Even though cosmetic surgery is generally marketed to women, more men today are opting for procedures that will give them a more youthful and powerful appearance.
Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for females, as men underwent more than 85,000 procedures in 2018, according to a recent report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
The ASAPS identified these five most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men last year:
- Breast reduction (treatment of gynecomastia)
- Eyelid surgery
- Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
- Tummy Tuck
As men request cosmetic procedures, they are becoming more tailored to address men’s specific concerns. While many of the procedures are similar to those traditionally performed for women, there are subtle but significant surgical variations, which ultimately produce the most appropriate results in cosmetic surgery for a man.
Let’s look more closely at the top five cosmetic surgery procedures for men.
Liposuction tops the list as the most common cosmetic procedure American men chose in 2018. Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction uses suction to reduce excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle.
Men with love handles or “beer bellies” that won’t disappear, despite spending hours at the gym, find that liposuction can get rid of the stubborn fat, giving them a leaner, trimmer appearance.
Breast Reduction(treatment of gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by enlarged breasts due to an overgrowth of tissue. Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reduces excess glandular tissue and fat to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest.
Often called “man boobs,” gynecomastia is estimated to affect between 40 to 60 percent of men. Certain drugs, medical problems, and genetics can contribute to male breast enlargement, but there is no confirmed cause in the majority of cases.
For some men losing weight can help reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts. Frequently there is excess glandular tissue as well even for the most slender male patients.
Male breast reduction surgery is an effective, long lasting treatment that reduces the excess tissue, restoring a more masculine and natural contour to the chest.
Wrinkles and deep lines, as well as puffiness on the lids, begin to develop with the passage of time. Aged, droopy eyelids can cause men to look old, tired, or angry, produce anxiety, and actually impair vision. Eyelid surgery solves that by removing excess skin and fat on upper and lower eyelids. It is often done in conjunction with other surgical procedures, including a facelift, eyebrow lift, and forehead lift.
Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to improve its size, shape, or function.
A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, reduces excess abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Men have a smoother and firmer profile after a Tummy Tuck.
Many men also request Facelifts and Neck Lifts in our office, even though they didn’t make the top five list from the ASAPS. Both of these procedures rejuvenate the face, jawline, and neck by restoring sagging skin and other tissues. These help improve signs of aging and result in a younger appearance.
Men: transform your body with a cosmetic procedure
Men, if you’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure, you’re in good company. Don’t think of these surgeries as only for women. Thousands of men just like you are getting liposuction, breast reductions, eyelid and nose surgeries, and Tummy Tucks (and more!) each year.
Don’t wait any longer to make positive changes to your body. You’ll feel more confident and look trimmer and more youthful. Call 615-538-0399 or contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.