Should Men Jump on the Plastic Surgery Train?

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For many years, the plastic surgery industry was entirely focused on and marketed to a female audience. Plastic surgeries like facelift surgery and eyelid surgery restore chiseled, angular facial contours.

And while the vast majority of plastic surgery procedures are still performed on women, men are starting to feel more comfortable turning towards the knife to enhance their aesthetic appearance.  

In the last decade, the number of male procedures has increased by over 200,000 with over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2018.

What Surgical Procedures Do Men Prefer?

Although it is not a new concept, it is becoming more common for men to admit that they care about their physical appearance and are willing to consider surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. 

What Is Male Facelift Surgery?

Female facelift surgery targets fine lines, wrinkles, and jowls. Male facelift surgery also addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss but also highlights angular definition and youthful contours in the jawline, chin, and neck.

Male facelift surgery is performed by tightening and securing the underlying facial tissues and trimming excess skin from the lower two-thirds of the face. Incisions are hidden in the hairline and natural creases in front of the ear.

What Is Male Eyelid Surgery?

Much like female eyelid surgery, male eyelid surgery opens up the eye by removing skin and fat pockets from the upper and lower eyelid

This surgical procedure is ideal for men with significant sun damage who are looking to restore youthfulness to their upper face.

What Is Male Liposuction?

Men often develop fat pockets on the abdomen, chest, neck, thighs, and love handles that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction removes these fat pockets to reveal a more chiseled, athletic physique.

What Is Male Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Many women choose tummy tuck surgery following the negative effects of pregnancy. Men do not experience those same issues. 

Instead, most men who choose tummy tuck surgery do so following significant weight loss to remove the excess skin on the abdomen that resulted from that loss.

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia—more commonly referred to as man boobs—is the development of excess breast tissue in men. While some men can eliminate this excess with weight loss, other men require a surgical fix. 

Gynecomastia surgery reduces the size of the male breast, restoring firmness.

How Does Male Plastic Surgery Differ From Female Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery for men does not differ that much from plastic surgery for women

Although face and body contours are different between men and women—and the surgeries are tailored towards achieving those desired contours—the surgical techniques are the same regardless of whether they are being performed on a man or a woman.

Since plastic surgery uses universal concepts and techniques, men can feel confident that their surgery procedure will be safe, effective, and exactly what they are looking for.

How Will My Male Plastic Surgery Change My Life?

Plastic surgery is not a quick fix, nor will it eradicate all of your aesthetic concerns.

Plastic surgery enhances and strengthens your natural face and body contours and, when used appropriately, can promote confidence and a positive self-image. 

Results from your plastic surgery, whether it is from a facelift, blepharoplasty, neck lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery, require maintenance in the form of a healthy lifestyle. You should maintain a stable weight, stay out of the sun, and moisturize your skin to prolong its strength and elasticity.

How Can I Learn More About Male Plastic Surgery?

If you are interested in learning more about any of the above procedures, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 624-2740 or by filling out our online contact form. 

Dr. Schlechter performs male and female plastic surgery for patients in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, as well as the surrounding areas of Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Allentown, Lancaster, Pottstown, Lebanon, and Philadelphia.

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