When people hear “plastic surgery,” the typically imagine female patients. But cosmetic procedures aren’t just for women. As men age, they want to look as good as they feel, and many men turn to plastic surgery to lift saggy skin, remove excess fat, or reshape parts of the body they’re not happy with. 13% of all cosmetic surgeries performed in 2015 were for male patients; according to the data, that number is on the rise.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery for Men
Facial contouring smooths wrinkles and fine lines, removes excess skin around the eyes, cheeks, and jowls, and restores facial definition lost with age. Facial procedures are growing in popularity with male patients. Eyelid surgery, which improves the appearance of the eyelid by removing excess skin and fatty deposits, is the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men, with almost 30,000 procedures performed on male patients in 2015. Rhinoplasties remain the most popular male cosmetic procedure, with 53,248 men getting nose reshaping procedures in 2015. Facelifts and nonsurgical procedures such as Botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and cosmetic fillers are also popular with male patients.
Body Contouring for Men
Body contouring helps men feel more confident about their appearance. 12% of all liposuction procedures are done on male patients. More men are also choosing to have tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and body lifts to remove fat and excess skin and to smooth the overall appearance of the body. But the most popular body sculpting procedure for men is the male breast reduction. Many men have insecurities caused by large breasts, or “man boobs,” as they’re derogatorily called in today’s slang. People often think that male breasts are a sign of weight gain or obesity, but gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) can also result from a genetic excess of breast tissue, hormonal fluctuations, or a variety of other causes. A male breast reduction removes fat and breast tissue to reduce breast size in men, allowing them to feel more confident in their daily lives. 27,456 men had breast reduction surgery in the United States last year alone.
Do you want to restore your confidence, reshape your body, or reclaim a youthful appearance? Call Dr. Brantner’s office to schedule a consultation.