Many people are still under the impression that the majority of patients visiting plastic surgeons’ offices today are female. However, current statistics suggest otherwise. In fact, there is an increasing connection between men and plastic surgery and males are tuning into the benefits plastic surgery can offer them as well.
What the Numbers Say
The number of men seeking plastic surgery continues to grow, with 2015 marking the first time men made up more than 40 percent of all breast reduction procedures performed. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men made up 13 percent of all plastic surgery procedures performed during that same year, which was a two percent increase over 2014. More men are also seeking non-surgical procedures like Botox to help them turn back the clock on their appearance.
Popular Procedures for Men
The survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found the following procedures were the one most requested by men in 2015:
Rhinoplasty (53,248 performed)
Nose reshaping surgery can benefit men just as much as women, providing balance, proportion and symmetry to the face. This procedure can also be used to address structural problems like a deviated septum that can impact the function of the nose as well as its appearance.
Eyelid Surgery (29,906 performed)
There are few procedures that can refresh and rejuvenate the appearance with minimal discomfort and downtime than eyelid surgery. This procedure addresses drooping lids that can make you look perpetually tired, while smoothing away fine lines that form under the eye.
Breast Reduction Surgery (27,456 performed)
Gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts is a traumatizing condition for men of all ages. This condition is not generally a serious health concern, but it can impact a man’s self-confidence and self-esteem profoundly. Breast reduction surgery removes the excess skin and tissue to provide men with a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
Liposuction (25,656 performed)
Body contouring is becoming popular for both men and women that are unable to achieve their full aesthetic goals with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction is less invasive than many other types of body contouring procedure and can produce dramatic, long-lasting results in a variety of body areas.
Facelift (11,963 performed)
With advanced techniques today, facelifts can look even more natural than ever before. This appeals to male and well as female patients looking to restore youthful vitality to their face. Facelifts effectively remove redundant loose skin and smooth away deep facial creases, restoring definition to the jawline and taking as much as 10 years off of your appearance.
In addition to the various surgeries now sought by men, this demographic is also discovering the advantages of non-surgical treatments. These procedures offer quick results without downtime, a particularly attractive benefit for men who prefer to keep their aesthetic enhancements under wraps. Some of the most popular non-surgical treatments for men include:
- Botox injections (428,542 performed)
- Laser hair removal (187,784 performed)
- Microdermabrasion (147,020 performed)
- Chemical peels (99,243 performed)
- Dermal filler injections (96,593 performed)
Reasons behind the Trend
There are a variety of reasons why more men may be visiting plastic surgeons today. One is to retain a competitive edge in a workforce that is increasingly more youthful. Another may be to enhance their personal lives. Many men, like women, find that correcting those minor imperfections or turning back the clock increases their self-confidence, which impacts nearly every area of their life.
Dr. Andrews at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery offers procedures for both men and women to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. To learn more, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery today at 855-338-0261.