Male cosmetic surgery, including nose surgery, liposuction, hair transplants and breast reduction
(originally posted in Long Island Press)
While women are still more likely to have cosmetic surgical procedures, cosmetic surgery for men is on the rise. Currently, men make up nearly 20 percent of all cosmetic surgery cases and these figures are up significantly. Increased pressures to look good at work, and men’s increasing interest in their physique, appearance and well-being, are factors that contribute to the growing demand of cosmetic surgery for men.
The five most popular types of cosmetic surgery for men are nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, hair restoration and breast reduction. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) is the most popular cosmetic surgery for men. It has a relatively low risk of complication and natural, permanent results. Eyelid surgery involves the removal of fat, muscle and loose skin of the upper and lower eyelid in order to create a younger appearance. Liposuction removes isolated pockets of fat from various areas of the body. Hair restoration can be done using a few different techniques and can greatly reduce the appearance of male pattern balding. Another popular cosmetic surgery for men is gynecomastia, which removes fatty or glandular tissues thereby reducing breast size.
Non-surgical types of cosmetic surgery for men are growing in demand as well. Botox injection, a non-surgical cosmetic procedure which can aid in reducing facial wrinkles and fine lines was performed on over 400,000 men last year, making it the most popular minimally invasive type of cosmetic surgery for men. Other popular non-surgical types of cosmetic surgery for men include microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, chemical peel and Restylane.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are two types of cosmetic surgery for men and women that enhance the appearance of skin tone and texture and can reduce the visibility of scarring, some types of acne, and sun damage. Restylane injections also smoothe skin, making wrinkles and scars less visible.