There is a common misconception in the world of plastic surgery that all clients are women. In the last two decades, the number of men seeking plastic surgery has skyrocketed by 106%. Men seek out plastic surgery to look good and to stay competitive in the job market. They come from all walks of life, but most men treat plastic surgery as a means to an end. Here is what men look for when they seek out plastic surgery.
Eyelid surgery is the most common procedure performed on men. It can be used to remove loose tissue above the eyes, reduce bulging fat pads below the eyes, and reduce lateral brow overhang. All of these changes help to provide a more youthful, energetic look that can be important to how a person is viewed both socially and in the workplace.
The proverbial nose job is becoming more and more common among men who are looking to correct the artifacts of past fractures, give their face better proportions, or increase the strength of their appearance. Believe it or not, most people recover from rhinoplasty in just one week’s time.
Sagging neck skin can make a person look heavier, even if they haven’t gained weight. It can also add to the perception that a person has aged and can soften an otherwise strong jaw line or chin. A neck lift can convey youth and energy while making the face look more masculine by accentuating the jaw. The surgery is very common, is one on an outpatient basis, and generally leaves patients feeling ready to return to the social scene in as little as two weeks.
Chin implants are one of the fast growing sub-categories of plastic surgery performed by qualified surgeons. A chin implant can enhance lower jaw protection and convey a more masculine appearance. The procedure often involves the use of liposuction and may or may not involve the use of a prosthetic implant. Chin augmentation is often combined with a neck lift and jaw sculpting to achieve an overall finished result that conveys youth and strength. This combined surgery is often affectionately referred to as the “Forbes Facelift.”
With the increased use of prescription drugs, gynecomastia (male breast development) has become an increasingly common problem. Having the excess tissue removed is a simple procedure that can boost appearance and confidence.
By the Numbers
If you are a man and you are interested in plastic surgery, you are far from being alone. In 2012, more than 60,000 men had rhinoplasty alone and nearly 400,000 had Botox injections. Whether you live in Hollywood, CA or Des Moines, IA, plastic surgery is not only acceptable for men to consider, it is extremely common. If you are curious about plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with a surgeon to learn about the options available to you.