Plastic surgery numbers continue to grow year over year as technology advances, results become more natural looking, and pricing becomes a bit more affordable. The number of plastic surgery procedures available for patients is also growing. We’ve discovered different ways to perform the surgeries, which allow for less downtime and healing, as well as non-surgical procedures that can sometimes provide great results without having to go under the knife.
In general, women are more likely to seek out and undergo plastic surgery than men, but that doesn’t mean men aren’t looking for surgical options to enhance their appearance or help boost their self-esteem.
In 2019 92% of all cosmetic procedures were performed on women while only 8% were performed on men. This goes to show you just how many more women are having plastic surgery procedures when compared to men, but the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has been growing over the years.
Let’s take a look at just some of the plastic surgery procedures that men are having done as we move into the summer months.
Male Plastic Surgery
Even though the male and female body are different, it may surprise you to know that most males are seeking out plastic surgery that is very similar to what women are looking for. Men are focusing on their face and necks as well as recontouring of their body. This includes things like male breast reduction, liposuction and tummy tucks as well as brow and neck lifts as well as wrinkle reduction.
Brow Lift, Eyes, Face
The “zoom effect” has hit males just as much as it has hit females. Since everyone is sitting in front of their computers more often these days, and looking at themselves through their camera, they have noticed different imperfections that they don’t like in their face.
This has led to more men seeking out plastic surgery as well as non-surgical injectables to help rejuvenate their skin. This includes procedures like brow lifts, upper eye lifts and even liposuction around the cheeks and jawline.
There has also been an uptick in males receiving non-surgical injectables, like botox, to help smooth out their face and reduce wrinkles.
Going along with the facial surgery that males are undergoing, we’re also seeing a lot of males looking for neck contouring and rejuvenation. Sitting in front of that computer screen looking at yourself on video calls all the time has made people notice their jawlines and necks a lot more.
As you get older the skin in your neck begins to lose elasticity and starts to stretch out more than it did when you were younger. A lot of people feel that this is a trait that makes you look even older than you are, so a neck lift and/or neck contouring can help a great deal with this.
Tightening the skin in the neck can help give you a more pronounced jawline while also giving you a more youthful look.
Skin Reduction/Tummy Tuck
With fitness and exercise becoming a huge part of a lot of people’s lives these days, more and more people are losing weight and getting into better shape. Losing weight can be an amazing feeling, but your body may not always look the way you want.
If you’ve lost a lot of weight then you might notice your skin hangs a little looser around your mid-section, which can be unsightly and embarrassing depending on how much skin is there. A lot of males these days are opting for skin reduction surgery to help eliminate this loose skin to help the appearance of their stomachs.
In addition to this, sometimes there’s just some stubborn fat that won’t disappear no matter how often you work out. In that case there are also tummy tucks available to help contour the mid-section to give you those abs you’ve always dreamed of.
Male Breast Reduction
And finally, while it may not seem like males are undergoing breast reduction surgery, you’d be surprised at how many of them are.
As you age your body begins to change and you may start to hold weight in different places than you did when you were younger. You may notice your breasts beginning to become a bit fattier than they once were.
Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia, is a great way to help reduce the amount of swelling in the breast area of males.
Plastic Surgery For Men
As plastic surgery becomes more accepted in society, and the results become more natural with updates in technology and procedures, more men are opting to have work done than ever before.
Plastic surgery is not just a female industry. If you are unhappy with something about your body, you deserve to look and feel good as well.