Male Plastic Surgery Increasingly Popular, Reasons Differ

With men only accounting for 9% of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2011, it’s clear more women seek plastic surgery. However, the number of men who undergo cosmetic treatments has increased by 121% since 1997, so plastic surgery is not just for women even though the reasons men and women seek enhancement may be different. For instance, more men have sought plastic surgery in recent years to preserve a youthful appearance in order to excel in business due to the unsteady economy.

male plastic surgeryThough not always viewed as an anti-aging procedure, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), the most popular plastic surgery procedure among men in 2011, can also make people appear younger. As reported earlier this year in USA Today, rhinoplasty can make a patient look an average of a year and a half younger. However, many men undergo nose surgery to correct the function and/or appearance of their nose. Male blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) was the second most common procedure men received last year. During blepharoplasty, excess tissue from the upper and/or lower eyelids is removed to reduce the appearance of hooded eyelids or bags beneath the eyes that contribute to age.

Women are typically more concerned with a shapely silhouette than most men, but liposuction was still the third most popular procedure among men last year. With age, men and women both begin to accumulate more diet and exercise resistant fat, and liposuction is a good solution for removal. Men with excess abdominal fat and tissue may also benefit from tummy tuck surgery to achieve a flat abdomen. Additionally, men who suffer from gynecomastia, overly developed male breasts, often undergo male breast reduction to produce a flat, masculine chest.

Facelift surgery also ranked in the top five cosmetic procedures men received in 2011. Traditional facelift surgery addresses aging across the entire face, but we also offer variations of this procedure to treat specific areas of concern and produce subtle results. Men who are mainly concerned with a furrowed or sagging brow often seek the male forehead lift, while men with a sagging neck and jowls may seek a lower facelift. A mid facelift targets lines and wrinkles appearing around the nose and mouth.

Although men and women often undergo similar procedures, plastic surgeons must use different techniques on male and female patients due to their distinctive structural differences. Therefore, it is important to find a surgeon who has experience working with both male and female patients when seeking plastic surgery. This can be determined by looking at plastic surgery before and after galleries or by asking during a consultation. The highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery have a very diverse patient base and experience performing surgery on both men and women. Visit our website or schedule a consultation to learn more about the plastic surgery procedures we offer in Atlanta and Newnan.