Whether it is to turn back the clock or correct a nagging imperfection, more and more men are making appointments with plastic surgeons today. Plastic surgeons are striving to ensure their male patients feel comfortable and well cared for with procedures designed just for them. If you have never considered plastic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic treatments before, this may be the right time to check out your options.
Staying Ahead of the Pack
Men are discovering that increasing professional competition is putting pressure on them to retain their youthful vigor well into their middle years. Plastic surgery can shave a few years off of the appearance so they can fit in better with a youth-oriented workforce today. At the same time, active social lives well into the later years have spurred some men to seek out procedures that restore their self-confidence. Most men are not looking for dramatic, noticeable results, but subtle changes that will restore a youthful appearance while still keeping their distinguished, masculine features intact.
Popular Surgical Procedures for Men
According to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most popular surgical procedures for men during that year included:
Nose reshaping surgery is a popular choice for men, who made up nearly one-fourth of all rhinoplasty procedures performed during 2017. This procedure can be customized to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, from a disproportionate size of the nose to asymmetries that can put the entire face out of balance. The surgery can also be used to correct functional problems, such as a deviated septum that interferes with breathing.
Eyelid surgery is an effective way for both men and women to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance by concentrating on enhancing the primary focal point of the face. Eyelid surgery is a way to reverse eyelids that have begun to droop due to age and smooth away fine lines that further exacerbate an aged look. Over 30,000 men underwent eyelid surgery in 2017, which comprised about 15 percent of all blepharoplasty procedures performed that year.
Male Breast Reduction
Women are not the only ones concerned about the size of their breasts. Men that have enlarged breasts due to hormonal fluctuations or other factors may find the condition significantly impacts their self-confidence and self-esteem. Often, the only way to reverse this condition is through a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tissue to create a flatter profile to the chest.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can remove isolated areas of fat from nearly any area of the body. Today, there are a variety of liposuction techniques available that allow surgeons to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each patient. This is good news for men as well as women, and a contributing factor for more than 28,000 men that underwent liposuction in 2017.
Even facelifts are no longer restricted to women, thanks to advanced techniques that offer subtle, natural results to men as well. The facelift is a surgical procedure that removes excess, loose skin from the face while repositioning underlying muscles and tissue to restore youthful fullness. The procedure redefines the jaw area and smooths away many of the facial creases that appear on the lower portion of the face.
Dr. Nikesh Patel is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.