Although women still receive plastic surgery much more often than men, cosmetic procedures become more popular for men every year. Here are seven of the most popular types of plastic surgeries for men:
Tens of thousands of men undergo liposuction every year. Liposuction involves removing fat cells in targeted areas to shape and contour the body. It can make the body look better proportioned, and it can make the muscles stand out more. Plastic surgeons can perform liposuction on many areas of the body, but most men receive liposuction on the abdomen.
Anyone interested in liposuction should keep in mind that it is not a weight loss surgery. Most people who receive liposuction are at or near their ideal weight, and they only lose a few pounds with the procedure.
Every year, more and more men become interested in Botox. The procedure is most common with men between the ages of 35 and 65, and most men get injections in their brows and around their eyes. Botox injections stop the nerves from sending signals to the muscles, which prevents the muscles in the area from contracting. This reduces or eliminates the appearance of wrinkles. Many people also receive Botox for other benefits, including migraine relief, reduced sweating, and treatment for eye conditions.
3. Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can remove bags under the eyes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and make the patient look younger. In some cases, eyelid surgery can even improve vision. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon makes two small incisions on the upper eyelid. Then, they remove excess skin and fat to improve the appearance of the eye area. Many men seek out eyelid surgery because it leaves minimal or no scarring, and men tend to be more private about cosmetic procedures than women.
4. Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is the removal of excess male breast tissue. Although losing weight can reduce the appearance of male breast tissue, excess glandular tissue can cause excess breast tissue even in healthy-weight men. Up to 25 percent of men have some degree of breast enlargement, so many men opt for gynecomastia to flatten and contour the chest.
Rhinoplasty changes the shape or size of the nose to help men feel more confident. The procedure can remove bumps or fill in depressions, and it can fix breathing problems that result from a deviated septum. It’s also sometimes necessary after a broken nose to help the patient breathe properly.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on the inside of the nose or between the nostrils. Then, they reshape the cartilage in the nose, sometimes using cartilage from the ear to create the new shape. For additional resources, visit Plastic Surgery Info.
6. Chin Augmentation
It’s common for men to feel insecure about their chin or jawline, so chin augmentation is a popular type of plastic surgery. The procedure enhances or reshapes the chin and jaw area, which makes the face look more masculine and proportional.
7. Neck Lift
The “turkey neck” is a common problem for men of all ages. It can weaken the jaw and make them appear to be heavier than they actually are. A rhytidectomy, or neck lift, eliminates the appearance of a double chin and makes the jaw look stronger and more defined.
Patients can choose between a traditional and a limited neck lift. A traditional neck lift involves making an incision from the sideburns to the hairline at the back of the head. A limited neck lift involves smaller incisions, but it usually doesn’t create as dramatic of a change.