While it is true that the majority of patients that come to us at Beverly Hills Physicians and other plastic surgery groups around the nation are female, the number of men who are seeking procedures is constantly growing. According to a recent article on the Huffington Post, the rise in male plastic surgery is largely driven by a select few procedures that men turn to in order to keep up youthful appearances. The article lists these five procedures as liposuction, gynecomastia correction surgery, hair transplants, Botox injections, and blepharoplasty. This list is a relatively even mix of procedures that are considered to be solely male procedures, as well as those that are elected commonly by both men and women. Still, many men still inhibited about making this choice, even if they’d like a procedure.
Certainly one of the biggest reasons holding some men back from plastic surgery is that many people consider it to be for women only. Fortunately, this perception is changing rapidly as more and more men are seeing cosmetic procedures as a way to look young and stay competitive in the workplace. Botox injections and blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, are some of these common procedures that men elect to look younger. Eyelid surgery, meant to remove sagging, tired-looking bags around the eyes, can make both male and female patients look much more youthful and energetic.
Liposuction is a favorite amongst men who are relatively athletic, yet still want to remove stubborn pockets of fat that won’t seem to go away with diet and exercise. Liposuction is also an integral part of gynecomastia correction surgery, which is performed to reduce the size of enlarged, feminine-looking breasts in men. However, similar to hair transplants, gynecomastia is commonly known to be a procedure elected only by men, so men may not feel the same emasculating pressures to avoid a procedure that they may otherwise desire. Nevertheless, all procedures still require the same amount of careful consideration before moving forward.