In the aesthetics field, plastic surgery is no longer just for women. More men are turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance and confidence. Whether it’s to combat the signs of aging or address specific concerns, men are increasingly open to cosmetic surgery or opting for nonsurgical treatments.
One of the reasons for this uptick is that people—both women and men—are more willing to acknowledge they’ve had aesthetic procedures to address specific concerns. The prevalence of social media on online dating sites is another reason more men are turning to facial plastic surgery and body contouring procedures—what some people call a “daddy do-over.”
Top 5 Aesthetic Procedures for Men
Men share some cosmetic concerns with women. They can be self-conscious about the size or shape of their noses or want to get rid of love handles or other stubborn areas of fat. Men tend to favor nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, such as BOTOX® injections, over facial plastic surgery. For men, a facelift is often focused on restoring a well-defined chin and jawline rather than smoothing wrinkles.
Here’s a look at 6 of the most popular plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures for men:
1. Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
A well-proportioned nose can significantly improve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. Rhinoplasty is popular among men looking to reshape or resize their noses. Common reasons for male rhinoplasty include addressing nasal humps, refining nasal tips, or improving breathing function. The procedure can create a more masculine, balanced facial profile.
Liposuction for men often targets localized fat deposits in the abdomen or flanks (love handles) to create a more sculpted physique but can also address excess neck fat.
3. Gynecomastia Surgery
Also called male breast reduction surgery, gynecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue in men. Patients can be adolescents or adults who feel embarrassed or self-conscious about taking off their shirts at the pool or beach. Our surgeons often combine liposuction with surgical excision to remove excess glandular tissue and fat from the chest. The result is a flatter, more masculine chest contour that can significantly improve a man’s confidence.
4. Eyelid Surgery
Sagging upper eyelids can create a tired or upset appearance even when you’re rested and content. Men often combine upper and lower blepharoplasty to create a more alert and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery combined with a facelift often provides comprehensive facial rejuvenation results.
5. Tummy Tuck
Weight loss through lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery often results in loose skin around the abdomen. That excess, over-hanging skin can trap moisture and sometimes cause infection. A tummy tuck for men can reduce or eliminate that concern by removing excess abdominal skin after significant weight loss.
Nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX and dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® provide men with tools to fight signs of aging without the downtime of plastic surgery. BOTOX reduces lines around the eyes, such as crow’s feet or worry lines, while fillers restore lost volume in the cheeks or around the mouth.
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