Cosmetic surgery is for everyone. Despite the decades-long perception that cosmetic procedures were only intended to help women, more men than ever before are turning to plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments to help improve some aspect of their appearance. To help explain this phenomenon and how plastic surgery can help male patients, we wanted to discuss some of the reasons for this recent surge in interest among male plastic surgery patients and which cosmetic procedures are most in-demand among this group.
Perhaps the main reason for this change is simply changing standards and preferences in our society. Men today are more concerned with personal grooming and wanting to look their best. In addition to the social stigma around cosmetic surgery for men disappearing, advancements in cosmetic surgery techniques may also be a contributing factor. In the past, some male patients were concerned that undergoing a plastic surgery procedure might make them look feminine. However, we are able to use plastic surgery to not only maintain, but enhance, the more masculine features of our male patients.
There are more functional reasons for men seeking cosmetic improvement as well. The world of business has never been more competitive. In order to stay vital in a crowded marketplace, it is of critical importance to feel and look younger. For many men, this may begin by using cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments to treat common visible signs of aging like wrinkles and lines on the face, bags under the eyes, and more. The boost in self-esteem that comes with an improved appearance can make all the difference for guys trying to stay ahead at work.
Cosmetic procedures for the face and body are both currently very popular with male patients. Last year, liposuction was the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure for men. Common liposuction areas for male patients include the flanks (love handles), chest, neck, and back. Other popular procedures for men include male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.
Our surgeons here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery have considerable experience performing plastic surgery on male patients and fully understand how to tailor every procedure to the needs and preferences of each individual patient. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding, long-lasting plastic surgery results with the professionalism and discretion that all of our patients deserve. For more information on the cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that we perform, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta and Alpharetta locations today. And follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter, for more plastic surgery tips, photos, and updates.