A Men's Guide to Cosmetic Procedures

Nuveau Plastic Surgery + Medical Aesthetics provides cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to keep men looking their very best.

Highly acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, and his managing partner, Randy A. Rakes opened Nuveau Plastic Surgery + Medical Aesthetics in River Oaks last year. Dr. Lee is recognized as one of Houston's leading plastic surgeons, offering various cosmetic and reconstructive services such as facelifts, eyelid surgeries, tummy tucks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and more. Alongside his team of highly trained professionals, Dr. Lee stays at the forefront of cosmetic procedures and has seen an increasing number of men seeking treatments. Despite the aesthetics industry's typical focus on women, Nuveau provides several highly beneficial procedures for male clients. Dr. Lee and Rakes shared their expertise on the most common cosmetic procedures for men today.


Liposuction has become one of the go-to procedures in plastic surgery, and there has been a noticeable uptick in the number of men looking to take advantage of its benefits. Fat can be suctioned out through small incisions from desired areas in the body. Once healed, the incisions are virtually invisible. The recovery time is relatively quick, with swelling subsiding within a week and full results appearing in 6 to 12 weeks. With minimal downtime, no unsightly scars, and impressive outcomes, it's no wonder liposuction is the top surgical procedure for men. The abdomen, flanks, back, chest, arms, and neck are commonly treated. However, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure. Factors such as weight, excess skin, skin quality, and pre-existing medical conditions can impact eligibility. An in-office consultation at Nuveau Plastic Surgery + Medical Aesthetics can help determine the best course of action.

FaceTite / BodyTite / AccuTite / Morpheus8 (Non-Surgical Skin Tightening) 

Minimally invasive procedures have become the mainstay of treatment, especially for men who prefer minimal downtime and no visible scars. Some exciting developments in aesthetic medicine have come in the form of devices that can help tighten skin without surgery. InMode's BodyTite, FaceTite, AccuTite, and Morpheus8 utilize radiofrequency energy with or without microneedling to induce collagen remodeling in the client's skin. These devices are not for everyone, as there are limits on how much the skin will tighten with this treatment modality. However, the development of these devices has provided a way to treat patients who are either not candidates for surgery or do not want the downtime and scar associated with surgery. Different size probes are used to treat various areas such as the face (FaceTite), around the eyes, and the delicate regions of the face/neck (AccuTite) and body (BodyTite). 

PRP and Keravive Hair Restoration 

Hair restoration has become a highly popular treatment option for men seeking to address hair loss concerns. Among the most sought-after treatments is PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, which involves drawing plasma from the patient's blood and injecting it into their scalp to stimulate hair growth. This minimally invasive and painless procedure requires no downtime and can be used in combination with other modalities, such as the Keravive, by Hydrafacial treatment. Keravive is a relaxing three-step process designed to cleanse, stimulate, and nourish the scalp and hair follicles for fuller, thicker, and healthier-looking hair. The Nuveau Plastic Surgery + Medical Aesthetics team also recommends medications such as Finasteride and Minoxidil to maximize results. A series of treatments spaced several months apart is advised for optimal outcomes.

CoolSculpting and EmSculpt Combination Treatments 

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that effectively targets stubborn fat in various areas of the male body, including under the jawline, under the chin, upper arms, back, love handles, and abdomen. Using cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, the procedure kills excess fat cells, which the body then naturally eliminates, resulting in a 20-25 percent reduction in the treated area. Together with CoolSculpting, EmSculpt is another FDA-cleared, noninvasive body-sculpting treatment that can effectively build muscle and burn fat. The therapy delivers high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy pulses into the muscle tissue, creating muscle contractions that activate more muscle fibers than exercise alone. EmSculpt can tighten, tone, and strengthen the large muscle groups of the abdomen and buttocks, as well as smaller areas like the upper arms, thighs, and calves. The combination of CoolSculpting and EmSculpt is ideal, as it eliminates fat with CoolSculpting and then tones the underlying muscles with Emsculpt for a more defined and sculpted look.


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