We begin to observe changes in our body and face as our age progresses. Our souls are often energetic and dynamic, but our images may not reflect this freshness. Because of genetic predisposition, unhealthy and irregular nutrition, smoking and environmental factors, we become unsatisfied with the changes in our appearances.
After a certain age, especially after 50, we look for ways to replace this view with a more fit, younger and fresher one. Although plastic surgeries are generally trying to attract the interest of women, men also need some miraculous touches. The development of plastic surgery technologies, the expansion of plastic surgery for men and the increase in the number of good surgeons attract the attention of men.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' new reports, a growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and boost their self-esteem. Reports says that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on U.S. men in 2017.
In this article, we will review the areas in which plastic surgery is more popular for men, by dividing it into two titles: Body plastic surgery for men and facial plastic surgery for men.
Plastic Surgery for Men: Body
In the men’s body, shoulders, legs, chest area, and the belly region are generally more suitable areas for fat accumulations. Most men face up to male-type breast growth issue, called gynecomastia, despite all regular exercise or diet. In addition to this, the fat around the belly, and waist may also be annoying for men.
Liposuction surgery is an excellent solution to these types of fat accumulations. Liposuction is highly preferred plastic surgery among men. Thanks to this procedure, the men’s body becomes well-shaped and fitter.
• Tummy Tuck
The most common surgical method for eliminating skin sagging and fat accumulation and tightening of abdominal muscles in the upper, middle and lower abdomen is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. Over the past five years, there was a 12 percent increase in tummy tuck surgeries among men according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons last 2017 report.
Your surgeon will remove sags in the abdomen by a 1 to 3-hour operation. This procedure mostly provides men a satisfactory result. The surgical scar that will remain in the groin line at the end of the surgery will be fading day by day.
An ideal male candidate for a tummy tuck is someone in good health, has realistic expectations and suffers from a sagging abdomen and fat accumulation that cannot disappear by exercise and diet.
Gynecomastia is an uncontrolled growth of the chest area in men. According to statistics collected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), between 50% and 60% of adolescent males suffer from gynecomastia. For younger individuals, gynecomastia is generally caused by higher-than-normal levels of estrogen in the body.
The most effective solution for gynecomastia is the removal of excess fat from the chest.
This surgery results in an average of 2 hours. During this procedure, undesired tissue, fat, and skin are removed from the breast by small incisions to help compose a flatter chest contour. The incisions are sutured, and the chest region of the patient is bandaged when it is finished. The physical results of this procedure are often reported as highly satisfying, but the emotional effects may raise just as significant. It's common among men to experience a boost in self-esteem following their surgery. As an extra advantage, the removed fat during the surgery can also be used to help sculpt the pectoralis muscle if the patient prefers.
• Hair Transplant
It is a process that makes them uncomfortable when men start to shed their hair. Men notice that as their age progresses, their hair is weakened and spilled for many reasons. Major hair thinning affects about 85% of men by the time they're 50. Some of them start to lose their hair before they turn 21.
Fortunately, there is a perfect solution to regaining hair: Hair transplant.
Almost every year there is a new development in the hair transplant area. Because more and more people try this solution and are satisfied with their choices. Hair transplant surgery has many different techniques include FUE, FUT, DHI and Robotic Hair Transplant. Your doctor makes your hair analysis and decides the necessary technique with you after you have learned your expectations. Hair transplant operation is the most motivating male plastic surgery operation. And this operation saves its popularity for men for many years.
• Body Lift and Body Contouring
Men, after excessive weight loss of the abdomen, hips, thighs or arms hanged in the skin will face an unwanted appearance. The body lift is about the tightening of these sagging skins of men. The surgeon takes the excess of the sagged skin with a body lift operation, in short, preventing the body from succumbing to gravity.
Body lift surgery is a procedure that can lift and tighten the whole body to create a contoured appearance; the ideal candidate should have an important amount of soft tissue sagging in one or multiple body areas.
Plastic Surgery for Men: Face
• Neck Lift
The neck lift surgery can redefine your chin line and give your face and neck a masculine, youthful appearance by eliminating excess fat accumulation and tightening loose muscles and skin.
This procedure is an excellent option for reducing excess skin and fat in the area to form a sharp neck circumference. Having hanging skin that obscures the jawline certainly can create an appearance of early aging of the men beyond his real age. A neck lift can be a valuable solution to enhance your appearance and spread youth and energy.
• Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty is the process of bringing the sagging of the upper eyelid and bagging in the lower eyelid to a healthy and young appearance by removing excess fat, skin and muscle tissues.
This procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgery for men. According to data released by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), eyelid surgery comes second after liposuction among top 5 male plastic surgeries performed in 2017.
During this procedure, the surgeon first applies the process to the upper eyelids, makes incisions through the natural fold lines to the upper eyelids and the lashes from the lower eyelids. By entering these incisions, it removes excess muscle and fat tissues and cuts the skin on them. The surgeon closes the surgical incisions carefully with slender sutures. The operation lasts for about 1 to 3 hours. You will need to have an eye bath, and eye drops for a few days after the operation. As your eyes will still age after the procedure, upper eyelid surgery can last at least five to seven years. Lower eyelid surgery, on the other hand, is more rarely in need of renovation.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in February 2019.