Facial Plastic Surgery for Men: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

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Facial plastic surgery for men has been gaining popularity as more men seek to enhance their appearance for personal or professional reasons. While the focus often lies on the surgical outcomes, maintaining a healthy lifestyle before and after the procedure is crucial for optimal results. This blog explores how a balanced diet, regular exercise, and mindful habits can complement the benefits of facial plastic surgery.

Common Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

Facial plastic surgery for men includes a variety of procedures tailored to enhance or modify the aesthetic appearance of the face. Here are some of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures for men:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery): 

This is one of the most requested procedures by men. It involves reshaping the nose to improve its appearance and proportion in relation to other facial features. Rhinoplasty can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): 

This procedure is used to remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids to combat signs of aging or improve obstructed vision. Upper and lower eyelid surgeries can help create a more youthful, alert appearance.

Rhytidectomy (Facelift): 

A facelift addresses signs of aging by removing excess skin, tightening underlying tissues, and redraping the skin on the face and neck. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, providing a more youthful and refreshed look.

Chin Augmentation: 

This surgery involves the use of implants or reshaping the bone to enhance the contour of the chin and jawline. It can help create a more balanced facial profile and is often combined with rhinoplasty for proportional balance.

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery): 

Otoplasty is performed to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It is commonly used to pin back ears that stick out prominently, improving their overall appearance.

The Importance of Physical Health


Before undergoing any plastic surgery, achieving a stable weight and good physical health can significantly impact the surgery’s success. A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can help strengthen the immune system, reduce surgery risks, and promote faster healing. Regular exercise, particularly cardiovascular activities, enhances blood circulation, which is vital for delivering nutrients to skin cells and removing toxins. This preparation helps in minimizing complications and ensures a smoother recovery.


After surgery, the body needs extra care to heal. Continuing a healthy diet is essential. Foods rich in vitamin C (like citrus fruits and leafy greens) and vitamin E (such as nuts and seeds), can aid in reducing swelling and promote scar healing. It’s also important to stay hydrated to maintain skin elasticity and facilitate recovery.

Psychological Well-being

The decision to undergo facial plastic surgery can be emotionally taxing. Therefore, mental preparation is as crucial as physical readiness. Pre-surgery consultations should include discussions about expectations and potential outcomes to ensure mental preparedness and realistic goals.

Managing Stress

High stress levels can impede healing post-surgery. Engaging in stress-reducing activities such as yoga, meditation, or even simple breathing exercises can be beneficial. Ensuring adequate sleep is also critical as it allows the body to repair itself.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Avoiding Harmful Habits

Certain habits like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption can severely affect surgical outcomes. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and impairs blood flow, hindering the healing process and increasing the risk of complications. Alcohol, on the other hand, can increase swelling and delay recovery. Patients are generally advised to quit smoking and limit alcohol intake weeks before and after the surgery to ensure optimal healing.

Sun Protection

Post-surgery skin is sensitive and more susceptible to sun damage. Protecting the skin from excessive sun exposure by using broad-spectrum sunscreens, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding peak sun hours is crucial to prevent scarring and maintain long-term aesthetic results.


Facial plastic surgery for men is more than just a medical procedure; it’s a commitment to enhancing personal appearance and confidence. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, patients not only improve their surgical outcomes but also invest in their overall well-being. Emphasizing both physical and psychological health, as well as making informed lifestyle adjustments, are key factors in achieving and maintaining the best possible results from facial plastic surgery.

Lee A. Kleiman a doctor at Anne Arundel ENT

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology.