For a long time, plastic surgery for men drew unfavourable opinions. While women were expected to go to great lengths to look their best, men were expected to simply not care. So, for fear of being misjudged, having an enhancement procedure wasn’t really considered an option.
In recent years, this hard-line view seems to have become more flexible as more men opt to go through cosmetic procedures for self-improvement. In addition, society now recognizes the need for people, regardless of gender, to invest in themselves for personal, social, and career growth. As a result, society seems to have come to terms with the demand for male plastic surgery, and the stigma attached to it has tapered in many cultures.
If you’re considering going under the knife for cosmetic enhancements, you may ask, “What is the most popular surgery for men?” Find out below.
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The Modern Man and Plastic Surgery
Contrary to general opinion, men who choose to have cosmetic procedures are not necessarily effeminate, bad-looking, or insecure. On the contrary, many have a strong sense of self and want to look and feel good with some help from plastic surgery.
Many men are driven, always wanting to be more and achieve more. In a world that puts a high premium on looking good, it’s an intelligent investment to invest in your appearance. From Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes to client-facing professionals, it seems plastic surgery for men has more to do with maximizing potential than nursing insecurity.
Plus, it takes nerves of steel to get something done surgically in the female-dominated world of cosmetic surgery. So yes, you can be an alpha male and still get a tummy tuck. It doesn’t make you less of a man.
Best Plastic Surgery for Men
The best plastic surgery is the procedure that helps you feel your best whether you identify as male or female. This means a procedure that addresses your cosmetic issues doesn’t risk your health and may positively impact your self-image, opportunities, and disposition.
What plastic surgery do guys get? Based on reports, men have most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures in recent years.
According to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics’ 2020 report, liposuction had the highest demand among various male plastic surgery procedures.
Perhaps this isn’t such a big surprise when you consider that even young men are susceptible to getting “dad bods” with pockets of excess fat, especially in the abdominal area. Liposuction dramatically eliminates fat deposits but isn’t a long-term solution to weight loss.
While the best way to lose fat is still through workouts and a low-carb diet, liposuction can be a last resort for men who have difficulty getting rid of potbellies and flank bulges. It’s also a good solution for those at risk for obesity and weight-related health conditions.
After general or local anesthesia is administered, a narrow tube is inserted through an incision to loosen and dislodge fat with a back-and-forth motion. The fat is then suctioned out using a surgical vacuum or syringe connected to the tube.
There is a condition called gynecomastia in men where hormonal imbalance causes their breast gland tissues to increase, causing their breasts to swell and look like female breasts.
Gynecomastia surgery can correct this condition and restore men’s masculine-looking chests. The procedure is done by removing excess fat and excess glandular tissue for more sculpted and natural-looking contours.
Whether it’s to augment the bridge, soften the bridge bump, or trim the nostril wings, men choose to improve their nose shape and size surgically more than any other facial part.
Rhinoplasty may be surgical or non-surgical (non-surgical rhinoplasty is also known as liquid rhinoplasty).
Surgical rhinoplasty is performed by making an incision in the columella or that space between the nostrils. Once the nasal bone and cartilage are exposed, the surgeon reshapes the nose. The incision is closed after the modification.
Excess fat on the upper eyelids can result in droopy eyes, while excess fat on the lower lids can make the undereye area look tired and puffy. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery helps correct these by removing excess skin and fat deposits to lift the upper eyelids and rejuvenate the eye area.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck can transform abs from flabby to firm. Usually done with liposuction, a tummy tuck reconstructs the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin for a more toned appearance. The incision is usually done below the belt area. The surgeon removes excess skin and fat near the belly button and tightens the muscles using permanent sutures.
Most men boast strong jawlines as part of their masculine features, but when the skin around the neck begins to loosen, the jawlines soften and become less defined. This can happen to men whether they have excess fat or not.
Men can have a neck lift procedure to restore their jawlines. A neck lift requires incisions under the chin and behind the ears so that the skin can be pulled back and fat deposits can be removed.
This results in a more youthful-looking neck that can also make the face look rejuvenated.
Men, especially those often stressed and overworked, may experience premature facial skin aging. As a result, some men get Botox treatments to firm up their skin to minimize wrinkles and sagging skin.
Botox, or the clostridium botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin that works by blocking neurotransmitters that contract facial muscles. As a result, it reduces facial lines and creases, especially brow furrows, crows’ feet, and laugh lines. In addition, because it’s a neuromodulator that paralyzes muscle overactivity, it is also used to correct excessive blinking, excessive sweating, lazy eye, and teeth grinding.
Even men in their 20s can experience hair thinning and receding hairlines that make them look older. Not everyone wants to don faux hair, camouflage the scalp, or use medicated products that only add a few strands over a long period.
Men with hair loss issues can opt for a more permanent solution — a hair transplant. This restorative procedure is done by taking hair from a part of the scalp where hair grows more thickly and grafting it to the balding area.
Hair is often taken from the sides and transplanted to the front or top to address receding hairlines and bald spots.
Plastic Surgery for Men: An Investment in Your Self-image
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