We are often asked about available plastic surgery procedures for men. Cosmetic surgery is a highly personal choice.
Many find they feel more confident and attractive when they choose to have a cosmetic procedure that treats an area that made them feel self-conscious.
Although most plastic surgery is done for women, more and more, men are seeking cosmetic surgery. Between 2010 and 2016, cosmetic procedures for men increased by 40%, according to The Aesthetic Society.
We hope this article opens your eyes to the possibilities. Of course, this article isn’t a substitute for personalized medical care. While each procedure is right for someone, no procedure is right for all patients. Since an informed patient is empowered we hope this is a starting point as you consider the extensive array of options available through modern plastic surgery.
Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men
While this list isn’t comprehensive, it covers some of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures many men seek. Talk with your board-certified plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals as there may be other options that suit your preferences and needs.
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of their upper or lower eyelids. Some of the issues it can address include:
- Bags under eyes
- Folds from loose skin
- Fatty tissue under the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Droopy eyelids
Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure to change the appearance and sometimes improve the functioning of the nose. Some cosmetic issues it can address include:
- Aspects of the nose’s shape you don’t like
- Smooth bumps in the nose
- Make the nose look more symmetrical
- Nose width or size in proportion with the face
- Nostrils that are wider or larger than preferred
Like a neck lift, a facelift is an operation that tightens the appearance of the skin on the face. A surgeon removes excess skin and then re-drapes the skin on the face. Many feel that a successful facelift gives them a more youthful appearance.
Liposuction involves removing fat in specific areas. People who find that diet and exercise just don’t target that area might appreciate liposuction.
This is a breast reduction surgery for men and often includes reshaping the contours of the chest. Some men develop breast tissue they feel self-conscious about due to illness, genetics, hormone imbalances, weight gain, or other causes. Diet and exercise might address it for some, but if the cause is something like a hormone imbalance or certain health issues then success may be limited. Gynecomastia surgery results in a leaner chest.
A neck lift typically addresses signs of aging due to a loss of elasticity in the neck. Some find that their facial skin remains relatively tight due to a combination of good genes, consistent use of sunscreen, and good skincare. However, the skin on their neck may be one of the first places to show signs of aging. A neck lift can cosmetically treat “turkey neck” or jowls.
Popular Non-Surgical Treatments:
Depending on your goals, non-surgical cosmetic options may meet your needs. Here is a brief overview of some of the popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
CoolSculpting & CoolTone
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared procedure to treat specific fat pockets or bulges. People use it to treat a double chin, fat under the jawline, the thighs, the abdomen, and other targeted areas.
CoolTone is FDA-cleared for strengthening and toning the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
Both can help with shaping the body in addition to exercise, diet, and possibly other procedures. Ask your cosmetic surgeon to show you example photos to get a better idea of what is possible with these cutting-edge methods.
Profound Skin Treatment
Profound is a device used to stimulate elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. It involves using a real-time temperature-controlled mechanism to deliver radiofrequency to the targeted skin tissue. Some issues addressed include reducing wrinkles and mandibular and submandibular contouring.
Injectable treatments like Botox and Juvéderm are highly sought after non-surgical cosmetic treatments that improve the appearance of facial skin. People of all genders seek these less invasive treatments to temporarily diminish the appearance of fine lines, fill in contours of the face that develop as people age, and create an overall smoothness.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
As the name implies, laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to treat the texture and appearance of the skin. Sometimes it is described as laser peel or laser vaporization. Surgeons use a laser to address a variety of cosmetic issues including:
- Removing sun spots or discolorations
- Treating fine lines under the eyes, around the mouth, or on the forehead
- Treat sun damage
- Removal of warts or skin tags
- Removal of birthmarks
- Enlarged oil glands
- Removal of scars
- And more
Next Steps: Schedule a Consultation
This list covers some of the most popular cosmetic procedures that men seek. It is by no means comprehensive. Talk with a top plastic surgeon about the options and what is appropriate for your needs and general health.
Many men are surprised and amazed when they learn more about what is possible through modern plastic surgery as well as modern non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
While modern cosmetic surgery and other non-surgical treatments may subtly or dramatically enhance one’s appearance it is important to realize there is no magic bullet. A skilled and credible surgeon may help you understand the options, associated costs, and potential results as well as possible side effects.
Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. Here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery, we have transformed men’s appearances since our opening in 1951. Over the years, physicians at our practice enjoyed the privilege of helping Charlotte-area residents look and feel their most confident.
We hope this answered what the best plastic surgery procedures for men. Contact us today to schedule a judgment-consultation.
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