When most people think about plastic surgery, they think of women. But did you know that men are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the industry? If you’re self-conscious about your body (as is perfectly normal for many, many men), then know that a board-certified plastic surgeon can help. Here’s what to know about plastic surgery for men and how it can help.
Before addressing the most common surgical procedures popular among men, let’s clear the air: yes, it’s OK and acceptable for men to seek plastic surgery – and it might surprise you to know that it’s becoming more and more common. More procedures are being designed for men’s specific needs and more plastic surgeons are beginning to specialize in treating male patients. Let’s look at some of the most popular male plastic surgery procedures and what they can do.
One of the leading plastic surgeries men consider is, by far, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. For many men, a weak or underdeveloped chin – paired with a large or crooked nose – can take away from the classic chiseled masculine look. Additionally, many men experience signs of aging and look for ways to achieve a younger, more refreshed look as a way to get ahead in their professional and romantic lives. This might include options like the facelift, brow lift, or neck lift.
“Man boobs” are a common experience for many men. Called gynecomastia, this condition is commonly caused by hormone fluctuations, medications, or weight gain. This means that one of the most effective ways to get rid of it is surgery. Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, is one of the most commonly sought-out procedures among men. If you’re self-conscious about taking your shirt off, you’re not alone.
Most men dream of having a flat midsection but never see their hard work in the gym pay off. It’s nearly impossible to lose fat in the midsection, or even stretched and sagging skin if you’ve lost significant weight. Tummy tuck and liposuction are just as popular among men as among women for these reasons. Body contouring can remove stubborn fat and excess skin for a more toned look.
The best way to learn more about your plastic surgery options is by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in men’s plastic surgery. To get started, contact New Image Plastic Surgery to meet with Drs. Homas and Brostrom by calling or filling out our online form.