Plastic surgeries, especially those performed for purely aesthetic reasons, were usually being associated with women both by the general public and men themselves. However, it is accepted that plastic surgery is not for only ladies anymore. The newest statistics from The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) show that male cosmetic surgery procedures are gradually increasing. Men are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of cosmetic procedures, especially their development level and speediness.
After all, we all want to look good, and nature does not always provide us with possibilities to change without the touch of a knife. Plastic surgery on the man is done for precisely the same reasons as a female cosmetic surgery. We all, no matter the gender, sometimes need a hair transplant, liposuction to fight with a stubborn fat or rhinoplasty if our noses do not suit our body image.
In this article, we will list a number of types of plastic surgeries for men. We hope that this little contribution will help to change the image of male plastic surgery and men will not have to hide the fact that they underwent plastic surgery, (if they are doing so).
Plastic Surgeries for Men
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is one of the most popular men’s plastic surgery procedures. The popularity of blepharoplasty among both men and women is due to its rejuvenating qualities – such eye surgery may make us look a few years younger than before. It is also worth mentioning that in some cases, blepharoplasty is necessary for people to see correctly due to overly big eyelids partially limiting one’s sight.
Surgery to restore the upper eyelids to a fresh appearance with correction of any eyelid droop can be an excellent option for men. The lower lids also can be rejuvenated by removing excess fat. Together with skin and muscle tightening, this procedure provides a cool, fresh and energetic appearance.
Facelift and Neck Lift
Choices of plastic surgeries for men are not limited to eye surgery. Men ideally should have a strong jawline and chin-neck junction. Having a sagging skin sometimes with excess fat that hides the jawline will create an appearance of aging which shows more than their real ages.
Skin becomes less and less elastic as time passes, leading many men to search for optimal cosmetic surgery. Such a cosmetic surgery for men can be facelift or neck lift, where one’s skin is pulled to create a tighter, younger-looking skin. Facelift and neck lift can also be paired with fillers or other substances to give the face a tight, more natural look. As the picture of men as looking harsh and not caring about their appearance passes away, plastic surgeries for men’s face becomes a new normal.
Liposuction for men is a real thing – after all, many people of both genders suffer from the excess of stubborn fat, which is not willing to go anywhere despite a regular and rigid diet and hours spending in the gym. Liposuction saves you this trouble by removing this resistant fat – surgeons first liquefy the fat and then remove it through a tube. Liposuction for men is a viable solution to the commonly experienced issue. No wonder then that it became one of the most popular male plastic surgery procedures in recent years. Additionally, more advanced procedures such as a tummy tuck for men also become a trend among gentlemen around the world.
Hair Transplant – Scalp, Face, Chest
Hair transplant surgery is performed to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or that have thinning hair. This has become predominantly men’s plastic surgery since it is men who lose their hair much more often than women. It wouldn’t be a surprise if it would be the most popular cosmetic surgery for men – a significant majority of males suffer from partial baldness.
However, apart from the scalp hair transplant, face hair transplant and chest hair transplant also enjoy popularity. Facial hair transplant is partially stimulated by regularly returning trend for beards. Many people cannot grow a proper beard or mustache and need to seek the help of this plastic surgery for men. As for the chest hair transplant, the reason is quite similar – it is a general opinion that chest hair is one of the symbols of masculinity. Patients who suffer from this problem frequently resort to hair transplantation as the last solution, and without any more time, they start to seek for prices of the clinics.
Rhinoplasty or a nose job is a cosmetic surgery aiming at changing the size and shape of one’s nose by modifying the bone or cartilage. For many years it was counted among plastic surgery procedures reserved for women, but this situation changes dynamically. Nowadays, rhinoplasty can in some countries be accepted as popular plastic surgery for men. Especially in Iran and the Middle East, this trend grows quickly, and it is a matter of time before rhinoplasty will be globally accepted as cosmetic surgery for men.
Breast enlargement or breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgeries among women, while men often have gynecomastia surgery if they have problems with their breasts. Gynecomastia basically means breast reduction. It is one of the popular plastic surgeries for men to choose, as they do not want to suffer from the situation which is often rooted in their genetics or is a sad reminder of obesity in the past.
Gynecomastia as a male plastic surgery enjoys increasing popularity around the world, though it still is rather a taboo topic.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.