Think plastic surgery is just for women? Think again! Gone are the days where there was stigma against men getting plastic surgery. Nowadays, there are several popular cosmetic procedures men across the country are rushing to plastic surgeons to have done for a variety of reasons! Below, we’ll go into what some of these reasons are and the most common plastic surgery procedures we’re seeing men choose.
Why do men get plastic surgery?
Like any plastic surgery patient, men opt to undergo plastic surgery to feel more comfortable and confident in their skin. This notion can look like: an older man altering his face to a compete with younger men in the job market, a teen boy correcting the effects of gynecomastia so he can feel more like a man, or simply a hairy guy who wants to get rid of his back hair before his summer vacation.
Ultimately, the choice to get plastic surgery is a personal choice and–like female patients–males have their own reasons to improve their appearance to increase their self confidence and quality of life.
What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men?
What are the common cosmetic surgery procedures men are getting? Here’s what we’ve seen over the recent years:
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
As men age, eyelids can become droopy and puffy, giving older men a tired look. Eyelid surgery, known medically as blepharoplasty, removes the bags and excess skin under and around the eye to create a rested and more alert appearance. With eyelid surgery recovery only 1-2 weeks, many men will take vacation time from work and return younger looking and well rested. Most of the time, coworkers do not even realize what changed, just that you look younger and refreshed!
We’ve all seen older men with “turkey neck,” or loose hanging skin obscuring their jawline. The chin, jaw, and neck are prominent features of a masculine face, and unfortunately as men age, these are often the first to go. Necklifts have become increasingly popular among men 40+ to correct droopy neck skin and regain their sharp chin, defined jawlines, and youthful neck contours. Necklift incisions are always placed carefully and discreetly (typically behind the ear) to look natural. A necklift is typically combined with a facelift, however it can also be completed on its own.
No matter how much you work out and eat right, there may still be stubborn little fat pouches remaining preventing you from upgrading your “dad bod” to “hot bod.” Liposuction is an excellent option for men who are looking to remove those stubborn areas of fat in and sculpt their superhero body. The liposuction procedure is entirely personalized and customizable, so depending on where fat deposits collects, men can have their chest, abs, flanks, thighs, and more touched up.
Suffering from gynecomastia, or overly large male breasts, can be devastating for a man’s self confidence. Teen boys living with gynecomastia can suffer from teasing, insecurity, and rejection which lead many to receive male breast reduction surgery. During the procedure, excess glandular and fatty tissue is removed to give the chest a more masculine, tight appearance.
Men who have lost their chiseled jawlines, or whose collars are fitting snug due to a double chins finally have a solution! Kybella is a non-surgical treatment to treat double chins. During the procedure, a series of injections are administered to the area below the chin to target and destroy fat cells. The best part is once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good! Take a look at some before & after Kybella photos to see the results!
Laser Hair Removal
If you’re a hairy guy, tending to your unwanted body hair can be an annoying chore. That’s why many men end up opting for laser hair removal in prominent or hard-to-reach areas of their body like their upper or lower back, the back of the neck to prevent collar rash, eyebrows, underarms, chest, and more! No matter where men choose to have it, permanent laser hair removal is fast, gentle and requires no downtime, which is why it continues to be a popular procedure.
No matter your gender, taking care of fine lines and wrinkles can make you look and feel younger. Whether it’s looking youthful to blend in with younger colleagues at work, improving your appearance for your dating profile, or preventing new wrinkles from forming, there’s many reasons men flock to get Botox, which is why it’s one of the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for men. Plus, the botox procedure is work-friendly. A lunchtime procedure, you can schedule your Botox injections on your lunch break and be back in the office the same day wrinkle-free!
Looking for a plastic surgeon for men in the Glens Falls or Saratoga Springs area? Look no further than Dr. Garcia!
Are you a male in the Glens Fall, Saratoga Springs, or Lake George area interested in what plastic surgery could do for you? We encourage you to give us a call at 518-793-0475 or contact us online to get the conversation started! Our team of skilled male cosmetic surgery professionals will help you understand which cosmetic procedure might be right for you and guide you through the procedure, recovery and beyond.
Additional Plastic Surgery Resources for Men
If you’re a male and considering having plastic surgery done, check out these other blogs of interest!
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Plastic Surgery Procedures & Health Insurance Coverage – Learn how to find out if your plastic surgery will be covered, procedures that are commonly covered by health insurance, why some procedures are covered while others are not & what to do if you have to pay for your procedure out of pocket.
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