Both men and women express concerns over areas of unwanted fat, the signs of aging, and excess skin that cause sagging or wrinkles. It is common for the majority of plastic surgery patients to be female, but according to the 2012 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased over 106% since 1997. In 2012, the top five male cosmetic surgical procedures were liposuction, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, male breast reduction, and otoplasty.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is the removal of excess fat using a cannula to suction unwanted fat cells through a very small surgical incision. While both men and women can undergo liposuction to treat areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise, male liposuction typically targets different areas of the body. The most common areas for men to have the procedure include the neck, abdomen, flanks, and breasts. The highly skilled plastic surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery make sure to retain a masculine appearance for male liposuction patients.
Along with body contouring, male liposuction is used as part of male breast reduction surgery. Many men suffer from gynecomastia, a medical condition where the overdevelopment of glandular tissue causes enlarged breasts. In addition to the physical effects of this condition, male breast reduction can also help restore a man’s self-confidence. Using liposuction and surgical excision, excess fat and glandular tissue is removed to create a smooth, masculine contour.
Facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and otoplasty can address both aesthetic and functional concerns. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, resolves respiratory issues and reshapes the nose’s bridge, tip, or base. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to treat droopy skin and under-eye bags. Eyelid surgery can reduce the tired-eye appearance and resolve vision obstruction caused by excess skin on the eyes.
Otoplasty, improves symmetry of the ears and proportion with other facial features. Ear surgery can also improve hearing if deformed cartilage is obstructing sound. Like other procedures, these facial rejuvenation procedures can be performed on women as well. However, maintaining a masculine appearance is especially important for facial features since men and women have differing structures and aesthetic goals.
If you are interested in any body, breast, or facial procedure, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today. Be sure to connect with Atlanta Plastic Surgery on Facebook and Twitter for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news.