If you instantly think of cosmetic surgery as a feminine pursuit, you can be forgiven, since most patients are women. However, the gap is closing as more men opt for aesthetic procedures to keep themselves looking young, confident, and healthy. Injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox®, are some of the most-requested procedures from men.
When it comes to going under the knife to seek a youthful appearance, some men have strong preferences about the work they want done to achieve their desired body image. Certain procedures are typically common for men to choose.
Blepharoplasty is consistently the most common plastic surgery procedure requested by men. When fine lines or under-eye bags accumulate, men turn to blepharoplasty to keep their eyes looking fresh and alert. Contemporary surgical procedures remove excess skin and tighten the overall look of the eyes, an area where it’s normal to have extra skin anyway.
Typically, there’s little scarring and results are natural. Usually performed on both upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty is a simple procedure with short recovery times.
Facial appearance has everything to do with proportions and how the components of your face work together. When your jaw is disproportionately small or large, your other features may seem exaggerated or underwhelming in comparison.
Genioplasty changes the appearance of your chin most commonly by augmenting a small chin, though an oversized jaw can be reduced also. It can be performed with other procedures, such as rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job.”
Combining procedures often means that your chin augmentation can be less aggressive, since it shares the job of changing proportions with another feature.
Nose jobs are all about proportion and balance. When your nose is too small, too large, too wide, or too flat, your entire facial harmony may be upset. For some men, sports participation may lead to bent, swollen, or prominent noses. Rhinoplasty can reshape and balance your nose with the rest of your face, and it can even address some breathing issues.
Though the rhinoplasty is a demanding procedure to perform, recovery is usually easy with about a week of downtime.
If you’ve dieted and exercised your way to an ideal weight, but stubborn pockets of fat are still in the way of that toned appearance you’ve been working so hard to achieve, liposuction may be an alternative to even more strenuous workouts and over-aggressive calorie counting.
In men, liposuction generally targets the belly and flanks to create a more streamlined physique. These are areas where muscle tone improvements have only limited effects on your body’s fat stores.
Genetics, hormonal changes, and simply aging can each contribute to the enlargement of male breasts. Medically called gynecomastia, this enlargement can be embarrassing, while undermining the toned look of your chest. Current procedures often use small incisions in the armpits, so related scarring is minor and unobtrusive, providing you with improved chest tone with few signs of the procedure.
This is just a short list of popular plastic surgeries for men. You may be interested in other common techniques, including neck lifts, pectoral implants, and ear surgery, so contact The Yeung Institute to arrange a consultation to find out what procedures suit you best.