Posted on April 2, 2014 in Plastic Surgery
A common reason to seek cosmetic surgery or other aesthetic enhancement is the desire to look refreshed, energetic, and younger. This is particularly true for procedures on the face, neck, and eyelids. We all associate the need for a youthful appearance with the entertainment industry, but the trend has dramatically increased among other professionals over the past two decades. In fact, the pressure to put forward a newer and younger face has recently infiltrated the tech economy – most notably in its Mecca, Silicon Valley. And even more interesting, more and more men are becoming patients.
At first glance, this seems surprising… the pop-culture picture of “techies” is a group of men with three-day beards, all sloppy clothes and pocket protectors, staring intently at lines of seemingly random numbers and letters. But, in an environment that values innovation above all, and where 36-uninterrupted-hour coding sessions may be required to launch your new app, youth – or the appearance of youth – is given a premium. Northern California has quite a different culture than Southern California in many ways, but some of the tricks of the L.A. trade have migrated to the Bay Area. Non-surgical rejuvenation for tired facial skin , Botox® treatments for heavy, furrowed brows, and filler injections to return some youthful volume to the face have all become popular with women and men alike. In fact, the news is out and the phenomenon has started to make appearances in Blogs popular with people “in tech” (http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/4677-male-plastic-surgery-is-a-thing-now-in-silicon-valley). But this story also points to a growing trend of actual surgical procedures. For men, this is most commonly eyelid lifts, eye bag removal, and hair restoration. Procedures such as neck and facelift have also gained popularity among men reaching middle-age.
Regardless of the type of work that you do, looking as good as you feel is important. For more information about surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation for men and women, please visit us on the web at www.SanFranciscoFacialPlasticSurgery.com
or call 415-550-1077 today for a comprehensive consultation.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.