Brotox®: The Men & Botox® Combo

Botox® has many fans these days. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported over 6.5 million Botox® treatments performed in 2015 alone. While these statistics don’t break down the differences between male and female patients, I can attest to the increase in men getting Botox® from my own experience. In the spirit of giving popular trends nicknames, Brotox® is what we use to describe men who are fans of facial rejuvenation with minimally-invasive wrinkle-reducing Botox® treatment. In case you’re new to the Brotox world, I wanted to share some of the best features and why more men should jump on the benefits of Botox®.

In more recent trends, men aren’t just getting Botox® by themselves. Many come to get treatments with their partners (male and female), friends, and even coworkers. Lots of men receive Botox® as gifts and even more appreciate the results especially in those times when preparing for major life events – like getting married. Pre-wedding Botox® has become a popular treatment for two, because couples like to come in together to smooth out their facial appearance before the big day.

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Botox® treatment isn’t as intimidating as some may think – it’s just a quick, short series of injections into the upper third area of the face you’re most concerned about and nearly painless. You’re in and out in as little as 20 minutes and best of all – you don’t have to miss work or have the rest of your day interrupted. Botox® is also a great combination treatment used to keep the face looking youthful after undergoing facial plastic surgery. Whether prepping for a special occasion or sticking to a regular routine, Botox® treatments are popular because they continue to work for lots of men and woman for up to four months (it’s also worth mentioning it’s FDA-approved for ages 18-65).

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures men have come to know and appreciate. Muscle-relaxing Dysport® and Xeomin®, plus dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® offer some excellent benefits of their own – so much so that they deserve their own time in the spotlight. Check back in the upcoming weeks as we explore these options in part two of our male rejuvenation series and if you’d like to learn more about Botox® treatments at Southern Plastic Surgery, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, don’t hesitate to call us at 770-622-9100. Stay connected with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube for my latest plastic surgery tips and updates.

Want to Look Less Tired? Try the Benefits of Facial Plastic Surgery

There are days when we wake up with dark circles and bags under our eyes after a late night of no sleep, but they eventually fade. As we get older though, the tissues around the eyes weaken and can cause fat deposits that help support the eye to shift into the eyelids – ultimately creating puffier lids. At the same rate, skin starts to thin as gravity, years of sun exposure, and less collagen production are among the main contributing factors when we start to notice the physical toll facial aging has on a person’s appearance. For those who want to freshen up their youthful look, they take advantage of the benefits of facial plastic surgery to get a well-rested, more refreshed appearance.

As a double-board certified plastic surgeon with over 22 years of experience with facial rejuvenation, one of the most common gripes I hear from my patients the most is how they’re not happy about friends, family, coworkers, or even strangers at the grocery store telling them how tired they look, even when they’re not. Though it’s impossible to permanently stop signs of aging, two popular facial plastic surgery procedures, eyelid surgery and brow lift, give patients their youthful look back by reviving a once vibrant appearance. Check out why over 244,000 patients underwent either of these procedures in 2015 and how it can possibly give you the remarkable look you’ve been dreaming of.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

If eyelid surgery had a mantra it’d probably be something to the effect of: Reposition. Remove. Rejuvenate. Men and women can’t escape a fatigued look when the skin around the eyes has significant sagging and drooping – creating an almost bunching look. This type of facial rejuvenation procedure addresses fat, skin, and muscle around the eyes to create an invigorated, more awake look. The beauty of this particular procedure is that instead of the results nonverbally screaming “I had plastic surgery,”  they typically provide more subtle plastic surgery results that will have even those close to the patients wondering what’s different about them (but that’s up to you if you share that secret or not)!

Brow Lift

Having an overhang that seems to flop over the upper lids is something many patients frequently exhibit as they get older – yet another contributing factor to a seriously tired look. When a patient comes into my practice, sometimes they think a facelift is the go-to solution for their aging woes, but when it comes to isolated cosmetic concerns, focusing on one specific area (especially if the other parts of the face have some years to catch up) can do the trick. It’s not until a consultation that they can explore the best options to get the most ideal results to achieve their goals. If a brow lift is what’s needed to give them a fresher, younger, less tired look, then here’s how it’s done:

If you’re interested in exploring eyelid surgery, brow lift, or your facial rejuvenation options, both surgically and non-surgically (because they make great combination anti-aging treatments), please don’t hesitate to reach out. To set up a time to see if you’re a candidate or start planning your procedure during a complimentary consultation, contact my office at 770-622-9100. To keep up with my latest cosmetic surgery topics and updates, stay connected with me, David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more plastic surgery news.

Botox Babies: The Rise in Facial Rejuvenation Procedures and Decrease in Average Patient Age

The early 30’s usually bring many positive life changes to individuals:  growing into a career, earning a decent income from an enjoyable job, establishing a family, etc.  One life change that many people in their 30’s aren’t so crazy about is the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.  Decreased skin cell turnover and acquired sun damage can leave the skin of 30-somethings looking a little less dewy than it appeared during their 20’s.  Many of these people are pursuing minimally invasive cosmetic treatments like facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectables and laser skin treatments to zap their problem areas before they become too pronounced.

Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs many of these surgeries at his Southern Plastic Surgery center in Duluth, GA.  The rise in these types of procedures has given way to the creative term “Botox® babies”- used to refer to the youthful adults pursuing versions of facial cosmetic surgery that only their parents and grandparents sought 15 years ago.   Botox® babies contribute a large portion of the cosmetic surgery industry’s profits.  In fact, according to the annual survey conducted by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), minimally invasive procedures like Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, and Restylane®  were the only category of cosmetic surgery to enjoy increased profitability for cosmetic surgeons during the economic slump of recent years.

Dr. Whiteman’s facial cosmetic surgery results speak for themselves, but he also likes to remind patients that much of what their skin (and face) looks in their 30’s depends on how they take care of it in their teens and 20’s.  Focused on full-body health and wellness, Dr. Whiteman urges patients to regularly wear an SPF 30 sunscreen to prevent further sun damage, use an exfoliating cleanser to increase skin cell production, and eat a healthy diet (along with drinking plenty of water) to keep their faces looking younger longer.

To learn more about the cosmetic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body that Dr. Whiteman performs visit his website and continue to read his blog.