Many people still seem to think cosmetic surgery is a woman’s game – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Every year we see more and more men become aware of the values of plastic surgery. Men are becoming more open about their concerns regarding their appearance and proactive in addressing these concerns, in part related to lessening stigmas around men caring for their appearance. Advantages of cosmetic procedures for men range from appearing youthful and fresh in the workplace to performing better in the dating world. The top five procedures for men are:
One of the most popular procedures among women, rhinoplasty (nose job) is also popular among men. In fact, it’s the number one cosmetic procedure among men. Many men have a nose that bothers them – either it’s off center, too large, has a bump, is too wide or thin, is damaged from an old injury, or just doesn’t go with the rest of their face. Increasingly, the stigma around cosmetic surgery is dwindling, and many men are electing for nose jobs. During rhinoplasty, the nose is broken and reshaped to the desired look.
Some men experience enlarged breasts due to the excess growth of breast tissue. It causes embarrassment and unhappiness and thankfully, can easily be fixed. Accounting for more than 65% of all male breast disorders, gynecomastia (male breast reduction) is popular among men with enlarged breast tissue.
Men tend to gain weight in their middle section. Liposuction is a great way to remove localized deposits of fat via a narrow tube. Liposuction can help men fit better into work clothes, get a jump start on weight loss, and feel better about their physique.
Sagging or drooping lids are a sign of aging. Many men in their 40s and 50s who still feel and look young are opting for eyelid surgery to appear younger. During eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the creases of the upper lids and just below the lashes of the lower lids, allowing the surgeon to separate the skin from excess fat and muscle. Incisions are closed with fine stitches and should be hidden within the natural folds of your skin. Overly sagging or droopy eyelids can add years to the face – eyelid surgery is an excellent way to look as young as you feel.
Where it used to be just women who were expected to look young forever, many men have reported societal pressure to look younger. The number of men receiving Botox® has skyrocketed about 250% in the last decade. With no downtime and little side effects, Botox® reduces and softens wrinkles by blocking contraction of the muscles. Reducing tension in wrinkles causes them to temporarily disappear.
Whatever your motives and desires are for male cosmetic surgery, know that you are not alone and Dr. Hueneke can discuss the particulars of each with you at a complimentary consultation.