It wasn’t that long ago that there was an undeniable stigma surrounding male cosmetic surgery. What a difference a few years makes. More men than ever before are going under the knife, largely due to the fading of the stigma that once existed. Even prominent politicians are having work done. Much of the growth in male cosmetic surgery is for its anti-aging effects. Men want to appear attractive, as well as looking younger and more energetic in the workplace.
Most cosmetic procedures that men undergo are equally popular among women.
Here are three of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery performed for American men.
More popularly known as eyelid rejuvenation, blepharoplasty is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed on American men, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It is for the removal of bags beneath the eyes, leading to a more youthful appearance.
The procedure can also be used by older men with sagging skin on their upper eyelids. In addition to making one appear older, this condition can actually have a negative impact on eyesight and field of vision.
Men who undergo eyelid rejuvenation appreciate the fact that it results in minimal scars. Men tend to be somewhat more reluctant to advertise the fact that they’ve undergone cosmetics procedures, so minimal scarring is very important to them.
2. Lower Rhytidectomy
Commonly called a “neck lift,” this type of cosmetic surgery reduces the effect of the so-called “turkey neck.” Men can feel especially self-conscious about this condition because it makes their jawline appear weaker and also makes them look heavier than they actually are.
A lower rhytidectomy can eliminate a double chin, restore a strong jawline, and provide a slimmer and more youthful appearance.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that has proven to be increasingly popular among men. It involves the removal of excess fat deposits to help slim bodily contours, leading to a healthier and more youthful look.
If you are considering undergoing a liposuction yourself, it is important to keep in mind that the procedure should not be thought of as an alternative to healthy weight loss. Although any fat that is removed is gone permanently, remaining fat cells can expand in size if you do not maintain your normal weight.
Numbers don’t lie. Over the last 20 years, there was an impressive 29 percent increase in cosmetic surgery procedures performed for men. Given the prevalence of TV, movies, and social media, this trend is only expected to continue.
Would you like to receive additional information about cosmetic surgery for men? If so, please contact the offices of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-859-2297 or use our secure online form to request a consultation with Dr. Haque.