or be ashamed of, and for that matter, that it’s not just meant for women. Many men are looking into subtle cosmetic procedures to help them look younger. Cosmetic procedures were once associated with a more feminine appearance, just as they were once associated with changing the appearance rather than simply improving the good looks you already have. Below, we’ll look into some of the different procedures that are hot on the market right now. Not only do they make a big difference — they also help achieve a natural, enhanced look rather than a dramatic change. You’ll still be you — just the version of yourself that you really want.
Botox can be considered a classic of the plastic surgery reason, and for many reasons. While cosmetic Botox has been on the market for a fairly long time, it still hasn’t lost popularity simply because it helps people achieve a refreshed look through minimally invasive procedures that carry an extremely low risk of complication. It’s very little pain for a lot of gain. In fact, 82% of Botox patients see improvement within a mere week of treatment. What Botox does is essentially numb the treated area, which means that the muscles there won’t create wrinkles. In this sense, it’s not only treating a problem but preventing it from growing worse. This is why Botox is becoming popular among the younger set, being used as a way in which major wrinkles can be prevented. The great thing about Botox is that, if the results aren’t exactly to your liking, it’s not permanent. On average, a treatment lasts four months — so if you don’t like it, don’t repeat the treatment. It’s as simple as that. Side effects are also fairly minor, including temporary bruising and, less frequently, headaches that resolve within 24 to 48 hours.
2. Vampire Lifts
Vampire breast lift and vampire face lift procedures are becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetic industry, even if they aren’t quite as well known as Botox. Don’t let the name scare you off — a vampire breast lift procedure, and for that matter a vampire face lift procedure, is not as intimidating or invasive as it might sound. In the case of the breast life, which is perhaps more popular than the face lift right now, a doctor draws a patient’s blood for no more than 15 minutes, extract plasma-rich platelets from that blood, and injects it back into their breasts. This gives the breasts a rejuvenated effect — that is, something similar to a traditional lift without all of the invasiveness or permanence. Again, this is a procedure that will need to be repeated regularly, so you aren’t committing permanently to something you might not like. A vampire facelift is similar, but obviously applied to the face rather than the breasts — and thus a procedure that can benefit men as well as women.
3. Hair Loss Treatments
As much as we hate to admit it, hair loss affects men and women alike, and it’s one of the more obvious signs of aging. It’s estimated that about 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss by 35, and 65% will have noticeable hair loss by 60. Luckily, there are a variety of treatments on the market that achieve semi-permanent or permanent results. Many of them result transplanting hair from one place to the other, and covering up thinness. It’s easy, and minimally invasive.