Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. has been one of the premier plastic surgery practices in the southeast for nearly fifty years, and in that time attitudes towards plastic surgery have changed a great deal. One of the most significant recent trends is the rising popularity of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures among men. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 200,000 men in the United States underwent cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the last year alone, and that number has been steadily rising since 2009. Here are some of the most popular procedures with men across the country:
Still by far the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed among men of all ages, rhinoplasty (or nose surgery) can surgically reshape the bone and cartilage of the nose to improve both its form and function. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, rhinoplasty can also correct damage caused by traumatic injury and can, in some cases, even resolve breathing difficulties.
Everyone has specific areas of fat that persist despite diligent diets or exercise routines. Men who seek liposuction are generally most interested in treating the neck, chin, abdomen, and flanks (love handles) to give them a more slender and contoured look that better compliments their athletic lifestyle.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a relatively quick procedure that removes excess skin and fat from sagging or puffy eyelids. Often this subtle improvement can have a significant impact on the appearance of facial aging by giving the eyes a youthful lift and making the patient appear more rested.
- Breast reduction
Many men suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, in which hormonal imbalances cause the breast tissue to become enlarged. While weight gain can exacerbate the problem, this condition actually can occur in men of all body shapes and weight ranges. Male breast reduction surgery can help alleviate the embarrassment and discomfort that frequently results from enlarged breasts.
Particularly popular with men over the age of 55, facelifts can correct several of the effects of facial aging, including sagging skin around the neck and jowls and deep wrinkles that occur on the forehead or along the sides of the nose and mouth. As healthy lifestyles allow men to remain active longer, many are competing in an increasingly youthful job market and finding that facelift procedures can help.
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