Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men
May 30, 2023
More than ever, men are enjoying the benefits of male plastic surgery to gain a more youthful, masculine, and better-defined appearance. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that nearly 300,000 men in the United States had a cosmetic procedure in 2020, which is a 13% increase since 2000.
Men are Increasingly Opting for Plastic Surgery – Here’s Why
Men undergo plastic surgery for a wide variety of reasons. Everyone wants to look and feel their best because our society places a high value on appearance, especially when it comes to looking young and fit. Men may opt for plastic surgery to attract a partner, obtain employment, or feel more confident.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) recently asked 618 men to consider a cosmetic procedure. Nearly one-third of men said they were “extremely likely” to consider plastic surgery.
The reasons for having plastic surgery vary, of course, as every patient has their own aesthetic goals. In this survey, 44% stated they would do it to feel better about themselves, 31% stated they would undergo a procedure to please a spouse, and 25% stated they would consider a procedure to remain competitive for a job.
Popular Facial and Body Procedures Among Men
Many men opt for cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, and eyelids to look younger and more alert. In addition to facial procedures, a growing number of men are choosing plastic surgery to improve the way their body looks. One of the most common cosmetic concerns among men is gynecomastia.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which excess breast tissue causes “man boobs,” or enlargement of a man’s breasts. The condition is quite common, affecting as many as 65% of men between the ages of 27 and 92 years.
In adult males, gynecomastia may develop as the result of excess fat or because of a medical condition, such as certain types of cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, an overactive thyroid, or hormone imbalances. The use of certain medications, such as some steroids, may cause large male breasts. Treating gynecomastia with medication may help; however, surgery may be the best option for men when other treatments have failed.
Most Popular Plastic Surgery for Men
Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
Also known as a male breast reduction, gynecomastia surgery corrects over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. The procedure involves removing tissue, fat and skin from the breast to create a flatter, more sculpted, and masculine-looking physique. Many men experience a drastic boost in confidence after undergoing gynecomastia surgery.
In 2020, more than 18,000 men underwent gynecomastia surgery to improve their appearance.
Liposuction involves removing unwanted fat from different body areas through small incisions made in the skin. After administering anesthesia and making the incisions, the surgeon inserts a long thin tube (cannula) to loosen and remove excess fat. The goal is to help slim, shape, and create a more defined abdomen, arms, or back.
In 2020, more than 211,000 people gained a sleeker appearance with liposuction, with 11% of those being men.
Male Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is when excess skin and fat are removed to create a more aesthetically-pleasing stomach. Men who cannot lose fat or who have sagging skin after a significant weight loss may achieve a flat and toned-looking abdomen with a tummy tuck. This procedure is also for men who just want to get rid of their love handles or protruding bellies.
In 2020, plastic surgeons performed 97,988 tummy tucks, and 11% of these were in men.
Sun exposure, aging, and rapid weight loss are a few reasons why many notice their skin losing elasticity which may cause it to sag and droop. In order to restore volume and fullness to the face, Perimeter Plastic Surgery proudly offers a wide variety of nonsurgical injectable services, including; Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane products. Dr. Deutsch may recommend injectable cosmetic treatments to patients interested in an effective non-surgical solution.
In recent years, male patients have been increasingly opting for a facial surgical procedure such as a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or eye lift (blepharoplasty) to obtain a more youthful look.
Consult with Dr. Deutsch for Men’s Plastic Surgery Procedures
For more information about popular plastic surgery procedures for men, consult with the team at Perimeter Plastic Surgery. While patients of both genders can benefit from cosmetic surgery, the male body is unique in many ways – it takes a skilled plastic surgeon to help men meet their aesthetic goals.
Dr. Deutsch, the founder of Perimeter Plastic Surgery, performs gynecomastia surgery, liposuction, tummy tucks, injectables, facial plastic surgery, and more for men who want to have a sleeker, more masculine physique. Please call our office at (404) 255-0886 or fill out a form to schedule a consultation with Mark Deutsch, MD, FACS to discuss a procedure that best fits your aesthetic needs.