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Not Just for the Ladies - Men Have Plastic Surgery Too


While cosmetic surgery is commonly linked with women, men also go under the knife to look better.

Our culture commonly represents plastic surgery as a largely feminine phenomenon : from tummy tucks to breast implants to facelifts, the more popular plastic surgeries seem exclusive geared to women. However, many cosmetic surgery procedures are popular among men. The ability to appear invigorated and youthful is something that gentlemen are beginning to view as helpful in the workplace and in their personal lives. The increasing popularity of plastic surgery for men is often relegated to some specific procedures.

man with measuring tape Face & Neck Improvements

Plastic surgery in the face and neck areas are some of the most requested procedures for men. Botox injections, facelifts, dermabrasion, and chin and nose surgeries can lend a youthful appeal to the male face. Chin surgery and nose surgery often go hand in hand for males, as the facial proportions may change due to either procedure.

Some men have surgery to sculpt their jaw line, resulting in a more pronounced or "masculine" face. Chemical peels and dermabrasion can help the skin of the face to look younger and smoother without the more complicated side effects, longer recovery time, and uncertain results of more invasive types of plastic surgery.

Finally, of course, hair implantation or body hair removalare becoming increasingly popular, as a lack of hair on the head may be considered unattractive, and an overabundance of hair growth elsewhere on the body might be viewed similarly.

Breast & Body Fixes

Often dubbed "moobs" or "man boobs" Gynecomastia is a condition which causes large breasts in men. Sufferers may choose to undergo a breast reduction surgery, a surgery which is gaining momentum as an option for men who are insecure about the appearance of their chest. Hormone levels can result in changes that cause the male breasts to become swollen or misshapen which, in addition to being rather painful, can also be extremely embarrassing. Procedures to correct this condition don't have to include surgery, as hormone pills may balance the issue; however, when surgery is necessary, many plastic surgeons approved by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can use surgical procedures to fix the chest proportions of gentlemen.

Male pectoral implants are also a popular procedure among men to provide attractive muscle tone and definition. Additionally, {!Vaser Hi-Def} sculpting can remove fat in key areas so that the chest and abs appear chiseled and well-defined.

A body lift, which reduces the appearance of fat throughout the midsection, or liposuction, are very popular among males who feel as though a sagging belly must be dealt with quickly and effectively. Persistent fat in the midsection might be an issue even when proper diet and exercise procedures are followed completely. Liposuction achieves a slim appearance by surgically removing the excess fat from the body, resulting in a thinner and more appealing midsection. This procedure may be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, which reduces excess skin and fat and attempts to remove stretch marks from the skin.