Brides are no longer the only ones interested in pre-nuptial cosmetic treatment. The New York Times recently ran a piece on the rise in men seeking plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatment in preparation for their vows. Since Dr. Richard Lee welcomes all grooms and brides to-be at his Newport Beach plastic surgery practice, he thought it would be helpful to talk about the article in more detail on his blog.

What Grooms-to-be Are Concerned About

According to Dr. Miles Groth, a psychology professor at Wagner College in New York quoted in the NYT article, “Today there’s as much pressure on men to look good and take care of themselves as there is on women.”

Joshua Baggett, who was also profiled by NYT, said, “I want to look young and good for my wedding photos, which will hopefully last a lifetime.” He said that when he looked at older photos of himself at his brother’s wedding, he felt self-conscious of his appearance and wanted to look better in his own wedding photos.

Here’s what Joshua and other men have admitted feeling self-conscious of:

o   Premature signs of aging — e.g., wrinkles, sagging skin on the neck

o   Areas of unwanted body fat

o   Noticeable hair loss

o   Unwanted body hair

o   Acne scarring

o   Prominent tattoos

Popular Treatments among Grooms

Many of the most popular treatments among grooms-to-be are non-surgical options, which provide noticeable results with rapid recovery and minimal side effects. Examples include:

Cosmetic Injectables

Dysport is used to smooth prominent wrinkles around the eyes, eyebrows and forehead; it can also be injected into the armpits to stop severe sweating (hyperhidrosis). Kybella reduces unwanted fat underneath the chin. Dermal fillers like Restylane fill out deep facial lines and wrinkles and reduce facial folds.

Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Body contouring systems that rely on laser, ultrasound or radiofrequency energy can reduce areas of unwanted fat less invasively than traditional liposuction. Depending on specific system and technology, some treatment options can produce noticeable results in several sessions.

Hair Removal or Restoration

Whether or not treatment adds or removes hair depends on the specific man. Some grooms want to restore hair to a thinning or balding head, while others want body or facial hair removed.

Contact Dr. Richard Lee Today

If you or your spouse-to-be is interested in improving your appearance prior to the wedding, Dr. Lee can help. Please contact our practice at 949-548-9312 or via email to request a consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your options.

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