6 of The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures in Men

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Most people think women are the only ones getting plastic surgery, but you’d be surprised to know that millions of men go under the knife too. In fact, pectoral implants rose to an astonishing 208% from 2013 to 2014 while male breast implant reduction rose to 29% in 2014! Apart from correcting one’s features, plastic surgery helps male patients be more confident about their appearance. In today’s post, we are listing down the most popular plastic surgery among men:

1. Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping Surgery

This procedure is the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries in both men and women. In the US alone, more than 200,000 nose jobs have been performed in 2013 alone. Rhinoplasty sculpts and trims the cartilage and the bone of the nose to achieve a straighter, more streamlined shape. This procedure is recommended for men and women who are unhappy with their nose size or shape. Rhinoplasty can balance out the facial features, correct structural defects and restore/improve nose shape during an injury.

2. Pectoral Enhancement Surgery

This procedure is meant to achieve protruding pecs or boost chest thickness. Implants are inserted underneath the pectoral major muscles to create a thicker, fuller look. The pecs implants can be customized to achieve a certain shape such as fullness, roundness, thick but flat mid-muscle or fullness at the nipple level. Unlike breast implants, pecs implants are firmer to the touch. Recovery from a pectoral enhancement surgery lasts for 4 to 6 weeks.

3. Eyelid Surgery

Also known as male blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery for men helps restore youthfulness around the eye area. This procedure banishes deep wrinkles, restores tightness and eliminates excess skin and fatty tissues. Eyelid surgery is categorized in two: upper eyelid surgery and lower lid surgery. Upper lid surgery is popular among Asian men while lower lid surgery is popular among aging patients.

4. Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery in men is meant to correct the appearance of man boobs. Gynecomastia – also known as man boobs – is caused by hormonal imbalance. It’s a fairly common condition that affects males of all ages. A breast reduction surgery is comprised of liposuction to remove excess fat to achieve the desired silhouette. This procedure consistently tops the list of most popular plastic surgery in men.  Recovering from this procedure will only take a couple of days. However, it will take weeks before the skin and tissues are fully healed.

5. Jaw Augmentation

Jaw augmentation, also called as jawline re-contouring, is a procedure that trims the jawline into a stronger, more angular shape. This procedure may require hyaluronic acid shots to specific points of the jaw followed by augmentation of the cheeks for a defined jawline. Cheek augmentation is only done if harmony among facial features is not achieved. Because this is a non-invasive treatment, recovery from jawline augmentation is only 24 hours.

6. Abdominal Lipo-Sculpting

As the name suggests, abdominal lipo-sculpting is a procedure that eliminate excess abdominal fat to etch washboard abs. As the belly fat is removed through liposuction, the underlying abs are more pronounced. The recovery period includes draining liquids in the treated area followed by wearing compression garments. The recovery period is much longer and patients are required to take antibiotics during and after treatment to reduce the risk of infection.