It is no secret that more men are seeking plastic surgery than ever before. So, which procedures are most popular with men, and what kind of changes are we talking about?
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) releases data on plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments annually to let doctors (and the general public) know about the most current trends. The statistics include information on men and women, and on which procedures are seeing growth or decline. For male cosmetic patients, the organization reports a 273% increase in procedures performed since 1997, the year ASAPS began collecting statistical data. Some of the more popular procedures among men are:
- LIPOSUCTION: Many men have liposuction to shed those few extra pounds that prove resistant to diet and exercise. With improved liposuction techniques, men are also adding definition to their bodies (six pack abs). With more men taking advantage of liposuction as a body sculpting tool and not simply for fat removal, liposuction is a significant gender-neutral cosmetic procedure.
- FACELIFT – (up 44% since 2010): Facelift surgery has experienced a significant leap in popularity among male patients. The procedure can dramatically reduce signs of age and give the face a more youthful, smoother appearance with long-lasting results.
- EYELID SURGERY (up 34% since 2010): Whether it is because of the boom of video conferencing technology or simply to keep the outside matching the youthful inner feelings, eyelid surgery is one of the leading choices for men who want to look rested and more youthful.
- GYNECOMASTIA TREATMENT WITH MALE BREAST REDUCTION (up 33% since 2010): Male breast reduction for gynecomastia is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men. The treatment can be one of the best ways for males suffering from excess skin or glandular tissue in the breasts to reduce embarrassment and boost self-esteem.
The 2014 statistics also showed huge jumps in non-surgical procedures for men, such as cosmetic injectables and skin tightening treatments. While most cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures are not gender-specific, many people still consider cosmetic surgery to be for women. As the statistics prove, this is simply not the case.
If you are among the thousands of men ready for a change, schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Mark Pinsky. Hear first-hand which treatments or procedures can help you look and feel your best.