While women make up about 90 percent of all cosmetic surgery patients, the number of men who decide to surgically alter their appearances has been growing as the stigma around the idea of cosmetic surgery declines. So, what are the 5 cosmetic procedures most popular with men?
Also commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the nose. The surgery can also help correct breathing problems and other irregularities in the nasal passage, in addition to changing the overall structure.
Since the nose is often the most prominent feature on a person’s face, rhinoplasty can help improve self-esteem. Social media has also played a role in the uptick in people requesting rhinoplasty. With the popularity of selfie’s exploding on social media, people are often unhappy with how large their nose can appear in the close-up photos. Cosmetic surgeons are reporting an increase in consultations for nose jobs specifically so people will be able to take better selfies.
Even with an intense workout routine, it can be difficult for some men to get the contouring they desire in the chest and abdominal regions. Liposuction can help with that. By surgically removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, liposuction can give men the well-defined abs and pecs that they’ve been looking for their whole lives. Other areas commonly requested for liposuction include knees, hips, calves, thighs, back, arms and neck. Really, any area where someone carries extra, unwanted fat can be a candidate for liposuction.
Pec implants are surgical implants that give men the appearance of a more well-defined chest. Men often turn to this procedure when they aren’t able to achieve the results they want through diet and exercise.
Currently, pec implants are the most commonly requested body modification surgical implant for men. However, interest in other types of implants, including abdominal, calf, bicep and butt, are also on the rise. This trend also seems to be linked to the desire to be seen as attractive on social media.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia, or the appearance of enlarged breasts on men, is a common problem for men of all ages. This condition can have a variety of causes, including certain medications, hormone imbalances, changes in weight, and more. Before undergoing a procedure to reduce breast tissue in men, it’s important to understand what initially caused the gynecomastia and be sure the underlying cause has been treated.
Male pattern baldness can have a devastating effect on self-esteem. Luckily, as medical science has progressed, treatments for hair loss have also become more advanced. Modern hair transplant procedures use a man’s own hair follicles to graft into thinning areas. This type of procedure offers natural-looking results with no downtime and no visible scarring. Replacing bald or thinning areas with naturally-grown hair would be a dream come true for many men with receding hairlines. That dream can be achieved through a simple cosmetic procedure.
As the perceived social stigma of cosmetic surgery for men continues to decrease, more men are considering plastic surgery to help them achieve their appearance goals with a variety of procedures. When considering any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to choose a qualified provider who is experienced in the most advanced techniques and can advise on the best approach to achieving the desired results.
About The Oaks Plastic Surgery
The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS) is a premier plastic surgery practice in the heart of Houston, Texas. With a primary office based in the high-end Museum District of Houston, Texas, the experienced surgeons at TOPS offer a variety of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services for patients, including rhinoplasty, liposuction, facelifts and more. Along with surgical procedures, TOPS also offers a variety of non-surgical cosmetic services such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restalyne, and other fillers.