It’s a common misconception that women are the only ones who turn to their plastic surgeons for procedures to help them feel better about themselves. In fact, the number of men seeking procedures continues to grow each year. Here are some of the most common procedures sought by men and the reasons why they’re growing in popularity.
Men and women alike often start to age around the eyes before they age anywhere else. It’s absolutely true that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and when your eyes look tired, the rest of your face does, too. Men around the country are scheduling eyelid rejuvenation surgery to help them appear younger and more vibrant. It’s a relatively simple procedure with only minimal downtime, and that makes it even more appealing.
Men are also prone to loose skin in the neck area, just like women, and this can lead to some self-esteem issues. This is especially true for men who have trouble buttoning a dress shirt, feeling snappy in their favorite ties, or even those who feel that their faces are heavier even though they haven’t gained weight. A neck lift can restore a youthful appearance and improve self-esteem in men just as it does women. It’s a very common procedure, and the clear majority of recovery is over in as little as two weeks.
Surveys have shown that men are often more concerned with their noses than their female counterparts, and that’s why rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures among men today. Skilled plastic surgeons can help reshape the nose to harmonize with the rest of the patient’s facial features, all without feminizing the nose or making it look unnatural. Men across the country are scheduling appointments with their plastic surgeons for this procedure.
While it’s true that there are far more women who seek Botox injections than men, the number of men requesting this treatment is on the rise. Botox is one of the safest and most affordable ways to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look. It’s painless and requires absolutely no downtime, which makes it perfect for men on the go.
Male Breast Reduction
Excess fat and tissue in the breast area can be embarrassing to men. It’s caused by a variety of things, and more often than not, men seeking breast reduction are those who have worked hard to lose weight, yet still have excess tissue left behind. These days, breast reduction surgery is minimally-invasive, and patients usually return to work in just one or two days following the procedure.
Although women seek plastic surgery more often than their male counterparts, men are starting to close the gap. After all, physical appearance is an important part of your overall wellbeing, and your plastic surgeon can help you obtain the look you’ve always wanted whether you’re a man or a woman.
Many people are under the impression that only women are having plastic surgery procedures performed. However, according to statistics that have been compiled and released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more men than ever before are opting to have various forms of plastic and cosmetic surgery performed each year. Some of the more popular types of plastic surgery for men are mentioned below.
Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
More and more men are suffering from this condition as a result of dietary and hormonal imbalances, which is extremely embarrassing for them. However, it can be addressed relatively quickly by means of a gynecomastia procedure. Surgeons will normally make use of ultrasound-assisted liposuction to help remove the breast tissue as well as excess fat in the immediate area. In cases where a man’s breasts are abnormally large though, he will have to opt for a surgical removal of the tissue and fat. Almost 25,000 men had this procedure performed in 2013 and the average recovery time is between 1 and 2 weeks at the most.
As men grow older, many of them notice the appearance of stubborn fat pockets around the abdominal and waist areas, which no amount of dieting or exercise seems to be able to shift. Various forms of liposuction can assist by not only removing this unwanted fat; it can help reshape these areas of the body as well. In the past year, as many as 23,000 men opted to have liposuction performed. Recovery time after having this procedure performed is usually around 1 week to 10 days at the most.
Many men notice that, as they age, their eyelids tend to start sagging or drooping, which results in them looking up to 10 years older than they really are. Having eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty performed will help address this issue as quickly as possible. The procedure consists of having incisions made around the eyes to remove excess fat, skin tissue and muscle, which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet and laugh lines around the eyes as well. In the past year, 15% of blepharoplasty procedures were performed on men.
This has become one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery for men over the past few years. Sun exposure, stress, gravity and even a range of genetic factors can result in men looking many years older than they actually are. Facelifts for men have become extremely commonplace over the past few years though, with up to 10% of them being performed on the male population over the past year. The type of facelift performed will normally depend on the amount of age-related damage a candidate wants to eliminate – in some cases; a mini-facelift procedure will more than suffice.
Men who find that they are feeling self-conscious about the signs of aging appearing on various areas of their bodies can schedule a consultation with us to discuss what the best course of action will be with regards to plastic surgery.