More and more men are opting for cosmetic surgery seeking to rejuvenate, improve and restore a more youthful appearance. Some of the more common procedures involve cosmetic procedures on the upper and lower eyelids, on the male breasts, and liposuction to remove excess fat in many regions of the body. Let’s take a look at these common cosmetic procedures.
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of either the upper or lower eyelids or both. The procedure can improve vision and appearance by lifting drooping upper eyelids that can even sometimes interfere with vision. Lower eyelid surgery can reduce those “bags” under the lower eyelids or remove excess skin and fine wrinkles. The suture lines will be hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids. Finding a skilled plastic surgeon who has experience performing male blepharoplasty is important in order to keep your masculine appearance. Getting rid of these droopy upper eyelids or those sagging bags under the lower eyelids can give you a more youthful and healthier appearance.
Commonly referred to as “man boobs”, gynecomastia can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness in men. Whether due to heredity, aging, weight fluctuations, or gravity, gynecomastia can be treated with surgery. A common misconception is that gynecomastia occurs only in overweight men. Even fit and healthy athletes can suffer from this condition. One of our board-certified plastic surgery can The surgery involves the removal of glandular tissue in the male breast in order to reduce the size of the breasts. The remaining tissue may be lifted and tightened to provide a more trim and masculine contour, but it is rare for most men to need this.
Liposuction, commonly referred to as “lipo”, is a surgical procedure that removes fat via suction. It’s typically done with a tiny thin tube, called a microcannula. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, but the most popular areas for men are the hip area aka love handles, abdomen, and under the neck often referred to as the double chin. Lipo is performed on patients who are in generally good health but who have stubborn areas of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not recommended as a weight loss program as it is generally unsafe to remove more than a few pounds of fat at one time.
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