Maybe more women get cosmetic surgery than men, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plastic surgery procedures out there for them. In fact, the number of men getting plastic surgery is on the rise, which means the taboo for men to get cosmetic surgery is on the decline. Now, men can feel more confident about setting up a consultation for a little nip here and tuck there. But what kinds of surgeries are men getting? Check out the top 10 plastic surgery procedures for men below.
1. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
This surgery alters the shape, proportion, or position of the ear. Sometimes, it is done to correct birth defects or injuries to the ear. The surgery usually only requires small incisions behind the ear, and then the removal and/or repositioning of cartilage.
2. Pectoral Implants
Sometimes, men want to make their chest look more toned, which is where pectoral implants come in. The procedure is similar to female breast enhancement surgery, but the implants are stiffer and shaped to look more like a toned chest rather than breasts.
3. Male Breast Reduction
Also known as gynecomastia, this procedure works to remove swollen male breast tissue through excision (tissue removal) and liposuction. It should be noted that men who elect for this surgery have enlarged breasts due to hormonal issues, not weight gain.
4. Hair Transplant
Many men face hair loss as they age, so it’s not a surprise they are taking advantage of hair transplant surgeries. The most common technique involves pulling hair from donor areas (such as your back) and transplanting it to the desired area (usually the head).
Liposuction removes fat from problem areas. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions around the selected area, insert a small tube that acts as a vacuum, and suck the fat out. Many men elect for liposuction in their lower backs (flanks) and abdomens.
6. Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)
A chin augmentation enhances or reshapes the chin. Most men elect to get mentoplasty so they can have a stronger jawline, resulting in a more contoured face. Many times, men will get mentoplasty to balance out the shape of their face after getting rhinoplasty.
Commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty can drastically alter a man’s face. Usually, men get nose jobs to change the size and shape of their nose, which makes them feel more confident. This procedure isn’t solely for cosmetic gain, though. Many men get nose jobs because they suffer from a broken nose or a deviated septum.
8. Botox and Facial Fillers
Botox injections temporarily remove fine lines in the face, which result in a younger and more rested appearance. Facial fillers can fill deep wrinkles and creases around the eyes, under the chin, or around the ears. Botox and facial fillers are so popular because don’t involve going under the knife and relatively inexpensive when compared to other procedures. Learn more about the options available our Lux Med Spa.
9. Neck Lift
As men age, the skin around their necks may start to sag, which is why men have made neck lifts so popular among themselves. There are two types of neck lifts: traditional and limited. A traditional neck life involves larger incisions around the sideburns, resulting in a bigger pull and more noticeable results. A limited lift involves smaller incisions around the ears, which produces less dramatic results.
10. Eye Lift (Blepharoplasty)
This procedure involves two incisions on the upper eyelid and one below the lower lash line. Then, extra skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned. This surgery appeals to men because it leaves minimal scarring and reduces bags from under the eyes and wrinkles around the eyes.