Plastic surgery continues to become more acceptable and less taboo with each new year, and 2016 is sure to not disappoint. More celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Lisa Kudrow are diminishing the stigma that once plagued plastic surgery by being completely forthcoming with cosmetic procedures they have done in the past and how it changed their lives for the better. It’s no surprise that we saw a record increase in the number of procedures last year alone, but it wasn’t just the ladies who were taking note. That’s right; more men are electing to have cosmetic procedures as well. Here are the top procedures men seek when visiting the plastic surgeon.
Liposuction – As men age they begin to deposit unwanted fat in the abdomen, love handles, and chest. Even healthy men who work out and lead a healthy lifestyle can be subject to the unwanted fatty buildup. And despite their best efforts, these problem areas often become impossible for them to get rid of without surgery.
Liposuction is performed by inserting a cannula just below the skin in the fatty layer, which breaks up the fat, and is removed by utilizing high pressured vacuum to suction out the fat. It is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States with over 400,000 procedures occurring every year. It is important to remember that liposuction is not meant to be used as a weight lost tool, rather to sculpt and refine. The most successful results are seen in patients who are at a steady weight with “problem areas” prior to the procedure.
Gynecomastia correction – Many men suffer from an embarrassing condition called gynecomastia, which is often the result of hormonal imbalance. It is related more to the overgrowth of the glandular breast tissue rather than excess fat, although the two often come in combination. It can truly be an emotionally difficult challenge for men and may cause them to alternate their lifestyle to avoid situations where it may become the focus of attention.
Correction of this involves cutting out the excess glandular tissue and can be coupled with liposuction to help sculpt and perfect the shape of the chest.
Blehparoplasty – If you look in the mirror and find yourself looking tired, then this just might be the surgery for you. Eyelid drooping occurs as an individual ages and the eyelids stretch, while at the same time the muscles supporting them weaken. This provides an environment for excessive fat to build up under the eyelids and above the eye, giving you that tired look no matter how many hours of sleep you had the night before.
Blepharoplasty is often an outpatient procedure that consists of removing excess skin of the upper and lower lids, as well as fatty deposits that cause “bags”. The incision is well hidden in the creases of your eyelids, so once the welling and bruising subsides, the incisions are virtually imperceptible. All you will be left with is a more freshened, bright, well rested appearance.
There are several more cosmetic procedures being done on a daily basis, however, we have only focused on those that have burst in popularity. If you have questions regarding any cosmetic procedure, be sure to schedule your consultation with us today!